Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How can I help my husband get rid of toenail fungus?

We have tried doctors but the meds are 2 expensive or they want to remove his nail and he doesn't want that,so i am looking for home remedies if anyone has any.How can I help my husband get rid of toenail fungus?
You can try vicks vapo rub as that is what the podiatrist recommend. One other treatment is to soak his foot in warm water with tea tree oil added and then use the tea tree oil directly on the nail several times a day.How can I help my husband get rid of toenail fungus?
two million people in Canada have it while over 10 million people have it in the United States.Nail fungus infections are really hard to spot earlier on. http://extrasmallurl.com/fa7

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cut off his fungus ridden toes
Go to a pharmacist. There are over the counter medicines and creams he can use.
i agree with Madame M.. my friend swears by soaking in vinegar and water DAILY... he said that his nails improved drastically.
I don't know where you live, so this may not help.

The Australian essential oil called Tea Tree Oil is very effective in treating toenail fungus - just as good as those expensive meds. Just keep applying it, preferably neat, to the toes every morning and night.
My aunt had this really bad. I told her to get ';TEA TREE OIL'; from a health food store. She put in on and put a sock over it as she slept for a couple weeks and it cleared it up!
Vicks vapor rub
The Doctor can give him some medicine but it can do serious liver damage and it still won't work.
Daily hot foot baths with a splash or two of vinegar put in.

Then clean gently with an orange stick or a toothpick (but super gently!). Use a cotton swab to apply tea tree oil straight to the fungal area.

In the meantime, if possible, buy new shoes. If it's not possible, make sure he wears dry shoes everyday (alternate shoes each day, or even make sure he wears three pairs of shoes in rotation), and swipe the inside with tea tree oil. Also, ditch any socks with holes. And wash all the socks in super-hot water and detergent (and some more tea tree oil, if you can afford it).

Clean all the floors and bathroom surfaces where he goes barefoot.

He will have to follow the foot-bath and tea-tree swipe routine everyday until the fungus grows out. It's possible that the symptoms will disappear, but if he waits until he's got entirely new nail, he will be sure the fungus is gone.

After that, he should take care to notice any new foot fungus, and do the routine until the symptoms disappear. (Don't forget itchy places between the toes!)

I get foot fungus every once in a while too, and I can testify that this works for me.
I found some good info here.
you can try topical lamisil thats made for athletes foot and such but its not likely to help all that much, rick just doesnt worry about his.

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