I have tried just about all the home remedies like Vicks vaporub, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, oregano oil, Listerine, tea tree oil, etc. but nothing worked. Then I looked at several products on the market but many were too expensive. I decided to try a product called Fungiban (www.fungiban.com). After a few months, I could see new clear nails growing from the base of my toes. This is a very good toenail fungus treatment and was the only thing that worked for me.
I've tried most of the home remedies for nail fungus in this forum. After about 8 years, I still had nail fungus. The only thing that cured my nail fungus was a new product called Fungiban (fungiban.com). After about two months, the nail fungus was just about gone and I kept using it until my healthy nails grew out fungus free. Any solution doesn't do any good if the solution can not completely penetrate the nail.
Fungiban did it for me, finally!
Trim all of the white back from your nails. If they are thickened, file the surface down closely as well. Then soak daily in apple cider vinegar (undiluted) for at least 20 minutes followed by hydrogen peroxide for the same amount of time. Yes - it's a long time and if you can take more time that will work even better. But find a time when you're going to watch a tv show or sit at your computer and give that time to doing this as well. Once it appears to be gone continue to do this several days a week. If this is on toenails, wear open toe sandals, get some sun on your feet, don't eat sugar. It will completely clear up without crazy expensive drugs that destroy your liver.
For nail fungus, I tried everything, and as a last ditch effort, I took that little tube of anti-itch cream that comes with yeast infection treatments, and rubbed a small amount into and around the nail. It showed improvement by the next morning. Of course it has taken a while to grow out but it has stopped becoming infected, and I have only healthy nail growth. I used it in the morning after my shower, and at night before bed. If I was at home I would use it as often as I could.
Unbelievable that this works. Have tried many, many other home remedy alternatives. But I tried Jojoba oil on a whim and it actually clrared it up. It noticeably worked around the dges within the first week of applying it twice a day. I decided to file the top surface of the nail a bit and then the entire nail was better after another week or two. Well worth a try if nothing else has worked. Spread the word and good luck!
I purchased raw apple cider vinegar from whole foods market and i have been using everyday. I have made it very strong with vinegar stronger than what is suggested. I have seen a major improvement in my brown toenails in one week. I also have been using an antifungal medicine as well. I also have been cutting out the brown spots every time my nail gets longer enough. I use tee trea oil also just mixing up the treatment. It has worked.
For toenail or fingernail fungus, apply tea tree oil with a Q-tip at least twice a day (I do it after showering and before bed). Make sure not to re-use the same part of the Q-tip after you touch it to your fungal nail. I do all of my nails, although I only have fungus on one, to prevent the spread. After the tea tree oil I rub in some Vick's vapo-rub and leave it on. My nail is improving drastically!! This works because tea tree oil, menthol, and camphor (found in Vick's) are all natural anti-fungals. However, you must continue the treatment until the fungal nail is completely grown out and for a while after it grows out to be sure that the fungus is completely gone.
If you must wear shoes, change your socks as often as possible to keep the feet clean and dry - fungus loves moisture!! I go barefoot or in sandals as often as possible as well.
I had a fungus on my thumb nail for years. I tried everything.
What finally worked was soaking it in Listerine mouth wash. It was gone in a couple of weeks, and has never returned!
After prescribed medications didn't work on my toenail over several years, it finally turned brownish black and was lifting up off the nail bed almost down to the moon. I was so disgusted that instead of using bleach, I sprayed Tilex under the nail, cleaned it out, then clipped the excess nail back. I did one treatment a week for 2 weeks. I saw immediate improvement and now that I'm using Vicks, the nail is growing back healthy and is just about completely re-attached to the nailbed! Whether it is the camphor or thymol not sure, but it seems to be working.
The basic premise behind this odd sounding natural toenail fungus treatment is to soften nails with beer, create an acidic environment with vinegar which is beneficial to good bacteria and deadly to fungus and then penetrate nails with specific beneficial bacteria to help kill and prevent further recurrences.
# Acidophilus Sachets containing a specific strain of 125 billion organisms. You find these at HealthE Goods or email ben AT healthegoods DOT com (to prevent spam)
# Guiness Stout beer or any other dark beer (Guiness is the one proven to work).
# White Vinegar
# 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 Vingear
# 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.
# Do twice a day for faster results
What to look for:
As fungus gets killed by this natural toenail fungus treatment, you will notice new nail growth from the nail base coming in clear. This is a good sign. Some people see clearing at the base within one week and some people see clearing at the base in one month. It all depends on how fast your nails grow and how often you soak them.
Make sure you do this toenail fungus treatment daily. Make it a routine. Watch some TV, read a book or wash the dishes for 30 minutes.
If you know your nails grow slowly, then consider MSM or Silicea 6x cell salts as they have shown to increase nail growth.
This anti-fungal protocol is an excellent way to help prevent liver damage via Lamisil.
I estimated the total cost of this procedure to be about $200.00 That is very inexpensive compared to Lamisil - and much healthier to your liver.
Even if you drink a couple Guiness Stout while you do the soak - it may still be safer than Lamisil on your liver. :)
I have had over 42,000 people read this information and a decent percentage email me. It is great to hear that this treatment is working well.
I had one elderly woman with longterm fungal toenails report excellent results.
She also had an unexpected benefit: her plantar warts fell out from the bottom of her feet allowing her to walk comfortably for the first time in years.
Give it a shot - it is safe, effective, inexpensive. Yes it takes some work, but popping a liver toxic Lamisil pill for 3 months daily also takes work - especially repairing the damaged liver. You only get one liver.
An immunology professor, Dr Sheryl Berman, PhD, did a study on about 35 different acidophilus companies and found that only one had the actual amount of live bacteria it claimed in the container - some of the companies stated 1 billion live bacteria per capsule and contained...none. The sachets that I provide claim 125 billion per sachet and at manufacturing have 170 billion.
Choosing a different dark beer that is less expensive may hinder your success. I have not had reports of other effective dark beers so I am not sure. You can give it a shot but you are only saving a few bucks while investing 30 days of soaking. That is pennies per day extra. Worth the risk? If you have time, it would be good to know if the others worked...if they do, let me know :)
You may find the Acidophilus Sachets at HealthE Goods - along with the MSM and Silicea cell salt.
Should you have questions, please comment. I'm here to answer them and help your nails recover!
Enjoy healthy nails once again! It's summer - put on those sandals!
Dr Ben, ND