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Household Remedies for Dealing With Foot Fungus

Household remedies have been used for centuries, providing people with a way to treat common conditions with items around their home.

PRLog - Aug. 25, 2009 - Household remedies have been used for centuries, providing people with a way to treat common conditions with items around their home. Some of these home remedies are quite effective; other times they're just not strong enough to do the job. If you have a terrible toe fungus, think twice before trying these household remedies because they may not be enough to get rid of the problem.

One of the most common types of home remedies for toe fungus is a vinegar soak, which involves soaking the affected area in a vinegar solution a few times a day. This treatment has an effectiveness rate of only about 10%, making it the wrong choice for someone that really wants to get rid of their fungus.

Sports creams can kill nail fungus too.

Canesten cream is another popular home remedy for many people. Canesten cream is designed to treat athlete's foot, although many people use it in an attempt to get rid of nail fungus because of its low cost. Canesten cream can be effective at getting rid of nail fungus, although it's messy to use and can irritate your skin. The level of effectiveness also varies depending on the severity of the nail infection.

Vicks Vapor Rub is yet another commonly used home remedy for nail fungus. The problem with this remedy is the fungal infection is deep within the nail; a cream or rub is often ineffective. Vapor rub is used on fungal infections by applying it to the affected area several times a day. This can take up to four months to even see results! If you're trying to get rid of your fungal infection quickly--or are trying to keep it from spreading--avoid home remedies like this that can take months to even see an improvement.

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From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, University Podiatry Associates is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services at http://www.DavieFootCare.com.

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Location:Florida - United States
Industry:Home, Health, Lifestyle
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Last Updated:Aug 25, 2009
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