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Old 10-09-2017, 10:56 AM
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by Harpaint View Post
Clearing up nail fungus takes a long time, especially when it is bad. You have to keep treating it for months until new clear nail has grown in and the old infected nail is gradually trimmed off. You can see the new clear nail growing in at the nailbed after you treat it for a month or so, but the old infected nail won't ever really be healthy. The infected part will just keep infecting the new nail if you don't keep treating it until all the infected part has all been trimmed off.
While I was in the rehabs recently, podiatrists came in to treat patients feet, one cut/trimmed the nail off a LOT and it's growing back healthier, not perfect but better.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:03 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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Originally Posted by ArmLizzie View Post
FungiNail doesn't do anything. Nail fungus usually clears itself out within 6 months as long as you keep your feet clean and dry and let them breathe when you're not outside or at work.
I wish that were true but it's not. I either go barefoot or wear open-toed sandals and I still have 7 toes (all little toes) infected with the fungus. Had it for years. It's not going away.

Fortunately it doesn't cause a problem with itching between my toes or on the soles of my feet. I've had that too and it's maddening.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:01 PM
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I did the laser therapy. I had the money in my HSA account and because diabetes is likely in my future, I knew I had to get it taken care of. It's been a few years since the one-time treatment and it has not returned. Took forever to grow out though!

I treat myself regularly with antifungals like tea tree oil and tolnafnate (or however the hell you spell it).

I've got a bizarre tendency to contract fungal infections, so tea tree oil body wash is kind of a staple in my life.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:15 PM
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Im also wondering is HBP pills Ive taken for many years could have caused the toenail problem and Ive thought it was the fall and hitting my foot that caused it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:43 PM
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Six months of oral Lamisil. It's cheap. See your doctor. Have a test to check for liver functions after you've been on it 6 weeks.

And from now on, make sure you keep feet dry, wear socks with your shoes.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:58 PM
Location: equator
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Tried everything listed here to no avail. For years. Finally gave up and had 'em ALL removed.

General anesthesia if you go that route!

FYI, no one notices.....AND no difficult trimming in my "golden years" LOL. I can barely see 'em now as it is!
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:48 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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For years the bottoms & low sides of my feet were very dry and scaly and my heels had horrible very deep cracks. Now my toe nails looked basically fine, just a little dark or discolored on one or two toe nails. I tried a variety of things but nothing helped. I assumed that I was allergic to leather or maybe the dyes in leather as it only affected the part of my feet that were covered by my shoes.

After several years I finally went to a foot doctor because the skin on my heels had such deep cracks that they sometimes hurt when I walked. He looked at my feet and immediately diagnosed it as toenail fungus (even though my toe nails seemed OK). I took one "prescription" of oral Lamisil (I don't know for how long, I believe several months) and the skin on my feet cleared up very quickly and as my toenails grew out they all started to look perfect.

This was at least 15 years ago and I never had another problem with toenail fungus or dry, scaly feet & cracks on my heels. I really should have seen a doctor years earlier.

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Old 10-09-2017, 08:29 PM
Location: northern New England
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I have fungal toenails, both big ones and a few small ones - currently trying tea tree oil. My dermatologist told me I had athlete's foot based on how red the soles of my feet were. No itching, no cracking. Never heard of any such thing.

I would like to be able to wear toenail polish sometimes in the summer, but my 8 small nails are SO small that I would have to start letting them grow out 3 months in advance. Sigh, I think my pedicure days are over.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:55 PM
Location: Pittsburgh
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I used Jublia and it was working and it did work on my little toe. It got most of my big toe and part of a middle toe. I have this damn fungus on three toes only. Odd. I think if I used Jublia for 3 years it would work, but DAMN that is a very long time. I would like to try laser, but I don't think it will work. If it did everyone would be lining up to get it done.

If someone has a real cure without oral meds, I think it would be a billion dollar med. Seems it hasn't been done yet, but Jublia is close.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:19 PM
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I had some on my big toe and a smaller toe for a long time...probably a year or more. I tried all the stuff mentioned and had no success. I finally bought some Equate antifungal liquid (maximum strength, undecyclenic acid, "compare to Fungi Nail") and used it diligently for several months....I saw results pretty quickly and now it's all gone and hasn't come back. My mother told me it would never go away.

One thing I did was that I covered the nail, the cuticle, and even put some behind the nail....I kept it long enough to catch and hold the liquid.

The key is to be consistent and keep at it, as it takes months, maybe even a year or so, depending on the severity of the case, to be completely rid of it.
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