We treat nail fungus folk remedies

You can try to cope with the fungus on the nails of the legs folk remedies. However, such treatment will be effective only when the first symptoms appear (see pictures ), i.e. in the initial stages of the lesion of the nail plate, and then, not always.

We strongly recommend that you consult a doctor or use pharmaceutical preparations .


iodine helps from the fungus Alcohol iodine solution - the most popular means of treating nails fungus in the home. Let's explain why. This strong antiseptic has proven fungicidal properties.

In addition, iodine is able to force proteins to curl, destroy them.

This property helps iodine to fight fungal diseases, because reliably known - the fungus has a protein structure.

Available to the masses because of cheap iodine is used not only to restore the nails, but also for damaged areas of the feet, interdigital zones. But before you start the treatment of nail fungus with such medicine as iodine, remember that:

  • Iodine kills most types of fungi, but not all.
  • Iodine can provoke allergies, so one day before the onset of the intended course of treatment, drop a drop of iodine at the elbow bend. Contraindication to treatment is the occurrence of itching or redness. In this case, try another popular method of treating fungus.
  • Iodine procedures contribute to the staining of the nail in yellow.
  • Burns, dermatitis , and even thyroid problems are possible.
  • The drug is suitable only for nails affected by fungal infection in the initial stage, when less than 1/3 of the nail is affected by the fungus.

Now you know how to treat nail fungus with iodine, and it's time to choose the appropriate recipe.

Option number 1. 5% alcohol solution should be applied twice a day, one drop to the affected nail. Make it comfortable with a cotton swab. Iodine is also applied to healthy nails, but in a smaller dosage: one drop in two days.

Option number 2. Add iodine to the basin with hot water and steam your legs in it for 10 minutes. Then the infected pieces of nails are cut off, and 3% hydrogen peroxide is applied to the skin. Completes the procedure of applying a bandage with antibacterial ointment.

Option number 3. The course is 6 weeks. The first two weeks the nails are treated with fucorcin twice a day, the next two with iodine solution, and the last two - with 9% vinegar.

Option number 4. In a separate container (suitable medical bubble) pour 1 tsp. iodine, nitrofungin , acetic essence, garlic juice. The resulting mixture should be lubricated with the damaged nail, pre-steam it and cut the loose part. The drug is applied at night, before applying be sure to shake.

Option number 5. Course - 1 month. Every evening you need to do a 30-minute salt bath (for 1 liter of hot water, 2 tablespoons of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of soda). After half an hour, without removing the legs from the water, the affected areas of the skin and nails are polished with a nail file or cut with scissors. Then you should wash your feet with soap, put gloves on your hands and treat the entire surface of the foot, nail rollers, areas between your fingers with iodine. On nails that are affected by the fungus, iodine is applied three times, waiting for each layer to dry.

Iodine treatment usually lasts about 2 months.

Whatever recipe you use, remember: you cannot handle healthy and fungal nails with the same tools! Otherwise, the fungi will move to a healthy nail plate.

As always, we remind you that folk remedies can only be an addition to traditional medicine. Be sure to consult your doctor!

Tea mushroom

an abomination From the tea fungus, immersed for 7-8 days in a sugar solution, it turns out healing sour-sweet drink. It has many medicinal properties, among them the ability to kill pathogenic bacteria and retard their growth.

That is why traditional healers use Kombucha to treat fungal nail infections.

Kombucha can be used in two ways: by rubbing in and applying a compress.

Rubbing in Free a small piece of tea fungus from the films and grind to a state of gruel. It should be rubbed into the nail plate affected by the fungus, 2-3 times a day.

Compresses. Separate one layer from Kombucha, soak it in water. On this preparation for applying the compress finished. In the evening, a piece of fungus should be applied in the nail plate, put cellophane on top of it and put on 2-3 socks so as not to soil the bedclothes. The pain arising in the first few procedures, for the sake of recovery is worth enduring.

In the morning, the compress is removed, feet are washed in warm water, and then proceed to the removal of dead nail pieces. The damaged surface is smeared with a strong solution of potassium permanganate or brilliant green. Treatment of nail fungus with Kombucha continues 3-7 days, and another 1-2 days for prophylactic purposes.

