Going to the doctor for nail fungus treatment can be embarrassing to many people. If you have fungus on your toenail, you may want to try using essential oil to kill the fungus so that you don't have to go to the doctor. If this works, you will never have to show your toe to anyone, and you will have a natural way to eliminate this unsightly growth on your toenail.
What type of oil should you use?
One of the best types of essential oils to use for treating nail fungus is tea tree oil. When you shop for essential oils, always look for brands that are 100% natural. These types are more effective and will help remove your nail fungus faster.
The scientific name for tea tree oil is Melaleuca, and it comes from Australia. It is extremely versatile because of its qualities, and it appears to be an effective method for eliminating nail fungus.
What makes tea tree oil effective?
Tea tree oil is considered a natural disinfectant and antiseptic, but it also has anti-fungal properties. This is why it is often used to treat athlete's foot and other types of fungal infections. Using it to treat nail fungus may take some time, but if you are persistent, your nail fungus should eventually go away.
How do you use it?
The best way to use tea tree oil for nail fungus is to paint it on the toe that is infected, or to simply place a couple drops of the oil directly on the toe. Before you do this, you may want to cut off any parts of the nail that are sticking out. You can also file the nail before you apply the oil.
You will need to apply the oil to your toe every day for at least one month, but it might take longer. Nail fungus is very stubborn, and it is not something that goes away quickly.
The downside to using tea tree oil is that it can be harsh. If it burns or irritates your skin, you may want to stop using it. If you want to keep using it even though it is causing irritation, you could rub petroleum jelly around your toe on the good skin. This will help the tea tree oil stay on the toe instead of getting into your skin.
You can try using tea tree oil to get rid of your nail fungus, but if this doesn't work, you can go to the doctor. Keep in mind that doctors treat nail fungus all the time, and you shouldn't feel embarrassed about this. There are several different treatment options available when you visit a doctor (like those at Oregon Foot Clinic), and your doctor can help you determine which is right for you.Share
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