Toenail Fungus Remedy Reviews

Fungal infections are common on both fingernails and toenails. Toenails are more prone to be affected by fungus, as these living organisms thrive in dark damp environments available on the foot than on hand.

When inflicted with toenail fungus, the nails can turn yellowish or have brownish discoloration. They may become thick or brittle over time and break or shed on own. Such kind of nails is unsightly, disfiguring, embarrassing and painful most of the times. Toenail fungus can happen to any one. It is a contagious disease that spreads on contact too

Abnormal pH level of the skin, trauma to the nail, unhygienic feet and decreased immunity of the body permit this disease.

Avoiding toenail fungus -

- The fungus thrives in warm moist areas like spas, swimming pools, showers or locker rooms. If you step on a warm puddle or wet floor, you can pick up the infection. After using such public places, it is ideal to wash your feet thoroughly and dry them well.

- Wear cotton socks to absorb moisture from the feet that happens from sweating.

- If your socks are damp, take them off and dry your feet before wearing a fresh pair of dry socks.

- Wear shoes that have a comfortable fit and allow plenty of air and moisture to pass through.

- Avoid sharing towels, washcloths, shoes or any other personal items of those people who have already contracted this disease.

- Wash and dry your feet thoroughly every time. Use a towel vigorously to remove any dead skin and improve circulation.

- Keep your nails cut short, and don't use nail polish.

- Trim your toenails regularly. Trim them into a straight line and then smooth the edges with a nail file.

Toenail fungus remedy

- Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.

- Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.

- Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes.

- Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab. Dab it under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation.

- Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties.

- Until the growth of the new nail is complete, apply apple cider vinegar 2 or 3 times a day.

- Lather AHA creams onto your feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from your feet that is more prone to growing fungus.

The reader of this article should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from this article. Avoid using if you are allergic to something. The responsibility lies with the reader, not the site, and the writer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had success with dr scholls ingrown toenail remedy?
    I bought dr scholls ingrown toenail remedy and I was wondering if anyone has any success story's?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend used it and it cured him somehow. I don't know personal preferences differs from person to person. It might work on you but it might not work for me. You get the point. Anyway if doesn't work on you, you should check out this cool site that I found. It has great reviews on treating toenail fungus.

  2. QUESTION:
    Which is a better toenail fungus remedy?
    ZetaClear or Fingisil? I haven't seen a bad review for either but noticed both are fairly expensive.

    I have tried everything in the past from Lamisil tabs to peroxide, vinegar, prescribed creams and everything else you can imagine. I have a very mild case, but it is a nuisance -- doesn't seem to want to stay away so now I am considering one of these two formulas I have heard about.

    Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep your foot well aerated, this is extremely important. You can try this natural cure http://morereviewz.googlepages.com/toenailfunguscure.htm Hope it helps.
      Good Luck

  3. QUESTION:
    How to cure blister or fungus from fallen pinky toenail?
    Before my pinky toenails fell off, I noticed that they were both thicker and darker from the rest of my toenails (It started after wearing a pair of tight high heels one night). Anyway, a month later after wearing the same heels, my small toenails fell off and the area where the nail used to be feels really hard. It's almost the same color as my other toenails, except there is no toenail.

    What is this and how can I get rid of it? Any home remedies you can suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      It toenail fungus and I suggest you use natural remedies like tea tree oil, oregano oil or jaoba oil. Or you can check out this site that I found. It has great reviews on toenail fungus cures.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a nail fungus?
    So I've had nail polish on my toes for a couple of months and yesterday I decided to get rid of it and I noticed my big toe was yellowish looking and then I checked again today, it looked more yellow. It doesn't hurt at all. I just want it to be gone. Can I get something from the pharmacy?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of ways to cure toenail fungus. Remedies like tea tree oil and oregano oil. However it really takes a lot of time to cure toenail fungus. Why won't you check this site that I found it has great reviews on toenail fungus cures.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I treat my toenail?
    I've had this since I was very young. My big toenail on my right foot seems to have some sort of infection or something. There has never been any discomfort or anything of the sort. It has gone a sort of dark greenish colour (Gross, I know xD lol) and it's pretty thick compared to the others. .I'm sick of it. How can I treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      That seems to be a case of toenail fungus. There are a lot of cures for this. However the tricky part is selecting the best cure for you. I suggest you should use natural remedies like tea tree oil or oregano oil. Or better yet you should check out this cool site that I found. It has great reviews on treating toenail fungus.

  6. QUESTION:
    Under toe nail fungus infection, how to fight it?
    I noticed that there is something going on under my nail. It is just a begining of the infection. I got apple cider vinegar and mouthwash and I mix it together with some water and just keep my feet in it. I also got Vicks VapoRub and I am gonna be using it at night and at work etc. It is just a begining so I hope that I will be able to compat that. Would it be better to go and see a doctor etc to see what they would tell me? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to get rid of under toe nail fungus infection is to use something that will attack it at the source also known as the root cause. If you dont use something that will attack it that way you will be doing nothing but wasting your time and effort.

      There are a few reasons why this is so.

      The first reason is if you don't kill the root cause of your problem then it will just keep recurring.

      The second reason is that toenail fungus is something that if not treated correctly it will get worse and start to infect the other nails on your feet. By using home remedies you have no way of knowing if it is working or not and being that these home remedies wont be able to penetrate the nail and get to the root cause of your problem your probably adding fuel to the fire.

      Furthermore if you are using a home remedy and it is not working then it's just like not treating it because it will allow the nail fungus more time to get worse and possibly lead to permanent nail damage.

      The best way to get rid of under toenail fungus infection is to learn how to prevent it from happening again and using something that is made specifically for dealing with the problem or the root cause like it should be dealt with.

      You have to be patient in dealing with it because it's not something that will disappear overnight but with persistence and perseverance and the right treatment you can beat this thing before any permanent nail damage is done.

      Here is a website that will answer all of your questions about what I just shared with you as well as a review of a really good treatment for getting rid of a problem like yours for good.

      If you really want to get rid of an under toenail fungus infection you will visit that site and read everything there as well as take the appropriate action.

      I used to have a mild case of toenail fungus and it got out of hand trying to use home remedies. I learned what I just told you the hard way.

      Good Luck!!

  7. QUESTION:
    i have had toenail fungus for years, and now i have a yeast infection (what i think is a yeast infection)?
    are they related in anyway?

    since they are both from fungus

    i am worried about systemic Candidiasis

    • ANSWER:
      They are basically the same and could be cured by the same remedies. Try checking out this cool site that I found. It has great reviews on treating toenail fungus.

  8. QUESTION:
    Weird stuff on big toenails?
    I have this weird stuff on both my big toenails that looks kind of like dirt, but it doesn't come off if I scrub it. Any ideas as to what it is/how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be toenail fungus, especially if it's yellowish and crumbly-looking, and causes your toenails to thicken.

      You'll need to see a podiatrist or a dermatologist. There's an oral medicine that works systemically, but for a nail as large and slow-growing as a big toe nail, the treatment could take a year, and the medication can be hard on your system.

      Topical approaches include Lamisil cream plus tea tree oil, or Vicks Vaporub and other home remedies which sometimes work. Look up "toenail fungus" on Google.

      Prevention may include pitching your synthetic hosiery (nylon, acrylic, or blends containing them), and replacing those socks and stockings with pure cotton or wool. Buy several of those inexpensive foam nail files at a drug store, and regularly file away as much of the bad nails as possible. Dedicate one nail brush exclusively to toe nail care ( or so at Wal-Mart) and scrub away at the surfaces every day before drying your feet completely and applying any topical treatments.

      Once your nails start to grow out clean, it'll be time to review your shoe collection with a critical eye. Worn-out running shoes, shoes with a lot of synthetic in them, ratty old slippers, and (sob!) favorites you wear almost every day are candidates for disposal. You could possibly save your better shoes by spraying them inside with an anti-fungal spray (do this outdoors if possible) but it's not a thorough treatment.

      Some people will say it's silly to mess around with topical treatments. My viewpoint is that the systemic medications you would have to take for a long time can do harm, and if you don't take the necessary hygienic measures all along, the condition is sure to return anyway.

      LATER: Could it possibly be dye transferred from your shoes?

  9. QUESTION:
    Nail fungus - had it for ages but now want it gone!!?
    Ive had a fungus on one of my toenails for about 9/10 years now and im now becoming VERY self conscious about it :( I got it when i was around 10 and my toe nail hasn't really grown much... it seems to be the same shape and size as it was back then!

    I don't really know what to do... i went to the doctors once and they gave me a nail lacquer which i kept up for about 4 months but nothing seemed to happen then i was rubbish and forgot about it....

    Ive read it can take up to a year to get rid of them?!
    Does anyone know of any way on how to get rid of it?
    thankyou :)

    • ANSWER:
      I had it for about 10 years and it got to the point nail polish wouldn't even cover it because two big toenails turned black in spots. There are a few things you can do. For me, I started soaking my feet every night in apple cider vinegar, really warm water and baking soda. You can keep adding it here and there to the water to make it fizz. Both vinegar and baking soda are natural anti fungals. The vinegar and baking soda react and cause fizzing which gets under the nails good too. Clean under the nail good with something, I use a toothpick so I can throw it away rather than recontaminate with some sort of nail tool. Also it helps if you cut the nails as low as you can. The less nail the easier to treat, at least that's what I found. Within a matter of months the fungus was gone. Its been gone for over a year, although I still soak my feet once a week to make sure it never comes back. Also REMEMBER that the nail won't look better until it completely grows out.

      There are also some good remedies on earthclinic.com that people hhave tried and reviewed. Ted's remedies are usually pretty effective as well. http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fungus.html

  10. QUESTION:
    Does this sounds like nail fungus?
    These descriptions apply to both my toes and nails

    1.) Very very very slight tint of yellow, not too bad
    2.) Seperatation of nails from nail bed. Partway, doesn't completely come off.
    3.) Started with one, now tonails and all nails got it
    4.) Most fingernails grew out and look good again, except a few nails are kind of cracked (slightly)

    My wife insists it's ringworm, I read this funginex which is like , but worth it if I have fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, that would be a case of toenail fungus. There are a lot of cures you could use for treating toenail fungus. Though any medicine or remedies you would use could take a long time to relieve you from that. Why won't you check out this cool site that I found. It has a lot of great reviews for toenail fungus cures.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what this is?.. Like a bubble under my toenail!?
    This has been going on for about 8 months now! (came up at the end of my pregnancy). I have had a nail-clipping test to see if it's fungus but that came back saying it's not fungal.. I'd think if it's an infection, it would have got worse and look a lot more red/etc... It also hasn't spread like a fungus usually would, if that's what it was..
    Sooo.. it's like a bubble of 'fluid' under the nail. Starts off small and gets bigger, then the toenail above it breaks away. Just when the toenail has almost grown out and looking normal again, it happens all over again! It's a bit puffy around the 'nail bed' and a bit more tender than it should be, but not seriously painful.. Mostly just annoying!
    I have been to the doctor a few times and have now been prescribed Anti-biotics and a nail tincture for fungus to see if either of those fix the problem because the doctor doesn't have a clue..
    Would be awesome if someone else out there has had the same thing and can tell me what it is! Or at least give me some ideas to research..
    I will upload a picture soon =) (Don't worry. Nothing too gruesome looking! haha)
    Here's a picture: http://i56.tinypic.com/2quqj5c.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      I think that is a sign of a toenail fungus. You really need to apply remedies like tea tree oil or oregano oil. They are the best cures that you could have. Why don't you check out this cool site that I found. It has great reviews on toenail fungus remedies.

toenail fungus remedy reviews

Toenail Fungus When To See A Doctor

Toenail Fungus Remedy

Of all the infections that you can develop, toenail fungus is not the most serious, but it is the most difficult to cure. The main problem is that the infected area is protected by the nail itself as it grows in between the skin and the underside of the nail.

People search for remedies and are willing to try a host of different techniques in search of a toenail fungus remedy that works. If you have this problem then you have likely tried a number of different remedies yourself.

The other reason to seek out alternative treatments is that the over the counter oral treatments can have bad side effects. Alternatives that you can try at home consist of soaking the infected area. You can try soaking your toes in a vinegar or peroxide solution, mouthwash with anti bacterial properties like Listerine, chest rub or beer. Yes that is right - beer can be an effective toenail fungus remedy! There are probiotics in the beer like acidophilus and vinegar that can kill the fungus.

Different strains of toenail fungus will be affected by different solutions, so you may have to experiment to find out which one works best for the type of fungus you have. Beer contains bacteria that are created during the fermentation process. These same bacteria are also found naturally in the body where they suppress yeast growth and prevent fungus growth in the mouth. Since they are effective at combating fungus inside the body, it makes sense that they would be effective at combating fungus outside the body as well.

Beer is an inexpensive and convenient source of these fungus fighting bacteria and that is why it makes a good toenail fungus remedy. And as an added bonus, if you pick it up a six pack, you will have something to do while you sit around and soak your feet. One for the feet...five left for you: How terribly convenient.

Another option for soaking is Listerine or other mouthwashes. Like the beer you will need to soak your feet for a significant amount of time each day. But do not drink what is left in the bottle after you treat your feet! Stick to the beer for that part of the treatment. The disinfectant in the mouthwash is what attacks and kills the fungus. The downside is that it also kills the helpful bacteria on your skin that naturally help protect you from fungus growth.

This means that you had better not skip a day of soaking during treatment or the fungus will make a comeback with a vengeance. The full treatment may take a full month if you have lost the nail. You have to wait until a new nail has grown in to protect the vulnerable skin below. If you have been soaking every day, then there should not be any fungus left on the skin that is now protected by the new nail. If you are not careful however, the fungus will come back and you will have to start all over again.

For further information, please visit: Toenail Fungus Treatment Website

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus?
    I have this awful toenail fungus, and my doctor is really hesistant to prescribe me anything for it. Are there any at-home remedies that I can use to at least calm it down?

    • ANSWER:
      I know you don't want to hear this, but I have fungus on my two smallest toes and the doctor said that he'd rather remove the toenails than treat me with lamisil.

  2. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of toenail fungus without doctor?
    I have a gross toenail fungus that I'm desperate to get rid of. It doesn't hurt, but they are all yellow and nasty looking and summertime is coming! I already went to a doctor a few years ago and was put on Lamisil tablets, they worked for a long time but it recently came back and is spreading and making me miserable. I don't have health insurance right now so the doctor is out of the question for me. Does anyone know of an over the counter thing that actually works? I've heard about vicks vaporub among other things.

    • ANSWER:
      Sally's beauty supply has all sorts of products. Be very careful, buy a nail clipper just for use on that nail so it doesn't spread to your other nail. I started out with a toe and now I have been battleing finger nail fungus with lamisil for almost 2 years. I has been so severe I have lost nails.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of bad toenail fungus?
    I am only thirteen, and I have really bad toenail fungus. I also have already seen the doctor, I have tried everything: Tea Tree Oil, soaking them in salt, putting Listerine on them, Miranel, E-Oil, Oregano oil, Fungi Cure, and even Cure Toenail Fungus. Any home remedies suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably need oral terbinafin to get rid of bad fungus. By prescription from the doc. Ask to be checked out for psoriasis first, maybe it is not fungus after all. Terbinafin is reasonably toxic so best to be sure that it is necessary.

  4. QUESTION:
    What health insurance plans cover toenail fungus medication and nail removal surgery?
    Hi,

    I suffer from toenail fungus, and I've tried ALL home remedies available without success. I'm also about to buy health insurance. I thought I would take this opportunity to finally visit the doctor and get rid of this problem. My questions are:

    1. Which health insurance plans offer the best coverage to treat toenail fungus?
    2. Do they cover the medication and the surgery required in some cases to remove the toenail?

    Thank you for all your help!

    • ANSWER:
      most insurance will cover the costs you mention if the doctor thinks it is medically necessary.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a permanent toenail fungus cure?
    I have attempted to get rid of toenail fungus using various remedies: Penlac, TeaTree Oil, other nail fungal topical treatmnts. I have not tried the oral pills due to the doctor's advice that they can damage liver, they are expensive and not 100% effective. The best remedy I have found is soaking my feet in vinegar daily, which works very well. Can anyone tell me what they have used and has worked? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a Podiatrist, (foot Doctor) and get a medical soak
      for your feet.

  6. QUESTION:
    What home remedy has worked for you to cure severe toenail fungus ?
    Hi ive had toenail fungus for quite some time now.... and I have read of soooo many home remedies to cure it like: Vick's,Vinegar,Listerine,Clorox bleach.... What has really worked for you? I really want to try to cure it before thinking of going to a doctor. Please no over the counter medicine. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      tea tree oil, or grapefruit seed extract. you can get both at health food stores.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best thing to do for toenail fungus? Without taking the pills like lamisil.?
    I am only 16 and have toenail fungus! I can hardly wear flipflops because it looks so bad. PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      You can kill toenail fungus with a strong soapy water (really scrub), with tea tree oil, with clove oil, or by coating your feet with honey which will draw out the moisture from the fungus and cause it to die. If you use honey, you still have to scrub a lot afterwards. If your toenail fungus is underneath the nails, the oils will work the best but you may have to see a doctor. For the oils: once a day, for 20 minutes and use generous amounts. You could actually use garlic oil too but your breath would end up smelling like garlic as your body absorbs the stuff.

  8. QUESTION:
    My husband has toenail fungus is there an easy way to get rid of it besides going to the doctor?
    He is preasently using Vicks Vapor Rub. Also how do you get toenail fungus? And is it contagious?

    • ANSWER:
      Vicks may help, but you probably need an anti-fungal cream and/or powder. You can use lotrimin AF cream or any other similar anti-fungal product. You can order Zeasorb-AF powder through your drug store, if they don't carry it on the shelves. Or you can use yogurt. Eat plain yogurt about 3 times a week, and/or use it like a cream on the area. It will smell, but the acidophilus bacteria in the yogurt neutralizes yeast. It can take up to 6 months to clear. Keep doing what you are doing until the nail is normal.

      This is also the same fungus that results in jock itch, athlete's foot, vaginitis (in women), ringworm and other skin rashes. It is the Candida Albicans fungus (yeast). While toenail fungus is not contagious, person to person, it can spread to other toes, if unchecked.

      The underlying fungus can be transmitted by skin contact to other persons.

      For basic information on yeast, check out the link at the bottom of the Welcome page of www.hufa.org.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to spread toenail fungus to your privates?
    So two days ago i was picking at my toenail fungus and i got an itch in "that" area, at the time i didnt think anything of it.

    Now it has been two days and it is extremely itchy down there and it looks like my skin is rotting. Is this causes from scratching them 2 days ago, or is this something else?

    Will rubbing salt into it dry it out and stop my skin from rotting?

    • ANSWER:
      PRETTY SURE TOENAIL FUNGUS IS ONLY YOUR TOENAILS. MAYBE YOU SHOULD ASK A DOCTOR

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there a drug for getting rid of toenail fungus?
    I have heard that there out somewhere there is a pill or drug for toenail fungus? Is there?

    • ANSWER:
      John, you came to the right place! I once had fungus in my toenail. I went to the doctor and he gave me a prescription for Lamisil The medicine worked. Apparently many people have fungus in their toes.

  11. QUESTION:
    Are there natural cures for toenail fungus?
    My doctor said I have toenail fungus,and he said that products sold on the market could interact with a medication I take and affect my liver.I would like an alternative.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how chronic a case you have. There are over the counter lacquers for toenail fungus but as per the box instructions, these are only really suitable where a couple of nails are affected. With anything more chronic...they might not work. Also you have to persist and use for several months before you might see any results....as the nails grow out. And you have to be careful not to contaminate any healthy nails with the applicator stick and nail file.

      Really you need a systemic whole body approach. Looks like your doctor has ruled out the anti-fungal tablet treatment....that in itself, even without being on any other medication usually necessitates liver function monitoring.

      You could try olive leaf extract capsules...but as with any treatment you would need to wait several months before you might notice any significant results....waiting for healthy nail to appear and become obvious. More importantly, since you are on medication already, you would need to check with your doctor regarding taking olive leaf extract to be sure you could take it alongside any prescribed medications you take because some herbs have drug interactions. Read this regarding some known drug interactions with olive leaf extract and the 'herxheimer reaction' which is a reaction one might display from the death of microbes [ http://olivus.com/cautions_olive_leaf.htm ** ]. Caprylic acid [from coconut oil] tablets is another supplement worth trying, and could be taken alongside olive leaf extract. But always talk to your doctor or pharmacist first before taking supplements of any kind if on any prescribed medications.

      ** Not promoting this brand...link posted to a short article for reference purposes only...not affiliated in any way with this company or any other connected with it.

      For long-standing chronic toe nail fungus, a more drastic solution might be to have the toenails surgically removed under local anaesthetic. In the UK, you might be able to go on an NHS waiting list for that...but I think your doctor would only agree to that if it was very chronic. Plus if one was diabetic that might not be a viable solution...you would need to talk to your GP or a chiropodist. There is alternatively laser treatment for toenail fungus. That could prove to be a very expensive option and am not sure if that is available at all on the NHS in the UK. Outside of the UK you would have to enquire with your insurance company if you have private health insurance.

      There might be some anecdotal evidence circulating the Internet for non-pharmaceutical topical treatments having some benefit, perhaps if the condition is not too far advanced. These treatments might include tea tree oil, myrrh oil, Vick's vapour rub, or some other known anti-fungal oils/essential oils...garlic oil might be another for instance. You could certainly try one of those or a combination. But you would have to pre-treat your nail as you would if you were applying the lacquer...filing down any thick growth for instance. One major problem might be getting any treatment to stay in place. Also, to be really effective it needs to penetrate down to the nail root. You should be careful if you have diabetes....it might be better to seek professional help.

      As a preventative in future after successful treatment, or to help with prevention of the infection spreading to healthy toenails: always dry your feet well after showering...air dry for a while...and wear open toe sandals as much as possible in dry sunny weather.

      Toenail fungus could be a signal one's immune system is functioning below par. Diabetics and some with other health conditions, immuno-compromised particularly, might be more prone to fungal infections. If you have any underlying health conditions or concerns...discuss a suitable plan of action with your GP or other healthcare provider.

      Good luck...hope you find a solution and resolution.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the bad side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?
    I've read opinions stating that toenail fungus will never go away with a topical cream. Why do doctors prescribe the cream then still?

    But my main question is what is the big deal about taking the oral medication? I know it will help clear it up faster, but I keep hearing how it has bad side effects? Anything very serious?

    • ANSWER:
      "Risks of oral antifungal medications

      Before you decide to take an oral antifungal medication to treat a fungal infection such as athlete's foot or a fungal nail infection, you and your health professional will want to consider the possible risks. Depending on the medication and your particular risk factors, some antifungal medications may:

      * Affect liver or kidney function.
      * Cause liver damage or failure, particularly when combined with alcohol or certain medications.
      * Weaken the heart's ability to contract, leading to heart failure.1
      * Cause dangerous side effects when combined with many different common medications.

      During oral antifungal treatment, your health professional may require blood tests to check your kidney and liver function.

      Possible mild side effects caused by antifungal medications include stomach upset, headaches, and skin rash."

  13. QUESTION:
    Can i donate blood if i have a toenail fungus?
    my school is having a blood drive in a month and i have a toenail fungus and i am taking medicine for it right now but will be done taking it in 2 days. Will i still be able to participate in the donation of blood.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of white toenail?
    I have a toenail that has probably got a fungus on it - it's turning white. What can I do for it? My doctor says that most medications don't help toenail fungus. Any remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      There is now laser treatment. But Lamisil cream helps, or tablets. Change socks daily or more often, put them on first before your pants or shorts, and keep bedding clean.

  15. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to have permanent toenail removal surgery?
    I have been fighting toenail fungus for over three years now. I have tried everything but nothing seems to work. I am just really tired of looking at it. I want to have the infected toenails removed permanently.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask you doctor about finding specialists to do that. Actually, toe fungus is not really the nail that is infected, its the skin underneath it that has the fungus. Removing the toenail could probably not fix your problem.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is ZetaClear a good solution for toenail fungus?
    I have been with toenail fungus for years now and was looking for a cure. I found a product called ZetaClear and wanted to know if anyone had used it. The price of ZetaClear seemed very good, I had hoped to get an answer from someone who had used it.

    • ANSWER:
      An infection with nail fungus may be difficult to treat, and infections may recur. But medications are available to help clear up nail fungus. Nail fungus can be difficult to treat, and repeated infections are common. Over-the-counter antifungal nail creams and ointments such as ZetaClear are available, but they aren't very effective. If you have athlete's foot as well as nail fungus, you should treat the athlete's foot with topical medication and keep your feet clean and dry. To treat nail fungus, your doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal medication. Studies have shown the most effective treatments to be terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox).

      Check these links, especially the Mayo Clinic site, for more information.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nail-fungus/DS00084

      http://www.ehow.com/how_2087547_treat-toenail-fungus-naturally.html

      http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-toenail-fungus.html

  17. QUESTION:
    How do you cure toenail fungus?
    My 5 year old has it on all of her toes and the prescription medication has bad side affects that could cause liver damage and stunt her growth I'm told. Is there a natural cure for toenail fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  18. QUESTION:
    if i get a doctor to cut/remove my toenail doe to fungus would it grow back naturally?
    my nieces finger got cut off but the nail grow back,so i was thinking... can i get rid of toenail fungus by removing my nail and starting over.

    • ANSWER:
      Once you get toenail fungus it's very hard to get rid of it. Even if you have the toenail removed and let the nail grow back you still have a good chance of the fungus returning. The fungus is a type of mold that is very hard to cure because it's not only under the nail but within the nail. You may carry this mold on other nails and still not see it affecting those nails yet so as the removed nail grows back it could restart the fungus growth again. This mold can also spread to the other foot and even the nails on your hands but this is rare. There is no one perfect cure for nail fungus as none of them are perfectly effective. Stay away from the pill-form medicines that became popular about ten years ago as they can be very harmful to your liver. This was a main warning from my doctor when I asked about it. He said he would be glad to prescribe the medicine but that he always cautions his patients about this big side effect and that such a risk isn't worth the payoff of making a better looking nail...and that's IF it works. I've had lots of problems with my big toenails getting ingrown so I finally elected to have them permanently removed. By doing this I'll also never have the fungus problem on those nails either-a nice bennie! I just have to continue good foot and nail hygene to that I don't get it on any of my smaller nails which will always be a possibility. So far so good though.

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I cure toenail fungus?
    I have had toenail fungus for about 6 years. I went to the doctor and she told me to cover it with polish. Does anyone know of anything that works?

    • ANSWER:
      you definitely need to get rid of fungus!

      for me worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=749165

  20. QUESTION:
    What kind of tea tree oil and what are the steps?
    I notice that there is lots of kinds of tree tea oil. My question is can I buy any kind? If not then what kind can be good for toenail fungus? Also how are u supposed to use the oil on the fungus?

    I have 1 fungus under my nail in the big toe. Will I have to cut my nail just to put the oil on or can I just add the oil under?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  21. QUESTION:
    Will I spread my toenail fungus doing this?
    I need to cut my toenails & there is only one pair in the house, my moms. I'm pretty sure I have toenail fungus, so I was going to use hers & then scrub them with soap & water, and then soak them in 91% alcohol for about 15-20 mins. Will this be sufficient to sanitize them? Thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  22. QUESTION:
    Cut off toenail now growing back a darker color?
    I had a toenail fungus that caused my nail the become flaky and detach from the nail bed. I cut that nail off completely because it hurt/ I wanted to start new. It is growing back now and is attached to the bed and everything is normal besides the color. Is it normal for your nail to grow back a darker color?

    • ANSWER:
      No, you may have the fungus again. You should go to your doctor who can give you anti biotics.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if i have toenail fungus or if i just have dried out nails??? without seeing a doctor..........
    It doesnt really look like some of the pics i have seen of toenail fungus online.... It just looks whiteish and occasionaly the top layer of my nail will peel..... would a simple pedicure take care of it???

    • ANSWER:
      generally a fungus will cause the nail to hurt, but it still could be.

      see a pediatrist, they should be able to tell you for sure.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to make a fungus-infected toenail look less noticeable?
    My two big toenails are both infected with a fungus. One nail had to come off and a new nail is only half grown underneath. The other one is now yellow-ish and I have to go back next week to see whether that one also has a fungus. The doctor has told me not to wear nail polish on my toenails anymore because he thinks that's what ruined my toenails in the first place- the moisture being trapped underneath the nail. Are there any ways to make it look less noticeable besides band-aids? Because it hurts when I wear closed-toe shoes, so I want to wear flip flops but the band-aids always end up coming off! And also, what could I use as an anti-fungal treatment for the rest of my nails so that it doesn't spread to them?
    I want SERIOUS answers. Not "EW". I'm aware that it's disgusting, I don't need you to tell me that. Also, the doctor said NOT TO PAINT THEM because that is how they got infected in the first place.
    Thank you for all the serious answers.

    By the way, I am on an antifungal topical temporarily called "Gordochom" so I am undergoing treatment, but I may get switched to Lamisil if it doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      WITH FUNGAL INFECTIONS, JUST LIKE WITH ANY INFECTION YOU WANT TO KEEP IT AS DRY AND CLEAN AS POSSABLE. THE BIGGEST NO NO IS TO PUT ANYTHING ON IT THAT WILL TRAP THE FUNGUS AND GIVE MEDIA TO GROW ON.

      IF YOU WANT YOU COULD PUT FOOD COLORING IN THE MEDICATION THAT YOU PAINT ON YOUR TOE. OR YOU COULD DO IT STRAIGHT ON. FOOD COLORING HAS NO MEDIA TO IT, IT IS JUST WATER AND COLOR.

      I HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE WITH MY WIFES NAIL.

  25. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of fungus nails in a healthy way?
    I have one toenail with fungus and i was wondering if anyone out there has a natural or homemade solution cuz the medication can be unhealthy for a woman of childbearing age which I am.

    • ANSWER:
      You can put Vaporub on it twice a day, and then cover with a bandage to keep it from rubbing off. Also, trim the nail back as far as possible (not so far as to give you an ingrown toenail, of course) because the nail bed swells and exerts pressure against the toenail, causing you pain. This has worked for enough people that Doctor Gott (a newspaper advice columnist) has recommended it to those who aren't able to use other methods for whatever reason.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a toenail fungus?
    My toenail is flaky, has a textured, wavy feel to it and seems to be growing away from skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Apply Canesten, an antifungal cream. Then, consult your doctor about dosage on Sporanox, an antifungal pill.

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I help my husband get rid of toenail fungus?
    We have tried doctors but the meds are 2 expensive or they want to remove his nail and he doesn't want that,so i am looking for home remedies if anyone has any.

    • ANSWER:
      You can try vicks vapo rub as that is what the podiatrist recommend. One other treatment is to soak his foot in warm water with tea tree oil added and then use the tea tree oil directly on the nail several times a day.

  28. QUESTION:
    How did you get rid of your toenail fungus?
    I am looking for solutions that have worked for folks. I will be visiting my doctor, but I've heard from some people that their over the counter or home remedies worked even better for them. I have one nail that is effected and it's in the "early" stage, but it's clearly a fungal issue.

    Thanks so much!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should see your doctor, like you said you are. In the mean time try soaking your foot in a tub with some mouth wash and warm water! It really works, ask your doctor about it. Mouth wash is anti fungal and cleans bacterial infections. I do this once a month just to keep my feet smooth and gets rid of all the hard skin! Good Luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to catch toenail fungus?
    Hello,
    My boyfriend of five years has really horrible toe fungus. Doctors have told him its the worst they have ever seen. He is too scared to treat it with medicine because in order to recieve the prescription you have to have blood work done every month or so, and he has a great fear of needles. When we first started dating it was on one foot and now it has spread to both.

    I am curious to know if it is possible to spread to another person. Normally one of us will sleep with socks on, but sometimes one of us will forgot and our bare feet touched. Do I have reason for concern?

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes my husband has the same problem and after 11 years of being married I am showing signs of my feet drying out, bumps ect.
      Have him soak his feet in crushed up garlic and a little water.
      The garlic is something that your body itself will not try to fight because it is a helper to us, putting your feet in it, since the pores are so big in the feet helps clean out the blood stream as well as fighting the infection you can see.
      I do recommend wearing socks when he does have a break out, but I have learned that it also depends on your bodies constitution, if it is good you won't get it.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to remove toenail fungus?
    I don't wanna say this to gross you guys out but I am a teenager and I have a massive problem with toenail fungus. It has spread to both feet and all of my toenails, I have no idea why I didn't act sooner. I have seen a Doctor about this and he looked at it and said your too young to have the medicine to make it disappear and that it risks liver faliure?

    I really don't want these troll feet anymore and I don't go to the beach or pool much cause I'm worried people will see and make fun of it, and turn girls off.. I thought of getting my toes amputated.. Just kidding, but seriously how do I remove it? I don't want it forever!

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Should I have My Toenails Romoved due to fungus?
    Hi, I am only 26 and have severe toenail fungus. This is extremely embarrassing. Both my big toenails have turned solid yellow, are extremely thick, and curl towards the side like a claw (I know, nice). The smaller toenails are beginning to turn dark brown. Is there any hope for me, I know there is Lamisil, but my toes are absolutely horrible. Being a young woman and having this really sucks.

    • ANSWER:
      ah, my mom has the same or had the same problem she plays tennis and the sweat from her feet made her feet and toenails like always moist and they got all fungus-y and then like it got worse etc. she had her toenails removed to try and get rid of it but it actually didnt work and the worse part is the fungus kept her nails from re-growing. The fungus is actually imbeded in the nail bed but anyways her doctor recommended this one cream called...Tineacide? something liek that and you can get it in any drugstore anyways you put it like twice a day and within a month my mom started growing new toenails and now her feet look all nice. Now depending on your severity it might take more than a month but its all worth it right? anyways good luck and i hope it works out for you!

