7 inexpensive ways to reduce nail fungus

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The special remedies that stores sell for nail fungus are often expensive and only help a little.

Although a nail fungus can start quite easily, it is not easy to get rid of it. The remedies that you can buy in pharmacies often do not help and the medicines that you can get with a doctor’s prescription are bad for your liver. So let’s get started with remedies that you probably already have in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet!

Keep the nail thin

First, it is important to keep the nail as thin as possible. All remedies have little effect if they cannot penetrate the nail because the cause of the nail fungus is located under the nail. With a pedicure, you can have the nail filed down. Some prefer to save the cost of the pedicure and start working with a file at home. If so, use a clean file to prevent further contamination.

1. Apple cider vinegar or natural vinegar

If there is something that fungi don’t like, it is vinegar. Soak a cotton ball with vinegar and place it over the nail. Keep it in place with plaster for a while, and then allow the nail to dry.

2. Sudocrem

For a few euros you can buy a jar of Sudocrem at the drugstore. This is much cheaper than the typical anti-fungal remedies, and is reportedly more effective. Apply a generous layer of Sudocrem to the nail. The ingredients in this cream can have an anti-fungal effect, so you can get rid of your nail fungus.

3. Vicks Vaporub

Vicks Vaporub is commonly used to treat colds, but you can also use it effectively for nail fungus. Apparently, the nail will darken first and then brighten. Apply the Vaporub liberally to the nail, and using a cotton swab, try to apply it to the nail bed and the skin under the nail.

4. Tea tree oil

You can use this oil for all kinds of things, including combating nail fungus. The various ingredients in this oil are known for their antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. You just need to spread the oil over the affected nail and the surrounding area.

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