Will Vinegar Treat Toenail Fungus?
Yes! Athlete's Foot Too!

photo of foot in sand with toenail fungus photo of a woman's foot suffering from athlete's foot fungus photo of a man's big toes with severe toenail fungus

Grandma is always being asked, "Will vinegar treat toenail fungus?" Yes! Here is a simple, inexpensive and safe recipe to not only treat that nasty toenail fungus but Athlete's Foot too!

Even though it's pretty common to suffer from athlete's foot or those yucky yellow nails that start getting eaten away from a fungus, it's still embarrassing for other people to see you walking barefoot. Not to mention the burning and itching that goes along with these types of fungus infections.

There are so many home remedies for these foot problems it's hard to figure out exactly what will not only work best, but also the fastest and most important, keep it from returning. One popular home remedy for foot fungus is Vick's VapoRub, if you haven't read about it yet you can read it at Grandma's Home Remedy for Toenail Fungus . Even though this product contains thymol and eucalyptol, along with other herbal oils that appear to fight fungus on skin and nail, it's still a slow process.

Since there are so many vinegar remedies, it actually boggles the mind how such an old fashioned product can still be so useful in this day and age. The acidic properties in apple cider vinegar is what makes vinegar fight the fungus while still allowing the skin to heal from the inside out.

Another old-fashioned product that has been getting a lot of praise as a good home remedy for Athlete's Foot is Listerine. The herbal oils thymol and eucalyptol in Original Listerine have antifungal activity. The important word to remember here is "original", don't go buying all those different Listerine products like citrus, or mint or whatever else they've come out with to get the consumers attention, it has to be the original Listerine.

photo of a half gallon of apple cider a toenail fungus treatment photo of a man and woman soaking their feet in a toenail fungus treatment photo of an bottle of Listerine a good toenail fungus treatment

Grandma's Recipes for Toenail Fungus &
Painful Athlete's Foot

Vinegar Foot Bath

Soak the feet 20 minutes a day in a footbath with one part vinegar and two parts warm water. Adding Original Listerine to this footbath may also help and speed up the healing.

Vinegar and Listerine Foot Bath

Another recipes that has been getting a lot of attention for the speed of recovery time is; take a 16 ounce bottle of apple cider vinegar and a 16 ounce bottle of original Listerine and mix them in a tub big enough to soak your feet in, but make sure this tub has a lid that will put a tight seal on the mixture. Don't dilute this formula with water. Soak your feet 20 minutes everyday, this formula can be reused everyday as long as you keep it covered when not in use.

Take the time out of your day to do this soak before bathing or showering and you will see a huge difference in not only the fungus problems you're having but also in any dry skin, callous or corn problems you may be having.

A Little Dab will Do Ya!

Now if you're not a foot soaking type of person then you can still take one of these mixtures and soak a cotton ball or even a paper towel in the solution and dab it on the infected area. I can't promise it will work as fast but it's better than not trying to use these recipes at all simply because you don't like soaking or don't want to deal with the fuss of a footbath.

Most Important: Make sure you completely dry your feet between your toes and anywhere there is moisture. If you have to, wrap your feet in a towel for about 5 minutes to be sure you soaked up all the moisture. After all, ignoring the moisture in your feet is what got your feet into this mess!


The statement's made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


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