  32. QUESTION:
    Without going to the doctor how do i get rid of toenail fungus?
    MY TOENAILS ON MY LEFT FOOT ARE FINE BUT THE ONES ON MY RIGHT FOOT ARE REALLY GROSS. THEY ARE YELLOWISH AND FLAKY AND ONE OF THEM IS REALLY BIG.. LIKE IT STICKS UP FARTHER THAN THE OTHER ONES.. ITS LIKE THEY ARE DECINIGRATING I CAN CUT THEM BACK REALLY FAR AND THE SKIN UNDERNEETH THEM IS DRY AND FLAKY TOO.. MY FOOT IS THE SAME WAY IT IS REALLY DRY AND I HAVE TO USE A PUMIC STONE EVERY DAY.. ITS REALLY WEIRD CAUSE ITS ONLY LIKE THAT ON MY RIGHT FOOT... MY LEFT FOOT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL.. WHATS GOING ON?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Vicks vaporub on your toenails. You have to put it on your toenails several times a day for a very long time, but the medication you get from your doctor for this problem also takes a long time to work (you'll be on this medication for several months). The prescription medication can also affect your liver, so it need to be monitored by your doctor when you're on it. So, I would start with the Vicks first, since it is harmless to try that. Then if it doesn't work, get a prescription for the toenail fungus.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of toenail fungus?
    I am just recently starting to realize how beautiful my body really is, i wish to take better care of it before it is too late. my toes are smelly, and i think they may have fungus, does anyone know of home remedies? even store bought ones. I would like it to work fast as summer is here!

    • ANSWER:
      I think people use apple cider vinegar to get rid of the fungi. You have athlete's feet. See a doctor asap. It can be contagious I believe.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you treat toenail fungus the same even when the toenail has already fallen off?
    The skin under my toe is exposed now. Its blistered with fungus. Can I soak it and everything when its exposed like that

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the lack of a nail will probably help since the nail usually gets in the way of the topical treatments.

      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavendar oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      Oh, and I put the link to an article that has a some pretty interestin info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a half-grown toenail to finish growing?
    I had a fungus on my toenail, so the doctor clipped it off and gave me an anti-fungal laquer. A healthy nail is already halfway grown, I'm wondering how long it will take to completely grow and be normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Toe nails grow slower than the nails on your hands. It will probably be about 3months until it looks normal.

  36. QUESTION:
    Without going to the doctor how do i get rid of toenail fungus?
    MY TOENAILS ON MY LEFT FOOT ARE FINE BUT THE ONES ON MY RIGHT FOOT ARE REALLY GROSS. THEY ARE YELLOWISH AND FLAKY AND ONE OF THEM IS REALLY BIG.. LIKE IT STICKS UP FARTHER THAN THE OTHER ONES.. ITS LIKE THEY ARE DECINIGRATING I CAN CUT THEM BACK REALLY FAR AND THE SKIN UNDERNEETH THEM IS DRY AND FLAKY TOO.. MY FOOT IS THE SAME WAY IT IS REALLY DRY AND I HAVE TO USE A PUMIC STONE EVERY DAY.. ITS REALLY WEIRD CAUSE ITS ONLY LIKE THAT ON MY RIGHT FOOT... MY LEFT FOOT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL.. WHATS GOING ON?

    • ANSWER:
      Vick's VapoRub salve actually works on stuff like this.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know an easy unespensive way to get rid of toenail fungus rather than going to a doctor?
    ive had toe nail fungus since i was born. on all 10 toes ive had it, but now on only 3 toes i do. i want to get rid of it so bad, but i dont know any other way then going to a doctor spending 130 per bottle on Lamisil. if anyone has been in a situation like this and actually knows what to do, then please let me know. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      try using vicks vapor rub 2 times a day rub it onto your toenails then put socks on you should notice a difference in a month or so

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get of the beginning toenail fungus?
    I had surgery for 2 ingrown toenails and since my father has fungus I also caught it because I was at risk. I have small areas of fungus on my toe where the surgery was taken place. How can I get rid of the fungus? My doctor said to rub vapor rub in it, and I did yet I still caught the fungus (he told me before I got the fungus).

    • ANSWER:
      Like anything, it may depend on your individual circumstances, but there are basically 3 options for the treatment of fungal toenails:

      1.Using topical anti-fungals. This is the least invasive, but also the least effective method. The reason being that it is very difficult to physically deliver the medication to where the fungus is often hiding underneath the nail plate, or even in the nail root/matrix underneath the skin at the very base of the nail plate. Topical meds do not penetrate the nail plate or skin to any significant degree, despite their claims otherwise.

      2.Oral Medications, such as the Lamisil tablet. Commonly used the past 10-15 years, it does work quite well in eradicating toenail fungus. It works about 2 out of 3 times, and needs to be taken for 3 months, 1 pill per day. It is quite expensive, but covered by most insurances. Your insurance may require it to be pre-authorized by them because of its cost. It s main drawback is that it may put extra stress on the liver, and may in a very small percentage of patients, cause liver damage. However, the liver may be monitored by doing blood tests regularly to measure the liver enzymes ALT and AST. If the enzyme levels rise above normal, the medication may be stopped immediately, and the liver should recover quickly and the enzyme levels should normalize.

      3.Laser treatment that is now FDA approved for toenail fungus. It has about an 80-85% effectiveness rate (slightly better that oral Lamisil), without any long-term or short-term adverse effects. There is no risk of damage to the liver, or other internal organs. The patient might feel some warmth in the nail during the laser procedure, but that s about it. It is currently the gold-standard in treating toenail fungus the most effective form of treatment. The only drawback from a patient perspective is that it is considered cosmetic, and not covered by insurance. In its infancy, only one laser was FDA approved, and the procedure was available from only a select few podiatric physicians, and the cost sometime exceeded ,000 per treatment. However, the advent of new competing lasers, and more podiatrists offering the procedure in their offices has brought down the price due to competition. Consult with a podiatrist in your area that offers the procedure to determine how many treatments may be needed and the overall cost, depending on the severity of your nail fungus infection.

      Good luck!

      Alexandria Family Podiatry
      www.alexandriafamilypodiatry.com

  39. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know any effective cure for toenail fungus ?
    Toenail became thick, yellow and brittle.

    Has anybody tried something that helped you to get rid of it or do you know someone that had it and what helped them to cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Yup me!

      I play rugby and got my toe stamped on....bloody hurt too! It got cracked and I got a fungus in it which I couldn't get rid of, tried all the tips recommend on here, using salt/water (hurt like mad), vic vapour rub (helped but I stunk; as soon as I stopped it went away) and eventually went to the doctor. She recommended a drug, Lamisil, but they needed to take blood every week as it could damage my kidneys and after researching the internet I was put off.

      I then discovered an oil which I've been using for a while now and the difference is great. Seems to be doing the trick, I got a free sample and it worked, they have offers all the time, maybe give it a whirl and see. I've put the web address in the source box below. Took me a few visits and good look around the site, but a free trial and money back persuaded me.

      Try the others first if you like, I recommend skipping the time you'll waste ;-)

  40. QUESTION:
    Can toenail fungus become resistant to meds?
    Thanks to some miscommunication with my doctor, it took me a few weeks to refill my Terbinafine/Lamisil prescription, and while the first month on medication produced new, healthy growth of the nail, the nail has not continued to grow in the second, delayed month on medication. Can the fungus have become resistant?

    • ANSWER:
      Unlikely, but toe nails are very slowgrowing. a year from bottom to top.
      You have to stick with it, in fact, once the toe nail shows healthy growth it is a cure. If you don't take any more med, it will still grow out healthily.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of Toe Nail Fungus?
    I'm scared to take those pills that cure the fungus 'cause I heard It's really bad for the liver. Hey, I could live with toe nail fungus but I can't live without my liver. So, does anyone know of any home remedies to get rid of toe nail fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Home remedies can't cure toenail fungus. Your doctor can run tests to see if your liver is healthy. Treatment is at least 90 days and he can run a test after 30 and 60 days to catch anything before it gets bad. Liver damage is actually rare, especially if your liver is healthy. Explain your concerns to your doctor.

      There are treatments that make your fungus cosmetically more acceptable if you decide against medicines.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have a home remedy to kill toenail fungus?
    I don't have the money to see a doctor. My one big toenail fell off. I've noticed the nail of the big toe on the other foot is also discoloured. Will my nails grow back normally?

    • ANSWER:
      I had one too for about 5 years and it was so embarrassing to me. I tried every home remedy on the internet because I was so desperate. Doctors prescribed Lamisil numerous times. It would work, but never completely and the fungus would grow back. Plus, Lamisil is very risky and could damage your liver. I hated being on it!!

      Know what worked for me? A probiotic! On and off I was also having IBS-type symptoms so I started taking Sustenex which I bought at Wal-Mart for about . It helped the IBS symtoms immediately and within a month I also noticed the fungus going away!!! It is now a year later and the fungus has been gone and for the first time it's not growing back. Aparently, many of us have an overgrowth of bacteria in our systems that can cause many problems, toenail fungus being one of them. Taking a probiotic adds good bacteria to your system and this quells many issues.

      Please feel free to email me. I tell everyone about probiotics now because they saved me from two very seriously embarrassing conditions!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of an ingrown toenail?
    I have a ingrown toenail and really want to get rid of it. My parents are being stupid again. They tell me to just leave it alone and it will go away. Will waiting help at all. Its red and has about 2-3 drops of smelly white pus in it per day. It also burns when i slighty touch it such as putting socks on. Should i go to the docs, leave it alone, or atempt removal.

    • ANSWER:
      It will only get worsen it you left it alone. It could even turn into a toenail fungus. The first thing you need to do, is to take care of the wound. After the wound is cleaned or cured a bit. You should removed the nail that is growing into your flesh. If you could not take it, you should go to a doctor and have it removed.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of fungi nail for good?
    Hi i've got fungi nail on my 4 of toes and on 1 of my fingers, i've tried taking fungi tablets ,creams, tea tree oil, even fungi nail polish but none have worked, is there anything out there on the market that will get rid of this permanently, thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  45. QUESTION:
    How can i get the fungus out of my toe nails?
    My big toes has fungus slightly discolored and the nail bed does not grow back right. What can I do to fix this?

    • ANSWER:
      Fungus on the outside of the toenail almost always means fungus living inside your bloodstream and in the tissue under the nails.

      You can treat it topically (creams, sprays, alcohol) and keep killing what gets to the outside of your body, but it will never go away because it lives protected in the tissues under the nail and in your bloodstream. So the part you can see will always return.

      However, they have a couple simple pills you can take to kill it everywhere. Easy to take, not too expensive either.

      And as you can see, with the nail bed no longer supporting nail growth, NOT treating it properly can lead to much more involved things. And if you care about others, you're spreading it every time you shower somewhere. Or take your shoes off.

      See a doctor. Only they can prescribe the medicine you need. But then it's all gone.

      Added:

      As you can see in the other answer, there are quite a few ways to get the fungus off your nail, that is, off the exposed portion that other people see and go "Ewww!" at.

      And, in the extremely lucky case of someone who just picked up the fungus (from someone who only treated the exterior of his/her nails) but the fungus simply hasn't had time to burrow in (so, maybe two days), one of them might be all that's needed.

      But that isn't your situation. Your nail bed is already damaged. It's IN you and needs an internal cleansing, via drugs, not something that only kills off the externally showing muck.

      Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of toenail infections - alternative medicine?
    Had it for 3 years - I used an anti-fungal toenail lacquer for 9 months, but it's still there. I am pregnant and not meant to use lacquer any more so is there an alternative treatment. The whole nail is yellow and now peeling away.

    • ANSWER:
      You must not use any anti-fungal preparations while pregnant, so please don't do that. Best advice is to leave it for now, and then when you're done with your pregnancy, resume some other treatment. The problem with the nail lacquer is that it does not always work, and can take a long time to work. It also does not work that well if the actual infection is near the skin or the skin surrounding the nail.
      There are conventional oral anti-fungal drugs which have an efficacy rate of about 60% in most cases but these commonly cause side effects and certainly cannot be used in pregnancy. Apart from tea tree oil which has shaky evidence at best to support it, there are no AltMed preparations that have been demonstrated to cure fungal toe nail infections.

      Leave it for now if I were you, and see your GP when after your pregnancy.
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      EDIT
      @ Pharmacy student: Careful where you go with that. There is insufficient evidence to recommend Tea Tree oil for Onychomycosis. Evidence is at best shaky, it isn't proven effective.
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      EDIT 2
      @ The thin skinned pharmacy student who dosen't like being challenged by a Nurse: I'm not suggesting I am more qualified in pharmacology than you- I'm not. I'm simply pointing out that although there is some evidence, there is no strong evidence to make recommendations on. Thats all. Of course if I am wrong, you could prove me wrong by presenting evidence to support your claim.
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      EDIT:
      @ Pharmacy student: Of the two papers you mentioned that showed effect one used a mix of butenafine and the other one had some other combination. Both studies are old 1994 and 1999 and most references are on antibacterial properties supported by many laboratory studies (probably due to the compound terpinen4), and other fungi. There are only a small number of high quailty trials that have been conducted looking at this. As I said, not enough evidence to recommend use in this instance. I'm not saying it does not work, probably wouldn't hurt to try (although it can cause skin irritation) but I'd be careful about making recommendations at this stage due to the lack of data,

      Most valid medical sites support what I have said...that there isn't enough data.

      EDIT3: My knowledge on pharmacology has nothing to do with the presentation of data! You can't provide robust evidence to support your claim.

      "Ok, so how many articles would you like me to show you?"

      Any that supports your claim would be a start. Tell you what, how about we have this conversation when you've learned how to interperet data and grown up.

      EDIT4
      "I do not have the time to write you a memo. By the way, as a nurse are you even legally allowed to make medical recommendations?"

      Rather than embarrassing yourself in public, it would have been better if you'd admitted your error. I've done a pubmed and cochrane search as well as a few others. There is evidence but not strong evidence.

      Some Nurse ARE legally allowed to make medical recommendations and any recommendations I make are well within my scope of qualifications and knowledge. However, what that has to do with this question is beyond me. You are a pharmacy STUDENT you aren't a Doctor, even when you qualify you shouldn't be actually making medical recommendations. Stick to drugs, learn how to interperet data and grow up.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can I spread toenail fungus like this?
    I need to cut my toenails & there is only one pair in the house, my moms. I'm pretty sure I have toenail fungus, so I was going to use hers & then scrub them with soap & water, and then soak them in 91% alcohol for about 15-20 mins. Will this be sufficient to sanitize them? Thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest home remedy that helps get rid of yellow toenails ?
    I have yellow toenails from painting them with nail polish, I need to get rid of them as soon as possible please HELP!!!
    P.S. Can you tell me around how long it will take using your remedy? Please, Thanks!!!
    it is not nail fungus tho i no 4 a fact.

    • ANSWER:
      go to the doctor... yellow toenails is a sign of nail fungus. you might need medication... i think there might also be something you paint on to get rid of it but it takes longer.

  49. QUESTION:
    The big toenail on my right foot is completely discolored and growing a very thick nail. What do I do?
    I saw my doctor about it and he said it would go away. It hasn't for a year now. I occasionally shave it down with a fingernail file and the smell is God awful. I'm not sure, but don't think it is a help risk, but only a cosmetic issue. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      you have nail fungus.... keep the nail dry and let it get lots of sunshine. do not use polish cause doing so prevents the nail from drying underneath. you may also you OTC nail fungus treatments. as for the thick nail... once the fungus dies you will need to just let the nail infected nail grow out and wait for the new healthy nail .

  50. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of fungus under toenails?
    We've tried several different things bought over the counter to get rid of fungus under the toenails and we just can't seem to find one that works. If anyone out there knows of a home remedy please let us know on the secret of getting rid of this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      The topical creme, Lamasil should work, but it takes a very long time, they say at least 6 months. I took the one prescribed by a doctor, sorry I can't remember the name of it, but it was a pill, and it took 3 months, but it worked. I found the Lamasil never worked, because you could never keep it on your toes enough. Ask your doctor about the pills tho, they were very expensive, but like I said, they worked, and it hasn't come back in over 4 years. In the meantime, try "sanding" down your toenails with a nail file. I think one reason you get the fungus, is because your toenails are too thick, so by thinning them out, this will alleviate some pain.....good luck

toenail fungus when to see a doctor

Toenail Fungus Nail Removal Surgery

Toenail Fungus Remedy

Of all the infections that you can develop, toenail fungus is not the most serious, but it is the most difficult to cure. The main problem is that the infected area is protected by the nail itself as it grows in between the skin and the underside of the nail.

People search for remedies and are willing to try a host of different techniques in search of a toenail fungus remedy that works. If you have this problem then you have likely tried a number of different remedies yourself.

The other reason to seek out alternative treatments is that the over the counter oral treatments can have bad side effects. Alternatives that you can try at home consist of soaking the infected area. You can try soaking your toes in a vinegar or peroxide solution, mouthwash with anti bacterial properties like Listerine, chest rub or beer. Yes that is right - beer can be an effective toenail fungus remedy! There are probiotics in the beer like acidophilus and vinegar that can kill the fungus.

Different strains of toenail fungus will be affected by different solutions, so you may have to experiment to find out which one works best for the type of fungus you have. Beer contains bacteria that are created during the fermentation process. These same bacteria are also found naturally in the body where they suppress yeast growth and prevent fungus growth in the mouth. Since they are effective at combating fungus inside the body, it makes sense that they would be effective at combating fungus outside the body as well.

Beer is an inexpensive and convenient source of these fungus fighting bacteria and that is why it makes a good toenail fungus remedy. And as an added bonus, if you pick it up a six pack, you will have something to do while you sit around and soak your feet. One for the feet...five left for you: How terribly convenient.

Another option for soaking is Listerine or other mouthwashes. Like the beer you will need to soak your feet for a significant amount of time each day. But do not drink what is left in the bottle after you treat your feet! Stick to the beer for that part of the treatment. The disinfectant in the mouthwash is what attacks and kills the fungus. The downside is that it also kills the helpful bacteria on your skin that naturally help protect you from fungus growth.

This means that you had better not skip a day of soaking during treatment or the fungus will make a comeback with a vengeance. The full treatment may take a full month if you have lost the nail. You have to wait until a new nail has grown in to protect the vulnerable skin below. If you have been soaking every day, then there should not be any fungus left on the skin that is now protected by the new nail. If you are not careful however, the fungus will come back and you will have to start all over again.

For further information, please visit: Toenail Fungus Treatment Website

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What health insurance plans cover toenail fungus medication and nail removal surgery?
    Hi,

    I suffer from toenail fungus, and I've tried ALL home remedies available without success. I'm also about to buy health insurance. I thought I would take this opportunity to finally visit the doctor and get rid of this problem. My questions are:

    1. Which health insurance plans offer the best coverage to treat toenail fungus?
    2. Do they cover the medication and the surgery required in some cases to remove the toenail?

    Thank you for all your help!

    • ANSWER:
      most insurance will cover the costs you mention if the doctor thinks it is medically necessary.

  2. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to have permanent toenail removal surgery?
    I have been fighting toenail fungus for over three years now. I have tried everything but nothing seems to work. I am just really tired of looking at it. I want to have the infected toenails removed permanently.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask you doctor about finding specialists to do that. Actually, toe fungus is not really the nail that is infected, its the skin underneath it that has the fungus. Removing the toenail could probably not fix your problem.

  3. QUESTION:
    is there any way that i can get my toenail replaced after toenail removal surgery?
    I had my big toenails removed because of fungus. They won't grow back

    • ANSWER:
      No there is not, naturally anyway, beacuse they have probably removed the entire root which causes the nail to grow.. Try the press on type toenails available in the cosmetics section of most retail stores. They are very natural looking, but you will need to use them on all toes to look right. And use an antifungal gel before applying them.

  4. QUESTION:
    I have a really bad infected toenail i want to get it removed by surgery!?
    I mean its really nasty and infected it has bad fungi
    what kind of doctor can i call?
    and is there surgery for this type of toenail removal?

    • ANSWER:
      Any medical doctor can remove this. Some local anesthetic and the removal is fairly quick. A podiatrist would be the most specialized doctor for the 'feet', but again, save some money and have a PCP/GP remove the nail.

      The shots will be the most painful part of the procedure.

      I would call and ensure the doctor has no issue with such a general procedure (most won't, most actually will enjoy the break in the monotony of the common cold/flu).

      The 'surgery' is just pulling the nail from the bed. Cleaning the infection, and your own nail is generally used as a 'splint' and aid for the new nail to grow back in the proper shape.

      You can have this treated without nail removal in some cases.

  5. QUESTION:
    Nail Fungas and toenail removal?
    I have a nail fungas, and it is really bad. I am considering removal of the infected toenails. I was wondering if it will take care of the fungus, and will the nail grow back normaly after doing so.

    • ANSWER:
      My friend has that issue. She has to get her toenail removed every 5 months. It grows back, but she doesn't care for the fungus properly while the nail is growing back, so that may be the issue. Go to a foot doctor and get a consult. Most insurances require you to go to a normal doctor and have them refer you to a specialist, so do that first. (or check with your insurance)

      The nail should grow back fine, but there's no way of anyone knowing with just the info given. Have you tried that antifungal stuff they sell at drug stores. If not, give it a shot. If one doesn't work, try a different kind (with different active ingredients) Your insurance may not cover toenail removal unless a doctor says it's bad, so try OTC stuff before spending the $ on the surgery.

      Make sure you clean your shower often, and dont walk around barefoot. When showering somewhere besides your house, wear shower shoes. You don't want to spread your fungus to others, or make yours worse. Spray your shoes with antifungal spray weekly. My sis has a bad issue with foot fungus because she does sports. When she sprays her shoes, and cleans her feet properly, it's better.

  6. QUESTION:
    nail removal?
    I have nail fungus in 9 of my toenails (yea it sucks)

    and was wondering how painful it'd be to get 9 toenails removed at the same time? how long would it take for them to grow back?
    if you get it removed perm wouldn't that hurt? with that skin being exposed? isn't it sensitive?

    • ANSWER:
      I have ripped my toenail off before and you don't want to have the nails permanently removed. The skin underneath is sensitive and very moist. When my nail grew back it always became ingrown, and eventually I had to have surgery to prevent the nail from being able to become ingrown. They have a pill that you can take to treat nail fungus. If you haven't already try talking to your doctor. Good Luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    Have any S Citizen had ingrown toenail surgery, problems with bunions, nail fungus or hammer toes?
    My 87 yr old aunt is going to have surgery on her ingrown big toe. It was infected and after antibiotics it is now time for surgery at the local surgery center next week. I pray she has no problems afterwards. I hope this is in the correct category, I debated on the Health category, Other Health, or Conditions, Pain Category, then Beauty category, you know because we all want our feet to look nice, then I thought about Relationships, because these conditions could be a big turnoff to a spouse or significant other, then there is Maintenence category, then there is Home improvement, because Yahoo suggests to post this there, I suppose due to mentioning 'hammer' toes and toe 'nails.' Then you have to consider, Mythology and Folklore because apparently a bunion too closely resembles, 'Paul Bunyon." I decided to ask Senior Citizens since it is very possible some of you have experienced these. If I have posted in the incorrect category, I sure hope that is ok, that I pose this here. Please forgive me, if indeed I have not followed community rules. I'll be standing by, awaiting the fine S.C of this category to answer my question pertaining to feet problems, and your answers are much appreciated. Just to be sure I'm ok here, I have read that many senior citizens have experienced one or more of the above conditions. Thank you for your patience with me.
    Resi, or is it madness to my method! ;)
    Resi, there is a method to my madness. ;)

    • ANSWER:
      Wow such a wordy Q! I do believe every one in my immediate family has had each of the following: Eldest Brother Had the Dreaded Hammer Toe,Other than being Very ugly, not a problem. Mom Had Double ingrown nail removals, very un appealing...she regrets doing it, but if your Aunt needs it....well? Fungus among us? Use Tea tree oil Topically, works every time. Bunions, well Out of luck there...But I do know a Paul, He Lives at the Fritter Ranch, I bet he knows bunions, not much he don't know bout! he likes your Q's too, Luck to your aunt!

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Toenail Fungus Treatment Zetaclear

Prior to humans wore shoes, it was uncommon that piles of people needed a toe fungus cure. Their feet were comfortable, dry, and savored with lots of fresh air. Sweaty feet jammed in warm, airless shoes is the proper environment for a fungus to advance, while feet that are dry and cool are much more resistant to fungal infection. That's why fungus drift toward infect the feet more often than the hands.

We've been putting on shoes for quite a elongated time as of now, and the new combination of socks made from synthetic materials and tight-fitting shoes presents in many more incidents of athlete's foot and toe nail infections. Over the time, the toe fungus cure varieties have multiplied as well. Home remedies were the primary, followed by early medical cures apparently based mainly on the home remedies that seemed to work, and across the counter various anti-fungal powders and ointments. In recent years a number of oral prescription drugs and cures have arrived in the market.

Toe fungus cure is easier when only the skin of the feet is infected (athletes foot), than when there is a fungus toe nail infection. This is because, in a fungal infection, the fungus is living and multiplying underneath the nail. The nail forms a severe barrier between any applied cure and the fungus itself, and infected toenails take a very long time to grow treatment has to continue until all of the affected toenail has been replaced by healthy, uninfected nail.

Toe fungus cures, like the use of antifungal powder, many essential oils or foot soaks, treat infected skin much more rapidly, and the cures do not require to be applied for a long period. Many of the same natural remedies and prescription drugs are advised for skin infection as well as for fungus toe nail infection. Powders, oils, and ointments are rubbed straightaway on the skin. Solutions for soaking infected feet include vinegar, diluted bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and herbal teas!

Prescription drugs affect from the inside, supporting the bodys immune system to remove the infection.

The excellent plan, still, is to block toe fungus cures altogether by being nice to your feet. Hold your feet unsullied, cool and dry. Go shoeless! (except when there's danger of foot injury or in muggy public places like public saunas, showers and swimming pools, where you might acquire someone else's fungus toe infection.) Switch your socks continually, and dust your shoes with antifungal powder if you think you are receptive to fungal infection. Keep your toenails trimmed sometimes. Be actually nice to your feet go full-scale for your tender toes and treat them to a pedicure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is ZetaClear a good solution for toenail fungus?
    I have been with toenail fungus for years now and was looking for a cure. I found a product called ZetaClear and wanted to know if anyone had used it. The price of ZetaClear seemed very good, I had hoped to get an answer from someone who had used it.

    • ANSWER:
      An infection with nail fungus may be difficult to treat, and infections may recur. But medications are available to help clear up nail fungus. Nail fungus can be difficult to treat, and repeated infections are common. Over-the-counter antifungal nail creams and ointments such as ZetaClear are available, but they aren't very effective. If you have athlete's foot as well as nail fungus, you should treat the athlete's foot with topical medication and keep your feet clean and dry. To treat nail fungus, your doctor may prescribe an oral antifungal medication. Studies have shown the most effective treatments to be terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox).

      Check these links, especially the Mayo Clinic site, for more information.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nail-fungus/DS00084

      http://www.ehow.com/how_2087547_treat-toenail-fungus-naturally.html

      http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-toenail-fungus.html

  2. QUESTION:
    How does one treat fungal infections of the nails?
    My friend has a fungal infection on one of his toenails, and he asked me how (if) they can be treated. Unfortunately I do not know (I never had these myself). Typical symptoms include but are not limited to discoloration and thickening of those nails which are infected. Is it possible to get the nails back to normal? If so, then how?

    • ANSWER:
      Oral prescription medications include Lamisil (terbinafine), Sporanox (itraconazole), and Diflucan (fluconazole). Lamisil appears to be the most effective treatment for toenail fungus in this group. While these treatment regimens have the advantage of being relatively easy, they do have rare severe side effects, and they are quite expensive if you have to pay for them out of pocket. People taking these fungus toenail treatments should be monitored for toxicity due to the drugs. There is one topical prescription drug available: Penlac (ciclopirox) nail lacquer is painted directly onto the affected nails, but can only be used when the infection is not advanced.

      OTC antifungal ointments, creams and lotions may work quite well for fungal skin infections, but they are not recommended for nails simply because they are not an effective treatment for toenail fungus. They are applied to the nail topically, and they don't penetrate the thick nail to kill the fungus, which is protected in the nail bed below the nail. If you want to try one of these medications, it might be a good idea to combine it with one of the other types of remedy to increase the probability of success.

      There are many natural healing remedies available today to consumers; some of them incorporate an oral product. Some of these products may be effective treatment for toenail fungus. Perhaps the most promising ingredient in natural remedies is the essential oil, Tea tree oil, which is produced in Australia. Studies of this extract are encouraging, and a number of natural remedies contain it, blended with other herbal ingredients. Tea tree oil is even available in pure form, however there is some risk of skin sensitivity so this may not be best way to use it. Other natural remedies may be worthwhile fungus toenail treatments, but scientific evidence for or against them is generally lacking, simply because the research has not been done.

      Finally, there are a lot of traditional, or simply inventive, home fungus toenail treatments. They include soaking the feet in various solutions, or applying substances that are thought to be antifungal. The substances employed include chlorine bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, dark beer combined with a lactobacillus, Vicks VapoRub, Listerine mouthwash, DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide), and others. Some people swear by a drink of apple cider vinegar, twice daily, to cure and prevent fungal toenail infections. Again, the primary focus for an effective treatment for toenail fungus rests with getting the treatment beyond the nail to the fungus. Good luck!

      **I have read that Zetaclear is a great product to get rid of the yellowed nails. Here's the link:

      http://www.zetaclear.com/

  3. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a good over the counter treatment for nail fungus?
    I'm getting a thick yellow toenail and it's grossing me out. I need something that works.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend Zetaclear Nail Fungus:
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      http://www.zetaclear.com?aid=488861

      It's a very effective herbal formula.

  4. QUESTION:
    Whats the best cure or technique for toe nail foot fungus?
    My mom has an inherited trait from her mother, shes been trying different scrubs and lotions, nothing seems to work, any helpful ideas? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It's very hard to get rid of toenail fungus for a number of reasons. (It loves the dark warm shoe environment.) It's also underneath the toenail which makes it very hard to treat.

      There are a number of different treatments - everything from some pretty serious drugs to some weird home remedies - but whatever treatment you choose, you also need to look after your feet. Keep them dry (use a hairdryer after bathing or showering), try to wear shoes and socks as little as possible, wash your socks on very hot temperatures, keep your nails clean and short.

      As for the treatments themselves, Zetaclear is good, and so is ClearZal. (I think they are both better than using a home remedy and they aren't harmful like the prescription meds.)

      Check this site out for more treatment info:

      http://toenailfungusremedy.blogspot.com

  5. QUESTION:
    I have this nasty fungi in my toenails and i take pills for them.I can onyl take it for one more month?
    And then i cant use it for another year i need something that can get rid of it. I cant go swimming with my friends and i cant go to the beach when people ask me to.. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      for me and my husband worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me and my husband!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=221781

  6. QUESTION:
    How to treat toenail fungus in a month?
    I'm going on holiday with my girlfriend and her parents. I have two infected toenails.. the one next to the little toe on both feet. I have been applying bleach for around 1 week to it. If i soak my feet in safely diluted bleed (1:100) for A LOT of hours (around 3 or 4).. do you think it will increase the chance of being cured in time? This is worrying me greatly :(

    • ANSWER:
      Do we think it will increase the chance of being cured in time?

      IN TIME FOR WHAT???

      Are you going on vacation next week? In two weeks? Next month?

      Bleach will not do anything... and what in the world is diluted bleed?

      Oral treatments will take about 6 months to work and your liver will pay the price.

      Use a topical oil such as http://www.thepurecure.com/zetaclear
      You can find it at http://www.thepurecure.com

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the type of over the counter medicine to treat fungus?
    Yellowness in the toes and thickening of the nail

    • ANSWER:
      As another poster has mentioned, oral meds can work but these are not over the counter and need to be prescribed under the supervision of a Dr. THey can place immence pressure on your liver and as such a liver function test should be carried out.

      My suggestion for treating toenail fungus is as follows:

      1. Wash your feet thoroughly with a soap free wash and dry with a hairdryer.

      2. Immediately treat with a one time treatment for atheletes foot to kill any other form of fungus on your feet.

      3. Treat with a topical treatment (e.g. Zetaclear) as per the instruction.

      4. Wash your feet daily and keep them dry

      5. Wear open toe shoes where possible (Crocs make are great for this!)

      Good Luck

  8. QUESTION:
    can someone help with toenail fungus?
    I have had fungus on my toenails for several years now, and am getting pretty tired of it. It is most apparent on my large toe nails.
    I've tried vinegar but it hasn't been working.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have had it for years, it will be very well established in your nail bed and it wont go away on its own unfortunately.

      I have successfully treated fungus on four of my toenails using the following method:

      1. Treating Athletes foot (if applicable) with a one time treatment e.g. lamisil once. Athletes foot is a fungus too and needs to be eradicated.

      2. The day after you have treated the athletes foot you need to thoroughly wash your feet and in between your toes with a soap free wash twice a day. Dry thoroughly with a towel and then allow to air dry before putting socks/shoes back on. If you are in a rush, use a fan or a hair dryer.

      3. Treat each nail with a topical treatment as directed. I used Zetaclear with great results.

      4. Stay persistent - Nails take a long time to grow out and you need to wait for the nail to be completely clear before you stop treatment.

      5. Wear open toe shoes where possible - i was embarrassed about my toes but found Crocs to be a really good compromise as they have plenty of breathable holes!.

      Hope this helps - if you go to your doctor, they may recommend an oral treatment (tablet) - be careful with these - some people have had liver problems as a result of this. Make sure you have a liver panel done before you do this!

      Good luck :) !!

  9. QUESTION:
    what can I do about my yellow toenails?
    does applying lemon juice really work? how?
    or which product is effective?

    • ANSWER:
      Yellow nails are often the first sign of a nail fungus. The best treatment is Zetaclear. Some of the key ingredients in Zetaclear include Tea tree oil, Jojoba oil, Lavender oil and Clove oil, all of which have well-known anti-fungal and soothing properties. It works, or you get your money back with no questions asked. Lemon juice can actually stain the nail causing darker discoloration.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of fugus under my toenails?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different treatments out there. Like one of the other answers says, you can get prescription meds but they are expensive and take a lot of work. I would recommend trying something like Zetaclear first - it has tea tree oil in it, along with some other stuff.

