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I have had a mild toe nail fungus problem in one big toe for several years. I felt like I had finally got it looking fairly normal, but went in to have it checked by my doctor. She said it looked fine but gave me her home remedy:
1 part warm water
1 part vinegar
2+ T baking soda
The level should just cover your toes. Soak preferable twice a day for 15-20 minutes, Also, apply fix overnight.
Allow 3 months to work

What I had used prior to this appointment was:
Warm water soak with Epsom salts
Soak in apple cider vinegar
Apply tea tree oil or anti fungal cream
After a shower I would apply hyrodrogen peroxide.
I also would periodically file the nails down to a normal thickness,
Get some open air and sunlight

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Vinegar + Baking Soda: what appears to be one reaction is actually two, happening in quick succession. This reaction is an example of a multi-step reaction.

The acetic acid (vinegar) reacts with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to form carbonic acid. Carbonic acid is unstable and immediately decomposes into carbon dioxide (the bubbles) and water leaving behind a dilute solution of sodium acetate in water.

en. wikipedia .org/wiki/Sodium_acetate

So you're pickling your feet. See:
www. livestrong .com/article/137973-uses-sodium-acetate/

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