How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Nail Fungus

Nail fungus leaves your nails brittle and discolored, which is unpleasant, unhealthy, and, if anyone notices, also really embarrassing. If left untreated, nail fungus can lead to cracking, splitting and even total loss of nails.

Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from nail fungus —Spending a lot of time in warm and moist environments, keeping the feet covered for extended periods of time, and even injuries are the main

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causes of nail fungus. What’s worse: people with diabetes, athletes foot, weak immune systems, and smoking habits are even more prone to it.

Commercial treatments like oral anti-fungal pills, creams, medicated nail polish and removers don’t always provide results or relief.  So, it is better to depend on natural solutions to treat nail fungus like coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.

Apple Cider Vinegar? Really?

Should You Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Toenail Fungus?

Fungus thrives in damp, alkaline (high pH) environments, and because Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is acidic, it can balance the pH level around a fungal nail infection. ACV also contains anti-fungal and antibacterial properties which fight off nail infections and prevent their recurrence.

This video will give you a better idea how vinegar, particularly ACV, cures nail fungus

Toenail fungus is more common than fingernail fungus. This is because weak blood circulation makes our immune systems take longer to detect and fight the infections in the feet. On top of that, prolonged exposure of feet to moist and dark environments like inside a cast or a wet boots, shoes, or gloves support fungi growth.

Use apple cider vinegar for foot fungus and say goodbye to that nasty fungal infection.

Here’s how…

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Cure Nail Fungus

Apple cider vinegar is completely safe and has many benefits for both kids and adults. The following methods for using apple cider vinegar cure and prevent nail fungus without any side effects.1. Apple Cider Vinegar Foot Soak2. Apple Cider Vinegar Direct Application3. Consuming Apple Cider Vinegar4. Apple Cider Vinegar with Rice Flour5. Apple Cider Vinegar with Baking Soda6. Apple Cider Vinegar with Epsom Salt7. Apple Cider Vinegar with Listerine8. Apple Cider Vinegar with Borax9. Apple Cider Vinegar with Copper Sulfate10. Apple Cider Vinegar Antibiotic Ointment

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Soak

  1. Take a bowl enough to soak your feet or fingers.
  2. Combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Make sure the solution is enough to submerge your toes or fingers.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes and pat dry with a soft towel.
  4. Let the feet or fingers air dry completely to get rid of any leftover moisture.
  5. Massage the toes for a few minutes with a mixture of tea tree oil and any other carrier oil.
  6. Repeat the process not more than 4 times a day.
  7. For best results, use warm and cold water alternatively for soaking.

Things to Reme​​​​mber

  • For effective vinegar treatment, trim your nails and file down the top surface to make it as thin as possible before soaking. This helps the vinegar to penetrate below the nail and work effectively.
  • Never soak in the same solution twice: It is not advisable to use the same solution for multiple soaking. Once you have soaked, the water gets contaminated. Soaking in contaminated water doesn’t yield any results and might even slow down the healing process.

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2. Direct Application of Apple Cider Vinegar for Nail Fungus

This process can be used after soaking or anytime in a day. When ACV is undiluted, it provides more effective results. So try not to dilute ACV for toenail fungus, but if you can’t stand direct ACV application, you can dilute it with few drops of water.

  1. Pour few drops of apple cider vinegar directly on the infected nail.
  2. Let it dry completely.
  3. Repeat the application at least 2 times a day.

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3. Consuming Apple Cider Vinegar

Drinking diluted apple cider vinegar for nail fungus strengthens your immune system which helps in fighting off the infection from inside.

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into 16oz of water.
  2. Drink the solution throughout the day.
  3. You can refrigerate the solution and drink a glass of it whenever you want.

Note: If you can’t stand the taste of apple cider vinegar then you can add 1 teaspoon of manuka honey for added taste.

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4. Apple Cider Vinegar with Rice Flour

  1. Combine 2 – 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and enough rice flour (coarsely ground) to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste on the infected nail and gently scrub to exfoliate accumulated dead skin.
  3. After scrubbing for few minutes, leave the application for another few minutes.
  4. Rinse off with water and dry the nail thoroughly.
  5. Repeat the process regularly.
  6. Optional: You can apply anti-fungal ointment.

