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I had toenail fungus for a few years... which started with white lines in the tonail, which led to a yellow-ish brown thickening of the brittle nail, then to a dark brown/blackish streak leading up the entire nail. The condition is humiliating for us all.. and prohibits us from enjoying sandles in the summer, swimming, etc.

I discovered this site a month and a half ago... read everyone's great suggestions, and came up with a treatment that combines a lot of what is suggested here.

Items needed: bleach, listerine (brown), emery boards (disposable), Vics Vapo Rub, cotton balls, q-tips, bandaids and a shot glass (no, not to drink away the sorrows caused by toenail fungus).

On a daily basis, file down as much of the nail as possible using the emery boards. This includes filing the surface of the nail, back and forth, to rough up as much of the nail as possible. The rougher the nail, the more of the solutions it absorbs, thus the more effective the treatment. Once toenail is filed, fill the shot glass half with bleach, half with warm water -- leaving enough room at the top that the solution won't spill over once you dip your toe into it. Cover floor with a towel or something to protect from the bleach in case of overflow, then dip your toe in the shot glass for as long as your able. Your toe will start stinging from the bleach, you will want to remove every so often and let it air dry, then repeat. Leave in for approx 15 minutes. Once complete, let the solution completely air dry on your toe. Once dry... shower as normal, proceed with getting dressed, etc... then before putting on your shoes, saturate a cotton ball with literine, rub it over the nail for a few minutes, then apply a generous amount of Vic's Vapo Rub over the top of the nail using a q-tip, cover with band-aid, and leave for day. Once home at night, repeat the procedure before bed time.

It's a bit time consuming, and can be a little painful if the bleach burns a bit, but is working like a charm.

My entire outer-most portion of the affected nail has dried, crusted, and filed off with the emery boards.... leaving new nail growth underneath, not affected by the fungus. I could not be more pleased!!

Wearing open-toed shoes as much as possible also seems to help with this process. The fungus likes damp, dark places. So while going through the treatment, expose as much as possible!

Hopefully this works for you all, too! Good luck!

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It sounds good except that bleach is toxic you are absorbing it into your body through your skin... not a good idea, as it can get into your system and damage things elsewhere.


I concur that bleaching one's body just doesn't sound healthy--even if that is one method that works... Anyway, I've found with using topical treatments soaked in a cottonball, that a finger cot rolled over top, keeps the treatment in place comfortably. Works the same as the balloon usage or taping or using a bandaid, but perhaps more easily applied.

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