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    Treatment for Fungis

    Dr. Oz said to use a solution of equal amounts of vinegar and mouth wash. Spray on feet 2 times a day. It works better than any over the counter drug.
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    Many years ago I was wearing false nails. I got a fungus under 2 nails. The doctor said to take them off and never wear them that I'd never get rid of the fungus. I bought some liquid athlete's foot stuff and put it under and on the nail. Within 1 month, the fungus was gone. If I ever get a fungus again, I'll try your method. I'd heard mouthwash helps many things. Could be because it has alcohol????
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    I am currently trying the VapoRub method on toenail fungus. I am surprised at how nice it smells. (the ointment, not my toes....)

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    I've been using vinegar and water and spraying it on my toes...did not hear the part about mouthwash!
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    so do any of these things seem to be helping yet?
    and the toenails need to be free of nail polish too, right?

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    Hmmm, my husband has had fungus on his toenails for decades. he just lost the top section of his large toenail. still has nail but it's ugly as all get out!! i just bought some tea tree oil soak for his feet. he's diabetic and can hardly walk now, so a foot soak will help. I may try this too!

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    Decades? Me too. It has been cured twice: by pills. But I also had to have my blood tested every month for liver damage. And yes, it does comes back. I was told by a doctor that is hardly a way to get around it. If you are susceptible to it, you will get it; it may take time, but you will.

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    My big toenail fungus issues stopped when I retired & stopped wearing panythose. I used one of the liquid fungus control over the counter products for about a yr. especially after cutting the nail & I have been fine for years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Hmmm, my husband has had fungus on his toenails for decades. he just lost the top section of his large toenail. still has nail but it's ugly as all get out!! i just bought some tea tree oil soak for his feet. he's diabetic and can hardly walk now, so a foot soak will help. I may try this too!
    My DH used Tea Tree Oil from WalMart and it cleared up his fungus immediately - he tells everybody about it!!!
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    Just went to the foot doctor a few weeks back for this exact problem. My right toe nail is so thick and was raising off the toe. At the base of the nail I have a raised section (feels almost bony) which the doctor tells me is caused from the thick nail growing. He removed most of the nail and I am using Rite Aid's version of Lamisil. It looks absolutely terrible. My toe nails usually grow very fast but I don't think it will ever grow back. He also removed my left large nail but I do remember hitting it against the bed and that nail is not thick. I have never had this problem before and have been retired for six years. Wear cotton socks and sneakers most of the winter.

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    I have used Tea Tree Oil mixed with REGULAR Listerine. Works fabulous! Smell is debatable!
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    my hubby took pills of some kind, didn't work. then tried tea tree oil a long time, didn't work. he's 87 and not worried about it now.

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    Dr Oz and even my foot specialist says use Vicks Vapor rub on them.
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    I have had this problem for decades too. I've sort of accepted that I'll be stuck with it forever because my doctor doesn't want me taking the pills for it. My problem is finding something strong enough to cut my big toenails which have gotten very thick. I get nervous when someone else messes with them so it has to be something I can use myself. What do other people use??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Hmmm, my husband has had fungus on his toenails for decades. he just lost the top section of his large toenail. still has nail but it's ugly as all get out!! i just bought some tea tree oil soak for his feet. he's diabetic and can hardly walk now, so a foot soak will help. I may try this too!
    He should have the doc check; it sounds like his nails may be dead instead of it being a fungus. That's what happened to me for yrs I tried to get rid of a fungus to find out that my small toe nails and one other due to trama was dead. They'll continue to grow but build up really thick and look gross. He said all you can do is keep them cut back or have them removed. I'm considering having them removed. I can't were shows where you see my toes any ways and I'm tired of dealing with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine View Post
    I have had this problem for decades too. I've sort of accepted that I'll be stuck with it forever because my doctor doesn't want me taking the pills for it. My problem is finding something strong enough to cut my big toenails which have gotten very thick. I get nervous when someone else messes with them so it has to be something I can use myself. What do other people use??
    I saw a foot specialist a few yrs ago for ingrown toe nails and had fungus on a couple of nails and he prescribed a liquid gel and it took a few months but it did work. So if the home rememidies don't work try seeing a specialist.
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    Ok, I'm going to tell you something gross, but it works.

    The anti-fungal medicines (not the pills, I don't think) that you're applying have uric acid in them that comes from female horse pee. When I was a manicurist, I would tell everyone who had some sort of foot-fungus to pee while they were in the shower. Don't think about it, just do it.

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    I too have had this problem, treated it myself as I didn't want to deal with the problems of the Lamasil. I file (and keep doing it) down the thick nail and a quick soak with diluted bleach. I tried the Tea Tree oil - really wanted it to work, but it didn't. I have to always file down the nail - the whole surface, not just the top, I use the coarse file made for acrylic nails - they are black usually. I use the bleach while the nail is freshly filed - it has worked well for several years now. Good luck!

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    I just started on Lamisil this week. My manicurist recommended tea tree oil but the smell of it made me sick. I tried it at night and had to get up and wash my feet because of the smell. Doctor said you need to treat for months and months because you have to wait for the whole nail to grow out. My doctor said it is becoming really common from some of the pedicure places not being as sterile as they should be. I have switched to a place that uses disposable foot soak tubs and has a sterilizer for her impliments. Hopefully it will clear up.

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    I would match DH's toenails against anyone's in an ugly toenail contest. Now mine are getting to look the same. The fungi must be migrating in bed at night.

    The crappy thing about getting old - toenail fungus.

    The good thing about getting old - very few people are checking to see how cute your toes are anymore.

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    I would like to find something that actually worked. I injured my foot getting out of the shower, got infected, and had to wear compression knee highs for months. I've had problems with toenail fungus ever since. I just tried Kerasil TN medication and the only thing I think it did was make the toenail soft where I could clean out underneath the nail. It didn't cure the problem. I would really like to be able to wear sandals again.

    Foot doc said don't bother with the Rx meds. They don't work very well and have side effects.
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    my problem started when I wore socks and tennis shoes every day to work on this one job. I'm going to try some of these methods. Thanks for all the info.

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    DH has had fungus under toe nail for decades as well. It was cured when he went through chemotherapy for his cancer (those drugs'll kill almost everything!) That's behind us and the fungus has returned and looks like it never left. It doesn't bother him, but it does me. We'll try the tea tree oil foot soak. Thanks for the info.
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    Good Morning to all,
    I have to add that it isn't just any old mouthwash; it is the old brown LISTERINE. Look at the label because it has been an antiseptic always. It does work.
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    I used tea tree oil on a fungi nail that I've had for years.....my foot doc wanted me to take the meds, but I tried the oil, and no more fungi!! I was amazed....the problem has not returned, and I didn't have to take a med with a hundred side effects!!!

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