Did you know that coconut oil actually posses a number of unique properties that is an effective and successful health remedy? In recent studies, it’s actually been known to be a bit of a miracle cure for toenail fungus. If you’re suffering from nail fungus you should give coconut oil a try!
Toenail fungus can affect anyone at any age, but certain factors can make you more susceptible. Runners and gym goers are the most common targets for nail fungus since they experience more stress and trauma to their toes combined with sweaty feet in dark enclosed shoes. Although being physically active isn’t the only ways you can get toenail fungus! Being barefoot in public places, nail salons, public showers, and certain medical conditions can all be factors for obtaining nail fungus. Senior citizens are 50% more likely to develop the fungus as well, and this statistic only increases with age since poor circulation can expedite the fungus.
Coconut oil has antifungal acids which is what makes it so effective in treating nail fungal infections. On top of that, the oil naturally moisturizes the skin and helps replenish a number of important nutrients your body and skin could be lacking.
Start by cleaning the infected area of the toenail and pat dry. Apply the coconut oil to the toes and nails while massaging deep into the nail bed and surrounding skin. Repeat this at least twice a day until the fungus has subsided. If you aren’t seeing results after a couple of months try applying the coconut oil and leaving it on the nails over night.