And yes, according to official medicine, the effectiveness of this tool is questionable.

Copper sulfate

vitriol used from fungus always Copper sulfate fans of folk healing methods used for the treatment of infectious diseases, and for the treatment of nail fungus on the legs . Often, the treatment of nail fungus with copper sulphate is combined with medication.

There are two options for using copper sulfate:

1. Solution of blue vitriol. Prepare it like this: in 1 l. boiled water dissolve 1 tsp. vitriol. This is a concentrated solution, so it must be diluted before use - 1 tablespoon of the solution in 1.5 liters of water.

  • The water for the bath is heated (it should be warm)
  • Add the required amount of solution.
  • Dip your feet in the bath for 10-15 minutes.
  • Treat nail plates with means prescribed by a doctor.

2. Ointment. Copper sulfate (1 tsp) is heated in a frying pan until it changes color - it should turn white or gray. Then we mix taken also on 1 tsp. yellow sulfur powder, tar (or goose fat). All components are mixed and heated. The resulting ointment is applied to the sick nails.

Birch tar and tar soap

pharmaceutical birch tar in a jar Birch tar - a product obtained by dry distillation of birch bark. It is successfully used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. Treatment of nail fungus with birch tar is also effective, because it perfectly softens the horny skin. Folk healers propose to lubricate the skin with pure birch tar, as well as apply a mixture prepared on a basis of tar and agitated.

Natural birch tar is applied on the pre-treated feet: they are steamed in a soapy bath (15 minutes), after which the nails affected by the fungus are cut off and the dead skin from the feet is removed. The interdigital areas are wiped dry, and a birch tar is rubbed onto the affected areas with a cotton swab.

For 1.5 hours you should not move and put shoes on anything. The ointment should be absorbed into the skin when air is admitted. Then socks made of natural materials are put on the feet. After 2-3 days, wash your feet in cold water and soap and repeat the procedure again. During treatment can be treated with birch tar and insoles.

Treatment of nail fungus with tar is also possible with an ointment. For its preparation, you should take any fatty basis (baby cream, for example, or interior fat), and add tar to it. At the beginning of treatment, its concentration should not exceed 5%. Subsequently, you can use up to 15-20% of the tar.

Some prefer to use sulfur tar tar ointment. It consists of 3 parts of tar, 2 parts of sulfur powder and 10 parts of fat base. These components are preheated and mixed until uniform. This ointment is applied to the nail, and put a patch on top.

The most convenient way to use the talker. It consists of glycerin and tar, taken in 50 ml, and 70 ml. alcohol. The ingredients are mixed in a dark dish and grease the affected nails several times a day.

About 10% of birch tar is contained in tar soap. Yes, it smells unpleasant, but the skin is well disinfected and quickly restored. Here are a few options for using tar soap.

Option 1. Foot bath. Tar tar grated, measure out 2 tbsp. This amount is brought to complete dissolution in 2 liters of hot water, and then immersed in the solution of the legs for 15-20 minutes.

Option 2. 1 tbsp. rubbed soap slightly diluted with water, add 2 tsp. baking soda and actively stirred. The resulting mixture is rubbed into the affected nail. Do it once a day with a hard tooth brush.

Option 3. Nails are thoroughly soaped with tar soap, and nails are sprinkled with edible salt over the foam. Fingers and feet wrapped with a bandage for aesthetic reasons. In the morning, remove the bandage and wash your feet with warm water. It is believed that in a week the fungus should recede.

Sea and table salt

sea ​​salt as a remedy for mycosis Table salt disinfects pathogenic microflora, and the sea helps to soften the nail and acts like an antiseptic.

This is not about treatment, but only about adjuvant therapy.

