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Old 06-25-2016, 08:43 PM
 
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Oregano oil. Mix it with some cooking oil, because it's very strong and will burn the skin unadulterated. Use a Q-tip to apply, or something that will allow even better precision. The stuff is very heavy-duty. Honestly, I don't recall if more than one application is necessary. Apply, then check the reaction after 24 hours, and gauge by that. The stuff kills fungus. It's stronger than tea tree oil.

You need to take care of this before it enters your foot and starts spreading internally, which it will do if left untreated for a long time.
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:37 PM
 
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Fungus that is already in a nail can't be killed. The fungal section has to be cut off. If its just on the end, then its easy to trim off. If it goes any further than that, the only actual cure is growing out healthy tissue, without fungus embedded in it.

The sad truth is that it takes time for nails to grow out, and most people don't have the patience to stick with a treatment.

I wish I had taken a daily picture of my toenail every day for the two years it took to get it to grow completely out. That would have made a cool YouTube video.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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Oregano oil. Mix it with some cooking oil, because it's very strong and will burn the skin unadulterated. Use a Q-tip to apply, or something that will allow even better precision. The stuff is very heavy-duty. Honestly, I don't recall if more than one application is necessary. Apply, then check the reaction after 24 hours, and gauge by that. The stuff kills fungus. It's stronger than tea tree oil.

You need to take care of this before it enters your foot and starts spreading internally, which it will do if left untreated for a long time.
Oregano essential oils and apple cider vinegar mixed with a little water is what my friend swears worked on her toenail fungus. Like you said, oregano is super strong.

I have some in a spray bottle mixed with just water and I spray it on my feet every morning while I'm sitting at my vanity getting ready - it dries quickly. It's supposed to be a great barrier to germs. I don't know if it works, but I do know I'm never sick.

Knock on wood.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:32 PM
 
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Karasal works quickly for a short while, but then it comes back. If you want your toes to look good for the summer, you should try it. My DH has a bit of toenail fungus and he has never found the long term cure, so perhaps it can only be found in the prescription with all the side effects.
A good question for the forum would be if someone has used the prescription medication, lived to tell about it, was cured, and it has not come back.


Many years ago I used the prescription Lamisil--the oral agent. It did clear up, but came back when discontinued. We decided not to try it again because of the possible side effects. Since then I've found Tea Tree Oil works, but a little drying. I mix it with olive oil and that works. You just have to experiment until you find your right combination.


Another remedy Nonyx. Its an OTC, actually, I think I got it online. Its about $30 for an 8 oz bottle. Its a gel you apply after soaking the nails in warm water. Its then recommended to apply a bandaid and redo every 2-3 days. It literally "eats" the infected nailbed away, without any harm to the nailbed. This is good if you have particularly thick, infected nails. Once the debris is gone, then apply a fungus treatment of choice, Tea Tree Oil, or whatever OTC product works. If your nails are especially thick with fungus, you need to get rid of the infected nail first, then apply the fungus treatment, otherwise, it just sits on the nail and doesn't do much good.




http://www.xenna.com/Products/NonyX.aspx
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:57 PM
 
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Karasal works quickly for a short while, but then it comes back. If you want your toes to look good for the summer, you should try it. My DH has a bit of toenail fungus and he has never found the long term cure, so perhaps it can only be found in the prescription with all the side effects.
A good question for the forum would be if someone has used the prescription medication, lived to tell about it, was cured, and it has not come back.
I had always thought that my feet were allergic to leather as the entire foot that touch the shoe was slightly red and scaly and I had a slight discoloration on my toe nails. Sometimes the skin on my heels would get thick and then crack & bleed. My feet looked horrible in sandals. I had this for several years, perhaps as many as 6 or 8 years.. I mentioned this several times to two different general practitioners neither were very concerned and said that I had dry skin or an allergic reaction to shoe leather or to shoe dyes.

Finally, my toe nails started to get more discolored & very funny looking so I went to a specialist. The doctor laughed when I said that I was "allergic to shoe leather" and said "No, you have a toe nail fungus".

I took Lamisil for the specified period of time. The toe nail infection disappeared and the red, scaly-ness on my feet disappeared. This was 15 or 20 years ago and I never had another problem again. My toe nails are perfect and the skin on my feet is perfect. I never again had dry or cracked/bleeding heels. I deeply regret that I did not go to a specialist sooner.

BTW, I did not have any side effects from the medication.

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Old 06-25-2016, 10:59 PM
 
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Oregano oil. Mix it with some cooking oil, because it's very strong and will burn the skin unadulterated. Use a Q-tip to apply, or something that will allow even better precision. The stuff is very heavy-duty. Honestly, I don't recall if more than one application is necessary. Apply, then check the reaction after 24 hours, and gauge by that. The stuff kills fungus. It's stronger than tea tree oil.

You need to take care of this before it enters your foot and starts spreading internally, which it will do if left untreated for a long time.


Try using Q-Tips precision Tips to apply the oregano oil. They are Q-Tips with an angled tip. I use them for nail polish that strayed over the cuticles.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:12 AM
 
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I had that after wearing shoes from someone in my family. I got rid of it but had to be drastic about it. I threw out all my thrift store shoes, soaked my feet in a plastic shoe box every morning, for a month, blow dried my feet with a blow dryer after bathing. take the Solaray Yeast Cleanse, temporarily elimnate sugar. Foot fungus is a yeast imbalance. https://www.longcreekherbs.com/products.php Here is the link for the foot soak. It should be gone after a month of consistent soaking.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:36 AM
 
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A friend's podiatrist told her to soak her toe in lightly diluted clorox bleach. Did the job for her.
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:06 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Well, this is a weird suggestion & it works; OP, if you try it let me know how it worked for you.

Buy a box of Frost & Tip Highlights; it's hair bleach & they sell it at your average grocery store, Walgreens & Walmart.

Mix the contents according to the directions. There will be a pair of vinyl gloves included; WEAR THEM!!

This stuff will eat your fingerprints right off your fingers if you don't; thats why they include that head cap with pull through holes & a hook; it's only sold as an off-scalp product.

Use your gloved fingers or the included hook/stirring thing to spread the mixture over each toenail; it should be slightly foamy, not overly drippy.

Make sure you get it evenly over & into the nailbed & underneath the nail

Try to leave it on for about 15 min. Rinse your feet off & dry them well. Use a nail clipper to trim off excess nail & expose more fungal affected areas.

Repeat the process; you will have enough product to do this, you don't have to buy 2 boxes.

My husband is a welder & he received chemical burns to his hands (chromium acid I believe) about 10 years ago. Every summer, for some reason, when the temperature goes up he gets a flare-up of nail fungus & he swears by this... I tried everything before trying this for him & I did it purely on a hunch...but it worked!

For the 1st time in 20 years I decided to grow out my hair's real color & now he's complaining all the time..."when are you going to buy some hair stuff!" (he was always after me to grow it out & quit bleaching it; I just can't win!)

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Old 06-26-2016, 09:29 AM
 
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I've never had any luck with topical creams and potions,what got rid of my toenail fungus was a product taken orally once a day called Sporinox. Its definitely hard on the kidneys and or liver and its very expensive and cost me $360 for a months supply (30)of pills but it definitely gets rid of fungus, i took the product 5 years ago for a month and have had no occurrence of fungus since.,i have heard about the laser treatments and assume they work.
https://www.google.ca/#q=Sporinox
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