How to Soak the Feet for Toenail Fungus

By Monica J. Miller

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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Instructions

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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