  • Salt and soda should be dissolved in cold water. Ingredients are taken in a spoon. Session - 10 minutes, after which the feet are washed with warm water.
  • Bath salt and vinegar are made every day. The solution is made from 100 grams. salt (sea or salt), 4 liters of water and 4. tbsp. vinegar.
  • An effective method is the application of salt to the affected nail plates mixed with crushed mint .
  • A cotton swab dipped in a solution of concentrated sea salt (a spoonful of salt in a glass of water) is applied to the nail for a couple of minutes. At the end of the procedure, the feet are washed with soda water. The course of treatment is 10 days, while burning and itching are considered normal.
  • Baths with sea salt and essential oils are also made for 10 days. They will need to fill the basin with hot water at the rate of 1 l. water 1.5 tbsp. salt, stir until salt crystals are completely dissolved and add at the rate of 1 l. water or 1 tsp. essential oil, or 1 tsp lemon, or 0.25 ml. iodine. The course is once a day for 10 days in a row, then a break for 2-3 days.
  • Launched nail fungus treated with garlic water. For its preparation in a glass of water dissolve a spoonful of salt and a crushed clove of garlic. After complete cooling of the solution is filtered, and add another 4 tbsp. salt. Garlic water lesions are treated twice a day.
  • A packet of salt is poured into a bowl, dipped into the water and rubbed with salt. Then, dry salt is collected wet, the remains are shaken off with a brush.

Vinegar: Apple, Wine and Acetic Essence

Use vinegar in a concentration of 9%, not more

apple vinegar in a jar The fungus dies in an acidic environment. That is why vinegar is very popular with those who want to get rid of fungal nail infections. Treatment of nail fungus with acetic acid can help even in particularly advanced cases . But you need to prepare for a long course of treatment and possible burns.

The easiest way to use vinegar is to wet their nails, put on thick socks made of natural material and go to bed. You can mix in equal proportions iodine and 9% vinegar, and lubricate the resulting solution nail plate and feet.

Like any strong acid, vinegar kills the fungus. And just like any acid, it can cause burns. Before embarking on such treatment, ask yourself why it is impossible to buy a pharmacy remedy instead of vinegar?

Foot bath

Components: a basin with water, 250 ml. vinegar (table or apple). The principle of treatment and duration: the water is heated, pour vinegar, lower legs and hover before bed for 10-15 minutes. Feet wipe without rinsing and apply antifungal agents prescribed by the doctor. Make these baths every 2 days.

Lotion with vinegar

Ingredients: Vinegar 9%. The principle of treatment and duration: moisten a cotton swab in vinegar, squeeze it and attach it to the nail affected by the fungus. The tampon should not protrude beyond the limits of the nail. Fasten a cotton swab with adhesive tape, put on a sock. The course of treatment is 7 days, a session 1 time per day, then a break for 2-3 days.

Components: 2 tbsp. essences, 3 chicken proteins (alternative - 1 tbsp of glycerin), 2 tbsp. vodka. The principle of treatment and duration: the solution is wetted with gauze or cotton swab, which is then applied to the affected nail plate for 15 minutes. The course of treatment is 6-12 months, the procedure is every day.

Ingredients: vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar in equal proportions. The principle of treatment and duration: a gauze tampon is moistened with a solution, which for convenience is fixed with a plaster. Apply until a new nail grows.


Components: 2 tbsp. spoons of 70-% vinegar, 1 tbsp. dimethyl phthalate, 1 tbsp. glycerin, 1 tbsp. olive oil. The principle of treatment and duration: after thorough mixing of the components, the ointment is ready for use. It should be applied once a day on the nail plate with massage movements (you can use a cotton swab). Next, a plastic bag and socks are put on the feet. In the morning, wash your feet with soap in warm water.


drawing celandine Celandine - a poisonous plant, but if used in reasonable quantities, you can quickly cope with the fungus of toenails, even in advanced cases. Herbal therapists are advised to use both celandine juice and medicinal baths, ointments and tinctures to fight the fungus. Here are a few options for their preparation.

Celandine juice

Fresh celandine is passed through a meat grinder, and juice is squeezed out of the resulting pulp (this is done through 3-4 layers of gauze). It should be about 200 ml. juice. It is combined with 200 ml. 70% alcohol and insist 24 hours. The prepared juice is used to lubricate the affected nails, but the treatment is carried out only after a 10-minute steaming of the legs and their complete drying. To do 3-4 treatments per day. Treatment, as always, is carried out until the healthy nail grows.

