Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Toe nail fungus?

what works better to treat it... listerine? or tea tree oil? and how often did you apply it and how did you apply it?Toe nail fungus?
I had a fungus in my thumb and it was so sore I soaked the gauze in tea tree oil and then wrapped it up real good and it stinks and went to bed and woke up next morn and my thumb was not as sore it may take a few times but it works real good just don't put it on open sore. Mine has never came back and went to doc and he gave me medicine that was very expensive and was bad for my liver so I read about TT and I would swear by it . Try it.Toe nail fungus?
Both can be beneficial.

Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.

Using Listerine mouthwash. Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.

Curing toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar. Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes.
Tea Tree oil is antifungal. It can burn. I would use it as often as I could daily for about one month past when I thought the fungus was all cleared up. And be sure and treat the inside of your shoes so you don't get the fungus back from them.
The only way to treat it is to see a dermatologist who will give you anti-fungal medication in prescription strength to kill it. Otherwise, it will keep coming back and can spread to your fingernails as well.

Help with nail fungus?? URGENT?

does anyone know any medication (creams, like a nail polish, or serious medication) to get rid of it?? see we wanna buy zetaclear, but we're not 100% positive if it works... if anyone has used it please give review on itHelp with nail fungus?? URGENT?
Don't put nail polish on when you have nail fungus!.

What works good is over the counter ';Fungi Nail';.

Make sure next time you cut or clip your nails that you sterilize the clippers or scissors first by soaking them in alcohol. I had to learn that the hard way too.Help with nail fungus?? URGENT?
You should ask your doctor if it works I am sure he/she will tell you
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Ewww... toe nail fungus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

ok... my toe nails arent nasty looking, but when i take the polish off, the tips of my nails (not the entire nail bed) is kinda yellowish with what seems like small white horizontal lines... like the top layer sheds a little too if i scrape it... how can i get rid of this? i have already stopped wearing polish so that they can breathe a lil...Ewww... toe nail fungus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
Don't waste anytime!! Go to a podietrist as soon as possible!

I waited and tried over the counter meds and it just got worse!!

When I went to the doctor he gave me Lamisil tablets and it took care of the fungis! It takes about 6 months to a year, but it is gone now!!Ewww... toe nail fungus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
Ask your doctor for lamisal it helps.

My cat has nail fungus. Help!!?

She has a nail that is black and fractured. What can I do???

Toe Nail Fungus Question !?

I have had a big toenail fungus infection for a few years now. I was wondering if it was true that if one toe nail is infected with fungus that all my toenails in both feet are infected as well ? Now im worried since none of my other toes have anything but im afraid they will ! Thanks.Toe Nail Fungus Question !?
If over the counter treatments aren't working (and there are some great, potent treatments in your local pharmacy) then you need to see a doctor ASAP. Yes, toe nail fungi can spread to your other nails and you can lose your toe nails. You really don't want that!!! Trust me. Been there. It takes a LONG time to grow back, even for those whose toe nails grow quickly. Check out the website below for more info!

~ Best Wishes!!!Toe Nail Fungus Question !?
Good question. It really depends on which doctor you ask but I experienced something similar to this and my doctor said that, yes indeed the rest of my nails were infected but were not yet showing outright signs of the infection. My friend however had an opposite experience. She had it in one toenail and after using the same solution I did, hers went away without the others getting inflamed. I found all the help I need from http://www.my-nail-fungus-story.com which had a lot of information and simple solutions. Check it out and let me know what you think.
you have to be carefull coz yes it can spread to other nails,but i think is in 2 yers it didnt spread ...i belive its gone so youre good...
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  • Natural remedy for toe-nail fungus?

    All the medicines have bad side effects......Natural remedy for toe-nail fungus?
    you definitely need to get rid of fungus!

    for me worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

    Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

    It worked fast and still works for me!

    I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=749165Natural remedy for toe-nail fungus?
    The only natural remedy I've heard of, is the twice daily application of Tea Tree Oil, which may be purchased (without a prescription) at most pharmacies and natural food or health stores. Try looking in the aisle that has foot remedies, and if you are unable to find it, just ask one of the pharmacy employees or the pharmacist. Apply the oil to the infected area after bathing in the morning and before retiring at night. If you work out or engage in sports, be sure to protect your feet from reinfection by wearing slippers (your own - not ones provided by the gym) while walking throughout the locker room and while showering, then apply Tea Tree Oil to the infected area immediately after you shower.

    A regular spray of diluted Tea Tree Oil is also said to aid in the prevention of contracting fungal infections, but there are no guarantees, and its use is not endorsed by the FDA.

    Be patient. It usually takes several months to rid the infection. Once the fungal infection has subsided, add gelatin to your diet, in order to strengthen your toenails (and finger nails), so they might repair faster.

