nail fungus

By grandmaducky Latest Reply 2014-07-14 10:36:30 -0500
Started 2011-08-28 11:44:41 -0500

I have nail fungus on my toe nails. Has anyone else dealt with this. I am trying vinger and peroxide now just started it yesterday. I really dont want to do pills for it. Does anybody have any ideas about what would help, cant get nail cut out because i work and have to wear shoes ( cant take off work) Any ideas that would help?

74 replies

treyvon11 2014-07-14 10:30:23 -0500 Report

I had toe nail fungus a few years ago I was using a liquid nail polish for toe fungus it worked very well. Now 5 yrs. later I can't get anything that works. I decided to call my old clinic Foot clinic of New York (Harlem) and they do the nail polish $25 so I will be making a visit soon. In the mean time i'll try vinegar & perioxide thanks.

Sunshine831 2013-09-26 12:40:26 -0500 Report

I have fungus on my finger nails. Every nail has it. This is so humiliating, as I can't hide them. I can't take Lamisil and my doc prescribed some paint on stuff that's no good. I don't no anymore what to do. I'm so embarrassed. Does anyone know how the Vicks vapor rub is to be applied and how to keep it on your finger nails? Thank you in advance for your help :)

dietcherry 2012-08-18 13:38:37 -0500 Report

Vicks Vaporub is an excellent remedy for athletes foot/nail fungus. Be sure to work it up under the nail to completely eradicate the fungus.

JSJB 2012-08-19 15:07:07 -0500 Report

Heard about vics a long time ago but never used it. Been using it now for about 3 wks and the nails and starting to look good. Dr Ozz recommended a menthol rub but I can not remember the name.

dietcherry 2012-08-19 21:57:53 -0500 Report

My understanding is that its the best thing going; blue Listerine accomplishes the same results but will give you Smurf feet!! :)

tonydis 2011-09-05 21:06:23 -0500 Report

Hi I have nail fungus I use Lamisil for three months my Dr. told me that the medicine stays at the nail root for one year I just finished my treatment of three months my toenails are looking much better the new nail growing in from the cuticle looks so much better when you take Lamisil you have to check your liver it's a simple blood test is the best thing I ever did

sheriden 2011-09-05 20:45:18 -0500 Report

I had and after so many meds oral top ect I sas tired of it I just started to clean under my toe nails and kept cutting back till no rm for fungus there than the bubbls with it grew out and I started cutting them back diging it out ect. Now I have none the Dr. said it takes years for meds to work I have enough on my hand so I took care of my self some times painful but I got rid of.

Diefleu 2012-08-14 01:53:20 -0500 Report

Omg I know the answer… Tea tree oil! Swear to gawd itll work use cotton ball dab it on once per day fixed with in a week

unforgivinman 13
unforgivinman 13 2011-09-01 18:09:53 -0500 Report

grandmaducky hi my name is rich the unforgivinman i went to podiatrist nail fungus is a becoming a big problem for dibetics is what iam told. the use of lamisol which is o.k. but the say it can cause problems for your kidneys as well as your liver so the best thing u can do is paint ur nails the say vinegar and peroxide is an ol wives tale. the truth of the matter is no two diabetics r alike so the best thing u can dois check with a podiatriist so what they reccomend good luck i hope u get what u need. lol rich the unforgivinman! p.s. try triple medicated gold bonds it does wonders for less than ten bucks u cant beat it!!!

grandmaducky 2011-09-01 18:12:53 -0500 Report

i go next week will see what he want to do thanks

unforgivinman 13
unforgivinman 13 2011-09-01 18:31:15 -0500 Report

great i hope it woks out for u i have had this disease for a long time 41yrs i have been in every state in the us and have worked and lived in quit a few and have met thousands of all types of diabetics what may work for me or others may not work for you. so please hang in their and keep your hopes up and exhaust every thing u can do to try and solve ur problem.o.k. please keep me posted.p.s. anybody who cant love u for who u are yellow toes and all aint worth the sweat of ur backside good luck and hope to hear from u soon lol rich

trishw 2011-09-01 16:20:24 -0500 Report

Sally's Beauty Supply sells Nail Fungus drops…maybe WalMart does to. It comes with either a brush or an eyedropper to drop it on. Works fantastic. I have fungus on my fingernails right now. It's because the nail bed stays wet too long. I wear tips on my fingernails and sometimes the water gets underneath the tip.
MAKE SURE YOU DRY YOUR TOENAILS thoroughly after a shower or bath. Either your feet are sweating or your toenails are getting moisture somehow and staying damp and warm. Like tabbie1 says, try Vicks VaporRub. It's much cheaper than the fungus medicine. And works great!

tabbie1 2011-08-31 19:12:16 -0500 Report

i dont know how severe it is, but i had a little nail fungus, my toenails were completely yellow and a doctor gave me vicks vapor rub to rub on my toes and it healed it

Marie49601 2011-08-31 20:18:18 -0500 Report

i been trying fungus treatment on mine and it seems to work for me you can ask your doctor what you can do for it i found out to day that i am losing the feeling in my feet

trishw 2011-09-01 16:22:31 -0500 Report

Oh no! That's too bad! I get a pedicure once a month just so that someone will massage my feet and calves to get the circulation going. The problem with your feet, besides being diabetic, is that your circulation has slowed way down. Either you must exercise regularly by walking or you need regular massage to get the blood flowing.