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5. Apple Cider Vinegar with Baking Soda

  • Mix 1 cup apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water.
  • Soak the infected nail(s) in the mixture for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the solution and pat dry thoroughly.
  • Now, Mix several tablespoons of baking soda into enough water to soak the nails.
  • After drying the nail thoroughly, soak your nails in diluted baking soda.
  • After 15 – 20 minutes, remove and pat dry thoroughly using a paper towel.
  • Repeat this process 2 times in a day.

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6. Apple Cider Vinegar with Epsom Salt

Epsom salt gently exfoliates the skin and nail which helps the healing properties of apple cider vinegar to work more effectively and quickly.

  • Combine 1/3 cup each of apple cider vinegar and Epsom salt and 2 cups of hot water.
  • Stir well and soak your toes or fingers for 30 minutes.
  • Repeat the process 1 – 2 times daily.

Note: The longer your soak, the better results you achieve.

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7. Apple Cider Vinegar with Listerine

This process can be used daily for light to moderate symptoms like white spots on the nails and slight discoloration. It should be used 2 times a day for moderate symptoms like thickening of the nail, swelling of the surrounding skin, pain and dark discoloration.

  • Fill a basin by adding equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and Listerine.
  • Stir well and soak the nails for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Remove the nail(s) from the soak.
  • Using a toothbrush, gently scrub the nails and surrounding skin.
  • Dry the nail(s) completely.

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8. Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Hot Water

  • Add 2 tablespoons of Borax to hot water and let it dissolve.
  • Now, add 1/4 cup each of apple cider vinegar, water and hydrogen peroxide (3%).
  • Stir well and soak the nail(s) for 30 – 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the solution, rinse off with water and pat dry thoroughly.
  • Repeat the process daily until the infection is cleared.

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9. Apple Cider Vinegar with Copper Sulfate

Copper sulfate contains antiseptic and anti-fungal properties which fight off the fungus on the nails.

  • Combine 40ml apple cider vinegar and 20gms of copper sulfate.
  • Mix well and pour the mixture into 1-liter spray bottle and fill it with water.
  • Spray the solution on the affected nail(s).
  • Let it dry completely.
  • Repeat the process regularly.

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10. Apple Cider Vinegar, Peroxide, Vicks and Antibiotic Ointment

  • Clip the nail back a little in the affected area just enough to show a little bit of underlying skin.
  • Combine 1 cap full of apple cider vinegar and peroxide.
  • Dip a q-tip in the mixture and rub it on the affected area.
  • Note: It may fizz a little bit but it reduces in few minutes.
  • Repeat the application 3 times a day.
  • During the daytime, rub some antibiotic ointment on your nail fungus.
  • Reapply whenever your nails would get wet.
  • At night, apply Vicks vapor rub and secure it with a Band-Aid. Make sure the band aid is not too tight.
  • Repeat this process daily. You will see the results in few days.

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Tips and Precautions:

  • Use organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar that contains the Mother element for the most effective results.
  • If the application of ACV or soaking in ACV is causing any unbearable irritation, try diluting it with some water.
  • Apple cider vinegar can wear away the enamel so it is advised to drink it using a straw.
  • Including ACV in your daily diet also helps to treat and prevent nail fungus.
  • Sometimes the nail may fall off while using the remedies. If your nail falls out during ACV treatment, continue the application of ACV until a new nail grows out completely. This usually takes up to 2 months.
  • Whenever you visit a salon for pedicure or manicure, make sure the staff uses only sterilized tools. Tools like emery boards, nail clippers can spread the nail fungus.
  • Trim the infected nail regularly.
  • Never use same towels to pat dry the affected nail. It is better to use paper towels.
  • Wash your feet whenever come back from public places like locker rooms, showers, spas and swimming pools.
  • It is better to use flip flops instead of shoes until the nail fungus is completely gone.
  • Before wearing socks, make sure to apply some antifungal powder.
  • Avoid sharing socks or shoes and wearing tight footwear.
  • People with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease or any other systemic disease that restricts blood flow to feet should take some caution while attempting to kill the fungus.
  • Avoid putting nail polish and artificial fingers as they create a moist environment which encourages fungus growth.
  • Reduce sugar intake as it encourages fungus growth.
  • If the above remedies don’t work then please consult a doctor.

Have you tried ACV for treating nail fungus? Do you know any other methods that work to cure nail fungus? Have you tried using lavender oil to treat nail fungus?

Share your experiences, suggestions, and queries in the comments.

  1. I have been soaking my fingernail in Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother for about one month. It appears it may be working. However, my fingernail is now stained. Is there anyway to avoid this?

