There are many natural treatments on the market and many home remedies that help stop the growth of nail fungus. These treatments allow to grow healthy and clear nail instead of a thick, yellow brittle nails affected by fungal infection.
It is a common misconception that nail fungal infections should be treated with topical medications or oral prescription powerful anti-fungal, which may have a harmful effect on the liver. The anti-fungal creams and treatments on the market can be equally successful, and with far fewer side effects and complications than drug treatments solutions.
Antifungal agents such as tea tree oil, almond oil, jojoba, lemongrass, lavender and oils are ingredients common in herbal topical solutions as ZetaClear and Sporax. Treatments with natural ingredients can be purchased online or in health food stores and herb shops and can be used alone or in combination with other treatments for best results.
Regardless of which treatment is selected to treat nail fungus, equal importance should be given to time you will need treatment. Most topical treatments should be used at least twice a day for maximum results, but usually at least once a day for a period of between 3 and 12 months.
The main significance of any treatment topical nail fungus in either medicated or not, is to kill and prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria that cause infection. Treatments unmedicated anti-fungi are much safer than chemically compounded medications, and have relatively few side effects, if any.
There are many household substances common that can help in the healing of an infected nail, as well as help prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi and prevent recurring infections. These can be used in conjunction with essential oils or topical treatments that are being used, and may include: apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, tea tree oil, lavender oil, hydrogen peroxide, or soak the infected nails in Epsom salt.