How to use hydrogen peroxide for nail fungus

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 05, 2016

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Quick Bites

  • Nail beds can be perfect place for fungus to grow.
  • It may cause discomfort and pain.
  • Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria.
  • Keep your nails clean to avoid fungus.

Have you ever witnessed someone with nail fungus? If you haven’t, that’s good for you, but if you have, you would know how terrible it looks. Besides, it can be painful to touch. So, now the question is why it happens at all? Well, when you expose your toenails in damp or warm environment for a prolonged duration it allows formation of fungi within the nail bed, leading to nail fungus. The fungus is usually in the form of white or yellow spot on the nail.  


Hydrogen peroxide

Nail fungus is a sign of growth of fungi within the nail bed. If left untreated,  it can turn your nails into thick, discoloured and cracked shells. Here is a simple remedy that can help you cure it easily.


Oxidative therapy

Hydrogen peroxide, popularly known as bleaching agent, is commonly used to kill bacteria and prevent formation of infections at the sites of wounds. But, it can also be used to treat nail fungus.


Method 1

In order to treat your nail fungus by hydrogen peroxide, you will need to soak your toenails several times a day in 3 percent solution of peroxide.


Method 2

This method involves preparation of a solution by mixing hydrogen peroxide and vinegar in equal quantity. Once your solution is ready soak the affected area in the solution for some time. Allow it to dry before covering them.




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