    1. We hope you diluted the apple cider vinegar before soaking your finger nail. If not, then dilute with water to avoid staining.

      1. Hi there, your info is great and I am going g to start a treatment on my nails today with the apple cider vinegar/water/baking soda method. I am wondering Dering if I can reuse the vinegar and water mix or does it have to be fresh everyday? Thank you 🙂

        1. Thanks for your appreciation. No, you cannot use the same mixture multiple times. You have to make a fresh batch every time. During the soaking, the mixture cleans your nails and removes the dead fungus which will be present in the water. If you soak again in the mixture, the fungus may attack again.

          1. Thanks for your appreciation. No, you cannot use the same mixture multiple times. You have to make a fresh batch every time. During the soaking, the mixture cleans your nails and removes the dead fungus which will be present in the water. If you soak again in the mixture, the fungus may attack again. – This is not only not true, you’re contradicting yourself. If the fungus is dead, how is it going to attack anything? I’ve used apple cider vinegar and water for years, reusing the same mix usually 3 times, currently for 5 days (2x a day) because I’m on a bike trip. Perhaps it slows the improvement down, but I doubt it because I can’t imagine it would work better otherwise. In 2010 I researched extensively once finding out I had onychomychosis. This is the first time I’ve read not to reuse the solution, so I’d like to know where this comes from?

          2. When you use the same mixture multiple time, the effectiveness will be reduced each time and the dead fungus increases in the mixture. So, it is better to use fresh mixture every time.

          3. I have thin brittle nails. they break easily. Will acv help with growth and strengthen them? We are currently using acv on my moms toenail fungus.

    2. Hi my finger nails are all gone and There are swollen in that area , even my toe nails are changing aswell. What can I do to regrow my nails.

        1. You don’t have rinse off the ACV application. But if the smell of ACV is making you uncomfortable then rinse it off and pat dry until there is no moisture left.

  2. I have experienced nail fungus (and candida) a numbr of times over the years. I have found that at the first sign of any fungus on my finger/toenails, I immediately start increasing my intake of fresh garlic –adding it raw to fresh juices daily usually brings it to a halt. The part of the nail affected will eventually grow out (I cut them frequently) and be replaced with normal nail. My favorite fresh juice is: 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 lemon, 1 lg clove garlic, a chunk of fresh ginger and a couple tsps of extra virgin olive oil. I love grapefruit so find this very flavourful. I also try using apple cider, vinegar externally and internally, using an ACV drink (water/ACV) a couple times a day. Fungus problems almost always appear when I have deviated from my diet and end up eating too many sweets/breads. Getting back on track is key and increasing my coconut oil intake.

  3. My mom swears by Listerine and the Internet swears by ACV so I chose to try the ACV-Listerine-lemon juice foot soak. I have a couple of questions:

    – I’m using one cup of Listerine and one cup of the ACV. Is it also ONE cup of lemon juice??
    – How often to you have to re-make the solution? If I’m soaking my feet twice a day for two months, that’s going to get pretty expensive. But I would imagine the lemon juice won’t keep.

    Thanks for posting this and I hope to hear back.

    1. It is difficult to say the exact time because we exactly don’t know the level of infection. Continue using the methods regularly and apart from that keep the area dry for most of the time, avoid nail polishes and eat healthy to achieve good results.

  4. Good evening, I’m so grateful for this info. I have just started ingesting 1 tbsp of oacv with 80z of H2o every morning. I will just incorporate 2 more tbsp of oacv.. My question is, how long should I ingest oacv 3 times a day, to cure a slight nail fungus? Also, if you have any recommendation on more healthy usages for ocav. Many Thanks In Advance! Mechelle USVI

    1. Repeat the process until you find relief from the nail fungus. It is difficult to tell the exact time as everyone is different. Apart from ingesting acv, try to soak your nails in diluted apple cider vinegar for quick results.

  5. hey! how to make sure the infected area under the the toenail dries completly after the AVC soaking bath? thanks

    1. It naturally dries in few hours. If you are unsure about it, take a tissue paper and dab around the toe nail and see if it still wet. If it is still wet let it dry for few more hours. Don’t wear shoes after doing acv soak for toenail as it builds the moisture and don’t let it dry completely. Make sure the toe nail gets enough air to dry.

  6. Hi…is it 1 cup of each, and also the water temperature as well? Do I also rinse my feet after the treatment or just dry?

