What Causes Toenail Fungus And How You Could Get Rid Of It

treating toenail fungusIt is commonly said that “knowing the cause is half the cure”. I cannot agree more. So before we start talking about getting rid of toenail fungus, we should first of all know what caused it in the first place. And to getting lasting result, it is way better to treat the problem right from the very root and not merely its symptoms. If you want to find out the cause of toenail infection and how to get rid of it, just read on.

Toenail fungus is caused when bacteria accumulate in the toe. Some of the causes of toenail infection include the following: Warm and moist areas are fertile environments for the growth of bacteria. So after taking a shower, a work out at the gym or having a swim, you need to take special care. Also wearing tight-fitting shoes predisposes one to getting the infection. So make sure you air your feet often.

All of the above mentioned causes are due to a person’s lifestyle; toenail fungus may sometimes be caused by the quality of a one’s immune system. People with weak immune system are more susceptible to contracting toenail infection. Weak immune system in this context refers to people who have had a history of diabetes, HIV or leukemia. These people are more at risk of getting the toenail infection.

Having known some of the causes of toenail fungus, how does one get rid of this embarrassing condition? Here are a few tips to help you get rid of this infection:

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a popular homeopathic solution for fungi infection. Put some apple cider vinegar in water and soak the affected toe(s) for about 20 minutes daily. This option requires effort and time. Therefore take time to try out this method.

Vicks VapoRub

Available research has it that Vicks VapoRub has anti-fungi properties and has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of toenail fungus. It is also a cheap and very convenient option. If you prefer something that is easy to use or you lack enough time or money, then you should consider this method.

Now you have a clearer understanding about what causes of toenail fungus and how to get rid of it.  Try applying any of these remedies and I bet you will see significant improvement in no time.

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