How do I get rid of nail fungus ASAP? Try nonprescription antifungal nail creams and ointments.
If you notice white markings on the surfaces of the nails, file them off, soak your nails in water, dry them, and apply the medicated cream or lotion. Even if this clears up your symptoms, it’s common for the infection to come back.
How do you get rid of yellowing toenails?
- Soak your nails in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Trim and file your nails (when necessary).
- Apply an over-the-counter anti-fungal solution or cream to your nails, such as clotrimazole or undecylenic acid.
- Repeat this process daily until your nails have returned to normal.
What kills yellow toenail fungus? Prescription oral antifungals, such as terbinafine (Lamisil) or fluconazole (Diflucan), are traditionally used to treat toenail fungus. These treatments are often effective, but they may cause serious side effects ranging from upset stomach and dizziness to severe skin problems and jaundice.
Why does Vicks VapoRub work on nail fungus? Even before that, a study of some of the essential oils in Vicks VapoRub showed that they are active against five different species of fungus that infect nail tissue (Phytotherapy Research, April, 2003). Camphor, menthol, thymol and oil of eucalyptus are effective against these organisms.