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Home remedies for toenail fungus:
Hydrogen Peroxide

Name: Hydrogen Peroxide
Treatment Form: solution

What is Hydrogen Peroxide?

Hydrogen Peroxide is a liquid that is pale blue when it is very concentrated, but colorless when it is dilute. Hydrogen Peroxide is often used as an ingredient in antiseptics, bleaches and disinfectants. It is readily available in drug stores and grocery stores without a prescription.

Administration of Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide is often used as a home remedy to cure toenail fungus

Hydrogen Peroxide used to treat toenail fungus (onychomicosis) should be of a strength of three percent. Before use, this three percent solution should be mixed with equal parts of water. The feet should be soaked in the resulting solution for 15 minutes. After treatment, the feet should be dried carefully. The treatment should be continued on a daily or twice daily basis until the condition is eliminated.

How Does Hydrogen Peroxide Work on Toenail Fungus?

Hydrogen Peroxide is absorbed quickly by the skin. It will turn the skin white temporarily. Hydrogen Peroxide is an antiseptic with antimicrobial properties that can slow fungal growth and kill the toenail fungus.

Is Hydrogen Peroxide an Effective Treatment for Toenail Fungus?

Hydrogen Peroxide has many applications. It is sometimes used to clean wounds, and it is approved by the FDA for use in fisheries to control fungal infections. Since it has antiseptic and antifungal properties, it may be an effective treatment for toenail fungus, although there is no definitive proof that hydrogen peroxide can cure toenail fungus.

Warnings and Precautions When Using Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide should be diluted before it is used on the skin and toenails. If the solution is too strong or the Hydrogen Peroxide is undiluted, it may cause skin irritation.

Side-Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide can cause skin irritation, particularly if it is used on sensitive skin or if the solution is too strong.