My wife has worked for a foot doctor for several years and she has always told me, never use the prescriptions for nail fungus. As an aircraft mechanic, I knew that some fungus will grow in our fuel tanks, so I had to find something that would kill the fungus and not me. I took a seringe from my wisdom teeth experience, and filled it with 92% alcohol. Not the low percentage, so make sure it's above 90%. I would cut the nail back, put a file under the edge and lift it just enough to squirt the alcohol under it. I'm not going to say it went away in a month, but within 2 weeks, I started to see the new growth coming without the fungus. It took about 2 months and it was completely gone. I kept the treatment up for at least another month and I have had no other instances of it. I did it everymorning before work and every night before going to bed.
I looking for a remedy, not only have I had a toenail fungus I also have it in my fingers as well. This is my 3rd and last try with Lamisil! ( I took care of and watched my mother go through a liver transplant and do not want that for myself.) I started useing vicks vapor rub last night. guess I just wait and see what happen's from there. I want my pretty fingernails back!
My 87-year-old mother had terrible nail fungus and nothing seemed to get rid of it. The homecare place she is staying at couldn't help her either because she wouldn't let them go near her...she's only comfortable around members of her family and people she knows.
I read a few reviews about Fungusil and another treatment called Zerofungus. Has anyone tried these and can you please tell me which one worked for them. Thanks.
hi i read these remedies and really was not too convinced but i went to the store bought apple cider vinegar and compound w that night i put the compound w on the nails i had 2 that were so thick i could not cut them with clippers and they had been like this for 20 plus years well the next night i noticed that a piece of the nail was coming off (flaking)so i got the emery board a wide one and filed it down well imagine my surprise i have 2 completely normal nails now after 2 applications do yourself a favor and try it it cost less than 10.00 and i can finally wear sandals thank you so much to who ever printed this tip
I was told to use Vick's Vapor Rub daily on the nails. I could tell a differance in a few days. It took a long time to completely go away and grow out, but it did wonders!
I used a magnifying glass and concentrated the sunlight around all of my toenails for about 30 seconds. I did this about three times within an hour for two days. It has been a week and I am seeing the black area in one of my toenails beginning to vanish. I also used a over the counter anti-fungal liquid to ensure that I do not contract it again from my shoes or socks. I am going to hit my nails with the magnifying glass about once a week (permitting I have sunlight). I suggest that people get a smaller magnifying glass rather than a large one. I bought one that was about four inches by 3 inches and the focal point of the sun light was too large and too intense. I was thankful the magnifying glass had a smaller bifocal section, about one inch in diameter, that I used. I also want to add that I did use the larger glass on my nails, but I did not focus it to the point where it burned. I focused the light to a point where I felt heat but did not burn me.
My 94 year old mother in law has toenail fungus in all ten toenails. It has been going on for years. First, I use an emery board on the tops of all the nails then I soak her feet in ACV and hot water, dry her feet and then apply tea tree oil to all the nails and around them. If her nails need to be trimmed, I do it after the hot foot bath. Most importantly, all of her socks have been replaced with Ecosox, they are made of bamboo fiber and they wick the moisture away from her feet. She no longer uses any socks with acrylic fiber. She wears her socks to bed at night so I had to find something that wouldn't promote any further fungus. Moisture always promotes fungus. After 2 months, one large toenail fell completely off (with a beautiful new nail growing in). Four out of ten have no fungus and all the other nails are improving dramatically. I can see the new, clean nails coming in from the base of the nail bed. We soak her feet every other day. On the off days, I apply tea tree oil directly to the nails and around them. I am happy with her progress and so is she. No drugs, no poisonous products. Remember, your skin absorbs everything it comes in contact with so be careful using any harmful chemicals.
Nonyx nail gel.
This stuff actually worked. I have to share.
First, let me make it clear. I have nothing to gain from mentioning this product other than a clear conscience. I am not connected in any way to the company that makes this product.
I'm back on this site because it was one of the few places of hope for someone looking for an alternative to super-expensive prescriptions that aren't covered by insurance. This costs $20-$30 for a bottle and it worked!
Recap of my saga
I had nail fungus for years. It was especially bad on my right big toe. It drove me crazy because I couldn't get rid of it. I had trimmed off the dead part of the nail just because I couldn't take the discomfort of a partially detached nail. It was disgusting. I never wore sandals and being on the beach was horrifying. I couldn't even really enjoy a massage.
After wasting way too much money on a prescription that didn't work and might, I turned to the internet like I do for so many other things.
This site was a big help in inspiring me to try something new. I started out my new regimen with a vinegar wash, application of tea tree oil and finished up with mentholatum rub, covered with white socks at night. I was determined so I tried the combo.
The regimen seemed to be barely helping. It was wearing me out after a couple months so I decided to go back to the store. I don't know what made me try this product. I'd tried others from the store before and they didn't do anything at all. So luck of the draw, this one worked.
I would feel guilty if I didn't share this, knowing there is so much frustration out there.
I'm amazed at the appearance of my toenails now. I've had nail fungus, discoloration, thickening of the nails for nigh on 20 years. Refusing to take any oral meds, I was on Penlac for one year and it did nothing except deplete the wallet. July of this year I began the suggested one part vinegar (cheap white) and one part water. I save the mix and reuse for quite a while. I've soaked my toes for 30-50 minutes daily excepting while on holiday (and only at that time using nail polish). A bit over three months and my nails are clear--can be cut easily. Such a simple remedy accomplished while reading a book daily. Wow! It really works!
I fought a big toe nail fungus for 15 years. It got to a stage where there was no nail left attached to the toe. I went to Dermatologists, Podiatrists and even took lamisil tablets with loceryl/cure a nail lotion for over 5 years, all to no avail. I considered having the nail removed completely. I then came accross the beer vinegar treatment which worked.
I reduced the amout by 1/3 so has to just cover my toe in a small bowl.
Acidophilus Sachets containing a specific strain of 125 billion organisms.
Guiness Stout beer or any other dark beer (Guiness is the one proven to work).
Basin big enough for your feet or hands
Persistence and Consistency
Natural Toenail Fungus Treatment Procedure:
In tub, pour 1 liter of room temperature beer into a basin
Add 1/2 a sachet which is 60 billion acidophilus and other strains.
Add 1 liter of White vinegar
Soak clean feet in the solution for 30 minutes before bed or when best for you.
On removing your feet or fingernails from the basin, file the nails down with a pumice stone or file
After each 3rd day, toss out the entire solution mixture and remake using the formula: 1 liter of white vinegar, 1 liter of dark beer and the remaining half of one sachet. This keeps the solution's ingredients in active live form. If too old, it will not work.
Repeat for 30 days every day. Do not skip a day for best results.