Foot baths

In the foot bath add an infusion of celandine. Prepare it like this: in a liter of boiling water brewed for 15-20 minutes 100 grams. dried celandine . After filtering the infusion is ready to use. In the bath infusion and water are poured in a 1: 1 ratio. It takes 15-25 minutes to soar the feet.


The composition of the ointment, in addition to 5 drops of juice of the celandine includes 4 tbsp. boiled cooled water, 2 drops of juice of oregano and 2 drops of tincture of calendula . The components are mixed and the resulting ointment is processed nails affected by the fungus, 3 treatments per day.

Tincture of celandine

The celandine from the nail fungus in the form of an alcohol tincture is used very carefully. To prepare the tincture will need vodka and herb celandine in the ratio of 2: 1. The remedy is infused for 12 days and then used for treatment. It is worth starting with 5 drops, gradually increasing their number to 20.

Celandine oil

It can be purchased at the pharmacy, or cook yourself. If you follow a more complicated path, then follow the scheme. Dry celandine, put it in a glass jar, pour any oil (for example, sunflower, almond, peach). It should rise above the grass by 2-3 cm (remember the number). Hour mixture should stand in the heat, and then a whole week in a cold and dark place. After 7 days, add the same amount of oil. Now it is ready to use.

Steam out the legs, process with peroxide, then treat the nails (remove the affected plates, cut off the edges) and apply locally the oil of celandine. The course is until complete recovery.


soda Here are some soda-based recipes:

Soap and soda baths

They cannot completely replace drug therapy . Their main advantage is the softening of horny layers, which prevent ointments and creams from penetrating under the nail. Components for 7-10 liters of water:

  • 3 tbsp. soda
  • 3 tbsp. grated soap (household or tar)

The components are thoroughly mixed (until the soap and soda will not dissolve), and then the feet hover for 15-20 minutes. The procedure ends with cutting the nails, cleansing the affected areas, applying antifungal agents to dried nails and feet. The course is a procedure in 3-4 days.

It should be said that soda is used for douching in intimate fungus , because copes well with fungi of the genus Candida on the mucous. Its use for the treatment of nails remains a big question.

Soda paste

The required amount of soda diluted with water to a thick slurry. Mix thoroughly until smooth. Soda paste is applied a layer of the same thickness on the nail. On top of the soda drip a few drops of lemon juice. The result will be a slight tingling and the formation of characteristic bubbles. After five minutes, the paste is removed by washing the feet with warm water and soap.

Treatment of nail fungus with soda must be combined with treatment with antifungal ointments.

Hydrogen peroxide

hydrogen peroxide Immediately, we note that the treatment of nail fungus with hydrogen peroxide is very doubtful. This tool only disinfects the affected nail and softens it, which allows drugs to penetrate unhindered deep into the nail plate. If you do not use peroxide when treating the foot or cutting the nail, then you can bring even more infections.

We list the most popular ways to use hydrogen peroxide.

Cotton pads

Helps soften the nail before being treated with antifungal drugs. After steaming, apply a cotton wool dipped in hydrogen peroxide on the fungus-affected nail. The procedure is repeated twice a day for 3-4 weeks.

Peroxide baths

Make an aqueous solution with 3% hydrogen peroxide and put his legs in it for 2 minutes. At the end of the procedure, the nail plates are smeared with a slurry of water and peroxide.

Expose the "healers"

On youtube there is a video where the author claims that he cured the fungus with peroxide. But:

1. The author refers to the words of a certain “professor” Neumyvakin, who says (quote): “atomic oxygen kills onco-cells, and normal cells flourish and live” - yes it smacks of a Nobel prize, ladies and gentlemen! Doctors all over the world have been fighting cancer for many decades, but it turns out that everything is so simple!

2. The author spent the procedure for several months, honestly stating that it is painful and unpleasant, and peroxide, even 3%, eats away at the skin. There are no questions about the duration of the treatment. If you have started your nails , you need to smear them until the new ones grow. But there is another question: Why do this if you can, instead of peroxide, buy ointment for 50 rubles in the same pharmacy and carry out much less painful procedures?

In general, take pity on your health.

Onions, garlic, lemon

photo - onion, garlic and lemon Onions, garlic and lemon - plants with the broadest antimicrobial action.