    Best of luck!
    It is best tackled from within as external treatments often fail if the fungus has spread to most toes. If it is isolated to only one or two toes you could try one of those paints you can pick up at a pharmacy or get on prescription from your doctor.

    Yes you are right there are treatments that are systemic [geared at the whole body] and they are in the form of a pill and your liver has to be monitored as they may cause damage to the liver. You could alternatively as a systemic treatment try olive leaf extract.

    Further reading:


    It is quite expensive so shop around for a good deal if you are interested.

    The only known side-effect is supposed to be the possibility of a an allergic response caused by the rapid die-off of fungi that release toxins which may temporarily cause a brief allergic reaction that may occur over several days..[ref: link below] You would need to look out for symptoms and see your doctor asap if they made you unwell. In fact it is best to take them under consultation with your doctor so he or she can monitor you, including whether the treatment is working or not.

    This website offers a testimonial from one who have taken olive leaf extract for toe nail fungus:


    But it is not a UK website. I would shop around the Internet for good deal but make sure you look for a reputable brand that is preferably standardised and of the strength 500mg or thereabouts. You may need to take 2-3 capsules a day for several months.
    Yes, i agree that Tea Tree Oil may help although it doesn't always work. Pure Lavender Oil may also help.

    Another good natural anti-fungal is Coconut Oil. The Lauric acid fights all types of infections, especially fungal.

    Best of luck :-)
    I was watching Dr. Oz on Oprah the other day, and a lady had a bad toe-nail fungus and fungus around the nail. He told her to soak her feet in vinegar and/or to use tea tree oil.
    Nothing was working for me until I started taking Acai supplement. I also used the oil from a Vitamin E capsule to help clear it up.
    Vick's Vapor rub. It takes about 2 weeks. Rub it on the fungus a couple times a day.
    Maybe rubbing some tea tree oil on your toes with a cotton swab at night will help.
    tea tree oil around the nail, I even heard a Listerine bath

    Toe nail fungus?

    My doctor gave me a prescription for toe nail fungus and it doesn't work. I have thick yellow nails. What esle can I use?Toe nail fungus?
    You need to ask for a prescription for PENLAC 'nail lacquer' (Ciclopirox topical solution 8% w/w) that you apply directly on the affected nails. It takes a long time to rectify this problem though, so you should be patient. Go see a foot care specialist regularly to get your nails filed professionally and keep them as short as possible. It helps. The doctor told me I could expect it to take 6-8 months and it did.

    I should warn you though, it's expensive.Toe nail fungus?
    Nail fungus, is a condition that affects the nail of around 6% to 8% of the adult population. A change in colour, thickening of the nail, becoming brittle, or rippled nail may be a sign of nail fungus. But it can be cured.

    Have a look at http://www.squidoo.com/nail-fungus for more

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    That is just not sexy.

    I've heard of a woman who got an infection from a nail salon and actually died from it. I guess she had a sever allergic reaction to it.
    arent toenails supposed to be all yellow and hard and smelly.....try biting them off after taking a hot shower then have a big P00P and smash it down the drain with your toes
    Dragon balm or tiger balm. if you can't get either try to find T-Tree essential oil and apply a few drops diluted in oil to your feet. the oils are soaked into your skin and will get under you nails even if you can't put them there.

    dragon balm is the only single application cure for stubborn athelets foot that i know of btu use for three or four nights to be safe

    also the prescription may be working but your shoes reinfecting you; boil or bin them
    Toenails grow very slowly. It takes about 6 months for the healthy nail to replace the infected parts, so you need to wait 6 months before you know whether the treatment has worked or not.
    I got the right answer for you: TEA TREE OIL.

    Ah, don麓t ask your doctor. You may spend the rest of your live going from one to the next and they麓ll never give the answer. They don麓t know what works, they just know how to sell pharmaceuticals. Their mind is squared.

    Try it鈥?. There is nothing more difficult to eliminate that a nail fungus. You have to be patient. Use it every day and a couple of months you will see. It is very inexpensive, you can buy it for $5.00
    It can take a very long time for medication to help with toe nail fungus. Sometimes it never goes away.
    talk to ur doctor and tell him it doesnt work, he will give u something new.
    Usually toe nail fungus is very hard to get rid of it. Some prescriptions that are given are fluconazole ( also known as diflucan) - this also is given for treatment to yeast infections and is usually given orally in a pill . or theres terbinafine ( lamisil) that can be given as a pill ( but with more severe side effects than fluconazole). Usually prescription needs to be for a good 3-6 months and if treatment stops the fungus will come back , since it needs to be completely gone. You can get lamisil over the counter as a cream and that too requires persistent taking of it for 3- 6 months. Both the pill flucanozole and lamisil work depending on the person, sometimes its up to the doctor. If your doctor is no help, its best to see a podiatrist who specializes in that area since they may know the severity or what kind of fungus it is exactly to better treat this. hope this helps.
    be patient, it takes time for your new nails to grow out