The medical term for toenail fungus is onychomycosis. This condition causes yellowing and thickening of the toenails which may lead to crumbling and destruction of the nail. Inflammation of the nail bed can lead to pain and swelling. Some people with onychomycosis need special footwear to ease the symptoms and help them continue their activities of daily living. A podiatrist can provide a prescription medication, but herbal medicine offers natural choices for toenail fungus treatment.
Apple Cider Vinegar. Many people have experienced success in treating foot/toenail fungus with apple cider vinegar. The apple cider vinegar may be used as a topical treatment by mixing it with Epsom salts and dissolving these into six parts of hot water. Two times a day, soak the foot/feet for thirty minutes after the water has cooled enough not to cause redness/burning of the skin but still feels warm to touch. A tea may be made for internal treatment by adding 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar (and a teaspoon of honey to add some sweetness).