    1. Yes, it is 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and water. Yes, you don’t have to rinse your feet, just pat dry them.

    1. It depends on the method you want to try. They are mentioned in the article in every individual method. On an average try at least 2 times a day.

  7. With the baking soda and Apple cider vinegar, how many days or weeks do i continue to do it, its only on one fingernail. Also, will the stain on my fingernail go away? Other sites say that I have to let it grow out.? should I apply false nails after the stain is gone Or after I know the fungus is gone?

    1. It is difficult to say the exact time as everyone is different. So continue using the process until you get relief from it. The stain on fingernail will go away. You don’t have to apply false nail after the stain clears.

  8. I have just started today soaking my toes in acv. I used full strength not diluted. Is that ok. I am also only soaking my toes , should I submerge my whole foot?

    1. If undiluted version is not causing any irritation, redness or burning sensation then you can. You can soak your toes or complete foot as per your convenience.

  9. I want to bath or shower after my ACV soak. How long should I wait to bath or shower after my 30 minute foot soak. I hate the way it smells so I always wanna bath or shower afterwards

    1. You can take a bath after an hour. Yet it is better to stay as long as possible so you can do the foot soak at night and take a bath in the morning.

    1. Being excellent fungicide borax is helpful in treating nail fungus. When you soak your feet in borax solution, it kills the fungus.

  10. Oh my gosh i wish i found this earlier! I was using the chemist stuff for almost a year and the nail kept growing back infected. I’ve been using the ACV epson salt foot bath once a day and ACV straight on the nail twice a day and in 4 weeks i have new uninfected nail growing! Thanks for the awesome idea ?

  11. Should I use new solution of acv and water mix each time I soak my toes, or can I reuse the solution several times ? It’s convenient to keep the mix in a small container with a lid…

    1. Yes, you have to use new solution every time. Don’t use the same solution every time as the solution will be contaminated with the infection.

  12. I have been applying acv for about a month under infected nail with a brush. Is this a good method? Should I use new, fresh acv every time? Thanks!

  13. I just paid more than $18 for a tiny tube to treat toenail fungus. Wish I
    had seen this site first. Will try the ACV method and thanks.

  14. i have fungal infection under my fingernails but it did not start in the tip infection begins at my fingernail. can acv penetrate when I soak my fingernails?

    1. Yes, soaking helps the acv to penetrate to the nail bed and deal with the fungus. Make sure you don’t use the same solution every time. Change the acv solution every time you soak your nails.

  15. Thanks for your great tips. For four years, I have had a stubborn case of toenail fungus on one of my big toenails and my “pinky” toenail. I have been soaking my feet in ACV, Epsom salts and water once a day at night for a month. In the morning, I have applied an Epsom salt rub gel ( found online) to all of my toe nails infected or not. Due to cheapness on my part ;), I’ve used the soaking solution three days in a row, and have gotten excellent results! Tjanks to your great tip, I finally have healthy toenails growing!! Thank you!!

  16. I spend a lot of time in hot, sweaty work boots, and recently had some athletes foot itchiness between my smallest toe and the next one over, on both feet. I took a small, pea-sized sad of tissue paper, soaked it in organic ACV, jammed that between the affected toes and out my shoes and socks on. A few hours later it began to burn, so I took them out. Over the course of the next 2 days, the skin peeled and there was some bleeding, and then it healed, and after that single treatment the athletes foot has never come back. I’ve used no other products on my feet. I’ve worked many long days subsequently and not a sign of the problem returning.

  17. I have the fungus on my toes right food only. Also in my hair. My husband has it on his chest & private parts. How can we use acv for that?

    1. Add 1 – 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to your bathtub and soak for 20 minutes to treat the infection on private parts. Apart from the private parts, you can apply apple cider vinegar directly on the infection and leave it to dry completely. Follow the routine for few days to know whether it is helping or not.

  18. Does it matter how much of the solution that you use? I am thinking about doing the acv mixed with baking soda trick and I just want to make sure that I don’t screw it up

  19. I have toenail fungus that my previous doctor just laughed at. She told me to use bleach and water. That never helped. I have tried creams and everything you can think of. Nothing has worked. My fungus has since gotten worse.
    I bought some organic acv with the mother, i soak a cotton ball with it and duct tape it to my toenails. It was fine for a few nights and then last night i woke up with severe burning of my toenail.
    I wont give up, this is my last hope before i just have the infected nails removed. I have not seen any improvement as of yet. ACV and duct tape did however remove the wart I had on my finger.

