Toenail fungus. The mere term is enough to evoke shudders of horror. To people who don’t have it, it’s a source of fear. For those who do, it’s an embarrassment. With summertime fast approaching, something needs to be done if you don’t want to be forced to keep your feet hidden from sight.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 ideas to try at home if you’d rather avoid seeing a doctor:
1. Vicks VapoRub
WebMD reports that VapoRub, which is known for its many useful properties, has been found to improve onychomycosis (another word for the ailment). Apply some of the ointment daily with a cotton swab.
2. Baking soda
Everyday Roots explains that baking soda’s alkaline properties counteract the acidic properties of fungus and while it cannot fight it, it will absolutely help limit and contain it.
Do a daily soak in a bowl with 4 or 5 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar mixed into water.