Nail fungus infection is a common condition of nails. There are many things that contribute to its spread such as a humid environment, walking barefoot in public places like shower rooms and swimming pools, wearing tight shoes the whole day, not changing one’s socks regularly, having athlete’s foot, regular damage to one’s nails, playing a lot of sports that enable your feet to be in a sweat for a prolonged period like running, and even using artificial nails.
3How to Apply Lemon Juice on the Infected Toenail
There are various ways to apply lemon juice to your infected nails. One of these is simply to squeeze some of them and collect the fresh juice. Apply the juice directly to the infected nail. After an hour, rinse it off. You may finish the procedure by applying a high-quality lotion or cream to the area to prevent irritation and dryness. Repeat this procedure every day two to three times.
Another way of applying this home remedy is by mixing ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and ½ teaspoon of olive oil in a small bowl. Make sure you wash your hands and dry them. Massage the lemon juice mixture using your bare hands into the infected area. Let your infected fingernail or toenail dry in the air. Repeat the process daily. Olive oil can help in softening the hard and thickened nails whether on the fingers or toes and their surrounding areas. The lemon juice, on the other hand, works as an antifungal.
You may also drink water with lemon juice once or twice daily to help in reducing systemic fungus. All you have to do is add a half freshly squeezed lemon in about 8 to 10 ounces of water.