      You should also keep your nails as short as possible so the oil can get to the infected bits, and you should make sure your feet are really, really dry before getting dressed. (Use a hairdryer - sounds weird but it helps.) Last but not least, be prepared to wait - you may see a difference in your nail quickly but it takes about a year for a big toenail to grow out. You have to keep treating it!

      Check this out for more toenail fungus remedies:

      http://toenailfungusremedy.blogspot.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    Which types does products help me to nail fungus?
    I want to know good treatment about nails fungus problem if you have some tips about this than reply fast because now I am facing big problem to this.. my father told me a treatment so I want to ask about zetaclear treatment .. if you have some good tips about this one than reply fast..I am waiting to your answer..

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  12. QUESTION:
    ZetaClear Toenail Fungus Treatment for Nail Fungal?
    How is ZetaClear Toenail Fungus Treatment for Nail Fungal? how zeta clear works to make me rid of yellow nail fungus from my toenail and hands nail? http://www.ZetaClearfungustreatment.com

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavendar oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      Oh, and I put the link to an article that has a some pretty interestin info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is laser treatment for toenail fungus effective? Is there anywhere in San Francisco who offers it?

    • ANSWER:
      definitely you need to get rid of fungus!

      for me worked very well ZetaClear!
      It worked fast and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=749165

  14. QUESTION:
    ZetaClear Toenail Fungus Treatments?
    i have unhealthy and very ugly looking yellow nails in my leg's nails, its a kind of yellow fungus for a very long time period, and i am feeling very shamed when i have to wear sandel and my friends look at them with bad faces, so that makes me so guilty, so one of my friend suggest me to use ZetaClear yellow nail fungus treatment, but before buy it or use it i want to confirm about that products, is any one there who has any expericed with Zetaclea? should i go for it?

    i saw zetaclear toenail fungus treatment here:

    http://www.naturalherbalz.com/products/general-health/zetaclear-nail-fungus

    • ANSWER:
      Cropper, I never tried the product, first try soaking your toenails in white vinegar daily, I do know that there is a one pill thing from the doctor but it's is a very expensive one pill, up to 0-0 dollars. so that was out of my cost range, Good luck Rita V Oh also take an old toot brushsh and scrub your toe nails with baking soda, Hope it helps.

  15. QUESTION:
    Tropical Products vs Home Remedies (Toenail Fungus Treatment)?
    Which is more effective and faster treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

    Tropical Products (ZetaClear,Fungusil,Zerofungus) or Home Remedies (Tea Tree Oil,Vick's Vapor Rub,Listerine). If tropical products, what's the best treatment product? If Home Remedies, what's the best remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Any over the counter Athletes Foot treatment will do fine. Apply to the cuticle daily for about a month.

  16. QUESTION:
    Got fungus on my right toe, it's eating my nail on the left side. I've put lots of alcohole on it not working?
    Any suggestion how to get rid of it? I think my other nails are getting it too (only right foot).

    • ANSWER:
      Nail fungus is a fungal infection of the nail also known as onychomycosis in the medial world.

      Studies show that while nail fungus is a common occurrence, it will typically infect the toenails. Very seldom will nail fungus attack the fingernails. Further studies show that approximately twelve percent of the U.S. population has some sort of nail fungus and it is typical with age. People aged 40 and older are the most susceptible to nail fungus. Like many other forms of affliction, nail fungus is hereditary; it seems to run in families. Some others may be more susceptible to nail fungus as well such as those who have a suppressed immune system due to certain diseases or treatments. People who have been diagnosed with AIDS, have received transplants, are undergoing cancer treatments are at risk.
      there are lots of treatments for that and i've heard about ZetaClear i think it can help you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Tea Tree Oil On Toenail Fungus?
    Okay so I just started using Tea Tree Oil on my toenails because I had a fungus, and the the other toenails started cracking and getting a little thicker. This morning, when I looked at my toenails, I noticed they were white around the edges. Is this normal? Or is it an allergic reaction or something? Has anyone had any success with tea tree oil?

    • ANSWER:
      dont use tea tree il. try zetaclear

      Are you thinking you might have an infection of the nails? It is possible. But don t conclude until you are done reading these series on the general overview of nail fungus infections. In these series, you ll learn what nail fungus infection is, what causes it, its cure and treatment and preventive measures. Nail fungus also referred to as Onychomycosis is caused by tiny fungus organisms that can be easily contracted anywhere. If you ve got it, be rest assured that you are not the only person having this same dilemma as estimates have shown that over two million people in Canada have it while over 10 million people have it in the United States.Nail fungus infections are really hard to spot earlier on. http://tinyurl.com/p6a9tl

  18. QUESTION:
    Question about toenail fungus?
    I THINK I have toenail fungus. There's a black dot on my left big toe. I googled the symptoms and none of them said black dots. Do you think I have toenail fungus anyways? It doesn't smell weird or anything. I had this since towards the end of june. And if I have toenail fungus where can I get Zetaclear? Do they sell it at CVS? If not where can I get it other than online?
    Oh and don't tell me to visit a doctor. That's the most basic answer lol
    And the toenail on my right toe fell off but it's growing back. There's two really really small dots on where it's suppose to grow back though. The toenail was sort of yellowish before it fell off. It's growing fine though. It fell off about a week and a half ago

    • ANSWER:
      There is medication that ONLY a doctor can prescribe. Toenail fungus are extremely hard to cure, so why would you waste your time on over the counter treatment? If it were me I would go to a podiatrist (foot doctor) and quit wasting time experimenting.

  19. QUESTION:
    Survey about Zetaclear: Have you applied Zetaclear to cure your Toenail Fungus?
    Have you ever applied Zetaclear or another over-the counter remedy for toenail or fingernail fungus?

    If the answer is 'Yes', I want to know how it worked for you!

    I am currently conducting a short survey to assess consumer satisfaction for nail fungus treatments that don't require a prescription. Please help me clarify what really works. This survey will take no more than 2 minutes.

    To answer this survey use this link:

    http://healthconsumerreviews.org/go/nailfungussurvey2.html

    Thank you,
    Heather

    • ANSWER:
      No I have not. But I took your survey. BTW, this may not be the most appropriate or effective way to collect data for your survey. Points please...

  20. QUESTION:
    my toe nail almost came off. should i remove it? do i need to treat it?
    well it didnt completely come off yet, but the entire nail would be off. its just the inner part of it is barely attached to my toe. thus, it could come off any second now. i'm thinking of just completely taking off the toenail, otherwise it will just further annoy me as i cant even put my socks on without feeling pain

    do i need to apply some kind of anti-fungus treatment or something on my toe once the toe-nail comes off? or would just wearing a band-aid be ok?

    • ANSWER:
      you definitely need to get rid of fungus!

      for me worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=749165

  21. QUESTION:
    Yellow toenail fungus, is this the best way to get rid of it?
    I have really bad yellow toe fungus on my left big toe and a little bit on the toe next to it. The left toe is very yellow, hurts at times, and about half of the nail is loose like I can lift the nail up and see the skin under there. The whole toe is gross.

    Lately I have been hearing that vapor rub works pretty well, I hear that after a few months your nail gets dark and falls off why? Thats the part that scares me my nail turns black and it falls off? Will I see blood or what?

    If anybody knows about this please let me know so I can start using vapor rub.

    • ANSWER:
      Toenail fungus is no joke. It's not dangerous or anything but it can spread to other nails and to your skin. However, the good news is you have tons of options for treating it.

      Since your nail fungus sounds like it may be severe you may want to talk to your doctor. He/she can prescribe some medications that will work a lot better than any home remedy. Plus, because it hurts your insurance should cover it (most insurance companies won't cover nail fungus unless it's painful).

      If you don't want to go to the doctor there are several over the counter treatments you can try:
      1. Lamisil
      2. Lotrimin
      3. Zetaclear
      4. Funginix
      5. Pellexasil

      There are also some home remedies you can try:
      1. Applying vics vaporub to your infected toes every night
      2. Applying tea tree oil to your infected toes every night
      3. Soaking your toes in apple cider vinegar
      4. Soaking your toes in white distilled vinegar

      Also if your nail turns black you could have black nail fungus. It's a specific type of nail fungus. It sounds like you do because it can cause pain. It's no different from regular nail fungus except it's black. If left untreated it can spread and get worse. So try and treat it as soon as possible.

  22. QUESTION:
    why are my fingernails yellow?
    my finger nails have turned yellow! towards the ends of the nail they have turned a translucent yellow colour, i am 14, i don't smoke or wear much nail polish! helpppp me!!

    • ANSWER:
      Are you suffering from nail fungal attack?

      Onycomycosis is a condition where nails are having fungal attack from many sources such as external environment, drug etc. This condition may affect toenails or fingernails, but toenail infections are particularly common.

      It is cause by a fungus which is found in mostly wet areas like in your bathrooms and swimming pools, it penetrates and embedded itself into the nail so deeply and start spoiling that part, as a result discoloration occurs into pale brown to yellow.

      Having a nail fungus condition is very embarrassing, and the effects on your self-esteem and lifestyle can be tremendous.

      ZetaClear - Rated # 1 Yellow Nails & Toenail Fungus Treatment

      Zetaclear is shortly a perfect and accurate antifungal formula which directly leads to the stoppage of the growth of the specific fungi embedded in the deeper areas of the nails.

      Zeta Clear nail solution is one of the safest and most effective products on the market for eliminating both toenail and fingernail fungus. It has tee tree oil as its most active ingredient. It penetrates and then kills the fungal infections in your nails without damaging the skin by any ways.

  23. QUESTION:
    nail fungus and treatment?
    i think i have fungal infection in one or two of my big toenails
    and i was wondering if i gets cured will the pink keratin part of the nail grow back.

    also will soaking it in listerene and putting rubbing alcohol on it daily,
    help kill the fungus and heal it?

    • ANSWER:
      Nail fungus (also known as Onychomycosis) is made up of tiny organisms (Tinea Unguium) that can infect fingernails and toenails. The nails of our fingers and toes are very effective barriers. While this usually just makes it difficult for an infection to invade the nail, the barriers can work just as hard to keep infections inside the nail once they've invaded. Listerene and alcohol won't help you need to see podiatrist or health care provider and get on some medication for fungus. I've heard of a Zetclear its all natural homeopathic solution that will help you get rid of your nail fungus withing week, http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=478036 Good luck

  24. QUESTION:
    what do i do about this toenail fungus?
    alright so back in october i dropped a table on my big toe. the nail filled with blood and fell off. i was left with a tiny piece of nub by the cuticle. when i went to get a pedicure the lady didnt understand me and ended up putting acryllic on the nail. i told her i basically wanted her to clip it and trim the exess " junk". well the acryllic made it look nice. and when i went back for them to take it off.. the other one ended up FILLING IT and it stayed on.. so. i decided that i didnt want it and i soaked it off with acetone. when the nail finally came off i had disgusting greenish color under what grew in as my real nail. im not sure if its fungus because ive never seen green fungus. could it be a possiblity that its crud that built up under the acryllic then my real nail grew over it? im not sure if i should go see a doctor . or try buying stuff at the store.
    if so what should i get?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Katelyn,
      If you have eradicated the fungal growth in your foot you must keep in mind that the simplest treatment modalities for your athlete's foot is the prevention of the development of fungus in your feet. Change your socks very very often. You must keep clean socks and pat dry your foot before wearing any footwear. It will help in the removal of moist in your foot so not to support the thriving fungi and you will eventually get rid of athlete's foot.

      One of the most effective nail fungus treatment available is the ZetaClear Antifungal Solution. It is made from natural oil sources therefore it is complementary to the skin that is connected to the nails. No side effects since it came from natural source such as natural oils. There is no lingering smell which turns off men from using because of the feminine or medicinal smell.

      Home Remedies can be good too since you cannot afford medical treatment. You can Cure your toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar.

      You soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When you are done with the soaking, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes. This can help you manage your toe fungus without medication.

  25. QUESTION:
    laser treatment for toenail fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      definitely you need to get rid of fungus!

      for me worked very well ZetaClear!
      It worked fast and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=749165

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of nail fungus?
    I have this uncle that has fungus (as he claims it. I'm not sure) eating his fingernails from the tip to the inside. He said he doesn't feel any pain because the bacteria or fungus is hollowing out between his nail's layers (I guess it's lucky because it's not damaged the nail bed that causes pain). It doesn't have any other color to the nails like brown or black, but the eaten part looks white. Any suggestions on how to cure this? I don't really like the idea of him immersing his fingers in diesel oil or kerosene anymore!

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Cherant,

      There are myriad ways to treat fingernail fungus infection. There are a lot of antifungal solutions readily available in the market today which can be bought at very reasonable prices. Although a lot of foot doctors may prescribe oral antifungal medicines, some people would prefer the solutions which does not have risk side effects that can be long term.

      One of the most effective nail fungus treatment available is the ZetaClear Antifungal Solution. It is made from natural oil sources therefore it is complementary to the skin that is connected to the nails. No side effects since it came from natural source such as natural oils. There is no lingering smell which turns off men from using because of the feminine or medicinal smell.

      Home Remedies can be good too since you cannot afford medical treatment. You can Cure your toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar.
      You soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When you are done with the soaking, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes. This can help you manage your toe fungus without medication.

      Knowing the signs and symptoms of a fungal toenail can help you assess if you really need to see the foot doctor. If all of the above signs and symptoms are checked as yes, then you must secure a visit to your podiatrist. I must say that fungal toenails just would not go away and treatments with antifungal drugs are not as effective as it should be in most cases. Have you heard of Pinpointe Foot Laser to treat your fungal nail?

      Yes , laser is now used to treat fungal nails that would seem to be a persistent condition. The Pinpointe Foot Laser has arrived to chase all your blues away.

      The procedure will usually last for over 30 minutes and right after this you are done! It is noninvasive and it is absolutely painless. One of the best things about this fungal nail treatment is that it does not have the side effects caused by oral fungal treatment pills.

  27. QUESTION:
    Nail Fungus? Listerine cured my nail fungus! This is the reason I joined Yahoo Answers.?
    I injured a toe nail (bent it back over the toe, ripping the majority of it off it's bed) and then after several months developed a white fungus which later spread to other nails. People can easily find helpful information on the web such as: fungus grows well in the high moisture enclosed space of shoes, so I'd rather tell everyone that soaking fungus in Listerine on a regular basis and periodically trim the nails back immediately following a soaking will eradicate the fungus. Initially I soaked the whole foot for too long which caused a weird, but brief tingling sensation and the skin on the bottom of my foot started a slight crack. I protected the crack with Vaseline which quickly healed and began tipping the basin in order to only soak the toes. Once/twice weekly, 20-40 minutes, seems to do the trick! Nails grow slowly, so be patient, but see weekly progress. Keep finger nail and toe nail clippers separate.
    Wishing you the best,
    -m

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it really does work, on most mild to moderate fungal infections. Thanks for sharing. :)

      It isn't the fastest way to clear a fungal infection, but it is cheap. So if this works, why complain? :)

      The reason it works is the thymol (thyme essential oil), which has been used as an antifungal and medicinal since at least the Roman empire, and the eucalyptol (eucalyptus essential oil), which the Australian pioneers quickly elarned was antifungal and antibacterial.

      A eucalyptol-based medication is currently having a patent filed on it as a natural cure for the treatment of fungal infections.

      BTW, most fungal indections of the feet and toenails can also be effectively cleared by soaking the foot in a solution of chlorine bleach.

      This is why competitive swimmers, and people who work as lifeguards in chlorinated pools don't usually get foot fungus from public pool showers. The chlorine in the pool usually kills it off!

      Use 1 Tbsp bleach per gallon of water. Soak affected foot for 20 minutes twice weekly.

      Also:

      Don't forget to soak your socks in boiling water for 5 minutes, and spray shoes with Lysol, to prevent re-infection!

      Oh, you don't need Zetaclear either! Ignore the spam. That stuff is mostly tea tree oil. Tea tree oil (essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia) is also highly effective against fungi and can be bought in many drugstores for MUCH less than Zetaclear. And it will work just as well as that overpriced and overspammed stuff too!

  28. QUESTION:
    I don't think the doctor gave me enough lamisil pills for toenail fungus.?
    Im 26 and have been embarrassed about my toenails for years. I finally decided to quit using all the stuff I read about and go to the doctor for the pills. (lamisil) well it turns out that I didnt have to go to the doctor because when I was on my 2 week summer camp with the national guard I had to go to the doctor so why I was there I just asked the millitary PA if he could give me a perscription for lamisil for my toes and he did. But he only gave me 42 pills. one a day for 42 days, thats only 6 weeks. I read that for toenails you are supposed to take one a day for 12 weeks. What do you think? Should I go back to a civilian Dr. or what? Im scared that if the 6 week treatment isnt enough the fungus will just grow back. thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      you definitely need to get rid of fungus!

      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      for me and my husband worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me and my husband!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=221781

  29. QUESTION:
    i want to get rid of my toe nail fungus!?
    okay so heres the deal im only 14 and ive had it since i could remember
    i hate it its yelllow and nasty and im afraid to show my friends
    so i had previously gone to get it checked and they clipped my toe-nail
    off and it hurt!!!!
    but yet again it came back even with the treatment (sigh)
    so now ive ignored it...............
    but lately whenever i lay down my toenail hurts like crazy!!
    i dnt see the problem my toe seems fine except for the fungus
    does anybody know the reason for this did something develop?
    and beside that i want to get it removed again but this time ive been looking into laser nail fungus removal
    yet im not sure but i do not want to go through the pain
    of the doctor removing it again!
    does anybody know any medication that
    is really effective into killing toe nail fungus and if so
    please leave a link so i may research it! thx!
    and for those who suggest zetaclear
    or any other medication must i
    remove my outer layer of my nail?
    and if so what is the best way to remove it?

    • ANSWER:
      definitely you need to get rid of fungus!

      for me worked very well ZetaClear!
      It worked fast and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=749165

  30. QUESTION:
    Please HELP me with this?
    I have fungus on my left foot [my toenail] &i have low self esteem
    and feel very insecure cause of this :[ i cant even wear sandals or
    flip flops like a normal teenage girl [im 15 almst 16]

    &ive had this ever since i was like 4 because wen i was little my
    brother dropped like a brick on my toe &my mom nvr put it bck
    on..cause she thought it'd grow bck nd now im faced w. this on my toenail :[ :[
    iwnt so bad for it to go away. bt hw can it go away? iknw theres medicines for
    it nd stuff bt do i hve to go to a doctor?? help??

    • ANSWER:
      You can cure it - but it takes quite a long time. (Though if you've had it for a long time, you won't mind waiting a bit longer to get rid of it.)

      First - make sure your feet are really dry after showering. Use a hairdryer to make sure the toenail is totally dry.
      Second - keep the nail short - but don't cut it so that it bleeds or is sore.
      Third - use a proper anti-fungal treatment.

      Tea tree oil is okay but it doesn't do the whole job - best to use something like Zetaclear which contains tea tree oil as well as other ingredients to kill the fungus. You can also get stuff from the doctor but it can have side effects, so rather try this first.

      Also, a toenail can take up to a year to grow out - so you need to treat it for the whole twelve months to be sure the fungus is gone. (You should see some improvement after a few months though.)

      This site has more details on beating toe fungus:

      http://toenailfungusremedy.blogspot.com

      I know it's unpleasant having toenail fungus - and you might not like wearing sandals, but at least try to keep your feet bare at home. The more fresh air the better because fungus likes warm dark places like shoes.

      Good luck.

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Zetaclear Nail Fungus Treatment Formula

Nail fungus is an infection that develops in or under the nail. One of the first signs of the infection is discoloration under the nail. The discoloration usually starts out by changing your nail color to yellow and as the infection progresses the nail turns even darker in color. There is also a thickening of the nail and chipping around the outer edges of the nail. If the infection is allowed to go untreated for a period of time, pain sets in and causes discomfort when pressure is applied to the nail. There are products available treat a nail fungus infection, and one of them is called ZetaClear.

What are the Benefits of ZetaClear?

ZetaClear is an over-the-counter homeopathic product that is proactive in the treatment of nail fungus. ZetaClear targets the infected area in and around the toenail. It clears the infection, restores the natural color back to the nail, moisturizes and hydrates the skin around the nail and relieves the pain.

What are the Key ZetaClear Ingredients?

ZetaClear uses only natural ingredients that have no chemicals in them and are not harmful when used. One of the ingredients used is Undecylenic Acid, which is a derivative of castor oil and a known natural fungicide. The other key ingredients used in ZetaClear are: Vitamin E Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Clove Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Lemongrass Oil.

Can You Trust Online ZetaClear Review?

Yes you can, there are consistently great reports about the results many people have experienced after using ZetaClear. It only takes a few weeks of regular treatment to resolve nail fungus and to restore the color to the nail. All of this is achieved with using a product that produces no side effects and has no harmful chemicals in it. These glowing ZetaClear Reviews show that this product can help end your nail fungus problem once and for all.

Is ZetaClear a Scam?

There is in no way a ZetaClear Scam in any shape or form. It has been tested and proved to be effective in producing positive results in people who suffer from nail fungus. The complete results are not instant, so a certain amount of patience will be required, but within a two month period, there will be no uglier nail fungus. ZetaClear is definitely the worth the purchase. People who have problems with nail fungus should give it a try.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a good over the counter treatment for nail fungus?
    I'm getting a thick yellow toenail and it's grossing me out. I need something that works.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend Zetaclear Nail Fungus:
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      http://www.zetaclear.com?aid=488861

      It's a very effective herbal formula.

  2. QUESTION:
    why are my fingernails yellow?
    my finger nails have turned yellow! towards the ends of the nail they have turned a translucent yellow colour, i am 14, i don't smoke or wear much nail polish! helpppp me!!

    • ANSWER:
      Are you suffering from nail fungal attack?

      Onycomycosis is a condition where nails are having fungal attack from many sources such as external environment, drug etc. This condition may affect toenails or fingernails, but toenail infections are particularly common.

      It is cause by a fungus which is found in mostly wet areas like in your bathrooms and swimming pools, it penetrates and embedded itself into the nail so deeply and start spoiling that part, as a result discoloration occurs into pale brown to yellow.

      Having a nail fungus condition is very embarrassing, and the effects on your self-esteem and lifestyle can be tremendous.

      ZetaClear - Rated # 1 Yellow Nails & Toenail Fungus Treatment

      Zetaclear is shortly a perfect and accurate antifungal formula which directly leads to the stoppage of the growth of the specific fungi embedded in the deeper areas of the nails.

      Zeta Clear nail solution is one of the safest and most effective products on the market for eliminating both toenail and fingernail fungus. It has tee tree oil as its most active ingredient. It penetrates and then kills the fungal infections in your nails without damaging the skin by any ways.

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Toe Fungus And Nail Removal

Finding the right method of treating toenail fungus that works for you may take some effort but is definitely worth it to get rid of the toe fungus. While you may have fought or are fighting this condition now, if you're reading this, the lack of a complete cure has increased your discontent with your situation.

Researching out the ways other people online have been treating toenail fungus may be surprising. Finding out about how to treat toenail fungus from information found online can be very discouraging. The frustration is probably due to the wide variety of ideas that are published and not knowing what works and what doesn't. While you may have fought or are fighting this condition now, if you're reading this, the lack of a complete cure has no doubt increased your irritation with your situation.

Take for example YELLOW CORN MEAL. That's right, cornmeal was found on the Internet as a cure for nail fungus! Some people swear that covering your feet in cornmeal cures the fungal infection. Although several methods are suggested the one that's the craziest is to completely soak the corn meal and mix into a mash. You then spread on this mix all over the infected toes and nails. You can try to figure out how this is supposed to work.

The thing is that onychomycosis which is the dollar word used by doctors for toe nail fungus is considered a chronic condition. This means that regardless of the cure used, the fungus is extremely difficult to cure.

The reason for this is that the problem is caused by spores. These tiny specks of matter can inhabit your feet, shoes and any damp location, waiting for a chance to re-infect a nail. It's entirely possible that while a given method of treating toenail fungus may work, we may not take the precautions necessary to eliminate becoming infected again.

Several good safeguards against re-infection may be a good idea.
Things like:

Drying out athletic shoes before wearing again.
Wearing sandals to allow air to reach the feet
If possible, chance shoes at least once a day.
Wear odor insoles and change them regularly
Wear sandals in public locker rooms or showers

You don't know where you really contracted the problem so why take a chance. Another idea is to remove your shoes during the day, if practical to allow your feet a chance to breathe.

So when dealing with the various options, understand that it's important to take adequate care to limit additional contact and re-infection. The treating toenail fungus alternatives may work but not if you end up getting the condition again.

On way of treating toenail fungus that is the use of a Vinegar Solution for the treatment of toenail fungus.

In keeping with the whole alkalinity idea, instead of trying to change the whole body, many people have used vinegar as an effective nail fungus treatment option. From soaking for 30-60 minutes to drinking 1-1.5 ounces daily, there seems to be some basis for using this as a remedy.

The problem is that who has an hour or more available to do a foot soak for weeks at a time? The answer is a product called FUNG-B-GONE. It has the benefits of vinegar, a known and very popular nail fungus remedy that doesn't require a long, daily foot soak.

Whatever home remedy or treatment you decide to use, remember that re-infection can happen. Protect yourself and your loved ones by taking precautions to limit exposure to this difficult to cure problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what if a person already has a lot of yeast in their body? Is Kombucha tea good for them?
    My husband has toe nail fungus and also has white knees from yeast. Will this tea help him? He has tried just about everything we know of.

    • ANSWER:
      Has he seen a doctor to know the root cause of this. It would be advisable for him to get his blood sugar checked to be sure he does not have diabetes if he has not already done so. A chronic yeast infection is sometimes an indicator of diabetes.

      Toenail fungus is notoriously difficult to remove. There is paint you can paint on these days but it might not work if the infection is chronic. His doctor can prescribe a special kind of antibiotic also that can be taken for 6 months or so but his liver function has to be monitored. As a last resort surgical removal of toenails under a local anaesthetic is supposed to be very effective. Alternatively there might be laser treatment available.....I just found this:
      Laser treatment for toe and nail fungus:

      http://www.neatfeetnow.com/

      And a UK article on that: with a list of 6 clinics in the UK that offer that treatment:

      http://www.euroinvestor.co.uk/News/ShowNewsStory.aspx?StoryID=10509069

      It might also be worth looking into colonic irrigations also. But find a reputable practitioner.

      Always check credentials of those offering treatments whatever you decide on.

      Best wishes.

  2. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to have permanent toenail removal surgery?
    I have been fighting toenail fungus for over three years now. I have tried everything but nothing seems to work. I am just really tired of looking at it. I want to have the infected toenails removed permanently.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask you doctor about finding specialists to do that. Actually, toe fungus is not really the nail that is infected, its the skin underneath it that has the fungus. Removing the toenail could probably not fix your problem.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does Fungavir work for the removal of nail fungus?
    I ve had nail fungus for years. Nothing helped. I tried vinegar, Vicks, Listerine, Tea Tree Oil. Nothing worked. A friend of mine found Fungavir on line. Does anyone know if it works?

    • ANSWER:
      Like you, I had tried everything. First my toe nails had it, and then it started to affect my fingernails, and nothing worked for me either. But I thought, what do I have to lose? I tried Fungavir and in one month, I already saw improvement. After 4 months, my nails looked like new. I kept using Fungavir, cause I was afraid to stop, and the nail fungus has never come back!!!

      I highly recommend it to everyone. Check it out http://www.fungavir.com

  4. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to have toenails taken off.?
    I have very thick nails and am sure its a fungal infection. I know they can be treated but it would take 1year+ for treatment to work if it does. I am considering having them pulled out if i can. I have four that are very thick the main culprits being my big toes and the ones next to them. They dont really hurt but are unsightly and my partner refuses to go near them which i cant blame her. What i am wondering is how much it costs per toenail removal and will it ensure that they dont grow back. They have been getting worse over the last ten years and sometimes if i dont file them down they push up the tops of my shoes.

    • ANSWER:
      Check with your doctor, removing a toenail can be very painful, and costly. You would be off work for a few weeks at least. Most docs wouldn't consider it unless you have tried other things (such as fungus treatments) you could also be getting irritation from shoes which is causing your nails to thicken.

  5. QUESTION:
    is it normal for toe to throb a bit six days after toenail removal?
    On Nov 11, 2012, i had both big toe nails removed for fungus and ingrown toe nail problem. this is 6 days later and the left toe seems to be throbbing a bit and very sensitive. I am cleansing with sterile water solution and applying polysporin. Right toe looks good, there is no pus, over bleeding on either toe. Is it just part of the healing? I am trying to keep my two feet up and not walk around too much. How will I know if i do have a mild infection in the left one? thankyou in helping to ans my question

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, its normal for toe to throb a bit six days after toenail removal

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies to get rid of Human Parasites?
    I just received a paper on unhealthy colons. That doctors finally discovered the real cause of 90% of all diseases. It is unhealthy colons. The Natural Medicine Association have come up with a cure and to get rid of the parasites that may and are living in our colons. The program they have is so costly at the start of .95.
    I was wondering if there is anyone out there who knows a cheaper way to cleanse the human body of parasites?
    The symptoms are...
    Constipation or diarrhea, chronic yeast infections, chronic fungus on hand/toe nails or nails become brittle or lost their luster.
    Getting sick or catching colds often, weight problems or rapid weight gain, acne, skin disorders,or skin dry or pal, mood swings or depression, premenstrual syndrome more intensified, low sex drive, lack of concentration, short term memory problems ,sleeping problems, being easily prone to diseases, frequent headaches, chronic urinary tract irritation/infections, arthritic bone pains,allergies,gas,ex....
    Why don't someone just put dewormer for humans on the market? They found it simple to for animals..why not humans?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a colon detoxification program called Colonix that I have been using for the past three months. It's a three-part program, part of which focuses on the removal of intestinal parasites. That part of the program is called Paranil, and it consists of four capsules a day, followed by a large glass of water. It's a proprietary herbal blend, containing things like garlic, black walnut hulls, and tons of other things.

      Although the entire program costs .00 for a one month supply, the Paranil is sold seperately for .00 a bottle (and it's even cheaper if you buy three at a time.)

      http://www.drnatura.com

      There are lots of other herbal parasite programs out there; you might check GNC or health food/vitamin stores to compare prices. The reason I suggested Paranil is because I've taken it myself, and the website has literally hundreds of positive verifiable testimonials. It's worth a look, anyway... as I said, I've been on the whole program for three months and I'm very impressed with it.

  7. QUESTION:
    is there any way that i can get my toenail replaced after toenail removal surgery?
    I had my big toenails removed because of fungus. They won't grow back

    • ANSWER:
      No there is not, naturally anyway, beacuse they have probably removed the entire root which causes the nail to grow.. Try the press on type toenails available in the cosmetics section of most retail stores. They are very natural looking, but you will need to use them on all toes to look right. And use an antifungal gel before applying them.

  8. QUESTION:
    What can you do for a "Toe Fungus" without having to go to the doctor and get med.?
    What causes it and how long does it take to get rid of?

    • ANSWER:
      Awww I am sorry to hear you have fungus on your feet!
      I would try a few things.
      If the problem lies under your toe nails, have them cut or trimmed and use what's called an "orange stick" that comes in nail kits, or even tweezers, and gently clean out underneath your nails. apply rubbing alcohol too, to clean out all of the junk that's been building up.
      Next, go to your local wal*mart and pick up a bottle of the following:
      "Wardly Essentials Ick Away." for fungus.
      OR you can get "Sally Hansen: Anti fungal Liquid No More Fungus,"
      OR Blue Gu fungus removal. The pharmacist there can help guide you to exactly the one that will work best for you.
      Then I would also have a pedicure (even if you're a guy.)

      ** Fungi thrive in a warm, moist environment, and some varieties seem to grow particularly well in and around the toes and their nails.**

      You could have athletes foot from wearing socks for too long that are wet from sweat. if you play sports, bring an extra pair of socks, and only switch them, after you have rinsed/washed your feet and completely dried them. I hope that helps. =)
      Good Luck!

      xx

  9. QUESTION:
    Help i have fungus and i have to swim publicly for p.e next week?
    i am self concious about my fungus i have fungus on both my big toes and i dont wanna use nail polish but we are not allowed to use bandaids or water shoes, several people recommended i use nail polish to match my skin color or normal nail color what color should i use? is there a nail polish color i can use that wont look like i put on nail polish?

    • ANSWER:
      itll be fine.

      Jeez louise.

      go to a drug store.

      they have all sorts of fungi removal cream and techniques and stuff.

      don't freak out no ones is going to look at ur feet when ur swimming.

      thu i never had fungus my dad did

  10. QUESTION:
    I have a nasty thick toenail on my pinky toe.?
    Not fungus. Tips other than removal or filing? I file it often, but it always just gets big and thick again within a few days. My toes rub against my shoes, so I'm sure that's part of the problem, but don't know what to do about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it IS fungus.
      Why would you insist that its not? They make a fingernail polish type medicine that you paint on it twice a day. You can get it from a beauty supply store. You need to "paint" the medicine on the underside of the nail as well as the top. It does not have to have an odor or strange colours to be fungus.
      Cutting it down, fungus treatment, & soaking your foot in bleach water will eventually fix the problem.

      If you are going to insist that its not fungus then you should go to a podiatrist & let him tell you its fungus.

  11. QUESTION:
    toe nail fungus.. nail removal?
    i've had toe nail fungus for a while (pretty much all my toenails :-/)

    and was thinking of my options, tried over the counter stuff and my doctor has said I could use lamisil but it can damage your liver and stuff

    so was wondering if any one whos had this has had luck with toe nail removal? figure it'd be painful but better than risking damaging my organs

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I am a nail tech. You can buy something that you drop between your nail plate and skin at a lot of nail salons. I can not remember the name of the product but it was something like, "Fung-Gone"? Yeah, don't do the removal. Your nail would look pretty at all once you get it done.

