There are alternatives to treat toenail fungus, though they can vary in how effective they are. Many people swear by natural and home remedies, but the success of these remedies is inconsistent and what may have helped your neighbor may not do anything for you. Some common, natural alternatives include Vick’s VapoRub, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils like tea tree, oregano, and lavender oil. All of these have to be applied topically to your toenails consistently over time for them to work.
A more reliable, non-medication method is to treat your toes with laser therapy. This method uses intense, highly focused laser lights that are set to very specific wavelengths to destroy the infecting fungus under your nails. The light passes harmlessly through your nail and affects the infection underneath, all without harming your toe or nail at all. In clinical studies so far, this method has been successful for a majority of patients, though again, it may not work for everyone.Our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. are experts at eliminating toenail fungus. Contact our Cherry Creek, Parker, or Castle Pines, CO, offices today for more information or an appointment by calling (303) 805-5156.