Homemade remedy for toenail fungusSubmitted by charleswood on Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:06
When I moved to the desert, I wore boots, steel toe shoes so I could protect myself from all the stuff here. It's high desert, so it gets very cold and hot (-20f -> 110F). Because of this, I got toe nail fungus.
I didn't want the pills, so I looked online for remedies.
I bought a foot massage thingy and fill it with about 10% of 5% vinegar in it. Did that every other day for a couple months (5-10 mins a shot). Now I had some decent growth from the nails that looked good, so I went for it yesterday.
I soaked them in vinegar in the foot massage thing (get a heated one) for 1 hour, and pulled out the foot and just cut it all off.
Now my nails look butchered, but they are clean, and I can wear flip flops again. (I hear the air and sunlight help this problem also).
I got one bad one, bad it's so small it's not a big deal, I can keep it up and it will be cured too - no internal medicine needed, and I'm so happy. People don't even notice, and let me tell you - it was ugly before.
Total cost of fixing this ugly problem?
$5 for heated massage water jet foot bath (garage sale)
$5 for 4 gallons of vinegar (Costco)
2-3 months, and it's pretty much DONE. Now I just do my morning walks with flip/flops (I'll have to tolerate the snakes) and don't wear shoes unless I have to. Always flip flops at home, to keep them dry.
Just thought I'd toss this out there since it does work, just a slow process, and is CHEAP.
When you go for the final "cut off", removing all the yellow nasty stuff, just soak your feet for a long time so everything is soft, then cut it off with small wire cutters. Little bit by little bit, don't do anything that hurts. Do one foot, soak the other, switch, and keep going till it either hurts (need more time) or it's all gone.
But really, flip flops and sunlight are making the biggest difference once you get it all cut off.