  12. QUESTION:
    what cause nails on fingers and toes to grow sideways?

    • ANSWER:
      It is estimated that more than seven million people in the United States suffer from nail fungus.

      Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection of the toenails. It usually begins underneath the tip of your toenail, and then spreads from there. Common characteristics of nail fungus are discoloration, thickening, and crumbling of the toenail.

      As it grows, the fungus lifts your nail away from the skin. A fungal nail usually forms a bulge on the top of the toe causing discomfort when wearing shoes. The nail can also start to deform and grow sideways or begin to curl.

      There are many different treatments for nail fungus. There are topical anti-fungals, oral anti-fungals, and surgical removal of the fungus nail(s).

      You should make an appointment to see a podiatrist if you notice nail discoloration, nails that are growing away from your toes, or a change in their texture. Don't ignore the warning signs, toenail fungus is a tough condition to treat but with patience and proper care, we can help you do it.

  13. QUESTION:
    toe nail removal procedure?
    oes toe nail removal hurt? I have fungus in three nails on the left foot and one on my right. Also i heard the chances that fungus may grow back is great. is there anything I that i need to do keep it from coming back? I really want keep the fungus away.also will the nail grow straight. please help kinda scared

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest you go to the doctor. If you do need your nails removed, they will numb them before removing them, and then probably give you some pain medication and antibiotic cream to take home with you for after the procedure. Your best bet would be making an appointment with your doctor, because noone on here would know what is best for you, especially without being able to see.

  14. QUESTION:
    recurring toe nail fungus?
    My wife had 4 nail removal surgeries for her toe is there any permanent solution to toe nail fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      You may please try the following:

      If she has the habit of circling the nail by pushing the skin which generally stretches from the toe to the top surface of the nail, stop doing that. Circling the nail some times opens up a gap between the nail and the toe and allows the moisture or water in it, which may infect the toes.

      Whenever the toe is wet, clean the moisture with the help of tissue paper and apply simple creams like vaseline. Keep the toes warm by wearing socks ( if the climate is cold use woolen socks and if warm use cotton socks).

      If her foot sweats more than normal, use cotton socks to absorb the moisture and she should wear ventilating type footware.

      Before going to bed, clean the toes with warm salted water and wipe the toes with tissue paper and apply LICHENSA ointment.

      Check for blood sugar and take precautions to reduce it, if any.

      You can visit the following site to get some more suggestions from people who are suffereing from toe nail fungus.

      www.parents.berkeley.edu

      Wishing u all the best.

  15. QUESTION:
    Toe nail fungus ?!? help!?
    I'm 14 and I have toe nail fungus! I'm going to the pediotris Thursday to say what they will say. I don't want to get the nail removed because summer is here, but is there like any cream to put on it? It's on both of my 2nd toes. its mostly brittle and dark. please help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry just yet! Surgical removal is only an option if your case is really really bad. I'll give you a list of treatment options I know of:

      (MILD CASES)

      Topical Medication are available in lotions or creams and are to be applied as prescribed. These, however, are used only for mild infections or those affecting a small part or only a few of the nails and can take months up to a year before the nail heals completely..

      Antifungal lacquer or polish works the same way.

      (WORSE CASES)

      Oral medication is a good one but it has to be prescribed by a doctor since it can pose side effects if you have other ailments or is taking other medication.

      Surgery may be suggested where the infected area is removed. This is "suggested" if the fungi have already infected the nail bed and even if a new one grows in its place, the fungi will keep coming back.

      Luckily, if you do not want surgery there is a new option for you. I've heard of a clinic which offers Laser treatments. All you have to do is sit down and they'd expose the infected area to a special type of light which kills the fungi. It's safe, fast and it's PAIN FREE! The clinic is called The London Nail Laser Clinic. You can look at their website (http://www.thelondonnaillaserclinic.co.uk/) if you want or give them a call about it.

      I hope this helps!

  16. QUESTION:
    i want to get rid of my toe nail fungus!?
    okay so heres the deal im only 14 and ive had it since i could remember
    i hate it its yelllow and nasty and im afraid to show my friends
    so i had previously gone to get it checked and they clipped my toe-nail
    off and it hurt!!!!
    but yet again it came back even with the treatment (sigh)
    so now ive ignored it...............
    but lately whenever i lay down my toenail hurts like crazy!!
    i dnt see the problem my toe seems fine except for the fungus
    does anybody know the reason for this did something develop?
    and beside that i want to get it removed again but this time ive been looking into laser nail fungus removal
    yet im not sure but i do not want to go through the pain
    of the doctor removing it again!
    does anybody know any medication that
    is really effective into killing toe nail fungus and if so
    please leave a link so i may research it! thx!
    and for those who suggest zetaclear
    or any other medication must i
    remove my outer layer of my nail?
    and if so what is the best way to remove it?

    • ANSWER:
      definitely you need to get rid of fungus!

      for me worked very well ZetaClear!
      It worked fast and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=749165

  17. QUESTION:
    Toe nail removal?
    My husband has a lot of problems with his big toe nail. He always has ingrown nails or fungus problems. Can he just have his toe nail removed?

    • ANSWER:
      He should get it cut out if it is ingrown. They can just cut the edge of the nail. If they remove the whole nail it can take like 10 months to regrow. I believe they have medicine you can take for the fungus.

  18. QUESTION:
    How long should recovery take after toe nail removal?
    4 days ago I had my toe nail removed due to fungus. Half of the nail was not attached, so the doctor removed the entire nail. I've been reading up on a few forums where people say that pain should last up to 2 days. However, my toe still hurts. When I try to walk it gets really tight and painful. The doctor didn't tell me to do any special after treatments(like in the forums). He only said that I had to put on some fungus cream once the nail is growing. Should my toe still be hurting? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Have I got an ingrown toenail?
    Hiya, A while back I was barefoot and i tried to shut a door, the door went over my foot and broke my nail very raggedly and very far down, now the toenail has grown to a normal length but the skin around the nail is constantly sore and red, it hurts even more when you put pressure on the skin, have I got an ingrown toenail and what can I do about it and will my nail have to be removed?! thanks :) Tonixx

    • ANSWER:
      An ingrown toe nail occurs when the nail (usually on a big toe) grows down and into the skin of the toe.

      It's kind of hard to tell if you have an ingrown toenail without actually seeing it, but here are two links that show a picture of an ingrown toenail.

      http://www.toenail-fungus-treatments.com/ingrown-toenail-treatments.html

      http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/picture-of-ingrown-toenail

      You said the skin around the nail is sore and red, so it sounds like it might be infected, therefore, you might need antibiotics from your Dr. Don't delay seeing your Dr because if it is infected, the infection won't clear up on its own. In the meantime, before your Dr appointment, try to keep the sore and red area as clean as possible. If you have hydrogen peroxide, try dabbing the tender spot with it, plus it might help to soak your foot in a basin of warm water and a tablespoon or two of table salt.

      When I had ingrown toe nails, no, my complete toenails did not have to be removed. Treatment varied from Dr to Dr. One Dr shoved cotton between my toe and the skin and told me to keep it there as long as possible, while another Dr gave me a wedge resection on my other big toe. A wedge resection isn't complete removal of the toenail, it is only removal of a chunk of the toenail.

      Good luck with things and once again, if you suspect your toenail area is infected, please see your Dr.

  20. QUESTION:
    Toenail fungus: a few questions?
    1st: can a toenail fungus last years in a single nail and not spread? I've had one on my right toenail for years and it hasn't spread.
    2nd: If you have a fungus fort a long time, can it still be cured, and can your toenail go back to normal?
    3rd: what are some effective home remedies for a severely fungal toenail?
    4th: How long does it take for it all to go away???

    • ANSWER:
      Okay you can have fungus on your toe and have it not spred for years but it depends on the type of fungus. I would go see a Dr so they can test it and tell you the type and how it is treated. Some kinds can be passed to other people by showering or sharing shoes.

      Sometimes the treatment is as simple as using a cream a few times and its gone.
      The main problem is that you don't know what kind of fungus it is soi i can't garentee anything will work.

      Here's what you can do,

      1. Buy some canesten.

      2. Go to your doctor and make sure it is a toe fungus.

      3. Fungus is a growing, living thing. Changing the environment that it lives in will stop its growth. Wearing a different type of shoe may help, such as sandals to let feet breathe. Sunning the feet can also help, but be careful not to burn them.

      4. Soak your feet in water with vinegar added: approximately 1/4 cup of vinegar to 2 quarts of water. Do this every day for at least 2 weeks, then at least once a month.

      5. Use sulfur powder, available in most drug stores as a non-prescription item, or look for it in the gardening department. You can also mix this with an over-the-counter fungus powder.

      6. Depriving the fungus of oxygen may stop the spread of the infection into new nail as it grows. One remedy is to coat nails nightly with VapoRub. Only use this on a thoroughly dried toenail to avoid "sealing in" water that promotes fungus. Or, you can keep nail polish on them, especially at the "quick," where new nail is forming.

      7. Find products for the removal of nail fungus in a drugstore or a beauty supply store's nail care section.

      8. Another tested method is 5% - 10% pure orange oil available in garden and farm centers (not orange oil cleaner) in a 50-50 mixture of vinegar and rubbing alcohol. SHAKE-WELL BEFORE EACH USE. Apply daily between toes, on and under toe nails. You can obtain a medicine dropper at a drugstore or Walmart.

      9. As an alternative, you could use a few drops of tea tree oil or oregano oil. (Both can be bought in vitamin/health food stores. Walmart and other grocery stores also carry tea tree oil.)

      10. If home remedies are not working, your physician can give you a prescription for an oral medication that will kill the fungus. Typically, you take the pills daily for a week out of each month for at least six months. (There are warnings for this kind of anti-fungal product which is taken internally and includes side effects of possible liver damage and even death).

      So as you can see this is serious. I hope i have helped.

  21. QUESTION:
    getting all my toenails removed?
    got a bad case of nail fungus so im getting all my toenails removed and hoping when they grow back it will help

    does any one know how long your toes bleed for after toenail removal?

    • ANSWER:
      You're going to do this all at once?? I just had it done to my big toe and it takes over a week to stop bleeding and a few weeks to completely heal. You have to soak it and apply dressings and that sort of thing. The dressings will have drainage and blood for around a week give or take a few days. Mine was over a week ago and it's still doing it. I hope you're getting general anesthesia. The shot they give just to do one toe is excruciating. I can't imagine doing all of them. This is the second time I've had it done. Last time it grew back and the fungus was still there. We tried various treatments, but it didn't work so I had it permanently removed this time. Best Wishes!

  22. QUESTION:
    toe an nail fungas on a dogs paw?
    what dose fungus look like on a dogs toe nail

    • ANSWER:
      Claw disorders in the dog that are restricted just to the claw are rare in clinical practice. Bacterial or fungal infections may be seen, but there is to much emphasis placed on dermatophytes, as this seems to be rare in clinical practice. Such infections will also have swelling and exudate present around the digit (paronychia). Cytology of this exudate may reveal micro-organism such as bacterial but they should be intracellular to be considered highly significant. Autoimmune diseases of the nails will usually have additional lesions on other areas of the skin.
      Symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy is the most common disease of the nails seen in practice. The term symmetrical indicates 2 or more feet are involved. Oncychomadesis (sloughage of the nail) may eventually involve all 20 nails. The nails appear painful before they are lost, but afterward seem fairly well tolerated. The underlying etiology is unknown but autoimmune causes as well as infections or vaccinations have been suspected. There is no known breed or sex predisposition, but my clinical impression is that large breeds (especially German shepherds and Labrador retrievers) seem predisposed. The term lupoid is used due to microscopic changes of affected nails, although there is some debate on how significant these microscopic changes really are. Nevertheless some of the therapies used for discoid lupus patients have resulted in benefit for these patients. A combination of tetracycline and niacinamide (each at a dose of 500 mg three times a daily) along with high dose of fatty acids such as EFA caps or Derm caps (at twice the manufactures dose for treating atopy) are used. Anaesthesia followed by removal of the nail and leaving the exposed nail base will certainly reduce the pain. Many patients will respond, but owners should be advised that several months will be necessary before a response is seen. New nails usually grow in normal. As other forms of lupus require long term treatments I recommend therapy for life, which certainly necessitates an accurate diagnosis. After a good clinical response is seen, I will usually recommend decreasing the dosage to once daily. Amputation of P3 of all the nails is also described as an option, however most of these patients do respond to conservative medical care.

      Further info on web link source

  23. QUESTION:
    My toes smell like vomit?
    I just leaned down to bite off a toenail (bad habit, I know) and it smelled disgusting! I just got out of the shower too! Why is this happening and does it happen to you?

    • ANSWER:
      What do your nails look like? If they are white and brittle, then it is possible that you have onychomycosis (nail fungus). However, I am not sure if you would have a vomit-like smell with it. It is possible to have a bacterial infection smell bad. Without seeing your toes, it's hard to say. Please, do not get a pedicure. It is not good for your nails. Removal of the cuticle allows bacteria to enter.

  24. QUESTION:
    Dancing after toenail removal?
    I am really passionate about ballet and been dancing for 14years. I had the toenail of my big toe off about 2 weeks ago, it is healy well and does not hurt atall now. I was told it would take 6 months for a new nail to grow. I would just like to know when I will be able to do ballet in normal shoes and when I can go on pionte again

    • ANSWER:
      I'm glad to hear that your toenail will grow in again. If it had to be removed because of toenail fungus, be sure to treat every shoe you own with a spray-in fungicide so they don't re-contaminate your toenails. To directly control toenail fungus I recommend Lamisil cream plus tea tree oil. Some people take oral Lamisil, but it's a systemic medicine and your liver function needs to be monitored.

      You'd better not try to go on pointe until your toenail grows in completely. The pressure and stress might deform it if you do so too early. Perhaps you can put this waiting time to good use by working on your stretching and technique in other areas, such as modern dance.

  25. QUESTION:
    question about toenail removal?
    I've been struggling with toenail fungus on three of my toes for over 7 years now; in the past few months they have got even worse...the nails are super thick and crumbling underneath and it looks like theyre disconnected from the nail bed. I'm really fed up. I've tried various creams from the doctor and it hasnt helped at all. I dont want to take medicine because its really harmful to the liver so I dont think its worth it. I want to have the whole toenail removed so my question is do you think the doctor would do it or will they just give me some crap cream again??

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried tea tree oil? I've read that it works.

  26. QUESTION:
    the side of my nail is green..?
    yupp.
    the other side of my nail is already a ingrown nail. but if you look at my nail,it looks COMPLETLY normal! :D

    What should i do to get rid of the green thing?
    im too scared to go to the doctor..thats the problem.
    at the moment i have antibiotics on the green thing ..

    What should i do? :'(

    • ANSWER:
      Finger and Toe Nail Fungus Symptoms

      The most common signs of nail fungus are:

      * Thickened nails

      * Brittle, crumbling nails

      * A mis-shapen, dull appearance

      * Discoloration - yellow, brown, green or black

      * Seperation of the nail from the nail bed

      * An 'off' or 'foul' odor

      Here are two popular and inexpensive natural remedies:

      Foot Soaks

      1. In a small tub or bowl just large enough to submerge the infected nails completely, mix equal parts Listerine mouthwash with white vinegar.

      2. Soak the infected nails in this bath for at least 15 minutes, twice daily. You can re-use the same liquid for up to a week before replacing with a fresh mixture.

      3. As your nails grow, keep them well groomed. Use nail clippers to cut them short and a file to rough the surface up. Store your grooming tools in a container filled with the same liquid you use for the daily soaks.

      4. Wash your hands after every treatment.

      * Alternative #1: Apply the mixture directly to the infected nails using a sponge or Q-Tip at least twice a day.

      * Alternative #2: Roll up a paper towel, saturate it with the mixture and then wrap it around the infected fingers or toes for 15-20 minutes, twice daily.

      Vick's VapoRub

      Coat the infected fingers and toes with Vicks VapoRub at least twice daily and right before bed. Wash your hands after every treatment.

      Nail Removal

      This is an extreme solution, and is only prescribed in cases where the infection is severe or painful. Removing the nail allows the infection to be treated directly and cured quickly - but is painful. Your nails usually grow back too, and in case you hadn't guessed - this is something ONLY your doctor should do. ;)

      Nail Fungus Prevention

      Here are some tips for keeping the environment around your nails inhospitable to fungi and bacteria.

      * Thoroughly wash and dry your hands and feet after bathing, including the areas between your toes.

      * When you wash your nails, scrub them with a soft bristled brush to remove dirt and dead skin.

      * Trim your nails and keep them short.

      * Clean any dirt out from underneath your finger and toenails with a toothpick.

      * Wear only shoes and socks that allow your feet to breathe. Change your socks during the day if they routinely become moist.

      * Regularly apply anti-fungal powder to your feet and footwear.

      * Don't go bare foot in public locker rooms or share footwear with others.

      * Refrain from wearing fake nails.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my toenail?
    one big toenail is not as flat as the rest, and always is flaky-like on the inside/"under" the nail. I've had this for quite a while now, it hasn't gotten any worse and none of my other toenails have it. Is it fungus? or an ingrown toenail? Could someone take a look at this photo and tell me if they have an idea? http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7985321176_4ff27216bf_b.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      It seems to be a fungus. There are some methods to get rid of it.
      Use an anti-fungal cream. You can find products for the removal of nail fungus in a drugstore or a beauty supply store's nail care section.
      Depriving the fungus of oxygen. This may stop the spread of the infection into new nail as it grows. One remedy is to coat nails nightly with vaseline. Only use this on a thoroughly dried toenail to avoid sealing in water that promotes fungal growth. Or, you can keep nail polish on them, especially at the quick, where new nail is forming.
      Use sulfur powder. It's available in most drug stores as a non-prescription item, or look for it in the gardening department. You can also mix this with an over-the-counter anti-fungal powder.
      Change the environment. Fungus is a growing, living thing, and by changing the environment that it lives in, you may stop its growth.
      Wear open-toed shoes when you can, and expose your feet to the sun. If you can't do that, try wearing more spacious shoes, at least. Fungus likes warm, dark places deny that, and banish the rot. If sunning, don't forget to use sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
      Take foot baths. There are various solutions that people have tried that may work for you.
      Soak your feet in water with vinegar added:
      1/4 cup (60 ml) of vinegar
      2 quarts (2 liters) of water. Do this every day for at least two weeks, then at least once a month.
      Using peroxide and baking soda:
      4 cups (1 liter) hot water
      1/4 cup (60 ml) peroxide
      1/2 cup (120 ml) baking soda
      1/2 cup (120 ml) epsom salts
      Mix ingredients, then add 1/4 cup (60 ml) white vinegar
      Soak the affected toe in vinegar. In the morning, take a cotton ball and soak it in white vinegar. Set it on the nail, and tape in place. Secure with a small balloon. Change out the cotton in the evening. Continue this regimen until your fungus has disappeared about four weeks.
      Soak the affected toe in a solution of Listerine and vinegar. Listerine includes thymol, the active ingredient in thyme oil, and has anti-fungal properties.
      Use orange oil. Another method is a five to ten percent solution of pure orange oil, available in garden and farm centers (not orange oil cleaner) in a mixture of vinegar and rubbing alcohol. Apply daily between toes, on and under toe nails. You can obtain a medicine dropper at a drugstore or Walmart.
      Try other oils. As an alternative, you could use a few drops of tea tree oil, neem oil, thyme oil, or oregano oil. These can be bought in vitamin or health food stores.
      Snakeroot leaf extract has been shown to be effective to some degree.

  28. QUESTION:
    Toenail Fungus removal?
    i've got some fungus on my toenails, they've turned yellow and now their texture is becoming crackely. my father has had toenail fungus for most of my life (and i probably got the infection walking around the house...) it it has causes his toes to become quite ugly. i was hoping that there is some sort of cure i could use to stop them from becoming as ugly as his.

    (dad has tried a medical whipe for the last 2 years 2 times a day and it has done nothing for him and i have heard that the medication is not worth it)

    do tea oil leaves really work? what are they? how do i get ahold of them? and i also heard he vicks vapro rub twice a day would work... anyone else ever hear of that?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavendar oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      Oh, and I put the link to an article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out.

  29. QUESTION:
    how to have the best legs ever?
    as in: what's the best razor/wax, lotion, toenail polish, exercise, the best food to eat for really nice legs, etc...

    • ANSWER:
      Pilates and swimming are the two best leg toners, to get shapely, but not overly muscley legs. The really best hair removal method is lazer, but that's expensive and takes several sessions. If your skin is not sensitive and the hair is thin, dipillatories like nair can work well, but they don't always get completely rid of all the hair if you have thick, dark leg hair. Waxing can be good if you have a little more money to spend and have a high tolerance for pain. If you must get a professional pedicure, make sure it is one that lets you have your own set of tools they only use on you (many salons do this), and even bring your own nail polish or have them use a brand new one. Many people only get professional pedicures to cover their tonail fungus problem and the salons paint their fungusy toes and your toes with the same nail polish bottle and brush (those aren't sanitized). If you do a pedicure at home, use light colors because if you don't get it perfect it will still look just as good. Red is a very unforgiving color, if you are not an expert with that brush it will look bad.

  30. QUESTION:
    Toenail Fungus????????
    So people. I have toenail fungus. My toes look very normal. They dont it itch, burn, or are even red. I dont even care about the problem. What I care about, is that I have a broken nail that needs removal but the doctor told me I have to treat the fungus first and let me tell you. It isnt easy. I have to take anti fungal capsules and cream for THREE MONTHSSS.

    One week later. The capsules (Conazole, itraconazole) causes me pain in my stomach, diarrhoea, and make me very gassy. And I even read that it takes 3 months for fingernails and SIX MONTHSS for toe nails >_<

    • ANSWER:
      These medications can cause stomach pain, The nail fungus does take a long time to cure. Pills are the most commonly prescribed medication; however, there is a topical nail fungal medication that you can apply like nail polish that the doc can prescribe. Only problem is $$$$$, Since it is topical won't get the GI upset
      nb

  31. QUESTION:
    Toenail fungus?
    What is the best way to treat toenail fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Because it is difficult to treat or eradicate toenail fungus, it is a good idea to try to prevent it. It helps to wear protective shoes or sandals in public showers, pool areas and gyms, and to avoid borrowing someone else?s shoes or sharing socks or towels with someone who has toenail fungus. An orthotic device can be used to add cushioning and/or control over-pronation, support the longitudinal arch, and reduce stress on the lower leg muscles. Wash your feet regularly, and dry them thoroughly when they get wet. Wearing nail polish on the toes is not advised because it can seal in fungus and allow it to grow. Keep toenails trimmed, and be sure to disinfect any pedicure tools before using them. If you do develop toenail fungus, see your foot doctor. The doctor might remove as much of the nail as possible by trimming, filing or dissolving it. Medicated nail polish might be prescribed for a localized infection, but a serious infection will likely be treated with a prescription oral antifungal medication. These medications can have side effects, so be sure to work closely with your doctor on your treatment plan. Only in severe cases will surgical removal of the nail be recommended. If you suspect that you have toenail fungus, see your foot doctor.

  32. QUESTION:
    To have a toe nail removed or not?
    Ok big delima here for me. A little over a year ago I had a fungal infection on my big toenail, I took a name brand Rx as directed by my famly MD. After seing no improvement a couple of months after finishing the 3 month treatment I went to a podiatrist, who said that the fungus was dead and now I had to hope the nail would grow back and reattach. Here I am a year after the visit with the podiatrist and notice a slight discoloration creeping down towards my nail bed, back to the podiatrist I go. He says that he is fairly sure the toe nail will not reattach to the toe but that he could take the toenail off. I like to have my toes pedicured and really don't want to have it removed but if it will help fine, I just want to know if anyone has had this done and if their nail has grown back successfully!! Please tell me all about it!! Thanks!! Wish you all well!!

    • ANSWER:
      In some cases, surgical treatment of the toenail is required. Temporary removal of the infected nail can be performed to permit direct application of a topical antifungal. Permanent removal of a chronically infected nail, like yours that has not responded to any other treatment, permits the fungal infection to be cured, and prevents the return of a deformed nail. Almost 95% of all removed toenails grow back quickly. I would suggest this is your only option. Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    Toenail Fungus Treatment: Help!?
    I'm only 17 and I refuse to wear flip flops or any open-toed shoes due to my toenail fungus. I was told by several doctors that my fungus was caused by nail polish. My mother and grandmother have had the same problems, but theirs have never gotten as bad as mine.
    Apparently, the nail polish dried out my nail, which caused my cuticle to wear away. The part of my toe by the cuticle was purple and infected. I had my toenail removed about a year ago. It grew back, but not all the way. It's still yellowish. My other toenail is starting to grow off. I can see another toenail growing under it but I'm afraid it will also have fungus.
    I was given a liquid treatment. I apply it like nail polish. After some time of seeing it not work, I stopped. I've recently been reapplying it only once a day after my shower.

    Should I continue to use it? Will it take the fungus away? I don't want to have to go through another removal.

    • ANSWER:
      You should continue to use it as long as directed.
      Don't be impatient, it's going to take some time. But it's not going to happen if you don't follow your doctors directions because you grew impatient. Take it slow, use the liquid as long as directed.

  34. QUESTION:
    I am losing my big toenail to fungus! I love open toe shoes.. What are my options?
    On Monday, I am having my podiatrist remove my big toenail that is badly damaged due to fungus.. Really, the nail is just crumbling by itself, so it's my only option.. He is telling me that the nailbed will remain, which I can paint while my nail grows. Has anyone ever done this? Sounds like it will look pretty stupid, and i LOVE open toe shoes. What about an acrylic nai? Is that an option? He is telling me it will take 2 yrs to grow back, so I really just can't "hide it". I know its vain, but I can't help it!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Toenail removal is usually pretty painful. Due to being born with malformed feet, I have had the procedure done a number of times but each time, the nail grows back as good (or in my case, as bad) as before.

      Good luck and best wishes :)

  35. QUESTION:
    What else can I do to speed my fungi removal process in my toenails?
    I have been taking the Lamsil pills for almost a month now and I can see a change in my toe nails but I wanted to see if there was anything else I could do to speed the process along. My toenails I must say have been extremely very bad for years, so I know it will take me longer then most. I have heard people say soak your foot in this or put some of that cream on but I dont remember what they were called so I wanted to see if anyone has anything they can recommend. Its almost June and I cant wait to wear sandals. Haha..

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean "Lamisil"?
      The fungal nail infection is cured by the growth of new, non-infected nails.
      Fungal nail infections may be difficult to treat. Even with successful treatment, it is common for the fungus to return.
      To limit relapse, the patient should trim nails short, dry feet after bathing, wear absorbent socks, and use antifungal foot powder. Old shoes may harbor a high density of spores and, if possible, should not be worn.
      Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Terbinafine is in a class of medications called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Terbinafine (generic name) Lamisil (brand name).

  36. QUESTION:
    complete toenail removal?
    THIS IS NOT FOR AN IN GROWN TOENAIL>...

    i broke my toe(yr ago) ever since then i have had a messed up toenail with fungus, calcium deposits, ????....its white crap growing underneath my tornail (any1 no what this is???) and it is also becoming deformed and painful. I am going to have the nail removed but so it still grows back..... im 16...... what is the recovery, will i need crutches?

    • ANSWER:
      no but a foot bath 3 times a day and disinfectant must be used

  37. QUESTION:
    complete toenail removal?
    THIS IS NOT FOR AN IN GROWN TOENAIL>...

    i broke my toe(yr ago) ever since then i have had a messed up toenail with fungus, calcium deposits, ????....its white crap growing underneath my tornail (any1 no what this is???) and it is also becoming deformed and painful. I am going to have the nail removed but so it still grows back..... im 16...... what is the recovery, will i need crutches?

    • ANSWER:
      My son had both removed at the age of 10. He was so brave and did not need crutches.

  38. QUESTION:
    I have an ingrown toenail?
    I use to have nail fungus but now its curing & a new nail grew out and it hurts like so bad!!!
    Did I get the ingrown toenail because of the fungus I use to have? Or how did it happen? & what can I do to slow down the pain?:/

    • ANSWER:
      I have had ingrown toe nails several times. Sometimes your toe nail just grow funny. I had to have my toenails removed a couple times. They numb the area, so the shot hurts, but the actual removal doesn't.

      Honestly, it may seem weird, but what fixed mine was acrylic toenails. I bought a pack of the kind you glue on yourself from walmart. They gave my toenails a chance to grow out normally.

  39. QUESTION:
    Have any S Citizen had ingrown toenail surgery, problems with bunions, nail fungus or hammer toes?
    My 87 yr old aunt is going to have surgery on her ingrown big toe. It was infected and after antibiotics it is now time for surgery at the local surgery center next week. I pray she has no problems afterwards. I hope this is in the correct category, I debated on the Health category, Other Health, or Conditions, Pain Category, then Beauty category, you know because we all want our feet to look nice, then I thought about Relationships, because these conditions could be a big turnoff to a spouse or significant other, then there is Maintenence category, then there is Home improvement, because Yahoo suggests to post this there, I suppose due to mentioning 'hammer' toes and toe 'nails.' Then you have to consider, Mythology and Folklore because apparently a bunion too closely resembles, 'Paul Bunyon." I decided to ask Senior Citizens since it is very possible some of you have experienced these. If I have posted in the incorrect category, I sure hope that is ok, that I pose this here. Please forgive me, if indeed I have not followed community rules. I'll be standing by, awaiting the fine S.C of this category to answer my question pertaining to feet problems, and your answers are much appreciated. Just to be sure I'm ok here, I have read that many senior citizens have experienced one or more of the above conditions. Thank you for your patience with me.
    Resi, or is it madness to my method! ;)
    Resi, there is a method to my madness. ;)

    • ANSWER:
      Wow such a wordy Q! I do believe every one in my immediate family has had each of the following: Eldest Brother Had the Dreaded Hammer Toe,Other than being Very ugly, not a problem. Mom Had Double ingrown nail removals, very un appealing...she regrets doing it, but if your Aunt needs it....well? Fungus among us? Use Tea tree oil Topically, works every time. Bunions, well Out of luck there...But I do know a Paul, He Lives at the Fritter Ranch, I bet he knows bunions, not much he don't know bout! he likes your Q's too, Luck to your aunt!

  40. QUESTION:
    complete toenail removal?
    THIS IS NOT FOR AN IN GROWN TOENAIL>...

    i broke my toe(yr ago) ever since then i have had a messed up toenail with fungus, calcium deposits, ????....its white crap growing underneath my tornail (any1 no what this is???) and it is also becoming deformed and painful. I am going to have the nail removed but so it still grows back..... im 16...... what is the recovery, will i need crutches?

    • ANSWER:
      i think a doctor will provide you with the best answer.

  41. QUESTION:
    Toenail removal recovery problems! Help!?
    So i had my toenail removed last Friday morning. They sent it into the lab for testing for fungus or whatever. Initially my toenail was falling off from what looked like fungus, but my Dr said it could be from and old injury. Anyways. He said to keep it bandaged for atleast 24hrs. I am always on my feet and doing things so i kept it wrapped and used the wound dressing they gave me. Everytime i took off the bandage my skin was white and looked oxygen deprived. So yesterday i decided to not bandage it and just throw a sock on and see what happens. Well, it really started to hurt and swell. I took my boot of and it was clear my toe had been "draining". It was clear liquid so i wasnt that worried. I put the wound dressing on it over night and didnt wrap it. This morning it seemed to be better.

    But today i kept it bandaged with the wound dressing. I take my bandage off to see white fleshy "growths" starting from the center of my cuticle and up. It almost looks like new skin growth? But how can that much skin grow that fast? And also, its draining clear liquid. My toe is swollen, red, and it hurts. I feel pressure whenever i move it from where my nail used to be. Could this be an infection from not wrapping it yesterday?! Please help, I don't want to call my doctor if this is normal.
    Its white cloudy stuff, and it is actually up over my cuticle in one spot.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    If you had severe toenail fungus and got cured, please respond. Thank you!!?
    I am a 33 yr old female who takes good care of herself, but suffers from a very embarrassing toenail fungus problem. I can't remember a time I could wear sandals or go swimming without being terribly embarrassed - now I don't show them anymore.

    I've thought of toenail removal, but that is my last resort. When reading posts about people who got their cured with topical or/and oral medications, I always wonder how severe their fungus really was. I don't usually see pictures - before and after.

    What I am very interested in knowing is this - Are there any people at all who have had it so severe as mine and gotten it cured? And how?

    I am attaching a couple of links to picture of my toenails for you to see. The toenails are clipped as short as possible. Any dark marks are from bleeding. The left big toe will bleed and hurts terribly if I cut it any further.

    http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp28/...

    http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp28/...

    I am thinking of trying topical (listerine/vinegar soak daily), plus oregano oil topical treatment 2xs/day as well as taking oregano oil orally. But if there is no chance it will work because it's so bad, then I don't want to waste my time and money and just try to accept it. The thing is, I just can't seem to accept it. I just want to be able to show my feet and not hide them for once in my life. I've tried topical solutions in the past to no avail. Lamisal concerns me because of the potential liver risks and expense.

    Please - is there hope and especially if someone with my severity of condition has been cured, I would LOVE to hear from you!!

    THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!
    **** SEE THESE NEW LINKS : THEY SHOULD WORK:

    My Ugly toenails :(

    Another pic of my toenails

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear about your problem, My boyfriend had some fungus on his toenail for a long while until I convinced him to coat it in (clear) nail polish and within a couple days it subsided. I'm not sure if that will be helpful to you or not but it could be worth a shot... Hope you get this cleared up, you deserve to be free of embarrassment when it comes to your body and self-esteem!

      EDIT: I just looked at your pics and if it is any consolation, I don't think there's anything disgusting about your feet. I know we tend to judge ourselves a bit more harsh than others do, so it may not help when I say this, but I think you could paint them a pretty color that could cover up some of the discoloration and no one would even guess you had any sort of toe issues!