  20. I have had severe toenail fungus on both of my big toes for years and its spreading to my other toes,i’d luv to wear peep toe shoes and sandals but am too embarrased by my ugly toes.I am going to try some of these solutions,I will keep u posted as to how well they are working for me,thnx so much for these tips

  21. For about a year all the sudden my left hand fingernails one by one started getting thick,yellow and just ugly.Its very embarrassing.I had tried all kinds of home remedies,topical creams,antifungal creams and nothings works.This is my last resort before seeking medical help.Can i just soak in strait vinegar instead of mixing with oothe stuff?Would that speed up process without dilution of any kind.Thanx?

    1. Undiluted apple cider vinegar can cause burning sensation. If it isn’t causing any then you can try it. Undiluted ones may provide a little more effectiveness than diluted one.

      1. What if I use 50%water 25%acv with the mother will I still get good fast results..cause act with the mother could be costly using multiple cups(tubing enough for feet) 2 times a day

  22. I used tea tree oil a few days ago on the nails of both big toes. Within 24 hours both toes became very itchy and has continued to be very itchy but yesterday i developed small blisters on both toes. I’m wondering if I should wait before trying the apple cider treatment. I don’t want to irritate it more, but I don’t know, maybe this is the normal healing process. I’ve heard so many good things about tea tree oil so I don’t know if this reaction is normal or not.

    1. The itching and blisters might have caused as you may be allergic to tea tree oil. Wait for some time until the blisters and itching reduces before trying the ACV treatment.

  23. Hi, I have a small amount of fungus left on my pinky toes, but can’t seem to completely get rid of it. I’ve been treating for 2 years with essential oils and ACV. It most likely is from wearing climbing shoes for hours at a time. Please provide a recipe to spray inside my climbing shoes, I have multiple chemical sensitivities and am allergic to the store sprays. Also, should I keep doing the ACV before and after climbing or should I do vicks before climbing? Thanks.

    1. Combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Spray the solution on inside the shoes before wearing them. Apart from that make sure to sanitize the shoes regularly. Leave them to dry under the sun as the heat may kill the bacteria or fungus present in it. It is better to keep doing the ACV or Vicks until the infection completely clears.

  24. I”m a diabetic and wondering if it’s safe to soak my feet in acv for toe nail fungus. Would you suggest diluting the vinegar with water in this situation? Thanks!

    1. Yes, it is safe to soak and drink acv mixture for diabetic people so try out the remedies without any fear.

  25. Instead of apple cider vinegar, does regular vinegar work? My doctor recommended the 50/50 vinegar/water bath for my severe nail fungus on both feet. I am doing this for about two months now and some of my nails fell off and new ones are growing. The new ones don’t seem to be very healthy looking, but I guess, it can take months to see result. Cost is a big deal for me due to my limited income.
    Thank you.

    1. Yes, regular vinegar is also helpful in treating the nail fungus. It contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties which fight off the infection and restore the skin’s pH.

  26. The fungus on my left big toenail got so bad the and broke off. Now when it grows it’s thin and brittle still and continues to break off. Will ACV help a new non infected nail grow? I’ve been battling this with toe mail fungus drops from the store and nothing seems to help.

    1. Yes, by following the ACV process regularly you can get rid of the infection. Once the infection clears, a new healthy nail will grow.

  27. Should I go see a foot doctor for my nail fungus or try ace treatment first. My nail is about 1/3black. I might be wasting my money if I see foot doctor first?

    1. First try ACV treatment for at least a week. If you are not able to see any improvement then you can visit a foot doctor.

  28. im using ACV (american garden) over two months. the growth of fungus under control but the affected area remaining as same. what can i do to cure completely.?

    1. Continue the method for another few months. Apart from that eat foods that helps to fight off the infection from inside and strengthen the immune system. Foods rich in antibacterial and immune strengthening properties include garlic, apple cider vinegar, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables and broccoli.

  29. Went to the doctor and got pills and candid b cream for fungus in my right big toe and it doesn’t work, so I just started using Acv hopefully it will get rid of the fungus. Sorry I didn’t start using Acv before I went to the doc. Will let you know if it work.

  30. Can I use ACV that does not contain the Mother? Is it effective just not as effective? I can get ACV by the gallon, but only in small bottles with the Mother and it’s 4x the cost.

