Listerine Toenail Fungus Treatment – A Cure For Toenail Fungus?
If you are on a budget or you have a mild to moderate case of toenail fungus, you should consider the Listerine toenail fungus treatment. Most everyone knows that Listerine is the brand name of a very strong antiseptic mouthwash, but a less well known attribute of Listerine is its ability as an anti-fungal agent. Listerine contains the ingredients Thymol and alcohol that have both antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Apparently, the Thymol and to a lesser extent the alcohol, are responsible as the active ingredients that can keep fungus under control.
Listerine and Vinegar
A popular variation of the Listerine toenail fungus remedy is to mix it with an equal amount of vinegar. Vinegar is acidic, and this has also been found to be effective as an anti-fungal agent. The combination of the acid in Vinegar with the Thymol in Listerine has been found by some individuals to work better than using either Listerine or vinegar by itself.
Neither of These is a Cure
The reason that neither of these treatments can ever be a cure is that the fungus thrives on the nail bed, underneath the infected toenail. The toenail acts as a kind of shield, preventing the efficient targeting of the fungus. However, the use of Listerine and vinegar over time can have beneficial effects.
It’s a Slow Treatment
The Listerine toenail fungus treatment is simple. First, wash your toes with soap and water, then thoroughly dry them. Soak the toes in a bowl of Listerine or Listerine mixed equally with vinegar for a minimum of 30 minutes. Repeat this every day for several months. The treatment is rather slow, but if you follow it correctly you should begin to see some improvement after a few months, as the new nail grows in with less infection.
Other than Listerine, there are certain topical treatments that are both economical and extremely effective in fighting toenail fungus. The best one that really works is a natural, safe and effective clear nail solution. It contains natural soothing oils that seep underneath the toenail to kill the fungus directly.