It isn’t easy dealing with toenail fungus.
While this condition is not life-threatening, nor will it endanger you in any other way, it can still be very nasty. The very thought of having ugly, discolored toenails is good enough for most people to take action.
You don’t have to be a doctor to diagnose toenail fungus. It can be noticed through extreme discoloration of one or multiple toenails. As the name implies, this is an infestation of fungus which managed to take root on your toenails as well as underneath them.
Sometimes, the fungus will cause your toenails to fall off. It might be hard to treat it if you're constantly exposed to humid environments. This is especially true for athletes. However, it can also appear in elderly people as well as those who don’t walk too much.
While there are certain preventative measures you can take, you still need to address the root of the issue. Unfortunately, most traditional drugs tend to be harmful, which is why people often use home remedies and alternative medicines.
Why can’t I use regular drugs?
Doctors will always recommend traditional drugs that can be bought in any pharmacy. Whether its oral drugs or topical drugs, there are lots of different solutions that can help you out with the toenail fungus.
And although these medicines work, they tend to have serious side effects.
This is true for oral drugs, which can endanger your liver, heart, and other organs. You even need to take a blood test to ensure you're healthy enough to take oral drugs for toenail fungus.
Oftentimes, patients will use topical drugs, which take months to act. In fact, they work very similarly to home remedies, not having side effects.
Still, a lot of people prefer using home remedies such as VapoRub as they are cheaper and you don’t have to hassle with doctors.
How does VapoRub work?
People are often skeptical when it comes to alternative medicines such as VapoRub. But, we need to remember that a lot of home remedies were alternative medicines until they became widely accepted. Even today, there are a lot of people who use spirits, vinegar, and baking soda for various health conditions.
Recently, the New York Times has published an article highlighting the benefits of VapoRub.
The focal point of this study was on thyme, the main ingredient of VapoRub. Even before, we knew that thyme has a positive impact on this condition. The plant has amazing antifungal and antibacterial properties, which is why VapoRub is otherwise used for various medical issues. In fact, the results were so staggering. Researchers established that thyme is perhaps the most efficient plant for this particular condition!
You can buy VapoRub in almost any store, and you can even buy it online.
The application is pretty simple: just put VapoRub on top of a cotton stick and apply it to the affected area. Make sure to leave it in place for a while, and don't put your socks back. The process needs to be repeated several times a day for several months.
Even when you think that you’ve resolved the issue, continue using VapoRub for an additional week or so. Oftentimes, there will be more fungus on your feet or under your nails (even if you don't see it), and due to its great ability to spread, it will reaper on your toenails.
We also recommend that you pay attention to your foot hygiene. You need to wash them all the time. They also need to be properly dried afterward as fungus simply loves damp and dark places.