  1. Onion oil. 2 tbsp. onion peel and 3 tbsp. vegetable oil combine, insist 3 weeks (shaking occasionally). Lesions smeared with oil 3-4 times a day.
  2. Onion tincture. 4 tbsp. onion peel (minced) infused in 200 ml. Vodka 10-14 days in total darkness and coolness. Nails are treated with tincture 3-4 times a day.
  3. Garlic solution. Water, garlic juice and alcohol are taken in a ratio of 10: 1: 1. The solution is shaken and applied to the nails 2-3 times a day. Store the solution in the refrigerator.
  4. Lemon compress. Treatment of nail fungus with lemon is an overlay on a nail of a crushed lemon (1/4 is enough) steamed in a bath (1 1/4 is enough) and 1 tsp. vegetable oil. The mixture is covered with parchment paper, and a wool sock is put on top. Repeat every day for 2 weeks. Warning: can be used only in the absence of purulent discharge.

Well, and finally, for the sake of completeness, listen to well-known physicians about whether to use folk remedies:


  • Julia :

    I tried peroxide and iodine - zero full. The fungus grew as it grew. I decided to stop practicing self-treatment and went to the doctor. I have been treated with mycozan and now I’m just putting it on my nails so that I don’t get it again when I go out somewhere where I can pick it up.

  • Dmitry :

    A good way, I will try, if I fasten the fungus))) Then accomplish your goal! All health, good luck and not get sick!

  • Alice :

    Now I am treating a fungus with a prescription, I hope it will help, and then I will comment on how my business is going ...

  • sam1 :

    My mother tried to treat the fungus with vinegar essence. I do not know exactly what and how she did, but the burn was not weak. I mean, you need to follow the formula exactly and follow all the recommendations.

    • Julia :

      My mother is the same as yours and also decided to recover in one day) and how did she remove the burn then ??

  • Elena :

    Some of the recipes are just stupid (for example, it’s completely incomprehensible why copper sulfate should be poured or lemon juice dripped on soda - both measures with so-called preservation of the active substance are meaningless), and all those based on the use of iodine solution are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. Competent endocrinologists have long explained that this lung leads to the development of autoimmune thyroiditis. But AIT, unlike fungi, is 100% for life.
    “Itching and light burning sensation. It speaks of a healing action. ”- don't make laughs! It speaks of a chemical burn!
    People, do not mess with iodine! It is very serious!
    In 1 ml of iodine tincture of iodine is approximately 500 times the daily rate of an adult!

  • Victor :

    Thank you for the comments on the video, dislay :) This professor seems to be a rare charlotan. Here is from his site:

    - colon hydrotherapy (an expensive and rather strange procedure that official medicine does not recognize)

    - correction of the human biofield structure (what is this all about? This is written by a person who calls himself a member of the RAS Correspondent !!!)

    - ultraviolet blood irradiation, magnetic therapy, laxatives and applicators - a complete set for charlottes.

    • Irina :

      Ivan Pavlovich Neumyvakin - Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, full member of the European and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, International Academy of Informatization and Energy Information Sciences, medical-technical sciences, Honored Inventor of Russia, State Prize laureate, has received numerous awards. This is such a "quack"!

      • Admin :

        Please do not confuse R.A.E.N. and, for example R.A.N. or other state academies.

        “The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences is a solid linden, it is a voluntary organization, to which go those who have not been chosen at the RAS or other real academies” - the words of V. L. Ginzburg, a Nobel laureate and academician of the RAS.

        • Svetlana :

          In my opinion, there are not selected in the RAS. because the RAS in its present state is the same business tool as in the west, there is no interest in healing, but there is an interest in endless treatment

  • Julia :

    Cured old fungus for 2 weeks essential oil of cloves. Cut down a nail file under a zero and dripped 2 times a day.

  • Faith :

    I treated the nail fungus with hydrogen peroxide, but I have to be patient, I did this: cut the disc into 4 parts and wet it with hydrogen peroxide every quarter, applied it to the sick nail and wrapped it with tape twice so that the peroxide did not dry out longer. After 2 such procedures, the nail softens and It is very easy to cut off. I started somewhere in July, but now the nail has grown new and completely healthy. But I still take Fluconazole 1 capsule per week ..

