If you have toenail fungus, you may be looking for an effective solution in which to soak your feet. One home remedy for nail fungus, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a vinegar soak. While the Mayo Clinic reports that there is no direct evidence of the curative effects of using vinegar for nail fungus, its website does mention that vinegar has been shown to keep certain bacteria from growing.

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Pour 4 qts. warm water (not hot) into the dish pan. Add 2 qts. vinegar to the water. Swish with your hands to mix the two liquids.

Place the foot with nail fungus directly into the vinegar and water solution. The Mayo Clinic suggests soaking the foot for 15 to 20 minutes.

Pour out the vinegar and water solution. Thoroughly rinse your foot under warm water.


  • Soak the infected foot in a fresh vinegar and water solution daily. However, if the solution irritates your skin, the Mayo Clinic suggests soaking the foot less than daily (two or three times per week) or using a higher ratio of water to vinegar.

References and Resources

MayoClinic.com: Nail Fungus