Foot or toenail fungus, known as onychomycosis, can cause pain, inflammation, and swelling in one or more toes. The infected toenail may also become yellow and thick and could actually crumble in places if left untreated. Many people believe that they need to immediately head to the doctor when this occurs; however, there are some herbal remedies that can help that do not have side effects. Consider these six natural remedies that work well for toenail fungus.
Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can be used in two different ways- internally or topically. To use ACV for toenail fungus, mix one part of the vinegar to six parts hot water. Add one part of Epson salts and allow the water to cool to where it is still somewhat warm to the touch. Soak the feet for at least thirty minutes, up to two times per day, to kill any fungus. For internal use, mix two tablespoons of the vinegar with eight ounces of water and drink. A small teaspoon of honey may be added to make the drink sweeter.