Toenail fungus (known as onychomycosis in the medical world) is a very unpleasant infection that affects your toenails and is often spread through wet floors, such as the ones you can get in contact with around swimming pools.
This fungal infection is characterized by a discoloration of a toenail (or several). The toenail turns yellow or brown (less often white) and causes the nail to thicken or sometimes also break. The people suffering from this unpleasant infection often feel very insecure about the appearance of their feet which can cause social isolation. This is especially a problem during summertime when people tend to wear sandals or go barefoot on the beach.
Fortunately, there are many remedies that can be used to treat this infection. There are several antifungals oral prescription drugs such as terbinafine (Lamisil) or fluconazole (Diflucan) available that are traditionally used to treat toenail fungus. The major downside of these treatments is the number of side effects they cause. Some of them can become very serious and include dizziness, jaundice, serious skin irritations and stomach problems.
Instead of these powerful but somewhat risky substances, you might want to try using these popular homemade remedies instead.
Click on the next page to see 10 of the most effective home remedies for toenail fungus.