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Does Epsom Salt Kill Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus gets worse with time and inadequate attention. In the case you experience painful toenail areas, toenails turning red or draining pus, you should consult with your doctor. On the other side, if you do not face any big problem, you should deal with the problem on own. For instance, you should put treat the problem caused by toenail fungus by applying magnesium sulfate i.e. Epsom salts.

Does Epsom Salt Kill Toenail Fungus?

Does Epsom Salt Kill Toenail Fungus?

For a long time, Epsom salt has remained a preferable option to treat varieties of infections and wounds. Even though the salt is unable to cure your infection, you may use Epsom salt for drawing out your toenail infection and make the skin soft to boost the positive effects of your medication. Soaking of your feet in Epsom salt is useful to support the functions of your prescribed medicines. Especially if you experience toenail fungal infection, you should soak the feet 2 times in a day for 20 minutes to 30 minutes.(2)

Preliminary Steps To Apply Epsom Salt

Before you should apply the solution of Epsom salt, you should file and trim your infected toenails up to the extent, you can do without any feeling of discomfort. On doing this, you will find the solution as working effectively and reduces your chances to suffer any infection related to spreading of the infected nail to any other healthy nail.

Secondly, you should remove nail polish and avoid reapplying it until and unless you find the fungus as gone completely. Nail polish traps the toenail fungus rather than airing out your toes. Put your feet in a shallow container filled with hot water and mix about 3/4th cup Epsom salt in the water.(1)

Application Of Epsom Salt

You should place your toes in the prepared solution of Epsom salt or Magnesium sulfate for about 20 minutes. When you find the water as excessively hot, you should dip your toes in a brief way and rub the Epsom salt in them. Now, you have to wait for the time, the water becomes comfortable for soaking your feet. You have to repeat the procedure if possible filing and trimming your nails every time you apply the Epsom salt to obtain the best results. You have to perform the activity for a minimum of 2 times a day. You require many weeks until and unless healthy nails replace the infected ones.(1)


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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:October 30, 2019

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