Your finger and toe nails are prone to fungus for several reasons; not being hygienic and heredity top the list. Even though you may feel lost if it is the latter, you must take care to prevent the condition as far as you can. The fungus is most likely to affect your first and last toe nails and the thumbs on your hands. Fortunately, there is an array of treatments that you can avail of at home; these are simple, cost effective and effective.
To fight nail fungus on the feet you must wash your feet regularly with warm water. Wipe your feet well; especially the area between your toes. This is where water remains after a bath and causes the spread of the bacteria. You must also ensure that you wear clean socks and hose daily. Do not wear dirty socks or hose, they need to change daily. You also must try and avoid wearing the same shoes daily in order to let them dry out the sweat that collects in them during the day. Keep a separate pain of shoes for the gym. In order to prevent the spread of bacteria from sweaty feet when you are wearing hose or socks you must massage clove oil onto your feet and in between your toes. You could also use tea tree oil as it is known for its anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
If the fungus is causing discoloration on the nail or the surrounding skin then you must massage your feet and hands with a combination of lavender oil and tea tree oil. This is the best remedy to keep the fungus under control and prevent the spread of the infection.
If you notice that the fungus gets healed and then appears on the same nails once again then you must use a small amount of Vaporub on the nail daily before you go to bed at night. The medicine will help to keep the infection away.
If the fungus begins to ooze then the best solution will be to soak your feet in equal parts of water and hydrogen peroxide. The solution may cause a tingling sensation but it will help to get rid of all the fungus. After soaking your feet for 20 minutes wipe them dry with a disposable towel.