      <3

  43. QUESTION:
    Toenail fungus?
    So I got a bruise on my toenail a while back, and it ended up somehow turning into a toenail fungus. It became curved and ingrown and very painful.

    Treated it with oral Lamisil for 12 weeks and it went away, but then the discoloration began creeping back. I've been on Lamisil 4 separate times now (once for 4 months), tried Sporanox (also not a permanent solution), and had the toenail pulled - and now that it's growing back, I see signs of the discoloration again.

    None of my other toes are infected, and my doctor said that some people just don't get results with any available meds and just have to live with it or get it permanently removed.

    My foot hygiene is good and the fungus is only on the one great toenail. Do I have any other options other than permanent removal?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You probably got the fungus because the toenail was traumatized. Once the nail has lifted it is the perfect portal of entry for bacteria and fungus.
      Fungus will actually take a very long time to clear up, by the time that you actually notice the discolouration and thickening of the toenail, the fungus has already reached the matrix (root) of the nail.
      I suggest using FOOTLOGIX #7 Tincture. It is a spray that has 1% Clotrimazole (the strongest anti fungal you can get without a prescription) Spray it directly under the edge of the toenail and it starts working right away. Lamisil actually has to go through the whole body and can be quite dangerous for your liver and kidneys.
      You need to keep the nail fairly short as you don't want to trap a lot of debris under the nail to feed the fungus.
      Depending upon your natural rate of growth, it could take up to 12 months to clear up the fungus.
      FOOTLOGIX #7 Tincture is actually a professional product and can be found at select Spas and Salons. Go to www.footlogix.com to find it in a place near you.

  44. QUESTION:
    If someone with SEVERE toenail fungus has been successfully treated, I would LOVE to hear from u!?
    When reading posts about people who got their cured with topical or/and oral medications, I always wonder how SEVERE their fungus really was. I don't usually see pictures - before and after.

    What I am very interested in knowing is THIS - Are there any people at all who have had it so severe as mine and gotten it cured? And how? I'm not interested in just the general information about treatments as I'm aware of them all, I just want to know if someone with my severity has been successfully cured/treated and how.

    I am attaching a couple of links to picture of my toenails for you to see. The toenails are clipped as short as possible. Any dark marks are from bleeding. The left big toe will bleed and hurts terribly if I cut it any further.

    My Ugly toenails :(

    Another pic of my toenails

    I am thinking of trying topical (listerine/vinegar soak daily), plus oregano oil topical treatment 2xs/day as well as taking oregano oil orally. But if there is no chance it will work because it's so bad, then I don't want to waste my time and money and just try to accept it. The thing is, I just can't seem to accept it. I just want to be able to show my feet and not hide them for once in my life. I've tried topical solutions in the past to no avail. Lamisal concerns me because of the potential liver risks and expense. I've thought of toenail removal, but that is my last resort.

    I am 33 yrs old (female) and I can't remember a time I could wear sandals or go swimming without being terribly embarrassed - now I don't show them anymore.

    Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      I took Ballet from age 8 to age 19 and my nails looked terrible, our dancing teacher would send us to a man who cut the nails and would use a machine to sand off the tops of the nails when they overgrew. He was not a licensed doctor, and I suspect I got the fungus from his tools, I lived with it for maybe forty years, and then someone suggested that I use White vinegar and soak the nails in it at least once a day for 20 minutes. Now you cannot miss a day with this treatment, you see you have to stop the fungus from growing from the nail bed, if you miss even a day, it starts all over again. I used the vinegar as a bedtime routine, and did not go to bed without it no matter how tired I was. I also asked my doctor for and received a prescription for a antibiotic and took this, as I was doing the vinegar treatment, now some people use the same vinegar, over and over, but I was afraid it would lose it's effectiveness and I bought my vinegar in gallon jugs and used fresh every night. Now this did not do the job in a hurry, I am not going to lie to you, it took six moths, but now I can go barefoot at the beach. But remember if you start this you cannot do it, hit and miss. Every night without fail.

  45. QUESTION:
    i think i have toenail fungus???
    under my big toenail, there was a small black patch, about a month ago...
    i cant cut it off b/c its far back....i thought it was a bruise b/c the same thing happened to my other big toe but that one hurt and went away quickly, but i dont think this ones a bruise....so do u think its toenail fungus?? and how can i get rid of it w/o going to the doctor?? i'm 14yrs old btw....thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Onychomycosis means fungal infection of the nail. It is the most common disease of the nails
      This condition may affect toenails or fingernails, but toenail infections are particularly common.
      Treatment
      Treatment of onychomycosis is challenging because the infection is embedded within the nail and is difficult to reach. As a result full removal of symptoms is very slow and may take a year or more
      Pharmacologic Rx
      Most treatments are either systemic antifungal medications such as terbinafine and itraconazole, or topical such as nail paints containing ciclopirox or amorolfine. There is also evidence for combining systemic and topical treatments
      A 2007 randomised clinical trial with 249 patients show that a combination of amorolfine nail lacquer and oral terbinafine enhances clinical efficacy and is more cost-effective than terbinafine alone
      Natural remedies
      Australian tea tree oil.Grapefruit seed extract,Saturate the affected toenail with vinegar, twice a day, for two weeks.
      Prevention
      Avoid walking barefoot in public areas such as showers, communal changing rooms. Keeping feet clean and dry. Avoid sharing shoes and socks
      that is an infected toe video link

  46. QUESTION:
    If you had SEVERE toenail fungus and got cured, I would LOVE to hear from u!!?
    When reading posts about people who got their cured with topical or/and oral medications, I always wonder how SEVERE their fungus really was. I don't usually see pictures - before and after.

    What I am very interested in knowing is THIS - Are there any people at all who have had it so severe as mine and gotten it cured? And how? I'm not interested in just the general information about treatments as I'm aware of them all, I just want to know if someone with my severity has been successfully cured/treated and how.

    I am attaching a couple of links to picture of my toenails for you to see. The toenails are clipped as short as possible. Any dark marks are from bleeding. The left big toe will bleed and hurts terribly if I cut it any further.

    My Ugly toenails :(

    Another pic of my toenails

    I am thinking of trying topical (listerine/vinegar soak daily), plus oregano oil topical treatment 2xs/day as well as taking oregano oil orally. But if there is no chance it will work because it's so bad, then I don't want to waste my time and money and just try to accept it. The thing is, I just can't seem to accept it. I just want to be able to show my feet and not hide them for once in my life. I've tried topical solutions in the past to no avail. Lamisal concerns me because of the potential liver risks and expense. I've thought of toenail removal, but that is my last resort.

    I am 33 yrs old (female) and I can't remember a time I could wear sandals or go swimming without being terribly embarrassed - now I don't show them anymore.

    Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      I had it that bad, like those pics, I got rid of all of it with a prescription lacquer(not oral) called Pen-lac...it's pricey$$$ like over 0 for a tinsy bottle(out of pocket) once my insurance took it off their formulary list, I could not afford it, so since I live along the US-Mexico border, all I had to do was go south of the border and buy it there, it was only about american dollars per bottle!!!! But over there it's called Laca., works just as well too.
      My Dr. said to stay away from the oral one lomisol...side effects are kidney problems and some cases bone marrow issues, he said then I would be better off living with the fungus. but all the insurances keep it on their formularys, it's cheap and they don't care if the side effects ruin other parts of your body, cause they save $ money!
      It takes several months for the medicines to get rid of it and during that time you need to keep your nail implements from getting re-contaminated-(like sterile)

  47. QUESTION:
    Toenail Removal or not?? Please help me!!!?
    Im a professional ballet student and I am starting to audition or companies this winter so this is like a really big deal for me, its basically my life... I've had these little black lines on my toenails for a while, and they always hurt but I just assumed it was okay to have a little pain. Recently they have started to REALLY hurt, and pointe work is excruciating ( a dancer spends as much as 8 hours a day on pointe so obviously this is a problem) I saw a number of doctors, and even a dance doctor in NYC, and they all say that it is trauma and there is nothing they can do about it. I got an Xray to see whether a bone was causing the problems but the doctor said my bones were in perfect health. Also I think I may have a fungus, but the test my doctor had me take came back negative. So Im thinking I should get my big toenails removed...My question is: Would I still be able to dance on pointe after the wound has healed? Will the area where the toenail once was just feel like regular skin or will it be sensitive? I know doctors dont reccommend toenail removal but I feel like I dont have a choice...
    Someone please tell me what you think.
    Thanks so much for the responses everyone, but when you say a lot of time how much do you mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Would I still be able to dance on pointe after the wound has healed?
      Yes.
      Will the area where the toenail once was just feel like regular skin or will it be sensitive?
      Mine isn't.

      I had my big toe removed about 4 months ago. It was healed within a month and fine. The nail is growing back (about 1/2 way back up).
      I had a fungus and also an ingrown toenail. Mine felt instantly better and with little pain at all. Def worth it. You could have it done so the toenail never grows back if you want to, just ask your doctor.

  48. QUESTION:
    Some bad looking toenails ?
    Recently, I've had some trouble with my feet, especially my pinkie toes. About 6 or 7 months ago, when I started to run every day, I developed some fungus in the two toes. It was nothing bad, just a little raising of the nail. I had a doctors appointment around this time, and he said it was nothing urgent, and if it wasn't better in 6 months or so, I should come back.

    So on Saturday, after having raced Cross Country all year, I find that both nails are just erupting, bleeding, the whole deal. They were raised enough that I could feel them rubbing against the top of my shoe. They're completely black now, and obviously dead. So I went to the doctor again today, and he suggested the best path to take was just to have the nails themselves pulled out. The only problem is, that this will take me out of 3 weeks of running, which I really don't want to do. Supposedly there's some kind of topical medicine that I could use, as well as a subscription pill.

    My question is, is the removal of these nails absolutely necessary? Or will they just fall off in time? Or could the medicines work?

    • ANSWER:
      they will fall off in time...if there is any concern contact your doctor

      May I email you a few pictures showing the severe condition...or when to really worry?

  49. QUESTION:
    Hairline crack/draining pus from big toenail, what should I do/what is it?
    My left big toenail has had a hairline crack in it for almost three months, but has not broken off or fallen off or anything. It's slightly yellowed but I wear a lot of nail polish, so it's probably from that.

    It has been draining white/yellow pus for about a month and a half out of the right side groove where the nail meets the skin, and recently it has begun to smell. The toenail isn't ingrown that I can tell, it's not brittle or producing fungus that I can see. I've been swabbing it with peroxide usually once a day, but it hasn't gotten any better. There is no pain on or around the toenail whatsoever except for about a quarter of an inch of skin where the draining is happening. It's very mild pain and only hurts when I squeeze it. Probably from squeezing the area to get the pus out all the time.

    If anyone knows what this is or how to treat it, please let me know.
    I can't afford medical attention, that is why I'm asking for advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Pus = Infection; Infection = Antibiotics; Antibiotics = Doctor visit.
      Bacteria under toe nail, ? source, causing cellulitis, in need of treatment.

      Chances are without oral antibiotic, possible toe nail clipping, partial removal, it will get worse, as it has over the last month...hot soaks, topical antibiotic ointment, separate nail from skin with small piece of gauze, air flow. Look for free clinics, or low income assistance. You can not be refused treatment because of inability to pay up front (EMTALA/COBRA), they will work out some kind of feasible payment plan or get state assistance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If I get professional fake nails put on will they feel the same as fake nails I would put on myself?
    I always buy fake nails from like Wal-Mart and I hate the way they feel. Like when I put them in my pockets or run them through my hair. They just feel so strange. I've never got my nails done professional but if I were to would they feel the same as if I put them on myself. I'm nervous and I don't want to spend 25+ just to rip them off later.

    • ANSWER:
      Artificial Nails: Acrylics, Gels, and Silks by Lisa Fields
      Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD, WebMD Feature

      There are plenty of reasons to get artificial fingernails. Maybe you're going to a wedding or reunion and you want to look sharp. Or perhaps you've had trouble growing your nails long and need assistance.
      Gel, acrylic, and silk nails are widely used. Most people choose gels or acrylics when they're committing for a longer time. Silks are most often used for a shorter time to strengthen nail tips or repair nail trauma, rather than making nails longer.

      Acrylic Nails

      Your nail technician will mix a liquid with a powder and brush the mixture onto your nails. They'll usually cover your entire nail, though sometimes they'll just add tips or a flexible form that they can sculpt to extend your nails.
      The product hardens as it is exposed to the air. You may notice a strong odor during the application process, but it isn't harmful, provided the room has good ventilation.
      Upkeep: Over time, acrylics grow out with your nails. Every two to three weeks, you should return to the salon to have your nails filled in. Your technician will gently file down the acrylic edge closest to your nail bed, then fill in the empty area between your nail bed and the existing acrylic nail.
      Removal: When you decide to have your acrylics removed, your nail technician will remove them quite easily, with no forcing or prying, after soaking your hands in nail polish remover for 15 minutes.
      "If you accidentally catch on something, like the edge of a drawer, the whole nail can get lifted off of the nail bed," says dermatologist D'Anne Kleinsmith, MD, of West Bloomfield, Mich. "When you break that seal, you're able to get a yeast or fungus or bacteria brewing in that space."

      Gel Nails

      Unlike toothpaste-thick gel products of the past, today's gels have a similar consistency to nail polish.
      They are brushed onto your nails, nail tips, or nail appliqu s to extend length. After your nail technician applies each coat, you must put your nails under ultraviolet (UV) light for up to two minutes to "cure" or harden the product. There is no odor during the application process.
      There have been reports of skin cancer risk from the UV exposure, which may be a consideration, though you're not getting exposed to a lot of UV light per session.
      Gels are more expensive than acrylics, but they may hold their color longer without chipping, so you may not mind the steeper price.
      Maintenance: Like acrylics, gels grow out with your nails and need to be filled in every two to three weeks. Your technician will gently file down the gel edge closest to your nail bed, and then fill in the empty area between your nail bed and the existing gel nail.
      Removal: You can remove most gel nails by soaking them in nail polish remover. Some nail-sized wraps are filled with nail polish remover, which can loosen the artificial nails enough for removal, without drying out your hands.
      As with acrylics, you could get an infection in your nail bed if minor trauma (such as getting your finger caught in a door or accidentally banging your nails against a countertop or other hard surface) causes your gel nail to lift your entire nail off.
      With either gels or acrylics, the nail doesn't have to come completely off your finger to cause an infection. If it's loose, but still attached, that could be enough for bacteria or other germs to cause problems.

      Silk Nails

      These fabric wraps are glued in place to strengthen weak nails or help a cracked nail grow out. Some wraps are made of silk, but others are made of linen, paper, or fiberglass.
      Your nail technician will fit the material to your nail's shape, hold it in place, then brush on glue.
      Silks are intended to be temporary, and the adhesives will loosen within two or three weeks, or sooner if you wash dishes by hand without gloves. Your nail technician can remove or reapply them at your follow-up visit.

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  2. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of an ingrown toenail?
    I have a ingrown toenail and really want to get rid of it. My parents are being stupid again. They tell me to just leave it alone and it will go away. Will waiting help at all. Its red and has about 2-3 drops of smelly white pus in it per day. It also burns when i slighty touch it such as putting socks on. Should i go to the docs, leave it alone, or atempt removal.

    • ANSWER:
      It will only get worsen it you left it alone. It could even turn into a toenail fungus. The first thing you need to do, is to take care of the wound. After the wound is cleaned or cured a bit. You should removed the nail that is growing into your flesh. If you could not take it, you should go to a doctor and have it removed.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you cure nail fungus?
    Don't want to pop pills (with other side effects). Heard of soaking in Apple cider Vinegar. Or, soaking in fresh Pineapple juice, or using raw garlic on the nail. etc. Has any of you actually experienced a complete removal of the fungus? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I was told by a 'foot person' to use sand paper to sand off the shiney top layer of my nail. Because that is what protects the actual nail bed. Then soak a cotton bud/Q-tip with tea tree oil and dab it all over the nail and also as much as i can under the tip ... tea tree is an anti-fungul.
      2 years down the line and not very dedicated application but i have still managed to shift it completely.
      The 'foot person' told me one thing to watch out for is that the fungus don't get into the other nail on the affected foot. And even now i still use tea tree oil once a week as a preventative. Fungus is notoriously hard to get rid off. I'm on my guard should it return.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies to get rid of Human Parasites?
    I just received a paper on unhealthy colons. That doctors finally discovered the real cause of 90% of all diseases. It is unhealthy colons. The Natural Medicine Association have come up with a cure and to get rid of the parasites that may and are living in our colons. The program they have is so costly at the start of .95.
    I was wondering if there is anyone out there who knows a cheaper way to cleanse the human body of parasites?
    The symptoms are...
    Constipation or diarrhea, chronic yeast infections, chronic fungus on hand/toe nails or nails become brittle or lost their luster.
    Getting sick or catching colds often, weight problems or rapid weight gain, acne, skin disorders,or skin dry or pal, mood swings or depression, premenstrual syndrome more intensified, low sex drive, lack of concentration, short term memory problems ,sleeping problems, being easily prone to diseases, frequent headaches, chronic urinary tract irritation/infections, arthritic bone pains,allergies,gas,ex....
    Why don't someone just put dewormer for humans on the market? They found it simple to for animals..why not humans?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a colon detoxification program called Colonix that I have been using for the past three months. It's a three-part program, part of which focuses on the removal of intestinal parasites. That part of the program is called Paranil, and it consists of four capsules a day, followed by a large glass of water. It's a proprietary herbal blend, containing things like garlic, black walnut hulls, and tons of other things.

      Although the entire program costs .00 for a one month supply, the Paranil is sold seperately for .00 a bottle (and it's even cheaper if you buy three at a time.)

      http://www.drnatura.com

      There are lots of other herbal parasite programs out there; you might check GNC or health food/vitamin stores to compare prices. The reason I suggested Paranil is because I've taken it myself, and the website has literally hundreds of positive verifiable testimonials. It's worth a look, anyway... as I said, I've been on the whole program for three months and I'm very impressed with it.

  5. QUESTION:
    Ive cut a corner my toenail too short, how can I prevent it from becoming ingrown?
    Note: Ive read about placing wet cotton under the toenail to help grow above the skin, but I don't exactly know what they mean by "cotton". Like, cotton cloth or cotton balls? Also, any other advice regarding the subject would be helpful, i.e., please don't respond *only* to my cotton question, I'm looking for all the help I can get!! Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
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      Although some people are naturally prone to ingrown toenails, others get them due to improper nail grooming. A few simple changes in the way you clip and manicure your toenails will help you avoid ingrown toenails altogether.
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      Difficulty: Easy

      Instructions
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      Things You'll Need:
      Toenail clippers
      Nail file
      Moisturizing lotion

      1

      Clean your toenails and all of the surrounding area. Working with a clean surface ensures you get better results and prevents and fungus or infection from spreading.

      2

      Use the correct toenail clippers to cut straight across the nail. This prevents the corners of the nails from being cut too short, which is a leading cause of ingrown toenails.

      3

      File any jagged edges with a nail file. If you absolutely must file the corners, do so but very file them lightly and not too short.

      4

      Wear the correct size shoes. Shoes that are too tight in the front or on the side cause toenails to stop growing in the correct direction. Instead, they grow into the skin, better known as an ingrown toenail.

      5

      Once you are done clipping and filing, slather your feet with a moisturizing lotion. This final step keeps your feet soft, and makes your toenails softer so they won't be as hard to clip or file next time.

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  6. QUESTION:
    what kind of doctor should i be?
    im 15 and im just looking a little bit into the future.I want to be a doctor because i love biology and the idea of the human body just fascinates me. i was looking at different kinds of doctors and these are the ones i liked best: neurologist dermatologist and radiologist. i would like a job where you don't have to always be in contact with contagious people. please give me more information on these professions.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some ideas:

      I'm a cardiologist, I wish I was a Pathologists. But I love my job, my husband is a Pathologist and he comes home with some of the most AMAZING stories! There are sooo many more fields too!

      ~Audiologists: These doctors help patients with different ear problems and help children who are either deaf or mute to learn to communicate.

      ~Allergist: These doctors help in treating different kinds of allergies and immune system disorders like hay fever, asthma, etc.

      ~Anesthesiologists: They study and administer anesthesia and anesthetic medicines that help in facilitating treatment, diagnosis of medical conditions and complete minor and major surgeries without the patient having to feel more than the prick of the anesthetic needle.

      ~Cardiologist: These are doctors of the heart that diagnose and treat heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

      ~Dermatologists: A dermatologist studies the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases, as well as its appendages (nails, hair, sweat glands) and treats the related ailments.

      ~Epidemiologists: Epidemiologist are the doctors who are also known as 'disease detectives'. They carry out study of diseases and come up with ways of prevention of diseases through vaccinations, etc.

      ~Gastroenterologists: A doctor that studies diseases of digestive system and gives treatment related to the gasteroenterlogy.

      ~Hematologists: A hematologist studies blood and its diseases.

      ~Hepatologists: Hepatologists study and treat diseases of the liver.

      ~Immunologists: The doctor who studies all aspects of the immune system in all organisms and gives treatment to diseases of the immune system.

      ~Infectious Disease Specialists: The doctors who study & treat diseases that are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and are usually based within the hospital. These doctors are involved in a lot of research work.

      ~Internal Medicine Specialists: These doctors provide diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases and are usually found working in hospitals as intensivists.

      I~nternists: These doctors focus on adult medicine and have completed a special study related to the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

      ~Medical Geneticist: A medical geneticist is the doctor that carries out studies, tests, treatments and counseling patients with genetic diseases.

      ~Neurologist: These are doctors who treat one of the most delicate and important organs of the body, the brain. They treat conditions like seizures, strokes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc.

      ~Neurosurgeons: These are surgeons who treat central and peripheral nervous system diseases that can be cured or controlled to some extent with mechanical intervention.

      ~Obstetrician: This is a part of gynecology and the doctors are experts with childbirth, C-sections, gynecological surgeries like hysterectomy, surgical removal of ovarian tumors, examination of the pelvic region, PAP smears, prenatal care, etc.

      ~Oncologist: treating cancer patients.

      ~Orthopedic Surgeons: The doctor who is concerned with the skeletal system of the human body, that is, bones. These doctors make no bones about broken, fractured or arthritis struck bones.

      ~Parasitologist: The study of parasites, their biology and pathology, as well as the parasitic diseases caused by them is carried out by a parasitologist.

      ~Pathologists: They study dead bodies, they can tell how someone died and also helo the FBI (Sometimes)

      ~Pediatricians: A pediatrician is the doctor who studies and treats medical problems of infants, children, and adolescents.

      ~Plastic Surgeon: A plastic surgeon is the doctor who can literally change the life and look of a patient. He performs cosmetic surgery to repair skin and structural problems that may alter the personality of the patient for good.

      ~Podiatrists: The doctor who studies and treats disorders of the foot and ankle.

      ~Psychiatrists: These doctors specialize in psychiatry, that is, a branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnoses and treatment of mental illness and behavioral disorders.

      ~Pulmonologist: The doctor who diagnoses and treats lung conditions and treatments and even manages critical care patients admitted in the ICU and those that are on ventilator support.

      ~Radiologists: The study of medical use of X-rays or other imaging technologies for diagnoses and treatment of disease is carried out by an radiologist.

      .

  7. QUESTION:
    Toenail fungus: a few questions?
    1st: can a toenail fungus last years in a single nail and not spread? I've had one on my right toenail for years and it hasn't spread.
    2nd: If you have a fungus fort a long time, can it still be cured, and can your toenail go back to normal?
    3rd: what are some effective home remedies for a severely fungal toenail?
    4th: How long does it take for it all to go away???

    • ANSWER:
      Okay you can have fungus on your toe and have it not spred for years but it depends on the type of fungus. I would go see a Dr so they can test it and tell you the type and how it is treated. Some kinds can be passed to other people by showering or sharing shoes.

      Sometimes the treatment is as simple as using a cream a few times and its gone.
      The main problem is that you don't know what kind of fungus it is soi i can't garentee anything will work.

      Here's what you can do,

      1. Buy some canesten.

      2. Go to your doctor and make sure it is a toe fungus.

      3. Fungus is a growing, living thing. Changing the environment that it lives in will stop its growth. Wearing a different type of shoe may help, such as sandals to let feet breathe. Sunning the feet can also help, but be careful not to burn them.

      4. Soak your feet in water with vinegar added: approximately 1/4 cup of vinegar to 2 quarts of water. Do this every day for at least 2 weeks, then at least once a month.

      5. Use sulfur powder, available in most drug stores as a non-prescription item, or look for it in the gardening department. You can also mix this with an over-the-counter fungus powder.

      6. Depriving the fungus of oxygen may stop the spread of the infection into new nail as it grows. One remedy is to coat nails nightly with VapoRub. Only use this on a thoroughly dried toenail to avoid "sealing in" water that promotes fungus. Or, you can keep nail polish on them, especially at the "quick," where new nail is forming.

      7. Find products for the removal of nail fungus in a drugstore or a beauty supply store's nail care section.

      8. Another tested method is 5% - 10% pure orange oil available in garden and farm centers (not orange oil cleaner) in a 50-50 mixture of vinegar and rubbing alcohol. SHAKE-WELL BEFORE EACH USE. Apply daily between toes, on and under toe nails. You can obtain a medicine dropper at a drugstore or Walmart.

      9. As an alternative, you could use a few drops of tea tree oil or oregano oil. (Both can be bought in vitamin/health food stores. Walmart and other grocery stores also carry tea tree oil.)

      10. If home remedies are not working, your physician can give you a prescription for an oral medication that will kill the fungus. Typically, you take the pills daily for a week out of each month for at least six months. (There are warnings for this kind of anti-fungal product which is taken internally and includes side effects of possible liver damage and even death).

      So as you can see this is serious. I hope i have helped.

  8. QUESTION:
    Toenail Fungus????????
    So people. I have toenail fungus. My toes look very normal. They dont it itch, burn, or are even red. I dont even care about the problem. What I care about, is that I have a broken nail that needs removal but the doctor told me I have to treat the fungus first and let me tell you. It isnt easy. I have to take anti fungal capsules and cream for THREE MONTHSSS.

    One week later. The capsules (Conazole, itraconazole) causes me pain in my stomach, diarrhoea, and make me very gassy. And I even read that it takes 3 months for fingernails and SIX MONTHSS for toe nails >_<

    • ANSWER:
      These medications can cause stomach pain, The nail fungus does take a long time to cure. Pills are the most commonly prescribed medication; however, there is a topical nail fungal medication that you can apply like nail polish that the doc can prescribe. Only problem is $$$$$, Since it is topical won't get the GI upset
      nb

  9. QUESTION:
    I have an ingrown toenail?
    I use to have nail fungus but now its curing & a new nail grew out and it hurts like so bad!!!
    Did I get the ingrown toenail because of the fungus I use to have? Or how did it happen? & what can I do to slow down the pain?:/

    • ANSWER:
      I have had ingrown toe nails several times. Sometimes your toe nail just grow funny. I had to have my toenails removed a couple times. They numb the area, so the shot hurts, but the actual removal doesn't.

      Honestly, it may seem weird, but what fixed mine was acrylic toenails. I bought a pack of the kind you glue on yourself from walmart. They gave my toenails a chance to grow out normally.

  10. QUESTION:
    Toenail Fungus removal?
    i've got some fungus on my toenails, they've turned yellow and now their texture is becoming crackely. my father has had toenail fungus for most of my life (and i probably got the infection walking around the house...) it it has causes his toes to become quite ugly. i was hoping that there is some sort of cure i could use to stop them from becoming as ugly as his.

    (dad has tried a medical whipe for the last 2 years 2 times a day and it has done nothing for him and i have heard that the medication is not worth it)

    do tea oil leaves really work? what are they? how do i get ahold of them? and i also heard he vicks vapro rub twice a day would work... anyone else ever hear of that?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavendar oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      Oh, and I put the link to an article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out.

  11. QUESTION:
    If you had severe toenail fungus and got cured, please respond. Thank you!!?
    I am a 33 yr old female who takes good care of herself, but suffers from a very embarrassing toenail fungus problem. I can't remember a time I could wear sandals or go swimming without being terribly embarrassed - now I don't show them anymore.

    I've thought of toenail removal, but that is my last resort. When reading posts about people who got their cured with topical or/and oral medications, I always wonder how severe their fungus really was. I don't usually see pictures - before and after.

    What I am very interested in knowing is this - Are there any people at all who have had it so severe as mine and gotten it cured? And how?

    I am attaching a couple of links to picture of my toenails for you to see. The toenails are clipped as short as possible. Any dark marks are from bleeding. The left big toe will bleed and hurts terribly if I cut it any further.

    http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp28/...

    http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp28/...

    I am thinking of trying topical (listerine/vinegar soak daily), plus oregano oil topical treatment 2xs/day as well as taking oregano oil orally. But if there is no chance it will work because it's so bad, then I don't want to waste my time and money and just try to accept it. The thing is, I just can't seem to accept it. I just want to be able to show my feet and not hide them for once in my life. I've tried topical solutions in the past to no avail. Lamisal concerns me because of the potential liver risks and expense.

    Please - is there hope and especially if someone with my severity of condition has been cured, I would LOVE to hear from you!!

    THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!
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    My Ugly toenails :(

    Another pic of my toenails

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear about your problem, My boyfriend had some fungus on his toenail for a long while until I convinced him to coat it in (clear) nail polish and within a couple days it subsided. I'm not sure if that will be helpful to you or not but it could be worth a shot... Hope you get this cleared up, you deserve to be free of embarrassment when it comes to your body and self-esteem!

      EDIT: I just looked at your pics and if it is any consolation, I don't think there's anything disgusting about your feet. I know we tend to judge ourselves a bit more harsh than others do, so it may not help when I say this, but I think you could paint them a pretty color that could cover up some of the discoloration and no one would even guess you had any sort of toe issues!

      <3

  12. QUESTION:
    If someone with SEVERE toenail fungus has been successfully treated, I would LOVE to hear from u!?
    When reading posts about people who got their cured with topical or/and oral medications, I always wonder how SEVERE their fungus really was. I don't usually see pictures - before and after.

    What I am very interested in knowing is THIS - Are there any people at all who have had it so severe as mine and gotten it cured? And how? I'm not interested in just the general information about treatments as I'm aware of them all, I just want to know if someone with my severity has been successfully cured/treated and how.

    I am attaching a couple of links to picture of my toenails for you to see. The toenails are clipped as short as possible. Any dark marks are from bleeding. The left big toe will bleed and hurts terribly if I cut it any further.

    My Ugly toenails :(

    Another pic of my toenails

    I am thinking of trying topical (listerine/vinegar soak daily), plus oregano oil topical treatment 2xs/day as well as taking oregano oil orally. But if there is no chance it will work because it's so bad, then I don't want to waste my time and money and just try to accept it. The thing is, I just can't seem to accept it. I just want to be able to show my feet and not hide them for once in my life. I've tried topical solutions in the past to no avail. Lamisal concerns me because of the potential liver risks and expense. I've thought of toenail removal, but that is my last resort.

    I am 33 yrs old (female) and I can't remember a time I could wear sandals or go swimming without being terribly embarrassed - now I don't show them anymore.

    Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      I took Ballet from age 8 to age 19 and my nails looked terrible, our dancing teacher would send us to a man who cut the nails and would use a machine to sand off the tops of the nails when they overgrew. He was not a licensed doctor, and I suspect I got the fungus from his tools, I lived with it for maybe forty years, and then someone suggested that I use White vinegar and soak the nails in it at least once a day for 20 minutes. Now you cannot miss a day with this treatment, you see you have to stop the fungus from growing from the nail bed, if you miss even a day, it starts all over again. I used the vinegar as a bedtime routine, and did not go to bed without it no matter how tired I was. I also asked my doctor for and received a prescription for a antibiotic and took this, as I was doing the vinegar treatment, now some people use the same vinegar, over and over, but I was afraid it would lose it's effectiveness and I bought my vinegar in gallon jugs and used fresh every night. Now this did not do the job in a hurry, I am not going to lie to you, it took six moths, but now I can go barefoot at the beach. But remember if you start this you cannot do it, hit and miss. Every night without fail.

  13. QUESTION:
    To have a toe nail removed or not?
    Ok big delima here for me. A little over a year ago I had a fungal infection on my big toenail, I took a name brand Rx as directed by my famly MD. After seing no improvement a couple of months after finishing the 3 month treatment I went to a podiatrist, who said that the fungus was dead and now I had to hope the nail would grow back and reattach. Here I am a year after the visit with the podiatrist and notice a slight discoloration creeping down towards my nail bed, back to the podiatrist I go. He says that he is fairly sure the toe nail will not reattach to the toe but that he could take the toenail off. I like to have my toes pedicured and really don't want to have it removed but if it will help fine, I just want to know if anyone has had this done and if their nail has grown back successfully!! Please tell me all about it!! Thanks!! Wish you all well!!

    • ANSWER:
      In some cases, surgical treatment of the toenail is required. Temporary removal of the infected nail can be performed to permit direct application of a topical antifungal. Permanent removal of a chronically infected nail, like yours that has not responded to any other treatment, permits the fungal infection to be cured, and prevents the return of a deformed nail. Almost 95% of all removed toenails grow back quickly. I would suggest this is your only option. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    If you had SEVERE toenail fungus and got cured, I would LOVE to hear from u!!?
    When reading posts about people who got their cured with topical or/and oral medications, I always wonder how SEVERE their fungus really was. I don't usually see pictures - before and after.

    What I am very interested in knowing is THIS - Are there any people at all who have had it so severe as mine and gotten it cured? And how? I'm not interested in just the general information about treatments as I'm aware of them all, I just want to know if someone with my severity has been successfully cured/treated and how.

    I am attaching a couple of links to picture of my toenails for you to see. The toenails are clipped as short as possible. Any dark marks are from bleeding. The left big toe will bleed and hurts terribly if I cut it any further.

