Fungal toenails

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Has anyone any history/advice to deal with fungal toenails? I have on each toenail but am reluctant to embark on tablet solution.

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    Donna, I am in the same situation.  Anxious to see if anyone has a solution. Thanks!
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    I use Nailner liquid (see www.nailner.com) which I paint on the offending toe nail once a day.  Its a long term commitment as you may know as you need to maintain the treatment until the disceased part of the toenail grows out.  I used this treatment in preference ot others as it seemed simpler to use.  I started using this at the beginning of December last year.  Over the time, the diseased nail has started to crumble (non painful) leaving the end of the toe clear.  However, its a work in progress as the new non-fungal nail has yet to grow through and I would be interested to hear from anyone who has gone through the end game.

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    I live in the tropics where "tropical ear" a fungus is common.

    The common topical medicine to treat is aqua ear - glacial acetic acid and isopropyl alcohol.mix.

    Same medicine works for all sorts of foot fungus we get in the tropics.

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    I have heard that Australian tee tree oil is a good treatment. You can google it to read about it and find out where to buy it.

    Ragnar

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    8 out of 10 of my nails are thickened beyond recovery. I've not tried any long term topical treatments partly due to the cost (and my nails are so bad I don't honestly think it will work) and because I'm still breastfeeding my son. I did try an anti-fungal medication before I fell pregnant but it had little effect other than to make me feel unwell if I ate certain foods because the meds can effect your liver. I've found the best results have come from clipping the nails right back, filing them as much as is comfortable and massaging vicks vapor rub into the nail bed every night. It seems to have helped a couple of them to grow through a bit less yellow and they're all a lot less brittle. I've accepted my nails are always going to be awful so I follow this little routine and for 2 months in the summer I sack it and have shellac nails polish applied to cover it over. Probably not ideal but having spent 6 years in closed shoes all summer I decided enough was enough and my toes needed an airing - but without me grimacing at the sight of them!

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      suggest explore above "I live in the tropics where "tropical ear" a fungus is common.

      The common topical medicine to treat is aqua ear - glacial acetic acid and isopropyl alcohol.mix.

      Same medicine works for all sorts of foot fungus we get in the tropics.I live in the tropics where "tropical ear" a fungus is common.

      The common topical medicine to treat is aqua ear - glacial acetic acid and isopropyl alcohol.mix.

      Same medicine works for all sorts of foot fungus we get in the tropics. " and report back in 30 days.

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