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Are There Home Remedies for Nail Fungus?
Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies to Cure or Resolve Foot (Toenail) Fungus
Over-the-counter (OTC) products such as Listerine (foot soaks in Listerine), Vicks VapoRub, beer foot soaks, hydrogen peroxide, and others are purported to be effective in some individuals. Home remedies are numerous; tea tree oil, coconut oil (mixed with other essential oils like tea tree), baking soda, white vinegar, garlic, orange oil, and lavender oil are only a few of the home remedies. Unfortunately, there is little or no data to support these claims. Some of the commercially available or over-the-counter products do not promote their use for nail infections, although some individuals may use them for alternative treatments. These should be avoided.
Is It Possible to Prevent a Fungal Nail Infection?
Although it may be impossible to prevent fungal nail infections in everyone, there are ways to reduce a person's chance to get infected. The following are some of the methods to avoid nail infections:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/2/2016
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