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Causes of Discolored Toenails
- One of the causes of discolored toe nails is heredity.
- Lack of personal hygiene and not drying in between the toes thoroughly, can cause discoloration of toenails.
- Toenails can also turn yellow and crusty because of fungal infection.
Home Remedies For Discolored Toenails
- There are many fungicides available over the counter that can be applied to clean, dry, feet. Over time, the nails can start returning to their healthiest state.
- A dilute foot soak with bleach and water will clean and disinfect the feet. Do this periodically and not on a daily basis.
- A good antiseptic mouthwash can be used as a foot soak.
- Tea tree oil is excellent with powers of anti fungal properties and a natural antiseptic. The oil can be rubbed directly on the nail regularly to kill bacteria.
- The best prevention for discolored toenails is to keep feet dry and rotate the shoes you wear.
Moisture build up from sweat aggravates the situation and builds up bacteria.
- Soaking the feet in apple cider vinegar is a refreshing way to clean, disinfect, and cure your toenail fungus.
- Do not share your towels or shoes. Cotton socks are the best for absorbing moisture in your shoes and on your feet.
Discolored Toenails Treatment
- When you go swimming or use locker rooms, wear thongs or sandals to avoid being barefoot. The fungus can be spread from one person to another.
- Olive leaf extract is a natural remedy that can be ingested to treat fungus infection.
- It is a good idea to eat yogurt daily. The probiotics in it are good bacteria that can help resolve fungus issues.
- Boosting the immune system is helpful for getting rid of fungal infections. Avoid sugars, eat more veggies, and drink plenty of water daily.
- Diet has a lot to do with how well your body responds to treatments.