A person can have toenail fungus for a long time and since it doesn’t affect their day to day life they ignore it for the most part. But there can be complications if it is ignored for too long, it can spread to other nails, and of course it means having to avoid wearing sandals, going to pool parties, showering after a workout at the gym. Also, toenail fungus is not just about a little discoloration, there can be a foul odor, and the nail can even become distorted. People choose to ignore it, though, not just because there is no immediate health concern about having it, but because of the dedication treating the condition takes! Whatever course of action you opt for to cure your toenail fungus there is going to be months of treatment and waiting for the completely healthy nail to grow through.
If you want to try something other than medicated treatments because of the side effects they potentially have, there are other options, homeopathic, herbal, and home remedies. One alternative approach you may not have heard of as much as others is an acidophilus beer soak for toenail fungus remedy, so this article will tell you exactly what that it.
The theory behind an acidophilus beer soak for toenail fungus remedy
The idea of the beer soak is that the beer softens the nails and the acidophilus inhibits the growth of the fungus because of the acidity it creates. However this is not something you can go out and just buy, you get the ingredients together and make the combination for a soak that is mean to be an effective toenail fungus remedy. White vinegar can also sometimes be added to the soak which adds to the acidity. This is for mild cases of toenail fungus only.
You will need
Acidophilus sachets (125 billion organisms per sachet)dark beerwhite vinegara large tub or a foot bath)
Pour one liter of dark beer that is room temperature into the tub.Add half the acidophilus sachet.Pour in 1 liter of white vinegar.Give the acidophilus beer soak a mix then soak the infected nails in it for 30 minutes each day at least once a day , if possible twice a day.Make sure you completely dry the area after each soak, use a hairdryer to get to harder to reach places. Fungus loves places that are warm, dark and moist, so keeping the area dry is a way to inhibit the growth.
As with any treatment or toenail fungus remedy you need to keep up with the treatment for at least 6 months as it can take that long or longer for a completely healthy nail to grow through. For people with mild infections who are looking for a toenail fungus remedy that does not use drugs and is in-expensive this may be worth a try.
Dr. Soumya Podduturi is an Aesthetic Dermatologist, Dermatologist, Dermatosurgeon, Trichologist, Pediatric Dermatologist, Cosmetologist with 8 Years Experience