Toenail fungus can be embarrassing. However, toenail fungus is something that many adults have to do with at some point or another in their life. Remedies for toenail fungus include oral medications, topical creams and surgery. However, some studies have shown that vinegar can inhibit the growth of bacteria causing the infection.

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Dry your feet and toes thoroughly before putting your socks on. If you can, let your feet air dry before covering them. Mildew is what causes toenail fungus to form in the first place.

Soak your feet in a mixture of hot water, Epsom salts and vinegar for 30 minutes every night for a week. This will neutralize and treat any existing fungus on or under your toenails. If the fungus has taken over your whole toenail, your nail will sometimes come completely off in the water. If this happens, scrape any excess fungus off of the top of your toe.

Give your toes as much air as possible the first week while you are soaking your feet at night. Whenever you can, remove your shoes and socks and let your feet breath. This is important in preventing the re-growth of any fungus on your toenails.

References and Resources

Mayo Clinic: Nail Fungus