Diagnosis & Home Remedy of Nail Fungus Infection

Once you report to your doctor with nail fungus infection, the first thing your doctor will do is, thoroughly examine your all nails (if you have problem in one or more toe nail, you doctor will examine your fingernails too) under good light. In most of the cases your doctor will be able to diagnose your nail fungus infection accurately, but may take a scraping from your nails and send it for culture or microscopic examination. Culture or microscopic examination can diagnose the disease accurately by identifying the causative agent. The culture or microscopic examination is necessary to differentiate nail fungus infection from other medical conditions which may cause similar symptoms such as psoriasis, yeast and bacterial infection. Proper and accurate diagnosis is important for appropriate treatment of any disease, including nail fungus infection, by selecting the best treatment option for the disease (in this case nail fungus infection). If diagnosis is not confirmed it may lead to mismanagement and failure of treatment and also may lead to complications.

What home remedies are available for nail fungus infection?

Many people search for home remedies for nail fungus infection and fortunately there are some home remedies available for treatment of nail fungus infection. People go for home remedies for different reasons and for nail fungus infection, the main reason is long duration of time, that is required to see the result of treatment of nail fungus infection with anti fungal antibiotics and also the home remedies can be quite effective.

Vinegar is commonly used for treatment of nail fungus infection, although there is no direct proof that vinegar can cure nail fungus infection. There are some studies, which suggest vinegar can inhibit growth of certain bacteria. It is recommended that soaking your feet for 15 to 20 minutes in a mixture of 1 part vinegar to 2 parts warm water can be useful. Dry your feet after soaking in vinegar and do it daily for good result. If there is any irritation soak your feet less frequently, e.g. 3 times a week.

Many people and users claim that Vicks VapoRub is useful in treatment of nail fungus infection, although there is no direct proof. The frequency of application and effectiveness of this is not clear.

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