To get rid of toenail fungus fast, start with a baking soda soak to neutralize the fungus. Follow with a tea tree oil rub to get rid of the fungus. It can take several days or a couple of weeks to eliminate the fungus, depending on the severity of the condition.
- Create a baking soda soak
Heat up 4 cups of water, and add 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide to the hot water. Stir until the baking soda and Epsom salt dissolve.
- Finish mixing the soak
Pour 1/4 cup of white vinegar into the soak, and stir.
- Soak the toe
Immerse your toe completely in the soak, or submerge your entire foot. Soak the toe or foot for 10 minutes.
- Rinse off your foot
Remove your toe from the baking soda soak, and rinse it with warm water. Dry your foot thoroughly, as moisture promotes the spread of fungus.
- Mix the tea tree rub
Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a small container. Add a few drops of tea tree oil, and mix. Tea tree oil has antifungal qualities that can help cure the toenail fungus now that it is neutralized.
- Apply the tea tree rub
Soak a cotton ball in the rub. Swab a generous amount onto the affected toenail.
- Scrub the toenail
Allow the tea tree rub to sit for 10 minutes. Use a soft toothbrush to scrub the fungus off of the nail. Repeat both processes twice daily until the fungus is cured.