If you’ve ever battled toe or foot fungus, you know how difficult it is to clear up. Relieving the pain, itchiness, odor, and discomfort associated with the condition can also be rather challenging. Untreated, foot fungus, also known as athlete’s foot or tinea pedis, “eats” away at the skin of the foot and can easily spread to other areas of the body, such as the groin. Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, disfigures the toenail and creates thick discolored nails that can cause painful pressure and difficulty walking.
Athlete’s foot is such a problem today that drug stores have aisles of medications designed specifically for the condition. The issue with many of these OTC medications is they may not be very effective or they come with other side effects. Even many natural remedies are a hit or miss. But, a game changer has arrived — ozonated olive oil. Made from olive oil that’s “bubbled” with ozone, this natural tool delivers nutrient-rich olive oil and oxygen that helps neutralize fungus and speeds healing of the skin.
Causes of Nail Fungus and Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot fungus loves damp, humid places like public showers, public pools, and locker rooms. It only takes one infected person walking across these surfaces to expose everyone else. Exposure to these infected surfaces may lead to a fungal infection. It’s also why feet get infected by this fungus more readily than any other part of the body – shoes and socks retain moisture and the darkness encourages fungal growth.
How to Prevent Fungal Infections
Prevention is the best way to deal with foot or toe fungus. If you visit a public pool or use a public shower, wear shower sandals to reduce your risk of exposure. Keep your feet dry and clean, and make sure you dry between your toes after swimming or showering. If possible, go barefoot or walk around in socks when at home to let your feet breathe. Give time for your shoes to air out before you put them back on.
Toenail Fungus, Athlete’s Foot, and Ozonated Olive Oil
As mentioned earlier, ozonated olive oil addresses the problem of athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. It acts as an antifungal and cleans the skin. Studies show hydroxytyrosol, an antioxidant found in olive oil, kills the molds, yeasts, and dermatophytes associated with both toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.  The antioxidant activity also neutralizes free radicals from the harmful toxins fungus releases. Ozone delivers oxygen that kills bacteria and fungus and stimulates skin cells to heal faster. 
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Here’s what customers who have used it report:
“I was a little skeptical to be honest, but have been using ozonated olive oil on my athlete’s foot for the last 2-3 weeks and it has cleared up. Over the last 4-6 months I had used a couple of different creams from the podiatrist, but they both irritated my skin and made it worse.” – Amazon customer
“The athlete’s foot has not returned. Still clear after ~ 4 months. I haven’t had to use my Ozonated Olive oil since.” – So far so good
How to Use Ozonated Olive Oil for Toenail Fungus
For the best results, clean and dry your foot before use. Make sure you get the area between the toes nice and dry. Then, dab on a little of the ozonated olive oil and gently massage into the skin. If you have a current toe fungus, work it on the nail so it gets into all the exposed areas and around the entire toe.
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by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
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