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Mark

After TEN YEARS of fighting the toenail fugus I finally WON!!

TREATMENT BENEFITS
* No oral drugs or injections
* Easy
* Application of treatment takes very little time (especially compared to the other treatments I've read)

WHAT WORKED
Decolorized Iodine (also known as clear iodine - non staining).

WHAT YOU NEED - GENERALLY
You need an antiseptic. The infection is on the skin under the nail. There are a lot of antispectics out there but they have to be 'thin' enough to get through the nail (liquid surface tension, viscosity).

WHY DECOLORIZED IODINE WORKS
Iodine absorbs in the nail in SECONDS. It also leaves NO staining - completely clear.

Other antiseptics - Bleach(chlorine), Peroxide (including Hydrogen and urine), Chlorhexidine Gluconate (hospital skin cleaner) are too thick even if you soak your toes in them (although chlorine can make a little difference)

WHERE TO GET IT
Not widely available. I found it at CVS for $5, but it was not at Walgreens or Walmart for me. Mine came in a brown bottle even though the liquid is clear and dries clear.

TREATMENT
A treatment consisted dipping a q-tip in the bottle and painting your infected nails and the skin that is close to the nail. Repeat (double dipping's ok!) until all infected nails are saturated (it can take ten times). Then leave to dry (takes less than a minute).

THAT'S IT! In less than a half an hour you might feel the skin under your nails tingling. You know it's working!!

If it hurts at anytime while applying, you have hit a pocket of infection. Stop and wait the next day to try again.

I STRONGLY recommend that you do this in the bathtub. Until the iodine is absorbed, it smells like cat urine; but that's only for a few seconds. But if you spill the bottle you want easy clean up.

MY STORY
What I did was apply it 3 times a day for 4 days, then once a week for 4 weeks, then once a month for 3 months. I don't know if more would be faster or if less is fine. In 6 weeks I was amazed at the change in my toes and nails.

Change in 6 weeks
* My toe skin looked healthier
* Light pink nail was growing out the bottom
* My right big toe left side of the nail had (before treatment) began to detact completely making another toe nail! After 6 weeks it began to reattach a full 1/8 inch!!!

Now (5 months later)
They look great. The only sign left is a major ridge that you can't see (but use to see) but I can feel it with my finger. My right toe nail has completely reattached.


INCOURAGEMENT
I would like to say that when you get rid of this infection, your body will fight other infections faster and you'll feel healthier too.

So don't let anyone, nurse or doctor tell you it can't be done!!

I have pictures but I guess I'll had to describe them instead.

IF IT WORKS FOR YOU PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE WILL!!

(IT'S OBVIOUS TO ME THAT THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY IS NOT INTRESTED IN HELPING.)

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Anonymous

encouragement is spelled with an 'e' not an 'i' (you might want to correct that)-- interesting information here

Michelle

i have been looking for something that will work. It just started on my big toe so I hope I am getting it early. I will give it a try and see how it goes.. here is hoping

jason

i am interested in trying this. it has taken over all but my left big toe.

Anonymous

I am in the same situation with the big toe, it was so ugly that I had it removed by a doctor. Then, it grew back and mended well. A few months later, it started to turn again. Now, I will try this method, which I started 3 days ago. So far, so good and I also found the product at CVS, $5.00, brown bottle (De-colorized Iodine)

Anonymous

I just want to comment to the person correcting a spelling error.
Who cares! Anybody taking the time to share their cure or give helpful information isn't looking to win an award for spelling, so get a life.

Lisa

I have been trying Listerine and it seems to be helping, but this treatment sounds better. I am off to CVS to find the Iodine. I will Keep you posted. Oh yes, who cares about mispelling. I say get a life too!

MaryB

After many years of embarrassing toenail fungus and remedies that don't work, this one makes the most sense. I'm two weeks into a 3 a day application of the iodine and I'm getting great results. I will continue for several weeks then taper off. The clear iodine does stain the Q tip stick and did stain a white bath rug. No biggy since I can see good results. 3 small toes are almost clear and the worst big toe is clearing out. Thanks for this good remedy and good luck to everyone fighting this scourge.

Mark

Hi this is Mark, the author of this entry. The feedback here has been quite encouraging to me so I'm going to be a 'fool' and post one of my email aliases dafs@att.net.

My bottle does say that it will stain skin – this has not happened to me. However it, as others have noted, will stain cotton and most likely other cloth and clothes. I failed to mention that because I apply this treatment right before or after showering and therefore clothes were a moot issue for me.

Oh, and not that it might matter, but I did catch the misspelling right after I entered the original entry and before it was posted I entered a second corrected entry; however the editor of this site choose the first.

I have not harassed the editor of this because I am very thankful that they are putting the effort to help people and I think in general we should help each other when we can.

That said I am a reformed “A” type person so I can tell you that there are persons that will not listen to advice if there are misspellings and that it is possible that this is what was of concern to the person pointing out the misspelling.

Love to All! Mark.

Anonymous

Well, I am greatful that you took time out to help us with this common infection. I will try it and let you know the results. Thank you:)

Anonymous

Oh, I'm sorry. 'Grateful' Now, will I be penalized for making this mistake? It didn't make sense to post such a comment. Perhaps someone needs to point out his use of grammer!! MLA rules:) Thank you for the remedy.

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