Hydrogen Peroxide for Nail Fungus
The use of hydrogen peroxide has been recommended by many people as a home treatment to fight nail fungus. When used, hydrogen peroxide is often combined with vinegar to give the vinegar treatment more strength, but it can be also used alone.
What is hydrogen peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical, much like bleach, with strong oxidizing properties. It is a very pale blue liquid, slightly more viscous than water. It has many uses from industrial applications to domestic uses like hair bleaching or fungus treatment.
For this nail fungus remedy you’ll need Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (please try and stick to that percentage as using more can be harmful). You can easily find it at any drug store at affordable prices. Once you have the hydrogen peroxide, one of the formulas involve mixing it fifty-fifty with water and then soaking your affected nails in the solution for 10 minutes. Then get your feet out of the solution and let them dry.
The other formula involves mixing it with vinegar (also 50/50) in order to dilute the power of the Hydrogen Peroxide. The procedure is the same, soak the feet and let it dry. The only difference is that in this formula the Hydrogen Peroxide is used to boost the power of vinegar not to be the remedy itself, so as you can see, it can be used in two ways.
Like almost all nail fungus treatments, it takes time and persistence. You must engage in this activity everyday, no skipping is allowed if you are serious about getting rid of your nail infection. If done the right way, first results should be noticed withing 3 weeks. As always, consult a doctor first and stop treatment if you start seeing anything suspicious.