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Old 01-04-2019, 10:23 PM
 
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You can easily buy fluconazole the medication for this through online pharmacies without a prescription, usually from Mexico or India, the meds are legit, but even then, you're taking a risk, you don't know how it is going to affect your body

Unless you're a female or someone who needs to show off feet, like no man ever, just cut and file nails, maybe apply some spray to keep it from getting worse and forget about it, sure, it will look ugly when you reveal those suckers but who cares, is just cosmetic

I never take off my socks when it comes to intimate time and if they ask why, I would just say I have athletes foot from playing soccer, better than saying i have nail fungus which is nastier lmao

I never go to the beach or pool, but if I were to go, I don't think other people would give a damn, and if they do, well, that's their problem, nobody is perfect
Women can be really picky, can't they? I should ask in the relationship forum if nasty nails are a deal breaker.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:30 AM
 
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Women can be really picky, can't they? I should ask in the relationship forum if nasty nails are a deal breaker.
Socks would be.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:19 AM
 
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Being female, I can just buy pretty nail polish to cover up the nasty stuff!
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:58 AM
 
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I'm 42 and about 5 years ago I got laser treatment on my toenails. It took one treatment, follow-up with topicals for several months, and it was gone. I totally accept that I may have to do it again one day. I have a genetic predisposition toward diabetes though, and I see keeping my feet in good shape as well worth the out-of-pocket cost. Mine was pretty severe, and I had nails literally just peel away. One time it resulted in an ingrown toenail which I never want to go through again - while it was healing, two fighting fat guys brawled right into me at a function I was attending, and one stomped right on the affected toe. The friend who was with me thought i was going to pass out, lol.

The only lingering effect is that the nails on my little toes have remained kinda funky - like one will grow a double nail once in a while and both are kind of thick, but I think that is due to the damage the fungus did, rather than a return of the fungus. Has been going on for 3 years and hasn't spread to the other nails.

So if you can do it, I'd give the laser treatment a try.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:33 AM
 
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Go to your Dr. and get the meds, otherwise it will never clear up.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:54 AM
 
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I'm 42 and about 5 years ago I got laser treatment on my toenails. It took one treatment, follow-up with topicals for several months, and it was gone. I totally accept that I may have to do it again one day. I have a genetic predisposition toward diabetes though, and I see keeping my feet in good shape as well worth the out-of-pocket cost. Mine was pretty severe, and I had nails literally just peel away. One time it resulted in an ingrown toenail which I never want to go through again - while it was healing, two fighting fat guys brawled right into me at a function I was attending, and one stomped right on the affected toe. The friend who was with me thought i was going to pass out, lol.

The only lingering effect is that the nails on my little toes have remained kinda funky - like one will grow a double nail once in a while and both are kind of thick, but I think that is due to the damage the fungus did, rather than a return of the fungus. Has been going on for 3 years and hasn't spread to the other nails.

So if you can do it, I'd give the laser treatment a try.
How much did it cost?

I have to work in boots everyday so for me im almost sure it would return
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Apple cider vinegar. Cover the toenail with vinegar, and bandage it up. Repeat every day till fungus is gone -- every day. Don't miss a day. It may take a few weeks. Be patient. Anyone who says this doesn't work has never tried it. It works.

Try it and report back. Get Braggs apple cider vinegar at the grocery store. There is a lot of info about this, google it.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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Apple cider vinegar. Cover the toenail with vinegar, and bandage it up. Repeat every day till fungus is gone -- every day. Don't miss a day. It may take a few weeks. Be patient. Anyone who says this doesn't work has never tried it. It works.

Try it and report back. Get Braggs apple cider vinegar at the grocery store. There is a lot of info about this, google it.
Glad it worked for you. Did not for me. Neither did anything else. I fought the fungus for years then finally had all toenails removed. I don't hide my feet and live at the beach and pool. It's never been a deal-breaker for anyone either. No one notices. I'm glad to not have to deal with that anymore.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Keep in mind that Insurance/Medicare pays very well for "procedures" and only the price of an office call for a prescription, and that The Official Cookbook of Best Practices, written by guys who don't see pts but sit in committee meetings a lot, always calls for the most expensive, newest medications....They completely ignore old, cheap and often better treatments.


Also keep in mind that you don't "catch" toe nail fungus like you do, say, measles. The fungus is everywhere and we're all constantly exposed to it. Some of us have fuss-budget immune systems that react violently to the fungus and cause all those problems of thickened skin lifting the nail and we say "we're infected." The ret of us have immune systems that don't care much about the fungus, don't react to it, and there's no problem... The moral of the story is you can't "cure" nail problems definitively, you only set them back with treatment until they recur. Then treat again.


A forgotten but very cheap (comparatively), safe (completely, unless you fall in and drown) is the use of Domeboro foot soaks....and it's OTC.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:52 AM
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Have you tried tea tree oil? It cleared up a fungus on one of my husbands fingernails, but I have no idea if it would work on toenails. It took months with a daily treatment so if you try it don't expect it to work right away.
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