Treating Toenail Fungus Takes Time

As ugly as the nail fungus looks, that isn't what you're curing. Any "cure" you use is getting at the root of the problem and that's the fungus itself. It lives under and around the nail, it gets stuck inside the nail, staining the nail! Every time you think it's gone, it will come back if that nail has not grown 100% out.


All the cures, Vicks, vinegar, OTC products, and doctor's scripts do one thing by killing the virus while the nail grows completely out. It is kind of like if you bruise a nail. That bruise won't go away, until it grows out too.

You have to apply this stuff "every" day, for months and months. Don't apply it to the nail, apply it around the nail and under the nail, being careful to get down deep into the crevices.

Keep cutting the nail until it's all new nail!

If you have slow growing nails, this could take up to a year. And don't buy the stuff at Sally's. It is for topical fungus, like a mold. And it's not the same thing!

Source: Instructions on scripts, OTC products, a podiatrist, and my husband's big toe!

By Chris Burrows from Parish, NY

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June 19, 20120 found this helpful

Right on! And if one remedy doesn't work, try another until your nail starts staining black. There is more than one type of nail fungus, and what works for one may not work for another.

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June 19, 20120 found this helpful

Go to Sally's Beauty Supply. Pay 15$ for a bottle of nail fungus cure and apply it until the original growth grows off. This is what is used when fungus gets under acrylic nails. It works.

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October 27, 20160 found this helpful

My dad had this problem, to treat it simply soak the infected foot or feet in vinegar. It don't smell to great but it does the trick. Just 100%vinegar.

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September 13, 20190 found this helpful

I have real thick toenails for twenty years or more I have tried everysingle fungus ointment over the years and nothing is working my nails no longer even grow.

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September 15, 20190 found this helpful

This is what I have been doing to treat nail fungus after much research. It is a lot better but not 100% gone. If I treat regularly, it does seem to work but I get complacent until it starts to hurt and I start over again. One side is totally back to normal and the other is much better after using the following treatment.


I cut my nails very short and scrape out any gunk underneath. This helps the treatment get in deep and removes as much of the fungus as possible. Then I soak my toes in either vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. I do it every day, rotating between the two.

Another treatment I have used in the past is mentholatum. If you really want to knock it back, you could rub mentholatum in to your toes and then put socks on. I buy the dollar store version.

Good luck! I hope it works for you. I tried so many things before I found this system. I even had the edge nail bed removed on my big toe. It did nothing but hurt. :(

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April 27, 20220 found this helpful

Give this a try. It worked for me. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% can be used to eliminate fungi causing nail fungus/chilblains and add O2 to the blood stream in the toes.


Fold down a paper towel or napkin just enuff to cover your toenails completely, top, sides and bottom like a pocket. Then place napkin in a bowl and saturate the napkin with 3% H2O2 brown bottle. Wrap the napkin over your toes, top and bottom. Tuck and fold the sides of the napkin and put a recycled bread bag over your foot (I tried using plastic-wrap but it leaked everywhere and soaked the socks). Then put on an old sock to keep everything in place. This way you can move around the house freely.

You will need to do this for a few hours or over-nite, everyday for 10-14 days.

Don't forget to change and clean all your socks, sandals & shoes or at least spray ACV in your shoes every time if you suspect fungal infection.

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