More user remedies on Toe Nail Fungus

toe nail fungus
suggested by Kelly on Monday, April 2, 2007

My husband and I have both suffered from this. We started using tea tree oil, and the results are amazing. It has completely cleared one of my toes and the other is clearing up. My husband ended up losing one of his toe nails from this, but it was not painful at all. He since has grown a new, clean nail. Try this, it takes patience and diligence, but it WORKS!!

Vicks Vapor RUb
suggested by Tammie on Monday, April 2, 2007

Oh My goodness! My doctor recommended Vick's Vapor rub for my toenail fungus and I thought he was insane. Interestingly enough though after applying two times a day for about two weeks the fungus is completely gone. WOW!

Some ideas
suggested by Douglas on Sunday, April 1, 2007

I got a a fingernail fungus when I injured my fingers. I soak them in hydrogen peroxide every day. This seems to keep it in check. I also have applied copper sulfate (use at your own risk) solution with a toothpick around the edges. It's a balance between killing the fungus and not killing the finger. The lamisil is scary and expensive to take internally. I may try the lamisil cream.

Rubbing alcohol twice daily cures fungus
suggested by Rebecca on Thursday, March 15, 2007

I had a severe fungal infection under my big toenail. My doctor prescribed antibiotics that I would need to take for a year (lamisil?); this drug had a risk of serious side effects and also required completely giving up drinking alcohol for a year! Before taking the antibiotic, I decided to try just applying rubbing alcohol (50% alcohol readily available and cheap at any pharmacy) twice a day. I put the alcohol in an eye-dropper and was careful to get as much under the nail as possible; I also cleaned out dead skin if necessary. I did this twice a day, and also at any time when my feet got wet. I saw progress very soon, and the fungus was completely clear in 6 months. I did not lose the nail as had been predicted. I did not change my diet, stop drinking, or take any special supplements - just the external rubbing alcohol directly on/under the infected toenail. Worth a try for a month; if you are diligent you will see progress and this has to be the cheapest, easiest way to handle the problem.

For yellow toenails
suggested by Diana on Saturday, March 3, 2007

Soak your toes in lemon juice and then brush you toes with toothpaste. Wash them with warm water. Dry and get a nail filer and buff you toenails. Run water on them after your do and put 2 coats of clear glowing nail polish.It really works!!!

Fungi nail
suggested by [unspecified] on Monday, February 26, 2007

This isn't a cure but it will relieve the itching,burning and smelly feet. If you have a foot tub fill it with warm water, then add a cup of bleach. You will see dead skin particles at the bottom if you soak at least 10 minutes or more. I am not a Doctor, but this has helped me.

toenail fungus
suggested by [unspecified] on Monday, February 26, 2007

I've had toenail and fingernail fungus for about 25 years. I'm 42 year old male.I've been using the tea tree oil..Put couple of drops on each toe nail.Try to penetrate deep inside and on top of nail.I'm trying to scrape out as much debris as possible after bath or shower, and keep nails as short as possible.I let the oil dry a little and then apply vicks vaporub with q-tip. I'm trying to cover nail and top of nail,like a sealer.I do this 2 times a day.It's been about 1 1/2 weeks for me and the results are impressive.My fungus was as bad as the worst pictures you can find. Although my big toes will take awhile to grow out...they are the worst..I'm gonna keep going till they grow out. But I have 2 toenails on right foot and one on the left that are pretty much healed...I'm so impressed so far. Ive done the lamisil and turbofine, but the liver thing scares me, so i've been living with it.I'm confident if this keeps working that I'll be wearing sandles in the summer.Try this remedy and stick with it, so far so good for me.

vapor rub
suggested by [unspecified] on Tuesday, February 20, 2007

smear vapor rub on your toes twice daily

UV light for Susan
suggested by Alan on Friday, February 16, 2007

My UV light was is a device for erasing programs from Eprom chips. That is the memory chip which has been programmed and can be re-programmed. You can buy these at an electronic store. or order from Digikey 800 344 4539. You will need a handy kid to take it apart. DOn't touch the wires inside and don't look at the light. You should be able to do this "Under the table"

Cornmeal soak
suggested by Mary on Friday, February 16, 2007

Soaking in cornmeal and warm water mush. You will see an 90% improvement after first two hour soak. A few more one-hour soaks and fungus is totally gone. We continue to soak once a week to be sure the fungus does not return. Helped my 92 year old Mom that had nail fungus for many years due t poor circulation. There is, to my knowledge, no way to save the toenail. The mushy nails are coming off but she has no pain. I understand that a new nail will grow in, but it can take up to 9 months and we haven't seen any growth yet.