If a toenail is yellow or opaque , you can have fungi. The nail fungus infections are contagious growing in dark, damp places . You can develop toenail fungus by walking barefoot in public areas such as pools and wet locker gyms. You can try the mushrooms in the house. In severe cases , it may be that you require a doctor . Talk to your doctor before attempting to treat your nail fungus for yourself , especially if you have other medical conditions or symptoms.
Cut your as short as possible , using nail clippers . The longer they are , the more space they have the fungi to grow and multiply under fingernails . Do not use the same nail clipper on healthy nails. Wash the cut nails with soap and warm water every time you use it .
Soak your feet in a vinegar solution for 20 minutes once a day . Mix one part vinegar and two parts warm water in large bowl . Although not scientifically proven that vinegar kills the fungus, some experts recommend its use to stop the proliferation of fungi. Keep soaking your feet in vinegar until the fungus out in full.
Use socks 100 percent cotton every day. The fungus grows and spreads in moist areas, so keep your feet as dry as possible. Change socks once or twice a day to prevent yeast infection from spreading.
Cover the infected nail with antifungal lacquer once daily or as directed by the package instructions . You can buy anti -fungal lacquer at the pharmacy. The varnish will stop fungal growth while the infected nail grows out. Gradually, a healthy nail to grow instead.
Take oral antifungal if your doctor prescribes you . A doctor may order the prescription of oral anti -fungal for severe cases of nail fungus topical treatments that can not be cured drugs. Take the medication for six to 12 weeks, or as prescribed by your doctor.