Toenail fungus is usually the culprit when a toenail becomes thicker than normal, difficult to cut, yellow or brown in color and dry and crumbly. It can sometimes affect the nail bed and cause pain and inflammation. Toenail fungus is unsightly and difficult to cure but many people have luck with a variety of home remedies.
Soak the affected toenails for 15 minutes daily in a basin with a mixture of half warm water and half natural apple cider vinegar. You can also put pure, undiluted vinegar on the nail with a medicine dropper two or three times daily.
Put a few drops of tea tree oil on your toenails and cuticles every day. Rub it in completely.
Using Mouthwash. You can soak your toes after taking shower in an antiseptic mouth wash. Pour the mouthwash into a small basin and soak your clean toes for about 30 minutes. After soaking, you have to wash your feet again with soap and water. You can do this every day. Be sure to disinfect the basin after each use to prevent toenail fungus from spreading.