    1. ACV which doesn’t contain mother element is not effective treating nail fungus. Because the mother element contain most of ACV’s nutritional and beneficial properties.

      1. But you told someone above that white vinegar would work (he had limited funds) so why wouldn’t filtered Acv work? This is confusing me greatly. His dr said 50/50 white vinegar and water. Is that the trick.

        Also what about foot spas. How do you not reinfect?

  31. I have read that each time you do a foot soak with ACV, you should trim your nails and clean out the gunk, Won’t the ACV burn the skin?

    1. If diluted properly then apple cider vinegar doesn’t burn the skin. If it is causing any burning sensation add some water to dilute it further.

  32. And if I mix a little baking soda with one drop of ACV like in paste form and apply on the nails , is it okay?

  33. You list 10 different solutions to remedy the toe fungus issue. Are they listed in order of effectiveness with number 1 being the best solution ???

    1. Nope, they are not listed as per efficacy because all of them are equally effective in treating nail fungus. You can choose any one as per your convenience and try it regularly.

    1. The “mother” is a colony of beneficial bacteria, minerals and trace elements that helps create vinegar through a secondary fermentation process.

  34. I started with ACV a few days ago and there seems to be an improvement! I’m thrilled. Can I take 8 oz. water with one teaspoon of ACV a day or in two days? Thanks for your kind answer.

  35. As a kid, I picked up a bad foot fungus infection in school locker rooms & dormitory communal showers in the 90’s. It spread to all 10 toes rapidly- thick yellow disgusting & EMBARRASSING toenails. After years of struggle, I tried 2 full rounds of the prescription oral meds from a dermatologist– no significant success. About 18 months ago I learned about the homoeopathic methods and following 1.5+ years of daily attention, I’ve got about 80% clear nails so far! This is what I used/did:
    1. Soak 30+ min every day alt between ACV+Hydrogen Peroxide OR H2o+Tea Tree Oil+Epson Salt
    2. Scrub nails with Tea Tree Oil soap using a stiff brush during daily shower
    3. Coat nails with (high quality) Manuka Oil following shower
    4. Coat nails with (high quality) Tea Tree Oil 2x times per day
    5. Use cordless pedicure grinder (w/various attachments) to keep nails trimmed and expose surface daily
    6. Take oral Oregano Oil/Olive Oil supplements (high quality) daily
    7. Wear only sandals (Chacos are awesome) at home to keep nails uncovered/dry/exposed to air
    8. Expose nails to direct sunlight regularly whenever possible
    9. Consume ACV+H2o+Lime Juice daily
    10. Use fresh garlic & oregano when cooking as well as Manuka Honey for tea/coffee, etc…
    11. Eliminate (as much as realistically possible) sugar & bread, etc… from diet
    I think that’s most of the major elements. I also resumed daily running and began eating only one meal a day (OMAD). I guess you’d say I moved to a much healthier lifestyle in general along with specifically treating the nail fungus– so in addition to clear nails, I’ve also lost 50lbs and improved my health and well-being! It was long overdue. So stick with it and you’ll get results. Good luck, All…!

  36. I tried soaking my feet in Apple cider vinegar because I had fungus on my skin and my toenails. I soaked my feet completely for an hour for like 4 to 5 times. It worked amazing. I was amazed how effective it worked. It was almost two years ago. I haven’t had the that crap since then?.. I used the Bragg brand. Natural and effective.. I’m gonna have to do it again on my fingernails. ?

  37. After I soak my feet I can see a slight difference, however after a couple of hours they’re back to the same dark color. How soon will I see permanent results?

  38. Good day,
    Pls which is better for curing nail fungi, Apple cider vineger OR white vineger(distilled water)?
    Thanking u in advance.

  39. Have had false nails for years. They started to hurt so I have removed them and I have fungal infection on almost all of them, they look awful, disgusting I am mortified. I have started the ACV soak today how many tines a day do I soak for and Can I use a moisturiser after as my fingers are very ‘pruney’ After

  40. I have had toe nail fungus since having ingrown nail surgery 25 years ago. It’s spread to all toes. Big and second are worst. The second toenail is growing like a pincher shape which forces me to cut down and pull out the nail embedded. No way can i cut across straight. The thick parts also made my nails grow out ward. I have always filed them. I have liver disease and type 2 diabetes (controlled with meds) no real issues with circulation and no varicose veins. I’m 53.