    My Ugly toenails :(

    Another pic of my toenails

    I am thinking of trying topical (listerine/vinegar soak daily), plus oregano oil topical treatment 2xs/day as well as taking oregano oil orally. But if there is no chance it will work because it's so bad, then I don't want to waste my time and money and just try to accept it. The thing is, I just can't seem to accept it. I just want to be able to show my feet and not hide them for once in my life. I've tried topical solutions in the past to no avail. Lamisal concerns me because of the potential liver risks and expense. I've thought of toenail removal, but that is my last resort.

    I am 33 yrs old (female) and I can't remember a time I could wear sandals or go swimming without being terribly embarrassed - now I don't show them anymore.

    Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      I had it that bad, like those pics, I got rid of all of it with a prescription lacquer(not oral) called Pen-lac...it's pricey$$$ like over 0 for a tinsy bottle(out of pocket) once my insurance took it off their formulary list, I could not afford it, so since I live along the US-Mexico border, all I had to do was go south of the border and buy it there, it was only about american dollars per bottle!!!! But over there it's called Laca., works just as well too.
      My Dr. said to stay away from the oral one lomisol...side effects are kidney problems and some cases bone marrow issues, he said then I would be better off living with the fungus. but all the insurances keep it on their formularys, it's cheap and they don't care if the side effects ruin other parts of your body, cause they save $ money!
      It takes several months for the medicines to get rid of it and during that time you need to keep your nail implements from getting re-contaminated-(like sterile)

  15. QUESTION:
    what do i do about this toenail fungus?
    alright so back in october i dropped a table on my big toe. the nail filled with blood and fell off. i was left with a tiny piece of nub by the cuticle. when i went to get a pedicure the lady didnt understand me and ended up putting acryllic on the nail. i told her i basically wanted her to clip it and trim the exess " junk". well the acryllic made it look nice. and when i went back for them to take it off.. the other one ended up FILLING IT and it stayed on.. so. i decided that i didnt want it and i soaked it off with acetone. when the nail finally came off i had disgusting greenish color under what grew in as my real nail. im not sure if its fungus because ive never seen green fungus. could it be a possiblity that its crud that built up under the acryllic then my real nail grew over it? im not sure if i should go see a doctor . or try buying stuff at the store.
    if so what should i get?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Katelyn,
      If you have eradicated the fungal growth in your foot you must keep in mind that the simplest treatment modalities for your athlete's foot is the prevention of the development of fungus in your feet. Change your socks very very often. You must keep clean socks and pat dry your foot before wearing any footwear. It will help in the removal of moist in your foot so not to support the thriving fungi and you will eventually get rid of athlete's foot.

      One of the most effective nail fungus treatment available is the ZetaClear Antifungal Solution. It is made from natural oil sources therefore it is complementary to the skin that is connected to the nails. No side effects since it came from natural source such as natural oils. There is no lingering smell which turns off men from using because of the feminine or medicinal smell.

      Home Remedies can be good too since you cannot afford medical treatment. You can Cure your toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar.

      You soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When you are done with the soaking, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes. This can help you manage your toe fungus without medication.

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Cure Toenail Fungus Tea Tree Oil

Absolutely no a single desires to get to own towards retail store to collect a lot of components only to heal toe nail fungus infection. Therefore here are generally a few residence solutions recognized for you to remedy toenail candida.

We must offer you a tad of a caution even so...

Nail fungus with 2012 is quite difficult. It is being additional sturdy to help home treatments therefore the time engaged to help cure your own nail infection could possibly be a lttle bit more time than that which you read on the internet presently.

Listed below are some popular toenail fungus infection household treatments for you to help apparent your own fingernails or toenails:

Vinegar footbaths -- Seize some sort of shoebox-sized pot large ample to your feet along with load the item together with food preparation vinegar strong adequate to repay the toe nails when you place the feet within it. Accomplish this regarding thirty minutes, a second time daily. It might take in close to 4-6 months before this clears.

Anti-fungal mouthwash footbaths - mouthwash can be identified to help jobs too as a result of it's anti-fungal properties. Use the exact same program because White vinegar footbath. This is rather high-priced over occasion.

Bleach and drinking water mixture -- Mixture 80% water/20% into a box. Submerge ones digits into the diluted item for your pair moments during a period. Just ensure it's watered decrease adequate. Should you discover inflammation or even tingling add far more mineral water to help become weak the idea. Try to be cautious on this house treatment method selection.

Green tea Tree Essential oil : You'll be able to understand stuff for the supermarket. It could possibly does pretty properly with gentle bacterial infections, but is not powerful adequate to help consume care of the yeast contamination around 3 several weeks or even more i think.

Any very good way to produce remedy on the go is usually to take in the silk cotton ball within drop that within white vinegar or even green tea shrub oil, and then safeguarded this for the contaminated nail with a piece of health care video tape so that it may inhale. Merely swap this every day.

Really the only problem of such nail fungus infection property solutions I just reviewed is usually of which today it might take as much as a few months prior to anyone begin recognizing outcomes!

And even subsequently, it's often not adequate in order to preserve the item from ever coming back a month later on...

I realize people don't wish to wait that extended prior to you've balanced as well as clear fingernails or toenails, and so enable us steer people in the proper direction.

Notice... you'll find organic EXTRA-STRENGTH home therapies it is possible to utilize that may totally remove toe nail fungus within 2-3 several weeks, and in addition they don't need that you commit time daily to use them both.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of bad toenail fungus?
    I am only thirteen, and I have really bad toenail fungus. I also have already seen the doctor, I have tried everything: Tea Tree Oil, soaking them in salt, putting Listerine on them, Miranel, E-Oil, Oregano oil, Fungi Cure, and even Cure Toenail Fungus. Any home remedies suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably need oral terbinafin to get rid of bad fungus. By prescription from the doc. Ask to be checked out for psoriasis first, maybe it is not fungus after all. Terbinafin is reasonably toxic so best to be sure that it is necessary.

  2. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of a think yellow toenail with or without meds?
    i am a 14 year old girl who has had a yellow toenail (toe fungus) since i was one. it has actually fallen off twice and still grew back thick and yellow. i have tea tree oil when i was younger and it didn't work but idk if i used it for long enough.

    • ANSWER:
      You can Cure your toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar.
      You soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When you are done with the soaking, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes. This can help you manage your toe fungus without medication.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best and most effectful home remedy for toenail fungus?
    Vicks VaporRub, tea tree oil, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, any others?

    Please, I'd appreciate real answers especially from those who have experienced it. Thanks so much.
    Oops, I meant effective. Lol I knew that sounded weird...

    • ANSWER:
      toenail fungus is the most difficult to treat , long term oral anti fungal drugs can only be expected to lead to a cure ,

  4. QUESTION:
    What home remedy has worked for you to cure severe toenail fungus ?
    Hi ive had toenail fungus for quite some time now.... and I have read of soooo many home remedies to cure it like: Vick's,Vinegar,Listerine,Clorox bleach.... What has really worked for you? I really want to try to cure it before thinking of going to a doctor. Please no over the counter medicine. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      tea tree oil, or grapefruit seed extract. you can get both at health food stores.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yellow toenail?
    I have started jogging, and therefore have been having my feet stay in sweaty socks for hours at a time. I am assuming this is what has caused my big toenails to get yellow.

    I read about tea tree oil, but it says they take several months to heal with the teatree oil. Several months?! In several months I will be back in snowboots!

    Is there a way to heal a yellow toenail in a fast way?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      go to the foot doctor and see if you have fungus. You can go to the drug store and get stuff there......

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you cure toenail fungus?
    My 5 year old has it on all of her toes and the prescription medication has bad side affects that could cause liver damage and stunt her growth I'm told. Is there a natural cure for toenail fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best cure for nail fungus?
    I have tried over the counter medication and nothing seems to work on the toenail fungus I have. It is embarressing. I would appreciate suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      tea tree oil....clean your feet very well first then use a brush to brush on tea tree oil onto nail plate...do this everyday and you'll notice the change slowly

  8. QUESTION:
    How to cure blister or fungus from fallen pinky toenail?
    Before my pinky toenails fell off, I noticed that they were both thicker and darker from the rest of my toenails (It started after wearing a pair of tight high heels one night). Anyway, a month later after wearing the same heels, my small toenails fell off and the area where the nail used to be feels really hard. It's almost the same color as my other toenails, except there is no toenail.

    What is this and how can I get rid of it? Any home remedies you can suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      It toenail fungus and I suggest you use natural remedies like tea tree oil, oregano oil or jaoba oil. Or you can check out this site that I found. It has great reviews on toenail fungus cures.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are good home remedies for toenail fungus?
    Looking for natural treatments to use on toenail fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      I cam across this, haven't (fortunately) had to use it but it is my understanding that even if you use a prescription product, it takes a while.

      You will need a few things:
      Vicks Vapor Rub, Rubbing alcohol, Band Aids, Q-tips, Nail File, Liquid Bleach and Tea Tree Oil-(if you can afford it)

      1.Trim and file your infected nails as best as possible. Making them shorter and thinner is half the battle.

      2.Wash toes with anti-bacterial soap in your morning shower.

      3.Use a fresh towel or hair dryer on toes. (always use a clean towel)

      4.With a Q-Tip, scrub in Rubbing Alcohol and let dry.(only takes a sec to dry)

      5.With a Q-Tip, rub a generous amount of Vicks Vapor Rub on and around infected toenails and cover with a Band Aid.

      This will keep moisture from getting on and under the nail while at the same time killing the fungus.

      When you get home from work take off your shoes and socks and wash your feet in the same way. If you have Tea Tree Oil, apply it with a Q-Tip and walk bare foot as long as possible letting it dry. If you do NOT have Tea Tree Oil, mix Bleach and Water 50/50, apply it with a Q-Tip to the NAIL ONLY. Let it Dry. I do the same to my finger.

      Before bed, repeat steps 1-5 and wear clean socks to bed.

      After a few mornings you will have this down to about 5-10 minutes.

      I have been doing this for just a few weeks now and see about half the fungus gone. IT IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT CURE. It is however a REAL CURE. I will be seeing you all at the beach this coming summer :)

  10. QUESTION:
    does laser for toenail fungus really work?
    I have had toenail fungus for many years, not on all nails, but on several and Ive decided to finally do something about it. What I want to know is, does the laser treatment really work? and how long does it take to get complete result? I know these are a lot of questions but I would just like to know what the cost is and if it is really affective. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of claims that laser surgery for toenail fungus is really effective. Though some have doubts because it is only on its developmental stage. Laser surgery doesn't guarantee any cure. Results may vary from person to person. Before you try this method, you have got to try other alternatives. Like applying tea tree oil, oregano oil or jaoba oil on your infected toe.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some ways that you can cure a fungus in your toe, the ones that rowen the nail?
    I need a cure one that can help in like a month or a couple of weeks.

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Toenail fungus also known as onychomycosis is caused by a group of fungus called dermatophytes. These fungus are harmful because as they grow they feed on the keratin that makes up the surface of the toe nail. The two fingers that are more likely to be affected are the big toe finger and the little toe finger. Toe nail fungus causes disfiguration and discoloration of the nails. It is a contagious disease and some times it may be hereditary.

      Toe nail fungus home remedies and natural cures:

      Toe nail fungus remedy using tea tree oil:

      Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.

      Using Listerine mouthwash:

      Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.
      Curing toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar

      Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes

      Tea tree oil and Lavender oil:

      Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab. Dab it under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation

      Using Oregano and Olive oil:

      Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties

      AHA creams:

      Lather AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) creams on to your feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from your feet that is more prone to growing fungus

      Diet for Toe nail fungus:

      Diet plays a very vital role in curing any ailment. People suffering from toe nail fungus should include more probiotics good bacteria, in their diet. This will help your body to get rid of the fungus. Yogurt and kefir are good sources of probiotics. Reduce intake of refined carbs like sugar, dairy products and vinegar. Olive leaf extract is an excellent internal anti-fungal agent.

      Hope this helps!

  12. QUESTION:
    Can fungus on the toenail be cured permanently with Tea tree oil?
    Has anyone ever tried it? It's not for me I'm going to suggest it to someone. But I don't even know how to bring it up...

    • ANSWER:
      Not really. It SOUNDS good (along with a couple of other remedies), but it's not a reliable "cure".

      Toenail fungus is hard to kill, even with Rx meds.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of toenail infections - alternative medicine?
    Had it for 3 years - I used an anti-fungal toenail lacquer for 9 months, but it's still there. I am pregnant and not meant to use lacquer any more so is there an alternative treatment. The whole nail is yellow and now peeling away.

    • ANSWER:
      You must not use any anti-fungal preparations while pregnant, so please don't do that. Best advice is to leave it for now, and then when you're done with your pregnancy, resume some other treatment. The problem with the nail lacquer is that it does not always work, and can take a long time to work. It also does not work that well if the actual infection is near the skin or the skin surrounding the nail.
      There are conventional oral anti-fungal drugs which have an efficacy rate of about 60% in most cases but these commonly cause side effects and certainly cannot be used in pregnancy. Apart from tea tree oil which has shaky evidence at best to support it, there are no AltMed preparations that have been demonstrated to cure fungal toe nail infections.

      Leave it for now if I were you, and see your GP when after your pregnancy.
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      EDIT
      @ Pharmacy student: Careful where you go with that. There is insufficient evidence to recommend Tea Tree oil for Onychomycosis. Evidence is at best shaky, it isn't proven effective.
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      EDIT 2
      @ The thin skinned pharmacy student who dosen't like being challenged by a Nurse: I'm not suggesting I am more qualified in pharmacology than you- I'm not. I'm simply pointing out that although there is some evidence, there is no strong evidence to make recommendations on. Thats all. Of course if I am wrong, you could prove me wrong by presenting evidence to support your claim.
      =============================================
      EDIT:
      @ Pharmacy student: Of the two papers you mentioned that showed effect one used a mix of butenafine and the other one had some other combination. Both studies are old 1994 and 1999 and most references are on antibacterial properties supported by many laboratory studies (probably due to the compound terpinen4), and other fungi. There are only a small number of high quailty trials that have been conducted looking at this. As I said, not enough evidence to recommend use in this instance. I'm not saying it does not work, probably wouldn't hurt to try (although it can cause skin irritation) but I'd be careful about making recommendations at this stage due to the lack of data,

      Most valid medical sites support what I have said...that there isn't enough data.

      EDIT3: My knowledge on pharmacology has nothing to do with the presentation of data! You can't provide robust evidence to support your claim.

      "Ok, so how many articles would you like me to show you?"

      Any that supports your claim would be a start. Tell you what, how about we have this conversation when you've learned how to interperet data and grown up.

      EDIT4
      "I do not have the time to write you a memo. By the way, as a nurse are you even legally allowed to make medical recommendations?"

      Rather than embarrassing yourself in public, it would have been better if you'd admitted your error. I've done a pubmed and cochrane search as well as a few others. There is evidence but not strong evidence.

      Some Nurse ARE legally allowed to make medical recommendations and any recommendations I make are well within my scope of qualifications and knowledge. However, what that has to do with this question is beyond me. You are a pharmacy STUDENT you aren't a Doctor, even when you qualify you shouldn't be actually making medical recommendations. Stick to drugs, learn how to interperet data and grow up.

  14. QUESTION:
    Are there natural cures for toenail fungus?
    My doctor said I have toenail fungus,and he said that products sold on the market could interact with a medication I take and affect my liver.I would like an alternative.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how chronic a case you have. There are over the counter lacquers for toenail fungus but as per the box instructions, these are only really suitable where a couple of nails are affected. With anything more chronic...they might not work. Also you have to persist and use for several months before you might see any results....as the nails grow out. And you have to be careful not to contaminate any healthy nails with the applicator stick and nail file.

      Really you need a systemic whole body approach. Looks like your doctor has ruled out the anti-fungal tablet treatment....that in itself, even without being on any other medication usually necessitates liver function monitoring.

      You could try olive leaf extract capsules...but as with any treatment you would need to wait several months before you might notice any significant results....waiting for healthy nail to appear and become obvious. More importantly, since you are on medication already, you would need to check with your doctor regarding taking olive leaf extract to be sure you could take it alongside any prescribed medications you take because some herbs have drug interactions. Read this regarding some known drug interactions with olive leaf extract and the 'herxheimer reaction' which is a reaction one might display from the death of microbes [ http://olivus.com/cautions_olive_leaf.htm ** ]. Caprylic acid [from coconut oil] tablets is another supplement worth trying, and could be taken alongside olive leaf extract. But always talk to your doctor or pharmacist first before taking supplements of any kind if on any prescribed medications.

      ** Not promoting this brand...link posted to a short article for reference purposes only...not affiliated in any way with this company or any other connected with it.

      For long-standing chronic toe nail fungus, a more drastic solution might be to have the toenails surgically removed under local anaesthetic. In the UK, you might be able to go on an NHS waiting list for that...but I think your doctor would only agree to that if it was very chronic. Plus if one was diabetic that might not be a viable solution...you would need to talk to your GP or a chiropodist. There is alternatively laser treatment for toenail fungus. That could prove to be a very expensive option and am not sure if that is available at all on the NHS in the UK. Outside of the UK you would have to enquire with your insurance company if you have private health insurance.

      There might be some anecdotal evidence circulating the Internet for non-pharmaceutical topical treatments having some benefit, perhaps if the condition is not too far advanced. These treatments might include tea tree oil, myrrh oil, Vick's vapour rub, or some other known anti-fungal oils/essential oils...garlic oil might be another for instance. You could certainly try one of those or a combination. But you would have to pre-treat your nail as you would if you were applying the lacquer...filing down any thick growth for instance. One major problem might be getting any treatment to stay in place. Also, to be really effective it needs to penetrate down to the nail root. You should be careful if you have diabetes....it might be better to seek professional help.

      As a preventative in future after successful treatment, or to help with prevention of the infection spreading to healthy toenails: always dry your feet well after showering...air dry for a while...and wear open toe sandals as much as possible in dry sunny weather.

      Toenail fungus could be a signal one's immune system is functioning below par. Diabetics and some with other health conditions, immuno-compromised particularly, might be more prone to fungal infections. If you have any underlying health conditions or concerns...discuss a suitable plan of action with your GP or other healthcare provider.

      Good luck...hope you find a solution and resolution.

  15. QUESTION:
    Help me cure my discolored/fungus toenails with home Remedies?
    I have had discolored/brown toenails for most of my life, and they are really embarrassing. I really hate them. Can you please give me some home remedies to try, and HOW LONG it will take for them to get back to normal?

    FYI- I am a 13 year old male and lightskinned

    • ANSWER:
      The treatment of toenail fungus with tea tree oil or toenail fungus home remedies can help significantly in these early stages but these home remedies are no substitute for medical treatment as the results vary greatly. For an effective toenail fungus cure it would be best to employ a combination of medical treatments and toenail fungus home remedies.

      http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Toe-Nail-Fungus.html

      There are all kinds of suggestions at this site.

      http://www.myhomeremedies.com/topic.cgi?topicid=266

  16. QUESTION:
    what is the best cure for toenail fungus?
    I hear the medications by prescription are expensive and are not covered by most insurances because they are considered as cosmetic. Is there anything to get rid of it? Home remedies or over the counter that work?

    • ANSWER:
      My Mom used both Nonyx Nail gel and I think the other was called Restore,they both worked great but Restore (if I have the name right)is the best medication of the two you can buy OTC. Some home remedies that can be used is tea tree oil, bleach, grapeseed extract, and vics vaporub. Vics helps to decrease the thickness of the nails and helps in peeling off of layers of the nail. Buy a product that is a gel,solution or spray. Creams tend to not be as effective on the nails. Rough up the nail surface with a file before applying the med for better penetration. Plan on treating it evry day for about 6 to8 months either way you go.
      Good Luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I make a fungus toenail fall of so that a healthy one can grow, the one on my left foot fell off by?
    itself and a new healthy one grew out, its been about 4 years and no toenail fungus on that one, my right foot still afflicts me I have a painful at times toenail full of fungus, all the other toes on both feet are perfectly fine and healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      You should use remedies like tea tree oil, oregano oil or jaoba oil. There are the best when it comes to curing toenail fungus. It's the only way to get rid of the toenail fungus.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can i cure toe nail fungus?
    i was wondering what can i do to cure toe nail fungus my toe nail fell off yesterday and i was wondering what medicine will work to kill the fungus i been using peroxide to kill it any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Using remedies like tea tree oil and oregano oil good for stopping toenail fungus. It seeps down under the nail and kills the fungi living there. However the real key on treating toenail fungus is keep it dry and clean.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it true that you can use tea tree oil to cure nail fungus?
    If so, how do you use it to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes
      my Husband had toenail fungus (very badly)
      he started to use tea tree oil and now it is gone.

      Make sure that the oil is 100% pure essential oil
      all he did we drip the oil (full strength on his toenails. Cover the whole nail making sure to get it under the nail as well.)
      do this at least twice a day if not three times a day.

      do this until your nail has come in and looks normal again. (it will take months)

      At first depending on how irritated the area is it might burn.
      the burning sentation is not hurting the area (causing damage).
      it should only last for an hour or so.
      do not worry about it.
      it is it working as it gets better it will not burn as much.
      most people do not notice that it burns much at all

  20. QUESTION:
    How do i remove fungus off my feet?
    How do i remove fungus off my feet after being there almost 3 years and i add lamisil every night and it docent work it looks severe it itches so bad i need to get ride of it soon please.

    • ANSWER:
      Try applying tea tree oil and oregano oil. They are proven to be effective in curing toenail fungus. Or even try soaking your feet in vinegar. If none of these will work try this cool site that I found

  21. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a nail to grow back in?
    my index finger has been infected my fungus for about a year now and I decided to use nail clipers to clip it away completly and I just wanted to know how long it would take to grow back in and would it then be a heathy nail? (sorry for grossing u out /: )

    • ANSWER:
      It generally takes about 9 months for a nail to grow fully out, fingernails growing faster than toenails. Be sure to eat well as nails are Keratin, or protein enriched and need vitamins to grow healthily as other parts of the body need vitamins too, check out http://www.toenail-care.com/healthy-nails.html for some good tips on healthy nails.
      It's good you took action against the fungus, nasty stuff. Tea tree oil is a good natural cure for that. (a natural anti fungal treatment).

  22. QUESTION:
    How long is the course of drugs for fungal toenails?
    I had this a few years ago and if my memory serves me correctly it was a long long course.
    Has it got shorter now?

    • ANSWER:
      It take at least 6 months for any drugs to take effect. It takes a long long time to cure a toenail fungus, however in your situation two years is a very longx2 time. Maybe the remedy you use is not working. You should try other medicines like tea tree oil or oregano oil. That should be great for toenail fungus.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a nail fungus?
    So I've had nail polish on my toes for a couple of months and yesterday I decided to get rid of it and I noticed my big toe was yellowish looking and then I checked again today, it looked more yellow. It doesn't hurt at all. I just want it to be gone. Can I get something from the pharmacy?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of ways to cure toenail fungus. Remedies like tea tree oil and oregano oil. However it really takes a lot of time to cure toenail fungus. Why won't you check this site that I found it has great reviews on toenail fungus cures.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is vinegar really effective at curing toenail fungus?
    I think I have a fungus underneath my toenail .. I couldn't get an appointment in with a podiatrist until next month so I was just wondering has anyone had sucess with soaking the infected nail in equal parts vinegar and water 3 times a day ??
    Also which do you think would be more effective applying it to the base of the nail or doing soaks or should I just do both ??
    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,
      I've had this problem on my big toe of my left foot for a while and I recently found this Anti-fungal Solution from 'TwinStar herbals.' I've only been using it twice a day for a couple weeks and I've already noticed a huge difference. It was really bad before and now it is growing in normal and the top part is like before, so soon it will be completely normal. The brand probably doesn't matter but try to find a herbal topical solution like it, these are the contents:
      olive oil extracts of organic calendula, organic black walnut hulls and leaf, wild oregano oil, organic garlic, goldenseal root, neem oil, tea tree oil, eucalyptus essential oil, grapefruit seed extract, self-heal flower essence.

      I just take a q-tip and dip it into the solution then apply it to the top of the toe nail. It's amazing how well and fast it works, hope that helps!

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you cure toenail fungus?
    I know there's a pill you can take, but I don't want no pills. Is there a cream or a spray to get rid of this?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      I added a link in the source box to a great article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out:

  26. QUESTION:
    After you have gotten rid of nail fungus, will my big toe nail grow back?
    I'm just wondering if my toe nail will grow back, after having nail fungus.

    I've lost my toe nail completely will it grow back on it's own or will I have to treat it with something?
    I really want my nail to be normal again so please if you know of anything please help...
    Thank you, your answer will be greatly appreciated.....Thanks....

    • ANSWER:
      Your nail will probably grow back, mine did whenever it fell out. The problem is that the nail fungus comes back too.

      Personally, I've tried a lot of different stuff over the years. I had dealt with the combo nail fungus and athletes foot for almost 20 years. One "free" thing that did help a lot was vinegar.

      It didn't help much with the nail fungus but it completely stopped the athlete's foot that I was also suffering from.

      For the fungus I tried a lot of different things, including over the counter treatments, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, vicks and lavender oil. Some of them did make a little difference but none of them completely killed the fungus.

      I also tried lamisil which worked for a while then after a couple of months I had a relapse of the nail fungus. The scary thing with the lamisil is the possible health issues you can face as a result of using it, the doctor had me take a test to make sure my liver wasn't prone to problems before he'd give me the lamisil... gulp!

      In the end what finally fixed my loong term problem with nail fungus was Zeta Clear. I think what also helped is that I made it a part of my daily ritual to use it.

      Another thing that I did that probably helped was throw out my old shoes. I have heard that the fungus can live in your shoes and return after treatment. So to avoid a relapse I made sure to get new shoes and throw out the old ones.

      Best of Luck!

      Here's a link to an article that has a some pretty interesting info on toenail fungus and the different treatments you can use, if you wanna check it out: http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-ToeNail-Fungus-And-How-Do-I-Cure-Nail-Fungus

  27. QUESTION:
    How can you cure a slight yellow tinge from a once damaged toenail?
    Think there may be a natural cure out there

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Slick, a slight yellow tinge from a once damaged toenail, it is a fungal infections. It is a contagious disease. Abnormal pH level of the skin, trauma to the nail, unhygienic feet and decreased immunity of the body permit this disease.

      Toenail fungus remedy :
      * Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.
      * Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.
      * Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes.
      * Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab. Dab it under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation.
      * Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties.
      * Until the growth of the new nail is complete, apply apple cider vinegar 2 or 3 times a day.
      * Lather AHA creams onto your feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from your feet that is more prone to growing fungus.
      (Article sourse http://www.askedweb.com/askedweb/Toenail_Fungus_Remedy/)
      Avoid using if you are allergic to something.
      Jason Homan

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it a nail fungus if I can buff it out?
    Two of my toe nails have become darkened, the appear to have a fungus but I am able to buff the dark out with a nail file but it comes back after a while. Can this be a toe nail fungus, if so, any advice on a cure? Or what can it be? Please and thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You should use treatments like tea tree oil and oregano oil to fight off toenail fungus.

  29. QUESTION:
    my b/f has fungus on his nails and we have tried all of the over the counter stuff, I know that lamasil pills?
    will cure it but we can"t afford it as it is very expensive. I heard t-tree oil would help. Does anybody know if there is a natural herb to help whether it is topical or ingestible that can help? P.S. Is it contagious and I can get it from him?

    • ANSWER:
      Is it Contagious? - Yes, it can be.
      The organisms can sometimes spread from one person to another because these critters can live where the air is often moist and people s feet are bare. This can happen in places like shower stalls, bathrooms, or locker rooms or it can be passed around on a nail file or emery board. So, don t share them. Toe nail fungus can spread from one toe to another or to other body parts.

      Treatments -

      1.Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus.
      Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day. Should never be ingested.

      2.Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.

      3.Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes .

      4.Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties.

      5.People suffering from toe nail fungus should include more probiotics good bacteria, in their diet. This will help your body to get rid of the fungus. Yogurt and kefir are good sources of probiotics. Or take a supplement.

      Reduce intake of refined carbs like sugar, dairy products and vinegar. Olive leaf extract is an excellent internal anti-fungal agent.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I treat my toenail?
    I've had this since I was very young. My big toenail on my right foot seems to have some sort of infection or something. There has never been any discomfort or anything of the sort. It has gone a sort of dark greenish colour (Gross, I know xD lol) and it's pretty thick compared to the others. .I'm sick of it. How can I treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      That seems to be a case of toenail fungus. There are a lot of cures for this. However the tricky part is selecting the best cure for you. I suggest you should use natural remedies like tea tree oil or oregano oil. Or better yet you should check out this cool site that I found. It has great reviews on treating toenail fungus.

  31. QUESTION:
    What toenail fungus treatments are available in Australia?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of treatments for toenail fungus and it is available world wide. Cures like tea tree oil or vinegar are the most common cures you could find.

  32. QUESTION:
    Aside from locker rooms and pools, where are some other possible places you could contract nail fungus?
    I often worry about this when working in any "dirty" areas in general, because when I was younger I had contracted one. And the last thing I want is for it to happen again! I also don't really wear gloves all the time, which opens me up to exposure.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      yes the swimming pool sauna pool gym and locker shower areas it can also be caused by not drying feet off and wearing sweaty sneakers or shoes,however it can also be caused by an abnormal PH of the skin and a lowered immune system.so it isn't caused from dirty areas that's partly true. another way you get it is buying used shoes at a thrift store. or wearing someone else's moist shoes. best to take probiotics which are healthy bacteria (yogurt) to fight it off and here are some remedies to cure it Toe nail fungus home remedies and natural cures,
      Toe nail fungus remedy using tea tree oil
      Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.
      Using Listerine mouthwash
      Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.
      Curing toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar
      Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes
      Tea tree oil and Lavender oil
      Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab. Dab it under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation
      Using Oregano and Olive oil
      Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties
      AHA cream
      Lather AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) creams on to your feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from your feet that is more prone to growing fungus just in case you know someone who wants to get rid of it

  33. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of fungus on toenails and give me any website based on this keyword?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural remedies like applying tea tree oil and soaking the infected area in vinegar are proven to cure toenail fungus.

      Ointments and creams like Zeta clear are also sold in pharmacies to cure such conditions.

      Although it is on its developmental stage, laser surgery is one of the fast rising cure for toenail fungus.

  34. QUESTION:
    what is a good treatment for fongus on your toenails?
    It could be a medicine to drink or something that you can put on them.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of cures for toenail fungus, though I really don't recommend on taking oral medications because of its side effects. The greatest risk is that, oral medications hurts your livers on the process. Cures like tea tree oil, viks, jaoba oil or oregano oil would be best fit for curing your infected nail.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of yellow toenail fungus the natural way no drugs if I dont need to?

    • ANSWER:
      Tee tree essential oil is an anti fungal treatment that if applied every day (one drop per infected nail twice a day) will cure it. it will take several months for heathy nails to grow back, but it does work. another name for tea tree oil is Melaleuca alternifolia

  36. QUESTION:
    What are home remedies to get rid of toenail fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Toe nail fungus remedy using tea tree oil
      Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.

      Using Listerine mouthwash
      Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.

      Curing toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar
      Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes

      Tea tree oil and Lavender oil
      Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab. Dab it under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation

      Using Oregano and Olive oil
      Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties

      AHA creams
      Lather AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) creams on to your feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from your feet that is more prone to growing fungus

      Diet for Toe nail fungus
      Toe Nail Fungus : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Diet for Toe nail fungus
      Diet plays a very vital role in curing any ailment. People suffering from toe nail fungus should include more probiotics good bacteria, in their diet. This will help your body to get rid of the fungus. Yogurt and kefir are good sources of probiotics. Reduce intake of refined carbs like sugar, dairy products and vinegar. Olive leaf extract is an excellent internal anti-fungal agent.

      Suggestion for Toenail fungus
      Wash your feet after visiting public places like swimming pools
      The fungus thrives in warm moist areas like spas, swimming pools, showers or locker rooms. If you step on a warm puddle or floor, you can pick up the infection. After using such public places, it is ideal to wash your feet thoroughly and dry them well.

      Wear cotton socks
      Wear cotton socks to absorb moisture from the feet that happens from sweating

      Dry your feet
      If your socks are damp, take them off and dry your feet before wearing a fresh pair of dry socks.

      Do not share linen with affected people
      Avoid sharing towels, washcloths, shoes or any other personal items of those people who have already contracted this disease

      Trim nails and avoid nailpolish
      Keep your nails cut short, and don't use nail polish. Trim your toenails regularly. Trim them into a straight line and then smooth the edges with a nail file.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to cure toenail fungus?
    So, I've had fungal growth on my toenails since I've been little, and its extremely embarrassing. I've tried a few powders, etc. But nothing seems to work.
    Does anyone have any suggestions, or anything to help me gget rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try applying tea tree oil or oregano oil. These are great remedies when it comes to curing toenail fungus. Any anti fungal powder won't do.

  38. QUESTION:
    What brand of Tea Tree Oil works best for Nail Fungus?
    if u have used it and it works, or if somebody u know has used it and it works, please tell me the brand that was used?

    how long did it take before u seen good results?

    • ANSWER:
      Back around 1994 a double blind study involving 117 patients was conducted to compare 100% Tea Tree oil and 1% clotrimazole cream, applied topically twice daily for six months.
      At the end of the trial, they had very similar results with both products. The study points out that recurrence of toenail fungus is common, and that in traditional therapies the cure rate can be anywhere from 4% to 92% depending on the drugs and topical treatments used. Anywhere from one half to two thirds of the patients is both groups showed improvement. One of the problems with topical treatments and nail disease is that there may be an underlying cause that is not addressed by the over-the-counter preparations or tea tree oil. As with any medical concern, it's wise to seek the counsel of a competent professional like your physician. The information given here is merely as "food for thought". As such, if you want to try this as a home remedy, they used 100% pure tea tree oil for the toenail fungus.

  39. QUESTION:
    what can I do about toe fungus?
    As far as I know, this got started when I was on a trip to Argentina and stubbed my toe in a river, splitting a toenail lengthwise.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of cures for toenail fungus, though choosing the best cure for you could be tricky. I suggest you use natural remedies like tea tree oil or oregano oil. These are the best when it comes to treating toenail fungus.

