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Lisa

Several years ago, I had 4 toenails infected with nail fungus- the large toenail (infected 12+ years), the second smallest (infected 15+ year), the middle toe (infected 3 years), and the baby toe (infected less than one year).

The big toenail and the second smallest were VERY thick- like almost 1/4' thick and yellow/crusty. Really nasty.

After doing a lot of research, I came upon the remedy that made the most logical sense to me:

1-2 drops of white vinegar at the base of each nail twice per day

Here is the reasoning for this remedy:

1. Excess moisture is what fungus grows in, so doing extended soaking of the nails is NOT going to help, its going to make it worse. Applying 2 drops twice a day does not create excess moisture around the nail bed.

2. Fresh, healthy nail cells grow out from the base. So the substance needs to just soak in at the very base as these new cells are formed. Clip off the infected nail as it grows out.

3. Vinegar- safe substance, does not harm the body in any way. Cheap. Clear, does not stain, is not greasy.

4. Toenail fungus can only go away as fast as your new nails grow in. So be patient!!!

Two of my small nails have completely cleared due to this process described above.

My two very thick nails, which were infected for more than a decade each, have gradually thinned down. The large toenail started growing in thinner and thinner until one day, the 1/4' thick piece just peeled off completely. The base of that nail is clear and pink. Since my toenails grow in very slowly, I would say that by next summer, I will have a totally clear, healthy big toe nail.

The second smallest is still thick, but the base is clear and pink. That nail was infected for over 15 years, so I think that its just taking longer for it grow out completely clear.

Anyway, just thought I would share. I am very happy with the results and the ease of this treatment. I apply my two drops AM and PM when I brush my teeth.

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L.C

That makes so much sense, not soaking it. So true. I have been going thru this for two years. I am going to try this. Thanks for posting.

Michele

Lisa,

Can you tell me how much 'cleaning' you did around the toe areas? My two big toes have that problem, and I try to keep them cleaned up, but that fungus is hard to get to. And in listening to your experience I started last night with two drops twice a day! Thanks.

Anonymous

ok sounds like a plan. only thing is and my only problem is this,is the base the part where the nail grows out or the part up top of the toe where there's skin? I know sounds silly, but I'm not quite sure and do want to apply the vinegar to the right area..

Anonymous

Hello- I am the OP for this topic.

In answer to the questions, the base of the nail is the bottom edge where it grows out from the skin. This is where the new cells are formed and become toenail instead of skin. The drops need to saturate this area- which is very easy with just 1 or 2 drops.

As for pain- vinegar does not cause pain at all. Unless you had a cut or sore of some type, then it might sting.

The most important thing is to be patient!!!! Many people have toenails that grow in very slowly. You can only get rid of the fungus as fast as your nail grows in.

It helps to make sure you keep your feet as dry as possible and if you wear shoes, wear socks, so your nails are not rubbing fungus all over the inside of your shoes - that will mean the toenails keep getting reinfected even if you finally grow out a clear nail.

Anonymous

im trying this remedy out now and im going to keep up with it. its embarrassing to be so young and you cant show off your feet. im washing my toes with soap and water. after drying my toe i use witch hazel to clean any excess dirt or dead skin cells. after my feet are dry, i apply the vinegar drops around the nail bed. hopefully within a month i should be seeing results.

Mary

Does applying gold bond powder help or make it worst?

bug

you said you treated your toe nails when brushing your teeth. What if I don't brush my teeth.

Anonymous

Will apple cider vinegar work?

Anonymous

ok im going to try this since i have vinegar, what the heck. I have had this for about a year and its rediculous! I hit my toe off a doorway and had two fake nails put on my big toes for my wedding shower and have had it ever since. let this be a lesson to all of you, do not get fake nails! Thank you for posting.

Anonymous

OP here again, just wanted to check in and report my progress.

My big toe is finally 100% grown out and clear of fungus.

This toenail was easily 1/4 - 1/3' thick when I started using the vinegar FIVE years ago.

This is what I mean about being patient.

If you have nails that are infected for years (or decades), you are going to need to be very patient.

The key issue is that the treatment of fungus can only work as quickly as your nails grow out.

As the new cells form at the base of the nail, and they are saturated with 2 drops of vinegar twice a day, they are fungus free. Day by day by day, a healthy nail starts to grow in.

I encourage anyone using this technique to just pay attention to how fast their nails are growing.

I am so glad I have stuck with this treatment. Good luck to everyone! Just do it twice a day, 2 drops per nail, and wait for your healthy nails to grow in!

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