How To Get Rid Of Fungal Nails With Household Objects?

Fungal nails are more common than you would imagine. If you have been a victim of this condition, you would know exactly how difficult it is to get rid of! Fungal Infections can affect people of all ages and it’s usually contracted in communal areas that are warm, dark and moist. The infection presents as yellowing, thickening and crumbling of the nail, like the image below.

If you’ve had no success with modern medicine and are fed up paying top dollar for products that just won’t work, why not give these home remedies a crack!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is known to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It works by altering the pH level on our skin. Combine equal parts of Apple Cider Vinegar and water and soak your feet in the solution for about 15 mins. For best results, try to do it daily.

Vicks VapoRub
The ingredients menthol, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil etc. found in Vicks VapoRub have anti-fungal properties that inhibit the growth of the fungus. This ointment should be applied daily to the infected area.

Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is extracted from the Melaleuca Alternifolia Tree. It is well known for its antiseptic properties and has been used for many years as a healing agent to fight infection. Trim your nails and file back the Fungal areas as best as possible. Apply a drop of the tea tree oil to the nail and let it penetrate to the base.

The best part about trying home remedies is that these products are often readily available and won’t break the bank! Keep in mind though, there has been very little to no scientific research done to prove the effectiveness of these remedies, so try these at your own discretion and always seek the advice of a professional.

If you have a Fungal Infection that isn’t improving, make sure to contact us at Medical Pedicure to get it looked at by a professional. Our friendly Podiatrist’s will be able to assess and treat you with the appropriate care for feet. You can call to make an appointment on 8645 9888 or book online here.

Image Reference:


or Call us on 03 8645 9888


Melissa Biedak

Melissa Biedak


On Key

Related Posts

4 Tips To Avoid Overuse Injuries

Before you can consider preventing overuse injuries occurring, you need to consider why overuse injuries occur in the first place. You place your body under