HeidiPlummer 2011-08-30 22:31:49 -0500 Report

My fiancee has nail fungus and has tried every medication over the counter with no success. Someone told him to use Vicks Vapor Rub so he tried that and within a couple of days he saw an amazing difference. It began killing the fungus immediately and he hasn't had issues since.

mystikfairy61 2012-08-14 01:30:52 -0500 Report

How often did he use the Vicks? I want to try it. 2nd toe on right foot is thick and yellow and I want to get it back to normal. Have tried the paint on fungus stuff and it didn't work.

ston3xc 2011-08-30 18:02:52 -0500 Report

Why can't you get your nail removed because you work? You wear socks don't you? That's really all the protection youneed while wearing shoes. My left big toenail has been falling off for the last twenty years because of a nail infection. It falls off, takes two years to grow back, it falls off again and starts the process over again. Nail infections are impossible to completely cure. RX pills hurt the liver, otc cures don't. Get the nail removed.

Sweet Potatoe
Sweet Potatoe 2011-08-31 10:11:56 -0500 Report

You can ask your doctor to deaden the nerve in your toe that way your toenail will not grow back. My brother was having the same problem. He had both of his toenails removed. He loves it…no more ingrowns. About the liver thing..I have to be tested on September 6th. I'll inform you if my liver got damaged from taking the meds.

Renegirl 2011-09-01 09:14:33 -0500 Report

I had the big toe nails removed an they were not suppose to retrun but mines is coming back in places I donot know what the doctor did. But I need to go back to him. and I also notes that the toe that is next to it is also getting nail fungue. I will try some of the things stated here an see if it help. Thanks to all of you and have a bless day.

Sweet Potatoe
Sweet Potatoe 2011-09-01 10:39:41 -0500 Report

Not sure what your doctor didn't do. Did your doctor deaden the nerves? My brother's toenails haven't returned & its been almost 2 yrs. Hope the best for you!!

grandmaducky 2011-08-30 16:01:50 -0500 Report

well i made a appointment with a podiatrist for the 8 of sept well see what he would like me to do thanks to all of you hugs to everbody

Sweet Potatoe
Sweet Potatoe 2011-08-30 11:51:20 -0500 Report

I have nail fungus now. I had an ingrown toenail, went to a podiatist(foot doctor) and was told I have had this nail fungus for a while. I'm on medication for it. My advice is to go see a foot doctor and get it cleared up for life. If you don't, it will not disappear. The vinegar may help, but not a permanent resolution. Best of luck.

Jupeto 2011-08-30 09:52:30 -0500 Report

I had the big toe nails removed and went back to work the follwoign Monday with no discomfort. Have done late on Friday and you should be ok on Monday. Watch out for further complications and do not let it get out of control.

margokittycat 2011-08-28 20:35:40 -0500 Report

go to they have a roduct thant is for nail fungus and it comes in two different sized bottles. the bottles have a dropper in them and you put it at the tip of your nail and drop a few drops on the tip twice a day, do it so it gets under the nail. It works great. My doctor told me about this and I got it for my husband. Doctor to me to get it for the ridges in my nails and within a month my ridges were gon and my nails were strong. My husbands toe nail fungus went away after about two months.

granniesophie 2011-08-28 15:30:26 -0500 Report

I had the same nasty black fungus going on under my big toe nail and I mentioned it to the lady who does my finger nails and she said to try the stuff that I'm supposed to use under the free edge of my nails everyday and see if that helps. I never remember to use for my nails, but I used a drop or so under the toenail that was nasty religiously everyday for about 3 months and darned if it isn't growing out all nice and pink and has reattached itself to the nail bed!
It's a Tammy Taylor product called Thymolize Solution. The active ingrediient is Thymol Crystals, whatever they are! Smells awful but works great. I keep my toes polished so I don't have to look at them, but everytime I take the polish off, the toe looks better and better!
You could check with a manicurist or Beauty School and see if they could find you some?

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-28 18:19:37 -0500 Report

I got someone better, my cat loves to lick my toes! Grandpa Bill Trying to find some humor in htis mess of toe disease!

jayabee52 2011-08-28 18:24:07 -0500 Report

that's really precious Bill!