  • Former Soldier :

    Served in the Soviet Army "UGV" skin fungus (between the toes) was
    every second soldier. I lasted a year, but then also picked up.
    Since the disease showed signs of an epidemic, we read the order for the group of troops.
    “I didn’t run around in the morning dew” I didn’t have to run, but they said that it was good. I just burned my fungus. He poured aviation kerosene on his feet several times (5-6). I remembered him in two months, there was nothing - a clean stop!

  • Victor :

    From the itch well helps "dead" water, just wipe with a swab moistened with water at least once a day and the itch disappears almost immediately. From the nail fungus also helps - to work once or twice a week. Water is easy to get at home (see “live and dead” water).
    The second recipe: to treat the nail with a rust neutralizer (sold in auto parts), it contains a weak orthophosphoric acid, which kills the fungus. I thus got rid of the started (left under the skin) fungi of the thumbs. To carry out processing having moistened with a tampon (I used a cotton swab) once or twice a month, removing the old nail.

  • Valera :

    Do not you feel sorry for yourself, people?

    Vinegar to be treated, you can just as easily sulfuric acid splash on your nails, they of course get off with the skin, but you will kill 100% of the fungus! :))))

  • Anatoly :

    Swallowed pills, periodically checked the liver (pills affect the liver), but it did not help me ...

    • Doc :

      Do you have nail fungus? Because tablets without external agents for nail fungus is not prescribed.

      We still need droplets or varnish, they are used regularly, according to the instructions, until a healthy nail grows.

      If the lesion is large, the affected part of the nail can be removed with nails or similar preparations.

      And it is also very important to disinfect shoes and maintain hygiene.

  • Elena :

    Fukortsinom from Tula FarmFactory cured. Issue price of about 60 rubles.

  • A PL :

    I read your recommendations ... I was treated for a long time with all sorts of drugs and folk remedies, until this infection occupied all the toenails. I read somewhere in the usual 6-9% vinegar. Every evening I made baths for 20 minutes, for 2-3 liters of warm water 1.5-2 cups of vinegar and after them cut off the rottenness as best I could. In the morning I smeared all the nails with clean vinegar, with a cotton swab, and periodically treated them with shoes. Yes, it smelled like vinegar from the feet and shoes, but it is not fatal even for others. Gradually, new, healthy nails began to grow. Month after 1.5-2 everything was restored. Now, only once every 3–4 days in the morning I apply vinegar to my nails, and once in 2-3 weeks I do baths for prophylaxis. By the way, the fungus on the skin on the plantar side of the feet is significantly diminished the same. There are not any corns and warts (or whatever they are called there). Do not spend a lot of money on the pharmacy, that does not help. There everything is overwhelmed or there is no real beginning. Good luck

  • Galina Frolova :

    I was diagnosed with diabetes. This summer, I noticed that I had a rash under my arms. I went to the doctor. The doctor diagnosed it as candida skin. Perhaps due to metabolic disorders. Binafin wrote. After taking the pills for two weeks, the skin again became normal.

  • Alla :

    I often go to the pool to keep fit. At one point, I noticed that the fingers on my left foot turned white. At first I thought that from chlorinated water. Then the edge of the nail began to crumble. At the reception, the doctor said that onychomycosis, I may have picked up a fungus in the shower. He first prescribed exoderil, but there was no improvement. He offered lamizil first, but warned him that he was expensive. Asked for the medicine cheaper. The doctor prescribed the pill binafin. By the way, 2.5 times cheaper. She has been taking binafin for almost 5 months. Long treatment, of course, but now the nails are fine, and I again go to the pool.

    • Doc :

      I will comment, if I may.

      Tablets are rarely prescribed for such long courses. In the instructions for binafin - a maximum of 12 weeks with nail fungus. Then you need a break.

  • Olga :

    Father and mother from April to September in the country. All summer I spent in rubber boots, then rain, then watering the garden, and in the morning for mushrooms. Returned from the cottage, my father began to complain that the nails were crumbled. Forced to go to the doctor. Binafin wrote. He took a long time, forgot to take, was a relapse, but now everything is fine.

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