    Will this cause nails to fall off (I’m ok with that!) one already broke off in half. I file the heck out of them because i have always painted them dark blue to cover the ugly nails. I’d say i have a moderately severe case. I’ve seen worse for sure. Will my deformed nails always be deformed now? Will the start to grow back normally or will i probably need permanent removal?

    Also can i get good results mixing white vinegar and Braggs mother Acv in equal parts for the soaks (braggs is very expensive). Can i do that and the baking soda AND tea tree oil tin finish it off? I can swab straight ACV or use a dropper during the day as well.

    I’m pretty desperate. I have a 10k deductible insurance and I’m betting laser therapy would never help and to expensive. I’m worried about the expense of 2-4 cups of Braggs per day when white vinegar is 1.50$ a gallon but braggs is 20$ – 30$ gallon. Please advise. I’m so worried.

  41. I have tie nail fungus on both feet and all toe nails for about 20 years. I just started the ACV baths daily. What I also did was smooth out all the toe nails with an emery board nail file so the solution can bettervattack the infection. After a week I am seeing positive results. Does filing down the top entire surface help?

  42. Can I use ALL the treatments listed at different times throughout the day daily as long as I dont have any irritation?

  43. Hi! I just started the ACV soak treatment for my thumbnail fungus.
    And was wondering will it spread to my other nails if i touch the nail?
    Sorry if it’s a dumb question. Thank you

  44. In #10,…using the ACV & Listerine makes a lot of sense, but I suspect petroleum jelly might be as efficacious as an anti-biotic ointment.
    I think it’s the antibiotic oily ointment that blocks air from reaching the fungus & therefore kills or weakens it.
    The anti-biotic itself will not kill a fungus, Just like people demanding antibiotics when they have a cold, even though it won’t do a bit of good!
    It’s the oily ointment the antibiotic’s in that’s effective; therefore wouldn’t the cheaper, more plentiful petroleum jelly be as effective?
    Thank you

  45. I have a nail fungus. 2 of my big toe nails and 2 small ones are dark. I decided to start my ACV direct application. Is it okay to soak my toenails on a ACV with mother (not diluted) for 30 minutes and rinse it after? Or should I wait for atleast an hour to rinse it off?

  46. I don’t like the taste of apple cider vinegar. Is a capsule version just as effective? The recommended dosage is 1-2 capsules 3 times daily at 500mg a capsule… is this also the recommended amount for curing toenail fungas?

  47. hi,, I would like to know as of yesterday i took off half of my toe nail off,, but now its the other half of it thats hard to do,, question can i still soak my foot in ACV an not worry about what might happen.

  48. I mistakenly bought a large bottle of non-organic, filtered, pasteurized, non-mother ACV from one of the major grocery brands. I know you say it will not have benefits without the mother but If I add it to an ACV containing mother will it support the further growth of the mother?

  49. I have been using the water & apple cider vinegar solution, also removes callouses, a plies. My question is does the solution effect nail polish finish? Don’t want to wreak the new manicure!

  50. Once the solution is used it should be discarded and use a fresh batch each time. Yak, who wants to use it a second time? I cannot imagine doctors using a solution a second time, OMG.

  51. I have been suffering from toenail fungus for over 4 years. it started on my big toe on my left foot and now it has spread to the other toes on the same foot (luckily the other foot is fine). I am embarrassed to use sandals etc. Out of despair I bought this very very expensive product called Zeta Clear which now i think it’s just a scam because I have been using it for a month and I don’t see any results. I am a big believer of home remedies but this fungus is driving me so mad that I just thought I would give this ZC a go. My question is. Could I use any of your suggested remedies using ACV and then apply the Zeta Clear? I would very much appreciate any guidance as I would like to know if I can invest my time in soaking/applying ACV every day.Many thanks in advance.

  52. I have the start of white fungus on my big toe and small toe of one foot. Can I soak my whole foot or should I try and only treat my big and little toe?

  53. Question: May 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm
    Instead of apple cider vinegar, does regular vinegar work?

    Yes, regular vinegar is also helpful in treating the nail fungus. It contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties which fight off the infection and restore the skin’s pH.

    Question: March 29, 2017 at 1:06 am
    Does it have to be ACV with the Mother to be effective?

    Yes, for effective results it has to be ACV with mother element in it.

    There are 2 different answers so I am a little confused. I did go ahead & order the special type of vinegar today.

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