Does Tea Tree Oil Cure Nail Fungus

Tea Tree Oil And Nail Fungus

Tea Tree Oill Nail FungusTea Tree Oil is one of the most effective medicines to treat nail fungus, especially if it is toenail fungus (Tinea Corporis). This fungus lives around the skin and underneath the toenails. Gradually, it spreads in the surrounding areas and finally goes to nail-bed.

Tea Tree Oil is also a very good alternative medicine to expensive oral prescription medicines. Moreover, it doesn’t have any side effect and comparatively cheap.

Tea Tree Oil is made from the leaves of melaleuca alternifolia tree, an Australian plant. It is not made as we make the black or herbal tea. The oil is extracted by steam distillation process. It has a strong substance called terpinen-4-ol which has properties like antifungul, antivirus and antibacterial. It has strong penetration power under the nail-bed and works very much effectively for the nail fungus.

However, you must visit a physician and get the proper diagnosis before applying the Tea Tree Oil. When nails become discolored, thickened or deformed – it is not always due to nail fungus; it could also be due to other skin relate issues or even injury. If it is not the toenail fungus, Tea Tree Oil will not help you at all.

While using Tea Tree Oil remember the following things:

  • Always use the fresh supply as the preparation of old oil deteriorates which normally causes allergic reactions.
  • Apply the oil 2-3 times daily to the affected nails.
  • Never consumer or take Tea Tree Oil Orally.
  • Give time to soak the oil properly.
  • Continue to apply until all visible sign of infection are gone.
  • To complete cure it may take several months depending on the depth of infection.
  • Nails grow very slow and until it is completely grown the infection may rebound.
  • Even one day miss in applying the oil may cause further infection.
  • Tea Tree Oils are normally available in the homeopathic or alternate medicine shop.

Tea Tree Oil is possibly the effective of the natural or homeopathic nail fungus treatement. Click here to read about what other natural nail fungus remedies are available