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Toe Fungus Home Cures ???
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Way Up Here    Posted 12-08-2004 at 17:59:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sort of a yukky topic but I'm not fussy about drugstore cures unless I can help it. I have what I think is "toe fungus" underneath the big toenail on my right foot. Doesn't really bother me but it's definitely rather ugly. It seems like sort of a white, crusty growth that is cut off when I trim back my toenail but the remainder is still under there and won't go away, it just seems to keep growing with the nail. Any home remedies to maybe slay this ugly beast?

Red Dave    Posted 12-09-2004 at 08:22:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never needed to try it, so I don't know if it works, but I read in one of those doctor's advice columns in the paper that Vick's Vapo-Rub would help get rid of it. Wasn't long ago either, wish I could remember the name of the column.

Donna from Mo    Posted 12-09-2004 at 02:06:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have the perfect cure: I had all my toenails permanently removed over a year ago. No more problems. My brother-in-law, after seeing my success, had the same thing done, a couple of weeks back.

Ouch!!!    Posted 12-09-2004 at 15:10:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kinda drastic, wasn't it?

Sid    Posted 12-08-2004 at 19:43:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bag Balm

Nathan    Posted 12-08-2004 at 19:20:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Vinegar worked for me. Had to apply twice a day "EVERY" day, morning and night. It took a while, but the fungus is gone. I used an old dropper bottle.

I read it on a website about alternative cures. Instructions said to apply at base of nail, but I also applied under the nail as well.

Don't know if it was the vinegar or faith, but it's gone!

steve19438    Posted 12-08-2004 at 19:05:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
not a home remedy but NEOSPORIN worked for me.

James(Ga)    Posted 12-08-2004 at 19:04:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

I have the same thing under 3 of my finger nails, i thought it was caused by my diabeties but the Dr says no its a fungus and gave me a 30 day supply of pills, dont know what they are called but made me feel so bad i didnt take the last 10 but nails are looking a lot better but if i can find the bottle i will post and let you know what they are. James

KatG    Posted 12-08-2004 at 18:17:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Vicks Salve...husband puts it on big toes after shower and the fungus is alsmot gone...KAtG

MikeT    Posted 12-08-2004 at 18:32:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They make a pill for that. It definitely works but doctors won't prescribe it if your over 70. hard on the kidney or liver or some such. Not much else will work if it is under the nail short of removing the nail. It's been available as a prescription drug for a long time. Don't remember the name but I've used it.

Bigfoot    Posted 12-08-2004 at 18:09:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have had black toenails for years. Was told a home remedy is to
put Walgren's Chest Rub ointment on the nails every day. It is
like Vick's Vaporub. Seems to be making an improvement after
one month on my toenails.

Salmoneye    Posted 12-08-2004 at 18:07:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

walt    Posted 12-08-2004 at 18:06:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have the same problem. Every 2weeks, "Tea Tree Oil" comes from Australia. Sells in Wally World. No prescription necessary.

Chas in Me    Posted 12-08-2004 at 18:05:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try Listerine.

Clipper    Posted 12-08-2004 at 18:03:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Without prescription medication yer only options are to live with it.....or sharpen yer meat cutting saw.

maw_nature    Posted 12-09-2004 at 19:27:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ms. Colleen k. Dodt, a renowned specialist in the use of pure essential oils, reccomends Tea Tree and Lavender *pure essential oils* unblended with anything else. They can be used "neat", meaning undiluted. Very few oils are used this way, but in the case of a stubborn nail bed fungus, Tea Tree & Lavender may be applied, either together or individually, directly under each affected nail as follows: 1 drop, up to three times a day. She further states that she has seen this treatment clear up a persistent problem in just a week. Follow up with a foot powder made from: 1/2 Cup baking soda or cornstarch, blended with: 4 drops tea tree, 4 drops lavender, and 2 drops sandalwood. For greater benefit from the applied oils and powder, the feet can first be soaked using the same proportion and kinds of oils used in the foot powder. Simply add them to 2 gallons of warm water, mix well, and soak. Relax and enjoy! Her book of practical uses of essential oils is entitled: THE ESSENTIAL OILS BOOK....CREATING PERSONAL BLENDS FOR MIND & BODY. I purchased mine from at a very reasonable price. She recommends buying only the highest quality oils...I ordered mine from San Francisco Herb Company...very reasonably! If you're tired of trying this & that, get back to nature's healing using essential oils.

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