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Does Exposure to Sunlight Treat Toenail Fungus?

A young woman walking on the sand. A beautiful sunset in her front.

UVB from the sun is a very potent germicidal agent and, if you suffer from a common and chronic nail infection known as onychomycosis, you could find a daily dose of sunlight (between the hours of 10am and 2pm when UVB rays come to the fore) would finally get rid of your problem. Nail fungus is a very stubborn condition because it lives deep under the nail and not on the nail's surface - with the infection growing off as a healthy nail grows in. The treatment you use to treat your nail fungus needs some help and the regular sunlight to the feet provides the best rescue plan. You might have to use this method for several months or the whole of the summer. But would that be such a hardship? Carry out your foot sunning on grass or perhaps a sandy shore and you get triple benefits – a treatment for nail fungus, attractive tanned feet and all the good things that come with grounding or earthing!

What is nail fungus?

Nail fungus is mostly caused by dermatophytes – microscopic organisms that grow under the nail bed and thrive in warm, damp conditions. And we all know how easy it is for feet to provide such conditions with excessive sweating, keeping our feet confined in shoes for long periods of time and then perhaps not washing and drying them properly at the end of the day. Feet are often neglected and left to fester in the dark when they long to get out into the fresh air – and the sunshine! When we develop a toenail fungus, our nails can become discolored – perhaps yellow, brown, green or of course black. When the toenail is black, it is often accompanied by other symptoms such as brittleness, crumbling or cracking. The nail can be thicker and become dull looking. Should the black nail become separated from the nail bed, you can feel pain and discomfort when walking or wearing shoes. And the worst symptom could be an unpleasant odor emanating from under the black nail.

Other ways to help treat nail fungus

Always start treatment as quickly as possible because a nail fungus infection can be very difficult to treat, often recurring. Instead of turning to over-the-counter or prescription medications (with their often toxic side effects), consider first seeing a podiatrist who can help with diagnosis if you are unsure before cleaning away any dead and diseased skin around or under the nail to give healthy skin the breathing space it needs to heal. Then combine our suggested sunlight treatment with our own extra special home remedy – and it comes ready packaged and fit-for-purpose! H-Nail Fungus Formula (using established homeopathic ingredients and pure natural essential oils ingredients) will treat the symptoms safely and gently when applied directly to the affected nail.

Inspect your toenails regularly and look out for these signs

Even just one of these symptoms could mean toenail fungus…
  • The nails turning yellow or white
  • The nails developing white spots
  • The nails getting thicker or crumbling and splitting
  • The separation of the nail from the nail bed
  • Any unpleasant odor
Sunlight and air circulation is the enemy of fungus in the majority of cases. So whether you have nail fungus or not, get into the habit of walking barefoot or with open toe sandals as much as possible and get that healing sunlight direct to your toes (as well as other parts of your body too). Wearing those socks and shoes all the time holds in moisture and keeps out light, providing the perfect way to prevent any healing to all types of foot problems. nailfungus1 .