My husband has it, but he won’t go to the doctor. What is the best way to treat toenail fungus? I need a home remedy he’ll try.
Arcelia Brown from Albany, NY
Athlete’s foot and toenail fungus are very common problems. Soldiers, athletes, and ordinary people all develop these conditions. People with diabetes, immune system disorders, and circulatory issues are at higher risk. It would be best if you could convince your husband to let a doctor look at the fungus. This is just to be sure it’s not a symptom of a worse illness.
A podiatrist could trim the problem nails since infected ones are often especially thick or tender. A doctor may prescribe one of the various topical ointments or even an oral medication to get rid of the problem.
In the meantime, there are a few things you can do at home to treat the fungus. They are described in detail here: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-get-rid-of-foot-fungus-home-remedies-treatments/
One step is to make sure he keeps his feet clean and dry. This may mean changing socks more than once during the day. If possible, he can wear sandals or flip-flops to allow air to circulate his feet.
Some people have had success clearing up infections by soaking their feet in a solution of apple cider vinegar with Epsom salt. Others apply essential oils of lavender, orange, olive leaf extract, or oregano directly to their affected toes.
Tea tree oil is a well-known natural anti-fungal product. You can mix it with warm water for a foot bath. It’s very powerful when painted directly on skin and nails.
I hope this helps clear up the toenail fungus as soon as possible.