  40. QUESTION:
    Poured hydrogen peroxide (not diluted) on toenail for fungus, toenail immediately turned yellow?
    I'm kinda scared, because it turned my whole nail yellow and no amount of rinsing with water and washing with soap is getting rid of the yellow color. Did I do something harmful?

    • ANSWER:
      You should use cures like tea tree oil and oregano oil. These are effective cures for toenail fungus.

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I kill toenail fungus and fast?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had toenail fungus for over ten years now and I finally had enough.

      For a long time I was convinced that there was no cure or at least no practical cure. I know there are oral medicines out there like Lamisil, but the side effects are not worth it and it's very expensive. It can take a year or more to see results and there is no guarantee it won't come back.

      Recently I found out about some other treatments which include Vick's Vaporub, tea tree oil, Listerine and distilled white vinegar.

      I'm trying the Vick's Vaporub treatment. Basically you remove as much of the nail as you can. Then you rub the Vick's directly onto the nail bed and put socks over your feet. Do it twice a day (morning and evening/night).

      I am convinced this will work. Today is my second day and I think it's working, but I won't know for sure until my nail grows back.

      I'm going to put up pictures up on my blog soon. And update my progress regularly. It will probably take 6 months or more to see the final results.

      There is nothing that will get rid of it fast, hopefully the vaporub will work, otherwise I will try one of the other remedies I mentioned.

  42. QUESTION:
    Whats this white stuff under my toenail?
    I have some random white stuff under my toenail that takes up half the nail. My toe is slightly itchy and i have no idea what it is

    • ANSWER:
      That would be a sign of toenail fungus. You really need to start curing your toes. Simple remedies like tea tree oil and oregano oil should be able to help you.

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of fungus on toenail?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of available cure for toenail fungus. Home remedies like tea tree oil and soaking your toes in vinegar are proven to be effective. One product that stands out the most is ZetaClear. It is made of natural ingredients (ingredients that are known to cure toenail fungus).

  44. QUESTION:
    Teens i think i have fungus infected toenails?
    they are yellow. what do i do? my GF Dorothy the dinosaur won't appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of cures available for your use. Remedies like jaoba oil or tea tree oil are great for this emergencies.

  45. QUESTION:
    What have you heard or know of?
    What have you heard of know of that works for toe nail fungus?
    If you have links or something to send about the product, that would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that everyone has a piece of sage advice to offer about how to get rid of toe nail fungus. Some advice is very simple: apply Vicks VapoRub, Listerine, tea tree oil, or any one of a dozen other substances. Other remedies take more effort, like soaking the affected toenail(s) in a solution of dilute bleach, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, Listerine, or some other chemical for a period of time each day.

      Then there are the doctor recommended medications: topical ointments, nail lacquer, or oral drugs. These treatments are easy, and may have stronger scientific backing, but they are by far the most expensive.

      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      The best advice follows a four step approach. First, see your doctor to get the diagnosis confirmed other things can look like nail fungus that aren't. Talk to your doctor about treatment options.

      Second, if you are reluctant to take any of the prescription medications, like many people, or if you simply want to learn about other ways of treating nail fungus, consult a natural healing professional or do your own research.

      The third step is to choose a treatment. Any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus will probably work just as well for getting rid of finger nail fungus. Remember that any of the choices could have unpleasant and unintended side effects, and none are as foolproof as their proponents claim. Finally, stick with it. All types of nail fungus treatment take time to work.

      David Bloom is an avid health enthusiast and a regular contributor to a variety of health websites. He is the author of How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus, a blog dedicated to the treatment of fingernail and toenail fungus.

  46. QUESTION:
    Tea Tree Oil On Toenail Fungus?
    Okay so I just started using Tea Tree Oil on my toenails because I had a fungus, and the the other toenails started cracking and getting a little thicker. This morning, when I looked at my toenails, I noticed they were white around the edges. Is this normal? Or is it an allergic reaction or something? Has anyone had any success with tea tree oil?

    • ANSWER:
      dont use tea tree il. try zetaclear

      Are you thinking you might have an infection of the nails? It is possible. But don t conclude until you are done reading these series on the general overview of nail fungus infections. In these series, you ll learn what nail fungus infection is, what causes it, its cure and treatment and preventive measures. Nail fungus also referred to as Onychomycosis is caused by tiny fungus organisms that can be easily contracted anywhere. If you ve got it, be rest assured that you are not the only person having this same dilemma as estimates have shown that over two million people in Canada have it while over 10 million people have it in the United States.Nail fungus infections are really hard to spot earlier on. http://tinyurl.com/p6a9tl

  47. QUESTION:
    are there any EFFECTIVE home remedies for curing toenail fungus?
    Have tried prescription drugs (effective and expensive but hard on the liver), vicks vaporub (no help), straight Tea Tree oil (no help). Does ANYTHING work?

    • ANSWER:
      there is no OTC product that will work on toenail fungus.

  48. QUESTION:
    toenail funguns with vinegar?
    first of all, does treating toenail fungus with vinegar actually work? i have heard about vicks, tea tree oil, listerine, but i wanna try vinegar. what type of vinegar? and if it does actually work, how long will it take? please help me, i have had it for 12 years and i am 14! i HATE it!!!!!
    i mean toenal FUNGUS not funguns!

    • ANSWER:
      Boy--you are talking about EVIL fungus..I am all for natural cures and many of them work...but these nail fungi are tough..they are deep, deep in the nail bed and take repetitive treatment..for weeks and weeks..the entire nail will have to grow off before you will note that it is clear. Fungi-Cure, available at the drug store without a prescription generally works well--but you have to use it faithfully as directed...it is clear and you can't see it after you apply it. Make sure your shoes have time to dry out good after you wear them and you wear clean, dry socks..fungi thrive in moisture. Take your shoes and socks off when you get home and let your feet get good and dry...before summer you should have a nice new nail

  49. QUESTION:
    What's a good natural remedy for toenail fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go :-)

      Toe nail fungus remedy using tea tree oil
      Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.

      Using Listerine mouthwash
      Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.

      Curing toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar
      Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes

      Tea tree oil and Lavender oil
      Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab. Dab it under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation

      Using Oregano and Olive oil
      Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties

      AHA creams
      Lather AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) creams on to your feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from your feet that is more prone to growing fungus

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy that actually helps cure/get-rid-of nail fungus?
    My small toe, I guess it's the "pinky toe" turned yellow and know it is gray/white. I am a very clean person so this fungus didn't seem right... Well, I wanted to know if there are effective alternates to cure it. I don't want to take a medicine that can damage my liver, but I don't want an ugly toenail either.

    • ANSWER:
      Toe nail fungus remedy using tea tree oil
      Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight your fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day.

      Using Listerine mouthwash
      Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking healthy.

      Curing toe nail fungus using warm water and natural apple cider vinegar
      Soak your toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry your toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes

      Tea tree oil and Lavender oil
      Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab. Dab it under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation

      Using Oregano and Olive oil
      Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties

      AHA creams
      Lather AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) creams on to your feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from your feet that is more prone to growing fungus

cure toenail fungus tea tree oil

How To Cure Toenail Fungus Quickly

Absolutely no a single desires to get to own towards retail store to collect a lot of components only to heal toe nail fungus infection. Therefore here are generally a few residence solutions recognized for you to remedy toenail candida.

We must offer you a tad of a caution even so...

Nail fungus with 2012 is quite difficult. It is being additional sturdy to help home treatments therefore the time engaged to help cure your own nail infection could possibly be a lttle bit more time than that which you read on the internet presently.

Listed below are some popular toenail fungus infection household treatments for you to help apparent your own fingernails or toenails:

Vinegar footbaths -- Seize some sort of shoebox-sized pot large ample to your feet along with load the item together with food preparation vinegar strong adequate to repay the toe nails when you place the feet within it. Accomplish this regarding thirty minutes, a second time daily. It might take in close to 4-6 months before this clears.

Anti-fungal mouthwash footbaths - mouthwash can be identified to help jobs too as a result of it's anti-fungal properties. Use the exact same program because White vinegar footbath. This is rather high-priced over occasion.

Bleach and drinking water mixture -- Mixture 80% water/20% into a box. Submerge ones digits into the diluted item for your pair moments during a period. Just ensure it's watered decrease adequate. Should you discover inflammation or even tingling add far more mineral water to help become weak the idea. Try to be cautious on this house treatment method selection.

Green tea Tree Essential oil : You'll be able to understand stuff for the supermarket. It could possibly does pretty properly with gentle bacterial infections, but is not powerful adequate to help consume care of the yeast contamination around 3 several weeks or even more i think.

Any very good way to produce remedy on the go is usually to take in the silk cotton ball within drop that within white vinegar or even green tea shrub oil, and then safeguarded this for the contaminated nail with a piece of health care video tape so that it may inhale. Merely swap this every day.

Really the only problem of such nail fungus infection property solutions I just reviewed is usually of which today it might take as much as a few months prior to anyone begin recognizing outcomes!

And even subsequently, it's often not adequate in order to preserve the item from ever coming back a month later on...

I realize people don't wish to wait that extended prior to you've balanced as well as clear fingernails or toenails, and so enable us steer people in the proper direction.

Notice... you'll find organic EXTRA-STRENGTH home therapies it is possible to utilize that may totally remove toe nail fungus within 2-3 several weeks, and in addition they don't need that you commit time daily to use them both.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what is the most effective way to get rid of toenail fungus?
    A few months ago i stubbed my toe and the whole thing bruised and then about a week later fell off. I had no toe nail what so ever but it starting growing back but very slowly so I got a pedicure and the lady suggested getting a fake toe nail i did and now it came off and i think i have fungus growing. someone please help!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      you definitely need to get rid of fungus!

      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      for me and my husband worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=221781

  2. QUESTION:
    What Can i feed my red eared slider turtle?
    I have food pellets for him and I know you feed it lettuce, but what kind of lettuce?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  3. QUESTION:
    I have this nasty fungi in my toenails and i take pills for them.I can onyl take it for one more month?
    And then i cant use it for another year i need something that can get rid of it. I cant go swimming with my friends and i cant go to the beach when people ask me to.. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      for me and my husband worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me and my husband!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=221781

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to remove fungus from your toenail ?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      for me and my husband worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me and my husband!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=221781

  5. QUESTION:
    Baby turtles how deep does water need to be for them?
    How deep does the water need to be for baby turtles.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    What kind of uvb light do i get for my RES?
    do i get the "2.0" the "5.0" or the "10.0"?

    • ANSWER:
      just some info:

      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    My baby red eared slider has a small area on the bottom side of her that is pinkish in color.?
    I rescued this turtle about 2 months ago from someone who was getting ready to put her in a drainage ditch. She is growing like crazy, eats well, has UV lighting and an area to bask. I have never had a turtle before so I don't know if this is normal.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    why is my husband fungas toe nail turning black?
    My hubby has thick thick did i mention thick toe nails, its fungas i think anyways now the big toe nail is turning black underneth, what can cause that and is there any home redmedies that can cure fungi toe nails? Dr said all they can do is pills but it can cause liver damage and it takes a year to show any improvement. Hes a pool guy and hes feet are always wet and thats what caused it. Why is it black and what can he do to help heal them? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The black toe nail fungus is one of the most common toenail problems experienced by usually athletes who are running or skating or most of the time use their feet for their sport activities. Their feet are always exposed to moisture within due to the socks and shoes they are wearing. This environment is the breeding haven for microorganisms to grow and that include the microorganisms that may develop into ingrown and black toe nail fungus. Anther cause of black toe nail is the accumulation of blood underneath the nail when a toe is hit or rubbed against the tip of a shoe for a longer period of time.

      Here's the site for Nail Fungus No More

      http://www.forcesofnature-shop.net/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=45&osCsid=2c2c3418e8ade1104d66b397cd779a26

      Nail Fungus No More Extra Strength, 11ml

      This extra strength treatment is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      This product is different from Nail Fungus No More, as we have added geraniols and extra phenolproponoids to it, which are proven to eliminate even the most stubborn nail fungal infections.

      The extracts in this extra strength product are grown in remote regions on the island of Corsica, with added extracts from the Spanish mountains. These ingredients are found exclusively in our extra strength nail fungus product. They are not present in any other fungal product.

      Nail Fungus No More Extra Strength provides a powerful treatment against nail fungus and works quickly.

      Fungal nail infections don't stand a chance with direct application of this treatment. As an antifungal treatment to eradicate nail fungus, this treatment is invaluable.

      The ability of Nail Fungus No More Extra Strength, to destroy nail fungus is unmatched

  9. QUESTION:
    What's wrong with my baby red-eared slider?
    I have a baby red-eared slider and a more grown one. The bigger one is ready to mate and won't leave the smaller one alone. I seperated them and now the smaller turtle won't it but it still poos. It dosen't open it's eyes in the morning. It is almost always asleep sometimes its swimming and then it's in one spot. What's wrong with it? I don't want it to die!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.

      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      ****herpetological societies.com ******

      good luck

      your bigger turtle is being a bully and may have hurt your little guy. If you do not have enough room for one the other turtle is going to kill the little one to have all the room himself..

      Gender

      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.

      Enclosure

      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet

      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.

      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.

      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics

      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.

      Life span: 15-25+ years

      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:

      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years

      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available

  10. QUESTION:
    What do freshwater pond turtles eat?
    I have a young fresh water turtle, what do they eat?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs..

      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      ** this could be from stress or not enough light. I have had 2 for 36yrs! I also have 5 and 7 yr old..

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    how often and how many times do you feed a red eared slider turtle?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  12. QUESTION:
    What have you heard or know of?
    What have you heard of know of that works for toe nail fungus?
    If you have links or something to send about the product, that would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that everyone has a piece of sage advice to offer about how to get rid of toe nail fungus. Some advice is very simple: apply Vicks VapoRub, Listerine, tea tree oil, or any one of a dozen other substances. Other remedies take more effort, like soaking the affected toenail(s) in a solution of dilute bleach, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, Listerine, or some other chemical for a period of time each day.

      Then there are the doctor recommended medications: topical ointments, nail lacquer, or oral drugs. These treatments are easy, and may have stronger scientific backing, but they are by far the most expensive.

      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      The best advice follows a four step approach. First, see your doctor to get the diagnosis confirmed other things can look like nail fungus that aren't. Talk to your doctor about treatment options.

      Second, if you are reluctant to take any of the prescription medications, like many people, or if you simply want to learn about other ways of treating nail fungus, consult a natural healing professional or do your own research.

      The third step is to choose a treatment. Any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus will probably work just as well for getting rid of finger nail fungus. Remember that any of the choices could have unpleasant and unintended side effects, and none are as foolproof as their proponents claim. Finally, stick with it. All types of nail fungus treatment take time to work.

      David Bloom is an avid health enthusiast and a regular contributor to a variety of health websites. He is the author of How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus, a blog dedicated to the treatment of fingernail and toenail fungus.

  13. QUESTION:
    I found a baby water turtle in oklahoma but don't know what it eats or what kind of turtle it is.?
    green shell, yellow stripes on its neck, box shapes around the outside of its shell, new born, and isn't shy.
    Found by the dam of a pond.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.

      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  14. QUESTION:
    athlete foot is caused by fungi, acidic enzyme or basic?
    athlete foot is caused by fungi, i jst wann know their or their enzyme nature due to which the athelete foot spreads , is it acidic of basic?

    and also those scars or something that appears on the ankle , the skin on the ankle gets hard and greyish... wts its reason? how to prevent it

    • ANSWER:
      I think urs is not athlete's foot..though it is big..read u can get what i mean...:
      Athlete's foot is a communicable disease caused by a parasitic fungus in the genus Trichophyton, either Trichophyton rubrum or Trichophyton mentagrophytes.
      It is typically transmitted in moist environments where people walk barefoot, such as showers, bath houses, and locker rooms.It can also be transmitted by sharing footwear with an infected person, or less commonly, by sharing towels with an infected person.
      Athlete's foot (also known as ringworm of the foot) is a fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itch of affected areas.
      Blisters and cracked skin may also occur, leading to exposed raw tissue, pain, swelling, and inflammation. Secondary bacterial infection can accompany the fungal infection, sometimes requiring a course of oral antibiotics.

      The infection can be spread to other areas of the body, such as the groin, and usually is called by a different name once it spreads, such as tinea corporis on the body or limbs and tinea cruris (jock itch or dhobi itch) for an infection of the groin. Tinea pedis most often manifests between the toes, with the space between the fourth and fifth digits most commonly afflicted
      The various parasitic fungi that cause athlete's foot can also cause skin infections on other areas of the body, most often under toenails (onychomycosis) or on the groin (tinea cruris).
      Conventional treatment typically involves daily or twice daily application of a topical medication in conjunction with hygiene measures outlined in the above section on prevention.

      Keeping feet dry and practicing good hygiene is crucial to preventing reinfection. Severe or prolonged fungal skin infections may require treatment with oral antifungal medication.
      Zinc oxide-based diaper rash ointment may be used; talcum powder can be used to absorb moisture to kill off the infection.The fungal infection may be treated with topical antifungal agents, which can take the form of a spray, powder, cream, or gel.
      The most common ingredients in over-the-counter products are miconazole nitrate (2% typical concentration in the United States) and tolnaftate (1% typ. in the U.S.).
      Terbinafine is another common over-the-counter drug. There exists a large number of prescription antifungal drugs, from several different drug families. These include ketaconazole, itraconazole, naftifine, and nystatin.

      A solution of 1% potassium permanganate dissolved in hot water may be found to be an excellent alternative to antifungal drugs.[15]

      Some topical applications, such as carbol fuchsin (also known in the U.S. as Castellani's paint), often used for intertrigo, work well, but in small, selected areas. This red dye, used in this treatment like many other vital stains, is a fungicide. Nonetheless, good hygiene is the most important in curing athlete's foot.

      The time-line for cure may be long, often 45 days or longer. The recommended course of treatment is to "continue to use the topical treatment for four weeks after the symptoms have subsided" to ensure the fungus has been completely eliminated. However, because the itching associated with the infection subsides quickly, patients may not complete the courses of therapy prescribed

      Anti-itch creams are not recommended, as they will alleviate the symptoms, but will exacerbate the fungus; this is because anti-itch creams typically enhance the moisture content of the skin and encourage fungal growth. For the same reason, some drug manufacturers are using a gel instead of a cream for application of topical drugs (for example, naftin and Lamisil). Novartis, maker of Lamisil, claims a gel penetrates the skin more quickly than cream.

      If the fungal invader is not a dermatophyte, but a yeast, other medications such as fluconazole may be used. Typically, fluconazole is used for candidal vaginal infections (moniliasis), but has been shown to be of benefit for those with cutaneous yeast infections, as well. The most common of these infections occur in the web (intertriginous) spaces of the toes and at the base of the fingernail or toenail. The hallmark of these infections is a cherry red color surrounding the lesion and a yellow thick pus.

      Tea tree oil may improve the symptoms but does not cure the underlying fungal infection.Ajoene, a compound found in garlic, is sometimes used to treat athlete's foot.

  15. QUESTION:
    Burning redness of toes during exercise?
    Hi im an avid black belt in martial arts and I exercise every other day. Because I pratice martial arts, I never have shoes on while I work out. Im not sure if this is atheletes foot because I heard from someone that it can only appear on the bottom of your foot but I get a sharp, pierceing red look on the top of my toes (Sometimes not all of them) and they burn and itch at the same time. Is this just from dryness? Or is this something more serious...?

    • ANSWER:
      Athlete's foot can appear almost anywhere
      on the foot, and goes by other names on other
      body parts. Lamisil, Tinactin, Micatin or their
      generic equivalents can usually take care of
      Athlete's foot, and if effective can take care of it
      rather quickly. If any of those work, continue to
      use for a while after symptoms are gone to prevent
      it from spreading to the toenails and causing
      a nail fungus that is really hard to cure.

      Some people respond to some type of those
      treatments and not others. Lamisil is the best
      for many people.

      If the problem does not resolve with the use of
      Athlete's Foot treatments, consult with a Dr
      about possible other causes.

      Good Luck~

  16. QUESTION:
    feeding a yellow bellied slider turtle?
    how do you know when you have fed the turtle too much... my turtle will just keep eating... i just bought him yesterday... i just want to make sure i dont feed too much... what do you say is the best food also? right now i have mini krill, shrimp and the pellets

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  17. QUESTION:
    Anybody got a cure for athlete's foot?
    I've got it (athlete's foot)

    • ANSWER:
      Athlete's foot or tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, usually between the toes, caused by parasitic fungi

      The infection is often treated with topical antifungal agents such as miconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine and a keratolytic such as salicylic acid. Topical agents only clear the infection about 30% of the time and provide mycologic cures (absence of organisms) less than 15% of the time. The time line for cure may be long, often 45 days or longer. However, because the itching associated with the infection subsides quickly, patients may not complete the courses of therapy prescribed. Washing socks, underwear and bed clothes at 60C or 140F will also help prevent any reinfection.

      Some topical applications such as Castellani's Paint, often used for intertrigo, work well but in small selected areas. Carbol Fuscin Red dye used in this treatment like many other vital stains is both fungicidal and bacteriocidal; however, because of the staining are cosmetically undesirable. For many years gentian violet was also used for interdigital and other bacterial and fungal infections.

      Oral treatment with griseofulvin was begun early in the 1950s. Because of the tendency to cause liver problems and to provoke aplastic anemia the drugs were used cautiously and sparingly. Over time it was found that those problems were due to the size of the crystal in the manufacturing process and microsize and now ultramicrosize crystals are available with few of the original side effects. Oral treatment provides long lasting mycologic cure.

      If the fungal invader is not a dermatophyte but a yeast, other medications such as fluconazole may be used. Typically diflucan is used for candidal vaginal infections moniliasis but has been shown to be of benefit for those with cutaneous yeast infections as well. The most common of these infections occur in the web spaces (intertriginous) and at the base of the fingernail or toenail. The hall mark of these infections is a cherry red color surrounding the lesion and a yellow thick pus.

  18. QUESTION:
    nail fungus what causes it?
    what cause this nasty fungus and how can i prevent it from happening again

    • ANSWER:
      Nail fungus is also known as tinea unguium. It is a fairly common and irritating infection that can occur in the fingernails and toenails. If you are looking for the best tips on how to cure nail fungus, make sure you read this article now.

      Just about a year ago, my nails started to crack, bleed and itch. They even became yellowish and brownish in color. It took me about a few weeks of research and months of application to finally get rid of those ugly infections on my nails.

      Before anything else, I believe it's very important that you understand why you are having fungus infections on your nails before you can read more to learn how to cure them.

      Factors of Fungus Infections on Your Nails:

      * Poor nail health due to malnutrition.
      * Weakened immune system. A weak immune system can do nothing to stop the infection.
      * Wet and humid environment. Such condition promotes growth of fungus.
      * Poor hygiene. Common household items can easily spread the fungus since it's extremely contagious.

      Now that you understand what causes the fungi infections on your nails, you must do whatever it takes to avoid them. By doing so, you will be able to control the severity of the infections and thus may greatly help you win the fight against nail fungus.

      How to Cure Nail Fungus Effortlessly and Effectively:

      * Wear shoes that are well-ventilated and socks that are absorbent to avoid locking up excessive moisture in your feet.
      * Do not cut your nails too short.
      * Wear waterproof sandals in public shower.
      * Eat a balanced and healthy diet everyday.
      * Utilize the power of herbal and homeopathic remedies like Zetaclear.

      My dearest friend, I know you feel extremely frustrated, depressed and embarrassed because of nail fungus. Just about a year ago, I had the same problems. And to be honest, the fungus doesn't go away easily. There were times that I just had to take off my shoes, and I really hated to do that because of those ugly nails I had...

      And I know, everyone who has fungus growing on their nails (probably you) are looking for the miracle cure to stop and get rid of nail fungus. But does such miracle cure really exist?

      No matter what the salesperson and ads on the TV tell you, sadly, the answer is "no".

      But what if I tell you that a cure that is just as effective as a miracle cure really does exist? The truth is that, when I tried this secret solution nobody knew about, I was extremely skeptical. But within just a few months, my nails started to become clearer, stronger and healthier. By using this solution for nail fungus, I am pretty sure that you too will be able to get rid of the nasty nail fungus quickly, naturally and effectively.

  19. QUESTION:
    My Red eared slider has spirit fingers.?
    He lifts his hands over his head and shakes them. Its really funny to watch him. What is he up to? Is he doing a mating dance with his reflection?

    • ANSWER:
      he is stretching..mmine do it strange huh..

      a little info on care,

      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so longCommon Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics

      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    Getting a pet turtle?
    Is it a good idea?
    And what kind should I get?
    what kind of environment do they need, what do they eat, etc?

    I'd like to know some things about turtles before I get one

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 Red Eared sliders for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  21. QUESTION:
    Fingernail fungus ... Anyone cured / removed it quickly .. ? ....HOW ... personal experience?
    personal success ............. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      TOE NAIL FUNGUS:Whatever you do will take a year to grow out.
      There is not PROOF that Vicks Vapour Rub is effective for toenail fungus. Have to rub it in every night. The real problem is continual re-infection from the fungal spores in socks, bed linen, carpets, etc and not forgetting shoes. Wash everything in HOT water with bleach if feasible and wash out shoes with white vinegar. You have to keep this up for a year.
      I am a 'foot doctor', a podiatrist and I have drugs for this, but in the end, cleanliness will be the best cure, but the big toe nail will take a year to grow out, and if there are spores in the house, linen, shoes whatever, you will be reinfected.

  22. QUESTION:
    will i ever get rid of my foot fungal infection please help?
    tinea pedis

    • ANSWER:
      Ofcourse hun.
      There are many conventional medications (over-the-counter and prescription) as well as alternative treatments for fungal skin infections, including athlete's foot. Important with any treatment plan is the practice of good hygiene. Several placebo controlled studies report that good foot hygiene alone can cure athlete's foot even without medication in 30-40% of the cases. However, placebo-controlled trials of allylamines and azoles for athlete s foot consistently produce much higher percentages of cure than placebo.

      Conventional treatments
      Conventional treatment typically involves daily or twice daily application of a topical medication in conjunction with hygiene measures outlined in the above section on prevention. Keeping feet dry and practicing good hygiene is crucial to preventing reinfection. Severe or prolonged fungal skin infections may require treatment with oral anti-fungal medication. Apply zinc oxide based diaper rash ointment. To prevent sweaty or wet feet that are breeding grounds for athlete's foot, apply talcum powder (baby powder) to absorb moisture that kills off the infection.

      Topical medications

      The fungal infection is often treated with topical antifungal agents, which can take the form of a spray, powder, cream, or gel. The most common ingredients in over-the-counter products are miconazole nitrate (2% typical concentration in the United States) and tolnaftate (1% typ. in the U.S.). Terbinafine, is another over-the-counter drug. There exists a large number of prescription antifungal drugs, from several different drug families. These include ketaconazole, itraconazole, naftifine, nystatin, caspofungin. One study showed that allylamines (terbinafine, Amorolfine, naftifine, butenafine) cure slightly more infections than azoles (Miconazole, ketaconazole, clotrimazole, itraconazole, sertaconazole, etc.).[13] Undecylenic acid (a castor oil derivative) is a known fungicide that can be used for fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot. Whitfield's Ointment (benzoic and salicylic acid) is an older treatment that still sees occasional use.

      Some topical applications such as carbol fuchsin (also known in the U.S. as Castellani's paint), often used for intertrigo, work well but in small selected areas. This red dye, used in this treatment like many other vital stains, is both fungicidal and bacteriocidal; however, because of the staining it is cosmetically undesirable. For many years gentian violet was also used for bacterial and fungal infections between fingers or toes.

      The time line for cure may be long, often 45 days or longer. The recommended course of treatment is to continue to use the topical treatment for four weeks after the symptoms have subsided to ensure that the fungus has been completely eliminated. However, because the itching associated with the infection subsides quickly, patients may not complete the courses of therapy prescribed.

      Anti-itch creams are not recommended as they will alleviate the symptoms but will exacerbate the fungus; this is due to the fact that anti-itch creams typically enhance the moisture content of the skin and encourage fungal growth. For the same reason, some drug manufacturers are using a gel instead of a cream for application of topical drugs (for example, naftin and Lamisil). Novartis, maker of Lamisil, claims that a gel penetrates the skin more quickly than cream.

      If the fungal invader is not a dermatophyte but a yeast, other medications such as fluconazole may be used. Typically fluconazole is used for candidal vaginal infections moniliasis but has been shown to be of benefit for those with cutaneous yeast infections as well. The most common of these infections occur in the web spaces (intertriginous) of the toes and at the base of the fingernail or toenail. The hall mark of these infections is a cherry red color surrounding the lesion and a yellow thick pus.

      Hope i helped! :)

  23. QUESTION:
    I don't think the doctor gave me enough lamisil pills for toenail fungus.?
    Im 26 and have been embarrassed about my toenails for years. I finally decided to quit using all the stuff I read about and go to the doctor for the pills. (lamisil) well it turns out that I didnt have to go to the doctor because when I was on my 2 week summer camp with the national guard I had to go to the doctor so why I was there I just asked the millitary PA if he could give me a perscription for lamisil for my toes and he did. But he only gave me 42 pills. one a day for 42 days, thats only 6 weeks. I read that for toenails you are supposed to take one a day for 12 weeks. What do you think? Should I go back to a civilian Dr. or what? Im scared that if the 6 week treatment isnt enough the fungus will just grow back. thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      you definitely need to get rid of fungus!

      Getting rid of finger nail fungus is easier in some ways, and more difficult in others. Many people will act on a finger nail infection long before they will start asking how to get rid of toe nail fungus, simply because toes can be kept out of sight, but ugly fingernails are a daily embarrassment. People start getting rid of finger nail fungus before the infection is too far advanced. However, it's much harder to get a topical treatment to stay on a fingernail when you re using your hands all the time, and it's much harder to sit for 15 to 30 minutes every day with your hands soaking in a solution.

      Pick any method for getting rid of finger nail fungus, or any advice on how to get rid of toe nail fungus. If you do any reading, you will quickly discover that all methods are fickle. VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.

      for me and my husband worked very well ZetaClear! I think it is the fastest way to get rid of fungus! Nail fungus is tough to treat. The extracts in Zetaclear provide the most powerful therapeutic effect for healthy looking nails.

      Obviously, you can't spray herbicide on your feet or hands! The next best thing is Zetaclear. It's made from all-natural homeopathic ingredients. This product works time after time and results are guaranteed. This extra strength solution is designed to be as aggressive and strong as possible, without causing irritation.

      It worked fast and still works for me and my husband!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry ZetaClear but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.zetaclear.com/?aid=221781

  24. QUESTION:
    Nail Fungus? Listerine cured my nail fungus! This is the reason I joined Yahoo Answers.?
    I injured a toe nail (bent it back over the toe, ripping the majority of it off it's bed) and then after several months developed a white fungus which later spread to other nails. People can easily find helpful information on the web such as: fungus grows well in the high moisture enclosed space of shoes, so I'd rather tell everyone that soaking fungus in Listerine on a regular basis and periodically trim the nails back immediately following a soaking will eradicate the fungus. Initially I soaked the whole foot for too long which caused a weird, but brief tingling sensation and the skin on the bottom of my foot started a slight crack. I protected the crack with Vaseline which quickly healed and began tipping the basin in order to only soak the toes. Once/twice weekly, 20-40 minutes, seems to do the trick! Nails grow slowly, so be patient, but see weekly progress. Keep finger nail and toe nail clippers separate.
    Wishing you the best,
    -m

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it really does work, on most mild to moderate fungal infections. Thanks for sharing. :)

      It isn't the fastest way to clear a fungal infection, but it is cheap. So if this works, why complain? :)

      The reason it works is the thymol (thyme essential oil), which has been used as an antifungal and medicinal since at least the Roman empire, and the eucalyptol (eucalyptus essential oil), which the Australian pioneers quickly elarned was antifungal and antibacterial.

      A eucalyptol-based medication is currently having a patent filed on it as a natural cure for the treatment of fungal infections.

      BTW, most fungal indections of the feet and toenails can also be effectively cleared by soaking the foot in a solution of chlorine bleach.

      This is why competitive swimmers, and people who work as lifeguards in chlorinated pools don't usually get foot fungus from public pool showers. The chlorine in the pool usually kills it off!

      Use 1 Tbsp bleach per gallon of water. Soak affected foot for 20 minutes twice weekly.

      Also:

      Don't forget to soak your socks in boiling water for 5 minutes, and spray shoes with Lysol, to prevent re-infection!

      Oh, you don't need Zetaclear either! Ignore the spam. That stuff is mostly tea tree oil. Tea tree oil (essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia) is also highly effective against fungi and can be bought in many drugstores for MUCH less than Zetaclear. And it will work just as well as that overpriced and overspammed stuff too!

  25. QUESTION:
    i have toe fungus?
    on both my big toes after having a pedicure, and i didnt go to the doctor and now my one toe is pretty bad, my mom doesnt want me to take the medication to get rid of it, and we've been using this stuff you put on, called fungus away or something lol idk, but im not seeing results quickly, whats a quick way to have them clear by summer so i can wear flip flops?
    and if i have to have it removed will it hurt? its not black, its kinda yellow and on top of the nail, the other one is underneath it kinda idk its weird

    • ANSWER:
      There is only one way proven way to remove toe fungus.

      Those "fungi-cure" things you see on television do not work if the fungus is under the nail bed, which is almost always is.

      Anything you use that you scrub on the surface of the nail isn't going to work.

      My entire family has the problem, and my brother and sister have tried almost every 'cure' that there is. My sister has finally given in and spent the money for the pills...I think they might be called Lamasil or something.

      Even if you remove the entire toenail, the fungus will still be there! it lives under the nail bed, which you cannot remove and still have a toenail come in.

      The best thing to do is to just file your nail downs and smooth them out, keep them short, and put nail polish on them.

