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Old 03-31-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Vicks Vapo Rub.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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There is a laser treatment for fungus, check around. Usually ointments and medicine will take a long time to work. The laser treatment should be cheap, and fast, but is probably expensive, just because.

I read about the laser treatment -- unfortunately, my insurance doesn't cover podiatry so I can't get it. It's very expensive (I called to find out)

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Vicks Vapo Rub -- I've heard about that for all sorts of ailments. If the tea tree oil doesn't work, I'll give that a go.

Apple Cider Vinegar --- definitely going to give that a try!



Thanks to everyone who responded for all the great info!!!!

I'll update!
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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I just keep my toenails polished. Keeps the fungus at bay.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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I just keep my toenails polished. Keeps the fungus at bay.
Ha! I knew it. The polish kills it.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: California
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Distilled white vinegar. Using a Q-tip, apply twice a day.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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I really can't remember as it was a long time ago.
Natural remedies often take time and people tend to be used to the quick pharmaceutical fix (which is an option).
Can't you use some nail polish so you can wear those sandals?
(i'm assuming you're a woman? )
I'd use the polish only during the times when your toe will be exposed and then take it off.
Chiming in here--same problem with a big ugly big-toe toenail. The pharmaceutical fix isn't quick. I have a prescription (topical, not the oral) anti-fungal from the podiatrist. Didn't do squat.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Some physicians don't believe in natural remedies. Some physicians recieve checks from the pharmacutical companies for writing prescriptions for their products.

There seems to be enough evidence that there are toe nail fungal cures by means other than prescription drugs.
My podiatrist prescribed the ointment because he said the oral scrip is rough on the liver.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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Ha! I knew it. The polish kills it.
Sorry, I painted my toenail over the fungus a few months ago. It's still there. The fungus, not the polish.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Sorry, I painted my toenail over the fungus a few months ago. It's still there. The fungus, not the polish.
I had the fungus for about 10 years, never wore polish and on a whim put some on for a trip to Oz. Never had it since and that was years ago. Coincidence? I hadn't been doing any other treatment for years as I'd given up.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: In Exile
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Tea Tree oil swabbed on with a Q-tip all over the nail, including the cuticle and as far down into the top of the nail you can get without hurting yourself. Twice a day for 3-4 months depending on how bad the infection is...Always make sure to put on a clean pair of socks after each application..

P.S. You are correct about the possibility of spreading the infection through the use of nail polish particularly if the nail is deteriorated and brittle.
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