Thursday, February 11, 2010

Toenail fungus- Should I buy medications of go to the doctor.?

What would they do at the doctor?Toenail fungus- Should I buy medications of go to the doctor.?
Really depends upon how bad the toenail fungus is. Over the counters don't typically work on toenails as they can't penetrate the nail very well. So, generally you'd go to a doc for this, especially if it was bad.

At the doctors you have a couple of options.

1. You could take an oral prescription only medication that would get to the root of the problem, but they would check your liver first (simple blood test) as it can cause problems... if you and you're liver are generally healthy, shouldn't be a problem.

2. If you don't want to or cannot take the oral medicine, then there is a type of clear nail polish that you can put on each day for a year... not a hundred percent sure, but I've heard that in practice, this only works on about half the people that use it.

Good luck!

Does anyone know how to get rid of toenail fungus?


A natural product called Futspa is available for treating the toenail fungus. This product is a solution that can be applied on the affected nail. The solution contains natural essential oils that are effective against the fungus. One such essential oil is the Tea tree oil. This is one of the main ingredients of Futspa. Lavender oil and thyme are also included in this product. Such products are safe to use and are also inexpensive.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can also be used individually on the nail that is affected by the toenail fungus. Tea tree oil can be purchased from the herbal stores. Tea tree oil is a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial agent and hence this is used in most of the natural products to fight the fungus.


Application of vinegar over the infection is also found to be one of the natural remedies for nail fungus. It is found that the infection may reappear after sometime if you use vinegar. Another way of curing is to use a mixture of water and the apple cider vinegar in equal proportions and soak your feet in that solution. This is found to be effective in some persons.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Applying hydrogen peroxide on the infected area is also found to help the cells of the nail to grow again. You can use a cotton ball to apply hydrogen peroxide in the infected area. Another treatment that can be used is to soak your feet in a solution of water, lavender oil, and apple cider vinegar. You need to soak your feet for at least half an hour daily in this solution to get the desired effect.

Decolorized Iodine

You can also use decolorized iodine for treating nail fungus. Apply some tea tree oil over the infected nail and then apply iodine using a q-tip. Olive leaf extract is another natural remedy for treating the toenail fungus. Try using Olive leaf extract.

Oil of Oregano

Oil of Oregano can also be applied to your infected nail using a Q-tip. This has to be applied daily in the morning and the evening. This application has destroyed the fungus and your nail grows again. This treatment might take several months before you get the desired result.

Most of the natural treatments for the toenail infections take several months to get the desired effect. Hence, you need patience you are adopting the natural treatments for the toenail infections.Does anyone know how to get rid of toenail fungus?
You will experience a reduction in your toenail fungus when you cut out simple carbs, add more protein and take oral anti-fungals such as caprylic acid or grapefruit seed oil. It takes months to really have a noticeable effect.

Starve the fungi! Cut the carbs and sugars.Does anyone know how to get rid of toenail fungus?
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Yeah, go to Walmart. They have this liquid solution in a small bottle that you apply on your toenails in the foot care section. There are a couple of them in that area so just check them out and select the one that is affordable for you.
Natural....tea tree oil, put a band aid over it for 30 days

Regular: by clortrimizole (athletes foot section), but it on toe, cover in band aid for 30 days.

Those are the only two ways that have ever worked for me. I will never get a pedicure again. That's how I got the fungus. EW!
If it's a fungus, it's under the nail bed and something that you paint on isn't going to help. The nails are impermeable, so you will have to get an antibiotic from your doctor to kill the fungus from the inside. Simply painting medicine on your nails won't help, because the nail won't let it seep under the nail and into the nail bed.
My husband cured his by rubbing Vicks on his toenail every night. It took a while but now he has a normal toenail.
I got rid of mine with that stuff from the health food store called, ';Nail Saver';. I supplemented by about 50% with Tea Tree Oil.

First, get some clippers and cut away all the ';funk'; that you can. Try to scrape off as much of the yucky white/yellow stuff that you can, then just saturate the area with the 50/50 mix.

It works better if you can keep the nail ';wet'; a good percentage of the time. Be careful with this, but what I did was after applying the goop, I would wrap the toe in plastic wrap and secure it in place with scotch tape. IMPORTANT: Do not restrict circulation to your toe! You only want the tape to keep the plastic on, and nothing more.

