Apple Cider Vinegar - ACV

Using Vinegar To Treat Nail fungus

acv fungus treatmentOne of the most popular if not the most common nail fungus home remedy is the vinegar cure and in particular apple cider vinegar - also known as ACV.

Apple cider vinegar has so many benefits to health, not soley just to fight fungal infections. Its use and benefits to dieters, weight loss and all round well being have been much publicized and used for centuries.

Although apple cider vinegar is the most widely used - it is not imperitive to use apple cider, white vinegar is just as effective. The most important part of this method is create a hostile acid environment for your unwanted tennants. Fungal infections thrive in warm moist conditions and do not like the acidic home that vinegar provides

How Does The Vinegar Cure Work

The vinegar cure or treatment is largely reliant on discipline and being bothered to apply when needed. You will need a supply of Apple Cider Vinegar (which can bought locally in food stores) and some cotton wool and maybe a bandage. There is very little technical expertise to apply here. It is merely a case of ensuring your infected nails are submerged in vinegar for as long as possible and often. 

Is Vinegar The Best Nail Fugus Remedy

It is suggested that you apply the vinegar at least three times a day and for around half an hour per session. So in effect an hour an half each and every day you will be in close contact with vinegar which is not the most pleasant of smells.

For fungus of the toenails and feet a large bowl is ideal - you can fill the bowl with enough vinegar so that when your feet are in your toenails are completely submerged. This can work out quite expensive and the clerk of your local store may think you have a vinegar fixation.

Another technique is dab your nails with a vinegar soaked cotton wool ball making sure that your nails are vinegar damp for at least half an hour per session. Similarly soak a bandage and apply to your feet. This method is more practical for fingernail fungus.

Severe toenail fungusIf your fungal infection looks as bad as the picture on the left any kind of home remedy anti fungal remedy may prove unsuccessful.

Possibly the two best commercially available products that utilise natural substances are ZetaClear and Nail RX

Both are available without prescription and can eradicate the signs of the nail distortion in weeks allowing a new unifected nail to grow back.

Most treatments will take months to remove infection completely. 

Drinking Vinegar

Another method of tackling the fungal infection using vinegar is to take internally - or drink it. Taking 2 or 3 spoonfulls a day can fight the fungal infection from within. Fungal infection are not just an external problem but more often that not stemmed from an underlying gastrointestinal health problem. Usually a build up of yeast inside can trigger a fungal infection externally.

Does The Apple Cider Vinegar Fungus Cure Work

Has proven to be successful - completely harmless and free from side effects, aside from the smell. The feet soaking method can be quite costly.

The biggest reason for failure is the long timescale involved, can take up to a year or least several months for the infection to be completely clear. Many make the mistake of ceasing the treatment when the fungal infection appears to be in decline only for the infection to re-appear. Consistant application is vital.

Is Vinegar Effective To Treat Nail Fungus

If you have a military like discipline and are in it the long term, providing your infection is mild or mild-moderate then give it a try. If used by way of application via cotton wool or bandage should not be too costly. reasonably good succes rate if you have the right mindset.

Other Home Remedies

Effective Over The Counter Treatment

Prescription Only Fungal Treatments