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Toe Nail Fungus – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Toe nail fungus is also called onychomycosis. This fungal infection affects usually around toe nail. The fungus that cause this infection is known as dermatophytes. This fungus gets food from nail surface and grows quickly to cause nail crumble and fall off.

Toe Nail Fungus Symptoms:

  • Foul odour
  • Pain around the affected area
  • Nail turns yellow or brown
  • Nail may crumble and fall off

Toe Nail Fungus Causes:

  • Wearing socks and shoes for long periods of time provides warm and moist environment for growth of the fungi
  • Walking barefoot in public places
  • Leaving feet damp after bathing or exercising
  • Weak immune system

Natural Home Remedy Using Turmeric Powder:

  1. Take 3 tsp turmeric powder
  2. Add some water to make a paste
  3. Mix well
  4. Apply on the affected area
  5. Wash off after 30 min
  6. Do this 3 times a day
  • You can also use ginger or garlic paste in place of turmeric paste as these have anti-microbial properties.

Natural Home Remedy Using Potato:

  1. Crush a washed and peeled potato
  2. Apply the paste on the affected area
  3. Leave it overnight
  4. Wrap a cloth around the affected area to hold the paste

Natural Home Remedy Using Vinegar:

  1. Fill a tub with warm water, enough to soak your feet
  2. Add 1 cup vinegar
  3. Soak feet for 20 min
  4. Wipe toenails and toes properly with a dry towel
  5. Follow it up by wiping with a soft tissue
  6. Do this 2 times everyday


  • Wash and dry feet thoroughly after using any public showers, spas etc.

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