How do I get rid of toenail fungus? I have tried vinegar, tree tea oil, and Listerine. Please help.
I have toenail fungus and it's really bad. I have tried many different home ideas with no luck. I went to the doctor and he recommended Lamisil, but it has major liver effects.
How do you get rid of toenail fungus? It keeps coming back.
How do I get rid of toe fungus?
I am looking for a remedy for nail fungus. Also, I would like to know if anyone knows what to use to clean tubs and showers that will prevent the fungus from spreading to others.
To get rid of a toenail fungus, use Vick's Salve. (Vick's Salve has been around what seems like forever.) Spread it on and under the infected toenail. Works like a charm. Much cheaper than buying preparations made for toenail fungus. By sewingmamma
Where can I get Somasin for toenail fungus?
Check out peoplespharmacy.com. It's run by 2 pharmacists who know what they're doing. Search for toenail fungus. They have lots of home remedies and people post what works and what doesn't. I've found some very good info there that I found nowhere else.
I have tried about everything, including Vicks and Epsom salt. Any ideas?
I've heard soaking the foot in apple cider vinegar works. A co-worker swore by it. I've never used the method myself, though, so I don't know for sure.
I'm not sure toenail fungus ever completely goes away. In the past three years I have used a doctor's prescription, a natural vinegar/herb soak, oil of oregano, tea tree oil and Vicks. I can tell when something is killing the fungus because the nail gets black in places and around the edges.
The nails are better than when I began. There are a few different fungi that can cause the disease, so I guess it is natural that one remedy works on certain kinds of nail fungus, and another remedy works better on another kind. One thing is for sure, though: All the remedies worked better than the foot doctor's expensive stuff.
As ugly as the nail fungus looks, that isn't what you're curing. Any "cure" you use is getting at the root of the problem and that's the fungus itself. It lives under and around the nail, it gets stuck inside the nail, staining the nail!
Does anyone know what can stop the itch of toenail fungus? I use Vicks and tree tea oil, but is there anything better? Please help, I am desperate.
By Rosie from FL
Reader's Digest had an article on it this month, and their recommendation is half Listerine (the amber colored one--it won't stain your feet like the blue will, apparently) and half white vinegar; you soak your toes in it a couple of times a week.
Go to your nearest "Sally's" beauty supply store. Go to the nail section and pick up a bottle of "fung off" or another brand, I think they have two. Use it as directed. It costs very little. People who have acrylic nails sometimes get fungus under them and this is how they cure it. If there is no Sally's store near you go to a local nail shop and ask if they will sell you a bottle.
What is a good home remedy for toe nail fungus?
My husband has the same problem with toe nail fungus and he uses a home remedy. Buy a bag of cotton balls and cut each in half since you don't need to use a full cotton ball. Saturate the cotton ball with cider vinegar and apply to each toe nail before going to bed each night.
You have to be consistent with this treatment.
The reason why he won't take medication that the doctor prescribed is that it could destroy his liver over time.
I watched Dr. OZ today and he suggested the use of myrrh. If I understood, I think it is an oil.
I have been going to the same nail salon for the past 5 years with the same operator. It is a very clean place as the tubs are cleaned and sanitized after each customer.
My neighbor started going last week and loved the first pedicure she had. My question is: she has nail fungus, would this be contagious to other customers even if the tubs are cleaned and disinfected each time?
Thank you for your replies.
If the tubs and instruments are properly sanitized, then no, you would not catch someone else's fungus. However, all it would take is for something to not be properly sanitized once and the next customer could catch it. I'm sure your neighbor is not the first person to go there with a fungus, and you've not caught anything yet, so the place is probably clean. However, this is a risk you have to weigh.
What do I do to get rid of a nail fungus? I have tried tea tree oil, bleach, and hydrogen peroxide.
By Jeanette B.
I would suggest you visit a good dermatologist. My mom had a nail fungus and tried all her friends "home" remedies. She finally went to the dermatologist and he gave her some meds to take care of the problem.
The fungus grew out as the nails grew long. It has never come back. Worth a try.
I have this on the middle toe of my right foot. I used Vick's vapor rub on it for 6 months, every time the nail grew out, my son would cut off the excess (I can't bend well enough anymore). It isn't totally healed but it is not sore. When applying the Vick's use rubber gloves, this way it doesn't get all over your hands, then wipe the gloves with a rag (kept just for this purpose). make sure to wear socks after applying to foot.