I'd wear the plastic wrap for about half the day, most days.

Don't believe what they say about the toenail being impermeable. It isn't. Especially when you're carrying the medication through the nail with a solvent like Tea Tree Oil.

It may take a long time, maybe six months to beat the fungus. It's tough stuff. You might have to kill it a couple of times, because it might come back after you think you have it licked. My experience is that every time you beat it back, it seems to lose some of it's spunk on the next round.

Good luck.
There is an oral medication which gets rid of the fungus when nothing else will. Your doctor has to prescribe it.
Quit pissing in the shower.
1)Vicks Vapo Rub really works directly applied to the nails.

2)Soaking your feet in diluted Clorox works too and very fast.

Best home rememdy for toenail fungus for my 90 year old Mom?? Possibly Witch Hazel or Hydrogen Peroxide??

Ive heard that either witch hazel or hydrogen peroxide works well.. I just can't remember which one!Best home rememdy for toenail fungus for my 90 year old Mom?? Possibly Witch Hazel or Hydrogen Peroxide??
You're not going to believe this but I heard that if you rub Vicks Vaporub on them, that does the trick. Wow! Consumer Reports seems to say it helps.

Hello there, does anyone know about a good medicine or polish that can make my bad toenail fungus go away? i?

i really want to get it treated without oral medication. please help me thanxs!!Hello there, does anyone know about a good medicine or polish that can make my bad toenail fungus go away? i?
call the pharmacist he probably can tell you of some cream you can get for it!Hello there, does anyone know about a good medicine or polish that can make my bad toenail fungus go away? i?
There isn't anything that will cure it, but if you clean them with a cotton bud soaked in apple cider vinegar every morning and evening, it will keep it under control enough that you can wear sandals. If you miss one time though, it will get worse immediately.
tea tree is anti-fungal. But you may want to go to a health store in your town and ask a nutritionalist for something that can help.

Has anyone ever heard of using Melafix to treat toenail fungus?

I don't trust those new medications that put your health at risk. I too suffer the same malady and treat it the old fashioned way of using hot water and plain laundry bleach to soak my feet in. After about thirty minutes, I then rinse my feet and pat dry.

Home remedies for toenail fungus?

Ok, I probably should have taken care of this when it first appeared but im really tired of having to wear socks all the time becuase my toe nails are embarassing. Can any one tell of home remedies THAT HAVE WORKED FOR THEM.Home remedies for toenail fungus?
definitely you need to get rid of fungus!

for me worked very well ZetaClear!Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

It worked fast and still works for me!

I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here remedies for toenail fungus?
Home Remedies for Athlete's Foot #1Add 40 drops of tea tree oil to a small amount of water and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes after dry feet with a towel and a hair dryer to ensure that there is no moister is present this is important because the fungus my flourish under a toe nail that has not been completely dried. Place a few drops of oil on the area.

Home Remedies for Athlete's Foot #2 Use olive leafs as an anti bacterial for infections. Olive Leaf Extract comes from the olive tree which manufactures its own potent antibiotic substances to fend off disease causing bacteria, fungus and parasites. Olive Leaf Extract is an excellent antiviral agent. Olive Leaf Extract may be useful for herpes, flu, bacteria, malaria, fungal and yeast infections, inflammation, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic fatigue and colds

Home Remedies for Athlete's Foot #3 Take fresh garlic slices and put it in your shoes, wear it all day. This is the best way of curing athlete's foot even better then all over the counter anti fungal drugs.

Home Remedies for Athlete's Foot #4 Drink pau d'arco tea and soak your feet in a more concentrated form about 10 tea bags.
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  • Has anyone used '; Loceryl lacquer '; for toenail fungus?

    I would like to know if has someone tried '; Loceryl lacquer '; for toenail fungus.

    Does it helps ? When did you started see the results or changes?Has anyone used '; Loceryl lacquer '; for toenail fungus?
    I've been using Loceryl for about 2 or more years now.

    Sadly, I have not seen improvement as yet. There are no quick remedies, and nail fungus is not a quickly healed condition, and it may require long-term treatment.Has anyone used '; Loceryl lacquer '; for toenail fungus?
    I used it a few years ago, helped alot but it came with a warning not to use for long periods of time so I gave up. I saw results after about a month.

    I don't think there is a long term cure.
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