There are several medications on the market that will help clear up the problem.
The idea behind a toenail fungus treatment is to kill the fungus. To a lessor extent, a treatment can be used to prevent the further spread of the fungus. This should only be done in conjunction with a treatment to kill the fungus.
One way to kill the fungus is with alcohol.
Unfortunately, something such as rubbing alcohol is too strong, but many people have found using a mouthwash with alcohol to work well. In order for this method to work, you need to be able to soak the infected toenail in the mouth wash. It takes time for the liquid to penetrate deep into the toe underneath the nail. You should soak your toes at least 15 to 20 minutes for this treatment to work. This needs to be done daily. After a week you should begin to see results.
Another common treatment is with common apple cider.
You may have a bottle in your kitchen pantry. The acidic content of this vinegar is strong and when applied with the soaking method above will help to prevent the spread of the fungus. However, this treatment alone may not be effective in killing the fungus.
Perhaps the most popular home remedy of all is using tea tree oil.
Granted, most people will not have this in their home, but it is readily available in local retail stores and is inexpensive. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic. Most people find that it will kill the fungus with several treatments. You need only apply the oil once a day. This treatment has the benefit of not needing to soak your toes. The oil can be applied and then wrapped with gauze.
Whether you attempt to use any of these home remedies or a commercially available product, you need to make sure that you take action. The beginning stages of a toenail fungus usually is not painful and may not look bad, but if left alone, this type of fungus can become a serious problem.
If you need a faster cure for toenail fungus...Don't get me wrong, the all-natural treatments I listed above work! However...
...they can sometimes take up to 6 months before you see clear nails.
If you need a fast acting treatment, check out my review of a new product called Zeta Clear here.
It works incredibly fast because it attacks your nail fungus infection from both angles: From the surface with its' topical treatment, then at the root with the oral treatment.
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Remember: every day that you let your toenail fungus go by untreated is another day your fungus infection has to fortify itself in even stronger! Treat it now!