Toenails are one of the parts of the body that people always love to keep good looking nowadays. This is why almost every woman would want to go for a pedicure every now and then. This is not just a preserve for the women as men are also going to salons for pedicure sessions. All in all, these days everyone wants to look good.
Some of the causes of the toenails that are yellow and have become thickened include genetics, fungal infections, poor health and nutrition. In the event that the home remedies for toenail fail to treat the toenails, then it is time to seek the help of a podiatrist. Meanwhile, you could attempt some of these toenail treatment methods.
Some of the things that you will require include toe separators, pedicure kits, nail polish remover, nail files, nail clippers, nail cleaners, nail buffers, nail brushes, foot lotions, foot buffers, exfoliating cleanser, cuticle creams, and cotton swabs.
The first thing that you should do is to wash the toenail treatment equipment with water and soap thoroughly. After washing them, make sure that you rinses them using alcohol or any antiseptic in order to completely kill the germs.
The next thing that you should now do is to mix two tablespoonfuls of household detergent that is mild or Betadine solution, to half a gallon of water that is warm. Now put your feet into the water for around ten minutes.
The next thing that you can do is to cut the toenail right across it using a nail clipper. This is also an efficient toenail cure.
The next thing to do now is to clean the sides of the toenail using a nail file that is clean and a cotton swab. Also make sure that you clean the debris that is under the toenail.
Next thing that you should do is to cut a section of the 40% salicylic acid in the shape and the size of the toenail that has been affected. Put it onto the nail, which the region that has the plaster on the nail. Now cover the entire region with the adhesive bandage.
Now make sure that the toe is dry for around two days.
Now using an old tooth brush or a nail brush, brush off the nail debris that you can when you get rid of the plaster. Ensure that the region is now cleaned with water that is warm, that has soapy water and then put some antiseptic solution to it.
Now ensure that you repeat salicylic acid toenial fungus treatment 3 to 4 times. You may also want to inquire form the podiatrist if the reason for the discolored nails is the toenail fungus. If that is the case make sure that you start topical or oral antifungal toenail treatments.