3 natural and long-lasting remedies for onychomycosis

No, nail polish to conceal is not a solution. 😄

What is nail fungus?

Onychomycosis or nail fungus is a fungal infection that affects the nails on the feet or hands.

The fungi, usually dermatophytes, are contagious, for example at the swimming-pool.

In the event of inappropriate treatment, the nail may be difficult to heal, and may present the following symptoms:

  • Thickening.
  • Discoloration.
  • Deformities.
  • Crumbly nails.
  • Pain.
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  • Presence of a fungus.
  • Emotional causes.
  • Heat and humidity.
  • Sweating feet.
  • Nail trauma.
  • Circulatory disorders.

Medical treatment

In the event of fungal infection of the nails, it is advisable to see a doctor.

Here are the usual medical treatments for onychomycosis:

  • Oral antifungal medications.
  • Topical antifungal medications.
  • Laser treatment.
  • Surgery to remove the nail.
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Natural remedies

How can I regain healthy nails?

Eliminating the fungus

There are several natural anti-fungal agents:

  • Tea tree oil.
  • Baking soda.
  • Castor oil.
  • Coconut oil.
  • Chaga.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Thyme.
  • Epsom salt.
  • Camphor.
  • Basil.

I can make a mixture with the ones I have and massage the infected nail twice a day.

One month’s treatment usually eliminates the fungus.


Nail fungus can return if the root causes are not addressed.

Most of the time, behind the disease there are emotional wounds that need to be explored.

I can discovering how to deal with my emotions.

What’s more, onychomycosis encourages me to stop letting people walk all over me: I have the right to be myself.

If I skip this step, the fungus is likely to come back.


Then comes the stage of rebuilding a new, healthy nail, which can take several months.

To promote growth, a blend of natural remedies can be applied directly to the nails:

  • Cajeput essential oil.
  • Ravintsara essential oil.
  • Honey.
  • Garlic.
  • Grapefruit seed extract.
  • Nettle.
  • Grape seed oil.
  • Lemon.

If there’s no change after 3 months, emotional causes are still present.

During the regrowth of healthy nails, they need to breathe. I can leave my feet in the open air as much as possible.

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What are the natural, long-lasting remedies for onychomycosis?

There are 3 main steps:

  1. Eliminate the fungus.
  2. Resolve emotional causes.
  3. Promote nail reconstruction.

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