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-28 19:45:26 -0500 Report

God has brought to me a beautiful lady whose love for the Lord, lead me to follow! Just having a little humor in this terrible weekend of weather and death! We were blessed with just rain on Central New York! Grandpa Bill

grandmaducky 2011-08-28 16:40:17 -0500 Report

Thank you my daughter own a beauty shop i'll she if she can get some thanks

realsis77 2011-08-28 14:10:15 -0500 Report

My husband has this problem! We tried everything! It still stays! I know there is a pill you can take from the doctor it is supposed to help. He has not tried it yet! I wish you luck! God bless

grandmaducky 2011-08-28 14:14:24 -0500 Report

i dont think i can take the pill because my liver runs higher now so i am trying other things thanks best of luck too your hubby too

realsis77 2011-08-28 15:41:21 -0500 Report

Thanks so much. I think he just started to "live" with it because he's tried soo much and nothing has worked! Sometimes it gets so bad it almost overtakes the whole nail! He cuts them very short but the fungus still comes back…

realsis77 2011-08-28 14:10:13 -0500 Report

My husband has this problem! We tried everything! It still stays! I know there is a pill you can take from the doctor it is supposed to help. He has not tried it yet! I wish you luck! God bless

Debbiejf 2011-08-28 14:22:16 -0500 Report

there is a pill and most insurances don't cover it, it's very expensive and you have to take it for about 3 months maybe more. I have a discolored toenail caused by this fungus and I talked to my dr a few years ago about it, I decided not to take the pill and being female I can paint my toe nailsj :) good luck to your husband!

grandmaducky 2011-08-28 14:27:05 -0500 Report

thats what the doc told me to do just paint my toe nails i am trying vinger and peroxide because it is getting worse i cant take the pill

Debbiejf 2011-08-28 14:39:44 -0500 Report

sorry to hear it's getting worse, mine is just sticking to the one toe nail, I was T2 when I got it but the doc said it had nothing to do with diabetes (whatever), is the doc you mentioned a podiatrist? if not can you go see one? I would hope they would have a better answer. Are you saying you're soaking your feet (foot) in a mix of vinegar and peroxide? When I was at the library a few days ago I noticed a book on home remedies…couldn't hurt to look there or online somewhere :) good luck

grandmaducky 2011-08-28 14:48:33 -0500 Report

thanks yes soaking my feet in it cant take the pill because my liver is high now so i am trying home remedies :)

jayabee52 2011-08-28 13:39:37 -0500 Report

Howdy Becky
My podiatrist suggested I use vicks vapo rub on my feet to combat foot fungus. Put it on at night and put socks on it.
I haven't tried it yet, but others have recommended it on other discussions about the same subject.

MrsCDogg 2011-08-28 12:06:51 -0500 Report

I have those nasty fungus toenails too. I found a product at Rite Aid that works pretty good it's called Fungi Cure. Not sure what is in it but it seems to work. I have to keep using it until the nasty thick nail is back to normal. I need to start using it again.

grandmaducky 2011-08-28 12:08:48 -0500 Report

i dont have a rite aid but if vinger and per. dont work will try something else thank you :)

Debbiejf 2011-08-28 14:28:06 -0500 Report

you can probably find the Fungi Cure at most drug stores and definitely at Wal Mart, Kmart etc. :), since it doesn't affect any other area or spread to other toes, mine never has in the 10+ years I've had it, I can live with it and paint my toe nails to hide it :)

kellysgrapes 2011-08-28 12:41:14 -0500 Report

I had the toe nail fungus for a very long time, tried everything!!! Finally went to the dr. He prescribed lamisil by mouth. You can only take it for 10 days once a day, wait a month then take it for another 10 days, once a day. Have to be careful because of any effects on liver. My fungus is now gone, YAY!! Just painted my toenails yesterday. Good luuck.

Donkadawn 2011-08-31 20:36:52 -0500 Report

I took lamisil years ago for finger nail fungus. had to stop on day 5 and should have stopped on day 3… it caused blisters ion my hands from my nails to my wrists… took 3 months to totally clear up :O( Be careful !

kellysgrapes 2011-09-01 09:06:40 -0500 Report

Wow, so sorry you had a bad experience. I finished with the lamisil by mouth back in February. I took it once a day for ten days, then had to wait a month and take it for another ten days. Dr. said since liver problems can definitely develop with this med, we had to be very careful. I had no problems and thankful that I didn't. Hope you have a great day. :)

grandmaducky 2011-08-28 13:40:27 -0500 Report

i dont think i will take lamisil my liver runs higher and it has been that way for 20 years so i will not take lamisil by mouth it is out for me and i dont think my doc would order it thanks and good for you

lilsista39 2011-08-28 20:26:25 -0500 Report

Can I ask what is this nasty funky fungus and why dose it keep coming back and I keep loosing my big toe nail on the right no sooner dose it get long enough to paint it falls off and im still dealing with the other osteomylitis i had blood work done friday and its back they thought it was gone but no im back on cipro for a month and iron is like so low its barely readable ima try the vinegar and peroxide and see what happens

kellysgrapes 2011-08-29 08:52:36 -0500 Report

Lil, you can look up toe and nail fungus on Google. It is really hard to get rid of. After many years of trying over the counter methods, my doctor gave me the lamisil and that got rid of it.