      The medicine is really expensive and it has some side effects, but it is the only way to get rid of the fungus once it gets under the nail bed.

      If you hear otherwise I wouldn't believe it. I have two siblings who have tried everything and they still have it. If you or your mother are going to spend any money at getting it cured, it is best to use your money for perscription medication that has been proven to work.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is Psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a common and chronic condition that usually causes patches of itchy, scaly and sometimes inflamed skin.

      Although they can appear anywhere, these patches -- called plaques -- are most likely to crop up on your knees, elbows, hands, feet, scalp, or back. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the fingernails and toenails are also affected in about 50% of cases of active psoriasis.

      The symptoms of psoriasis can vary a great deal depending on its severity, ranging from mildly annoying to truly debilitating.

      While the itchiness and pain can be unpleasant, some of the worst effects of psoriasis can be emotional. People with severe psoriasis sometimes are so overwhelmed by their condition and self-conscious of their appearance that they feel isolated and depressed.

      According to the American Academy of Dermatology, up to seven million people in the U.S. have psoriasis. That's about 2.6% of the population. Unfortunately, there isn't a cure. But there are many effective treatments that can help keep psoriasis under control.

      What Causes Psoriasis?
      Normally, skin cells are constantly being formed deep beneath the surface of your skin. Over about a month, these cells are pushed up to the surface. This is called cell turnover. The cells eventually die and flake off, revealing new skin cells.

      In people with psoriasis, the skin cells grow too quickly. Cell turnover can happen in a matter of days. Layers of skin build up, forming a whitish, flaky crust. Blood vessels increase flow in an attempt to nourish this skin, which leads to redness and swelling. The classic symptoms of psoriasis are reddened, inflamed skin with a whitish, flaky layer of dead cells on top.

      Although psoriasis usually appears as a skin condition, recent discoveries show that its real cause is a problem with the immune system.

      Your body naturally fights infections and heals injuries with special cells -- called white blood cells -- that battle viruses or bacteria. Normally, these cells go to the site of infection or injury to help repair wounds and prevent infection. One byproduct of this normal process is inflammation (redness and swelling).

      For reasons that doctors don't yet understand, the immune systems of people with psoriasis malfunction. One type of white blood cell - the B-cell - begins creating antibodies that destroy normal skin cells. Another type of white blood cell - the T-cell - begins overproducing a substance called cytokines. This overproduction turns off a signal that controls the growth of skin cells.

      So this is why psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease - your own immune system malfunctions and attacks normal body tissues. Other autoimmune diseases include lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

      Psoriasis of the skin or nails may look like a rash or fungus, but you can't catch psoriasis from another person. You also can't give it to anyone else or spread it from one part of your body to another by touch. Experts now know that if psoriasis runs in your family, your chances of developing it are higher.

      Types of Psoriasis
      There are several different types of psoriasis. About 90% of all cases of psoriasis are plaque psoriasis, but other varieties include:

      Guttate psoriasis. This form of psoriasis usually affects children, teenagers, and young adults. It often appears after a bacterial infection, such as strep throat. Its typical symptoms are red, scaly, raindrop-shaped spots on the skin, usually over the abdomen, arms, legs and scalp. It can often clear up on its own without treatment.

      Pustular psoriasis. The typical symptoms of pustular psoriasis are pus-filled blisters on the skin. The blisters usually dry up, turn brown, become scaly and peel off. The lesions usually occur on the hands and feet.

      Erythrodermic psoriasis. Symptoms include red and scaly skin over large areas of the body. This condition can evolve from other forms of psoriasis or be triggered by psoriasis treatment. It can also be triggered by withdrawal from drugs such as corticosteroids (often taken for diseases such as asthma).

      Inverse psoriasis. In people with this condition, dry and bright red patches appear in folds of skin, for instance under the breasts, in the armpits, or on the genitals. This type of psoriasis can be exacerbated by obesity.

  27. QUESTION:
    the side of my nail is green..?
    yupp.
    the other side of my nail is already a ingrown nail. but if you look at my nail,it looks COMPLETLY normal! :D

    What should i do to get rid of the green thing?
    im too scared to go to the doctor..thats the problem.
    at the moment i have antibiotics on the green thing ..

    What should i do? :'(

    • ANSWER:
      Finger and Toe Nail Fungus Symptoms

      The most common signs of nail fungus are:

      * Thickened nails

      * Brittle, crumbling nails

      * A mis-shapen, dull appearance

      * Discoloration - yellow, brown, green or black

      * Seperation of the nail from the nail bed

      * An 'off' or 'foul' odor

      Here are two popular and inexpensive natural remedies:

      Foot Soaks

      1. In a small tub or bowl just large enough to submerge the infected nails completely, mix equal parts Listerine mouthwash with white vinegar.

      2. Soak the infected nails in this bath for at least 15 minutes, twice daily. You can re-use the same liquid for up to a week before replacing with a fresh mixture.

      3. As your nails grow, keep them well groomed. Use nail clippers to cut them short and a file to rough the surface up. Store your grooming tools in a container filled with the same liquid you use for the daily soaks.

      4. Wash your hands after every treatment.

      * Alternative #1: Apply the mixture directly to the infected nails using a sponge or Q-Tip at least twice a day.

      * Alternative #2: Roll up a paper towel, saturate it with the mixture and then wrap it around the infected fingers or toes for 15-20 minutes, twice daily.

      Vick's VapoRub

      Coat the infected fingers and toes with Vicks VapoRub at least twice daily and right before bed. Wash your hands after every treatment.

      Nail Removal

      This is an extreme solution, and is only prescribed in cases where the infection is severe or painful. Removing the nail allows the infection to be treated directly and cured quickly - but is painful. Your nails usually grow back too, and in case you hadn't guessed - this is something ONLY your doctor should do. ;)

      Nail Fungus Prevention

      Here are some tips for keeping the environment around your nails inhospitable to fungi and bacteria.

      * Thoroughly wash and dry your hands and feet after bathing, including the areas between your toes.

      * When you wash your nails, scrub them with a soft bristled brush to remove dirt and dead skin.

      * Trim your nails and keep them short.

      * Clean any dirt out from underneath your finger and toenails with a toothpick.

      * Wear only shoes and socks that allow your feet to breathe. Change your socks during the day if they routinely become moist.

      * Regularly apply anti-fungal powder to your feet and footwear.

      * Don't go bare foot in public locker rooms or share footwear with others.

      * Refrain from wearing fake nails.

  28. QUESTION:
    what does a ringworm do to you? dont worry i dont have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can affect any area of the body, including
      scalp, feet ("Athlete's Foot"), groin ("Jock Itch"), fingernails, toenails, and other skin areas. Ringworm is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but may occur in people of all ages. People can get Ringworm from: 1) direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or pet, 2) indirect contact with an object or surface that an infected person or pet has touched, or 3) rarely, by contact with soil.
      Despite its name, it has nothing to do with worms. The name comes from the characteristic red ring that can appear on an infected person's skin. Ringworm is also called Tinea.

      Ringworm of the scalp usually begins as a small pimple that becomes larger, leaving scaly patches of temporary baldness. Infected hairs become brittle and break off easily. Yellowish crusty areas sometimes develop.

      Ringworm of the body shows up as a flat, round patch anywhere on the skin except for the scalp and feet. The groin is a common area of infection (groin Ringworm, Jock Itch). As the rash gradually expands, its center clears to produce a ring. More than one patch might appear, and the patches can overlap. The area is sometimes itchy.

      Ringworm of the foot is also called Athlete's Foot. It appears as a scaling or cracking of the skin, especially between the toes.

      Ringworm of the nails causes the affected nails to become thicker, discolored, and brittle, or to become chalky and disintegrate.
      cure for ringworms

      How Tetrasil Works:
      Below your skin, Tetrasil's active bio-electro chemistry (TSTTM) penetrates the ringworm infection and quickly begins to attack the fungus that causes the dry, itchy and flaking skin. As Tetrasil's electrical energy kills the fungus, it releases healing oxygen to the affected area. Additional ingredients in Tetrasil include natural jojoba oil and organic wax to soothe and moisten skin to promote natural healing.

  29. QUESTION:
    To have a toe nail removed or not?
    Ok big delima here for me. A little over a year ago I had a fungal infection on my big toenail, I took a name brand Rx as directed by my famly MD. After seing no improvement a couple of months after finishing the 3 month treatment I went to a podiatrist, who said that the fungus was dead and now I had to hope the nail would grow back and reattach. Here I am a year after the visit with the podiatrist and notice a slight discoloration creeping down towards my nail bed, back to the podiatrist I go. He says that he is fairly sure the toe nail will not reattach to the toe but that he could take the toenail off. I like to have my toes pedicured and really don't want to have it removed but if it will help fine, I just want to know if anyone has had this done and if their nail has grown back successfully!! Please tell me all about it!! Thanks!! Wish you all well!!

    • ANSWER:
      In some cases, surgical treatment of the toenail is required. Temporary removal of the infected nail can be performed to permit direct application of a topical antifungal. Permanent removal of a chronically infected nail, like yours that has not responded to any other treatment, permits the fungal infection to be cured, and prevents the return of a deformed nail. Almost 95% of all removed toenails grow back quickly. I would suggest this is your only option. Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Fungal Infection? I need help?
    Well this has been going on for well over six months now. It seems to get better when I don't eat certain foods. I've bern on antibiotics before as the result of s bladder infection & was put on three diferent kinds & they are; Bactrim,Cipro & Zithromax. I have been checked for STI's & test were negative. If their is an all natural treatmeant other than big pharma, I would sure love to hear it. Btw, I take probiotics everyday & usually eat natural plain white yogurt like once a week. As well as meds, I only take a One A Day men's multivitamin, iodine supplement (liquid kelp) & Omega Red daily. If anybody has some answers, please get back to me ASAP.

    • ANSWER:
      external or systemic?

      I got rid of toenail fungus by soaking the foot in vinegar daily (every time I went to the toilet). I had done it previously til it looked like it was gone, but every time it would return til I did it daily til the toenail grew out to completely rid myself finally of the fungus.

      D-Mannose for a bladder infection - use it daily if you are prone to them or as a cure if you have one

      I highly recommend a low carb way of eating for optimal health - I bet that the certain foods you mention are all high carb foods.

      Saturated fats found in butter and coconut oil (myristic acid and lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize and destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

      Garlic is a natural antifungal. I've used garlic oil to quickly knock out an infection.

      Blood sugar levels of >120 cripple the body's immune system.

      A "phagocytic index" tells how rapidly a particular macrophage or lymphocyte can gobble up a virus, bacteria, or cancer cell.

      A blood sugar value of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%.

      http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/sugar.htm

      http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045678.php

  31. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis or eczema?
    OK, so I have these blotchy discolored spots on both of my arms.
    They don't itch or hurt or anything,
    they are just small oddly colored spots on my arms.
    Some are red and some look like really tiny white heads.
    I am very self conscious about this and have no idea what it is.

    What are the characteristics of psoriasis or eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what I found on webmd.com on both conditions:

      Psoriasis Overview
      Psoriasis is a common and chronic condition that usually causes patches of itchy, scaly and sometimes inflamed skin.

      Although they can appear anywhere, these patches -- called plaques -- are most likely to crop up on your knees, elbows, hands, feet, scalp, or back. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the fingernails and toenails are also affected in about 50% of cases of active psoriasis.

      The symptoms of psoriasis can vary a great deal depending on its severity, ranging from mildly annoying to truly debilitating.

      While the itchiness and pain can be unpleasant, some of the worst effects of psoriasis can be emotional. People with severe psoriasis sometimes are so overwhelmed by their condition and self-conscious of their appearance that they feel isolated and depressed.

      According to the American Academy of Dermatology, up to seven million people in the U.S. have psoriasis. That's about 2.6% of the population. Unfortunately, there isn't a cure. But there are many effective treatments that can help keep psoriasis under control.

      What Causes Psoriasis?
      Normally, skin cells are constantly being formed deep beneath the surface of your skin. Over about a month, these cells are pushed up to the surface. This is called cell turnover. The cells eventually die and flake off, revealing new skin cells.

      In people with psoriasis, the skin cells grow too quickly. The exact cause of psoriasis is not completely understood, but genetic and immune system abnormalities are believed to play key roles in the condition. In psoriasis, cell turnover can happen in a matter of days. A faulty immune system signals increased growth cycle of skin cells. Layers of skin build up, forming a whitish, flaky crust. Blood vessels increase flow in an attempt to nourish this skin, which leads to redness and swelling. The classic symptoms of psoriasis are reddened, inflamed skin with a whitish, flaky layer of dead cells on top.

      Although psoriasis usually appears as a skin condition, recent discoveries show that its real cause is a problem with the immune system.

      Your body naturally fights infections and heals injuries with special cells -- called white blood cells -- that battle viruses or bacteria. Normally, these cells go to the site of infection or injury to help repair wounds and prevent infection. One byproduct of this normal process is inflammation (redness and swelling).

      For reasons that doctors don't yet understand, the immune systems of people with psoriasis malfunction. One type of white blood cell, the T-cell, begins overproducing a substance called cytokines. This overproduction appears to turn off a signal that controls the growth of skin cells.

      Psoriasis of the skin or nails may look like a rash or fungus, but you can't catch psoriasis from another person. You also can't give it to anyone else or spread it from one part of your body to another by touch. Experts now know that if psoriasis runs in your family, your chances of developing it are higher.

      Psoriasis Overview
      (continued)
      Types of Psoriasis
      There are several different types of psoriasis. About 90% of all cases of psoriasis are plaque psoriasis, but other varieties include:

      Guttate psoriasis. This form of psoriasis usually affects children, teenagers, and young adults. It often appears after a bacterial infection, such as strep throat. Its typical symptoms are red, scaly, raindrop-shaped spots on the skin, usually over the abdomen, arms, and legs. It can often clear up on its own without treatment.
      Pustular psoriasis. The typical symptoms of pustular psoriasis are pus-filled blisters on the skin. The blisters usually dry up, turn brown, become scaly, and peel off. The lesions usually occur on the hands and feet and are primarily seen in adults.
      Erythrodermic psoriasis. Symptoms include fierce red and scaly skin over large areas of the body. This condition can evolve from other forms of psoriasis or be triggered by psoriasis treatment. It can also be triggered by withdrawal from drugs such as corticosteroids (often taken for diseases such as asthma).
      Inverse psoriasis. In people with this condition, dry and bright red patches appear in folds of skin, for instance under the breasts, in the armpits, or on the genitals. This type of psoriasis can be exacerbated by obesity.

      Progression of Psoriasis
      Psoriasis doesn't have any set way of progressing. It develops differently depending on the person. Some people may only have occasional and minor symptoms for their entire lives. Others may have to cope with severe symptoms on a regular basis.

      In most people, the symptoms come and go. Flare-ups might be brought on by some of the conditions mentioned above, such as dry weather or stress.

      Untreated, extremely severe psoriasis can be dangerous. Although it happens very rarely, if lesions cover enough of the body, the immune system can become overwhelmed. This increases your risk of developing serious bacterial infections. Be sure to see your doctor immediately if your psoriasis spreads to cover large parts of your body or if you show signs of infection, such as fever.

      Coping with psoriasis can be exhausting and frustrating. It's important to try to stay emotionally and physically healthy during treatment.

      Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Overview
      What Is Eczema?
      Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin, "atopic" refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. These eczema sufferers have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (like asthma or hay fever).

      Typically, eczema causes skin to become itchy, red, and dry -- even cracked, blistery, and leathery. Eczema most frequently appears on the face, wrists, elbows, and knees, but it can show up in other areas, too.

      Eczema is a chronic problem for many people. It is most common among infants, many of whom outgrow it before school age.

      What Causes It?
      Like asthma, eczema seems to run in families. Certain genes make some people have extra-sensitive skin, and certain environmental factors -- like an allergy or stress -- can trigger an episode of eczema.

      Eczema is also caused or worsened by contact with irritants in common substances:

      woolen and synthetic fabrics
      latex rubber
      nickel used in plated earrings and other jewelry
      heat and sweat
      chemicals such as formaldehyde, found in permanent-press fabrics, polishes, rugs, foam insulation, and particle board
      Eczema can also be caused by dry skin.

      Since eczema may in part be an internal response to stress, any emotionally charged event -- from a move to a new job -- may trigger a flare-up.

      I have eczema & let me tell you, it's NOT fun to deal with. I use a topical steroid, Elidel, to keep it under control. I get lazy with it though, & end up with blotchy flare ups around my mouth, nose, scalp & cheeks. The flare ups alternate between being itchy & dry. Elidel is wonderful to help treat eczema, however the side effects are a royal pain in the butt, both the headaches & flushed feeling.

      I went to scent free lotions, fabric softener, laundry soap, dryer sheets & bath products before going to my doctor to get Elidel. I'd tried it before & it didn't work. I'm glad it does now. My eczema is stress related & flares up when I'm stressing over the smallest thing, like what to fix for dinner (stupid reason for a flare up but it happens nonetheless).

      I've gradually introduced scents back into my life, finding milder scents, lavendar, vanilla & water scents are safe, not causing additional flare ups.

      Go see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Some GPs (General Practicioner) or Family Doctors can diagnosis both conditions, some can't. I got lucky with my FD being able to as he'd seen several eczema cases prior to mine & knew what to prescribe for me.

      Both conditions are royal pains in the butts & can be handled. Good luck to you!

  32. QUESTION:
    White stuff on my turtle!!?
    I have had my turtle for a few years now. I am suddenly noticing white stuff all over his face and his feet. But, not on his shell. I think he might be in a shedding stage...? He was like this last week and then it went away. Now, it's coming back. It looks like someone put bread in his water and he just got it all over him...It's gross looking. Someone please help!

    • ANSWER:
      allot of info..sorry
      but it is informative:

      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    How are the turtles supposed to act b/c one of mine is really shy!!!!!?
    I just got two red eared sliders: one a male and the other a female.

    the male is about an inch smaller but a a lot more active than the girl. im guessing they are babies becasue the female is 5inches and the boy is 4 1/4 inches.

    the girl is extremely shy and won't come out or anything when we are near her. we don't even see her come up for air a lot either or eat

    on the other hand the boy comes up for air, eats, and swims like crazy.

    we also did just get them today. we aren't sure if she is just shy and stressed or there is somthing wrong.

    we would also like to know how to find out their age too.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.

      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs..

      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      ** this could be from stress or not enough light. I have had 2 for 36yrs! I also have 5 and 7 yr old..

      ****plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets,herpetological societies.com .

      Your new lil turtle is probably stressed...and if the other is a male he could just be a pest. They are probably 7 to10 yrs old plus...at that size. I have a 7 yr old who is just 4" accross and a 5 yr old a tad smaller than that one. My 2 36 yr old s are 8" accross...

      make sure the active turtle doesn't start biting cause you don't need shell issues..

      good luck

  34. QUESTION:
    My red-eared slider appears to be sick. Might be brumation. What should I do?
    Recently, my turtle has been acting sick (moving slower, eating less, etc.) This morning I found her in her tank, and she wasn't moving. The room was very cold (the air conditioner had been running all night), so I think it might be brumation. Her head is tucked firmly in her shell, but her front legs kind of hang limp. I would have thought she was dead, but her back legs seem to be "active"; they respond when I touch them. I blocked the airconditioner vent, turned on her heat lamp, put her on her basking platform and moved her tank into the sunlight. Is there anything else that might be wrong with her or anything else I can do to help her?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs. .but I guess mine never heard of those odds and blessed to have had them so long.
      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      Hatchlings are commonly sold in the pet trade, despite the fact that the FDA has set regulations prohibiting the sale of live turtles under 4 inches in length.. Baby turtles require specialized habitats (complete with heating, lighting and filtration) and a proper diet, and certain minimum requirements must be met in order for them to survive. Juveniles can potentially grow into large (up to 12") demanding pets, requiring very large habitats and expensive filtration equipment. They can be extremely rewarding to keep, but can also require a considerable amount of time from their owners.

      Most common Disorders of Red-eared Sliders
      Swollen eyes due to hypovitaminosis A
      Soft shell, poor growth, or shell doming due to metabolic bone disease
      Ear abscesses
      Gasping for air, neck stretching or abnormal buoyancy due to respiratory infections
      Shell "fuzz" due to poor water quality
      Shell infections
      Red flush to plastron due to septicemia
      Prolapsed phallus
      Trauma: shell fractures, wounds from fighting or abrasions on rocks or other objects
      Having your red-eared slider examined on a regular basis by an exotic animal veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles can prevent many of the common disorders listed above and result in your having a long, satisfying relationship with your turtle.
      Gender
      Red-eared sliders, especially juveniles, can be difficult to sex. Gender in adults is determined by external physical characteristics and behavior. In Comparison to females, males have longer fore claws (which are use in courtship), a longer tail length, a longer distance from the body to the vent opening, a tail that is thicker at the base and generally a smaller body size and shell length.
      Enclosure
      The minimum enclosure size for hatchling re-eared slider should be a 20-gallon aquarium (30" x 12" wide x 12" high). As a general rule, the water depth should be at least 1.5-2 times the turtle's carapace length, with several extra inches of air space between the surface of the water to the top edge of the tank to prevent escapes. For 4 to 5 inch long sliders, the recommended minimum enclosure surface area is 2.5 square feet with an extra square foot for each additional turtle
      Diet
      In the wild, re-eared sliders are omnivorous, eating both animal and plant sources of food. However, juveniles are mainly carnivorous and become more herbivorous as they mature.
      In captivity, the diet for juveniles should consist primarily of a commercial aquatic turtle pellet. Hatchlings and juveniles should be fed on a daily basis; however, they should be offered no more than they will consume during a single session to minimize water contamination. The diet can be supplemented with occasional live fish of an appropriate size (guppies, goldfish), tubifex worms and earthworms. Plant matter, in the form of chapped leafy greens or finely chapped mixed vegetables, can be offered once weekly but may not be readily accepted until they grow older.
      For adults, 50% of the diet may consist of commercial turtle pellets and animal base protein as per the juvenile diet. The remaining 50% should consist of chopped plant matter, such as kale, romaine, red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, dandelion, watercress, parsley. Swiss chard, shredded carrots, shredded squash, thawed frozen mixed vegetables and miscellaneous fruits. Adults can be fed every two to three days.
      Vital Statistics
      Total Body length: 5-8" average, up to 12 inches max.
      Life span: 15-25+ years
      Age of sexual maturity in captivity:
      Males 2.5 years/Females 3.5 years
      Water quality and Filtration
      Sliders are voracious feeders and tend to foul the water quickly with their messy eating habits and frequent defecation. Therefore, a system needs to be in place for management of water quality. Partial to full water changes can be performed. Many different filtration systems are available
      Note:
      Anyone who handles turtles should wash their hands thoroughly afterwards to reduce the potential for salmonellosis

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets

      herpetological societies.com

      good luck

  35. QUESTION:
    I am scared it may die..... help!?
    my neighbors found a TINY aquatic turtle on a golf course. they gave it to us because we have 2 red ear sliders. both of our red ea sliders are about the size of a roll of tape, but the new one's shell is the size of a quarter.. ITS TINY... we feed out red ear sliders turtle pellets, or reptomin, but the little one wont eat them. i have been monitoring it, and it wont eat them. i dont think it will eat worms, shrimp, ect because it is probaly alot smaller than them... please help! we got the turtle yesterday (june 3rd) and it hasnt eaten. and who knows if it ate while the neighbors had it..... HELP~

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 2 for 36 yrs. they need light lots of water to swim and a rock or platform to get out on to dry their shell by using a tank light or real light. The love to bask in the sun and when there are 2 or more they stack themselves one on top of the other..
      Feed all lettuce, but no iceberg it has no nutritional value. Feed them feeder guppies or feeder goldfish. or any fish for that fact.
      Fact: male sliders have long front toenails.
      Life span 25 plus yrs..

      Common Health Problems
      If you take proper care of your red-eared slider by providing excellent housing, nutrition, lighting, and heating, it is unlikely to ever become ill or injured. However, it s still important to familiarize yourself with ailments common to sliders so that you can quickly identify them in your own slider, should it become ill. The following are some of the most common medical problems among red-eared sliders.
      Fungal Infections
      Fungal infections are fairly common among red-eared sliders, especially younger ones. If you notice what looks like a light layer of cotton on your slider s shell or eyes or in its mouth, this is most likely some form of fungal infection. Although their appearance can be alarming, most infections in their early stages are fully treatable at home. If a fungal infection remains untreated, however, it can spread across the entire body and cause serious harm to your turtle.
      To treat a mild fungal infection, immerse your red-eared slider in a warm saltwater bath for about half an hour each day, using a soft sponge to gently scrub the infected regions. You can also treat patches of fungus with topical applications of a mild antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine. As long as the problem isn t severe, you should notice signs of recovery within a day or two, and a full recovery in about 10 14 days.
      If your turtle has a persistent fungal infection that home treatment isn t curing, take it to the vet for treatment. Several medications are available that can address a fungal infection if it hasn t spread too far.
      Respiratory Infections
      Slider turtles and other aquatic species are susceptible to respiratory infections. Most respiratory infections that can affect sliders are mild and easily treatable in their early stages, but there are also some particularly virulent infections that can kill a turtle very quickly without veterinary attention. Sliders usually develop respiratory infections when their tank is too cold.
      Symptoms of an infection include a runny nose, wheezing, lopsided swimming (an ailing lung changes the turtle s buoyancy), lethargy, and a refusal to eat. If you identify the illness in its early stages, you may be able to treat it by removing the sick slider from its quarters into a new, clean tank (especially if you keep multiple sliders, since the majority of respiratory infections are contagious) and keeping it a few degrees warmer than normal. Warmth is the most crucial factor in treating respiratory infections in the home. If the condition persists for more than a few days or worsens, bring your slider to your veterinarian, who will treat the infection with antibiotics.
      online "drsfostersmith.com" can help determine what it really is.. and get your meds without a RX from ped.meds.com

      ** this could be from stress or not enough light. I have had 2 for 36yrs! I also have 5 and 7 yr old..

      plus contact these society's in your area for qualified reptile vets,***herpetological societies.com ***

      good luck

how to cure toenail fungus quickly

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Is Fungus On Fingernails Contagious

Are you looking ways to cure nail fungus naturally? Just keep reading.

Nail fungus, also known as Onychomycosis, is a common type of fungal infection. The fungus distorts the nail making it ugly, painful and thick. Prescription oral drugs are often used for a nail fungus cure, but they can be harmful to the liver and may produce many other grievous side effects.

Causes Of A Nail Fungus Infection

Nail fungus is especially caused by a group of fungi, called dermatophytes that thrives on the protein of the nails and skin called keratin. Nail fungus can be caused by lots of more reasons. Several of them are listed below:

Athlete's foot typically affects the skin on the feet between the toes, and can easily cause the nail fungus if not treated early.

Fingernails can also get infected by a fungus if one accidentally scratches the itchy toes and toenails. Furthermore, fungus can erupt in fingernails because of prolonged wetness or sweating since moisture can cause the fungus and bacteria to grow in your nails and thus cause the infection.

Nail fungal infection is also caused by an injury or damage to nails or walking barefooted in dampen places like swimming pools.

Those who suffers from chronic diseases, such as immune-deficiency, diabetes, or circulatory problems are also at a risk of having a nail fungus infection.

If you live in warm and humid climate, you are more open to the danger of a nail fungal infection.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Nail Fungal Infection?

It is suggested that you time and again check your fingernails and toenails for any signs of infection, this could help in treating it early and fast. Some of them are as follows:

Firstly, nail fungus can be identified as a painless white or yellow dot simply on the edge of the nail. If you generally wear nail polish, it would be troublesome for you to see the initial symptoms of a nail fungus.

Gradually, the symptoms exacerbate as the fungus spreads on the entire nail. The nail gets deformed, thick and more discolored. The nail also becomes flakey, and dust gets gathered under the nail and emits stale odor. The painful infected nail may invite difficulties for an individual to do even the habitual activities like walking and wearing shoes.

In grave cases, the nail may split from the nail bed, also known as Onychomycosis. In time, it may wholly fall off.

Try ZetaClear For Treating Your Nail Fungus Naturally

Topical ointments are the appropriate mode of treatment for nail fungus because they do not give rise to dangerous side effects as caused by prescription drugs. ZetaClear is a natural nail fungus treatment, which is applied topically and include natural ingredients like lemon grass, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, clove oil and undecylenic acid from castor oil. All these ingredients are antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, which on combination is very powerful.

ZetaClear softens the inflammation around the skin, extremely reduces the nail discoloration, and boosts the development of a healthy nail growth. ZetaClear is altogether nontoxic to use and is 'all natural' as it has gained the approval of the FDA (Food And Drug Administration).

ZetaClear simply treats the early stages of the nail fungus infection. However, if you are having a bad nail fungus infection, ZetaClear will still treat it permanently.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I treat fingernail fungus with a home remedy?
    I have acrylic nails, my thumb nail is getting a fungus, what can I do at home? I do not want to have the nails removed, I know that is best, but what can I say? I am vain....

    • ANSWER:
      As a former licensed nail tech I can tell you that the only thing for you to do is remove the acrylics. Either remove them yourself with an acetone soak or have them professionally removed. You run the risk of complications if you leave them on. Be smart and give your nails a break and wait for the infection to grow out. Most cases will grow out and become clear again, because it's more of a mildew situation than an actual viral fungus.
      You also need to address the reason why you got the fungus. Are you getting them filled every 2 weeks? if you wait a long time between fills you run the risk of infection. What kind of nail salon are you going to.. you need to make sure the sanitation of your salon is up to snuff. Some asian salons do not sterilize all of the implements between clients. And fungus is very contagious.
      If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the signs and symptoms of pneumonia?
    Does it always follow a cold?

    • ANSWER:
      Pneumonia is a general term that refers to an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by a variety of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites.

      Often pneumonia begins after an upper respiratory tract infection (an infection of the nose and throat). When this happens, symptoms of pneumonia begin after 2 or 3 days of a cold or sore throat.

      Signs and Symptoms
      Symptoms of pneumonia vary, depending on the age of the child and the cause of the pneumonia. Some common symptoms include:

      fever
      chills
      cough
      unusually rapid breathing
      breathing with grunting or wheezing sounds
      labored breathing that makes a child's rib muscles retract (when muscles under the rib cage or between ribs draw inward with each breath)
      vomiting
      chest pain
      abdominal pain
      decreased activity
      loss of appetite (in older children) or poor feeding (in infants)
      in extreme cases, bluish or gray color of the lips and fingernails
      Sometimes a child's only symptom is rapid breathing. Sometimes when the pneumonia is in the lower part of the lungs near the abdomen, there may be no breathing problems at all, but there may be fever and abdominal pain or vomiting.

      When pneumonia is caused by bacteria, an infected child usually becomes sick relatively quickly and experiences the sudden onset of high fever and unusually rapid breathing. When pneumonia is caused by viruses, symptoms tend to appear more gradually and are often less severe than in bacterial pneumonia. Wheezing may be more common in viral pneumonia.

      Some types of pneumonia cause symptoms that give important clues about which germ is causing the illness. For example, in older children and adolescents, pneumonia due to Mycoplasma (also called walking pneumonia) is notorious for causing a sore throat and headache in addition to the usual symptoms of pneumonia.

      In infants, pneumonia due to chlamydia may cause conjunctivitis (pinkeye) with only mild illness and no fever. When pneumonia is due to whooping cough (pertussis), the child may have long coughing spells, turn blue from lack of air, or make a classic "whoop" sound when trying to take a breath.

      Description
      Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Although different types of pneumonia tend to affect children in different age groups, pneumonia is most commonly caused by viruses. Some viruses that cause pneumonia are adenoviruses, rhinovirus, influenza virus (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and parainfluenza virus (the virus that causes croup).

      Incubation
      The incubation period for pneumonia varies, depending on the type of virus or bacteria causing the infection. Some common incubation periods are: respiratory syncytial virus, 4 to 6 days; influenza, 18 to 72 hours.

      Duration
      With treatment, most types of bacterial pneumonia can be cured within 1 to 2 weeks. Viral pneumonia may last longer. Mycoplasmal pneumonia may take 4 to 6 weeks to resolve completely.

      Contagiousness
      The viruses and bacteria that cause pneumonia are contagious and are usually found in fluid from the mouth or nose of an infected person. Illness can spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes on a person, by sharing drinking glasses and eating utensils, and when a person touches the used tissues or handkerchiefs of an infected person.

      Prevention
      There are vaccines to prevent infections by viruses or bacteria that cause some types of pneumonia.

      Children usually receive routine immunizations against Haemophilus influenzae and pertussis (whooping cough) beginning at 2 months of age. (The pertussis immunization is the "P" part of the routine DTaP injection.) Vaccines are now also given against the pneumococcus organism (PCV), a common cause of bacterial pneumonia.

      Children with chronic illnesses, who are at special risk for other types of pneumonia, may receive additional vaccines or protective immune medication. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for children with chronic illnesses such as chronic heart or lung disorders or asthma, as well as otherwise healthy children.

      Because they are at higher risk for serious complications, infants who were born prematurely may be given treatments that temporarily protect against RSV, which can lead to pneumonia in younger children.

      Doctors may give prophylactic (disease-preventing) antibiotics to prevent pneumonia in children who have been exposed to someone with certain types of pneumonia, such as pertussis. Children with HIV infection may also receive prophylactic antibiotics to prevent pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii.

      Antiviral medication is now available, too, and can be used to prevent some types of viral pneumonia or to make symptoms less severe.

      In addition, regular tuberculosis screening is performed yearly in some high-risk areas because early detection will prevent active tuberculosis infection including pneumonia.

      In general, pneumonia is not contagious, but the upper respiratory viruses that lead to it are, so it is best to keep your child away from anyone who has an upper respiratory tract infection. If someone in your home has a respiratory infection or throat infection, keep his or her drinking glass and eating utensils separate from those of other family members, and wash your hands frequently, especially if you are handling used tissues or dirty handkerchiefs.

      When to Call Your Child's Doctor
      Call your child's doctor immediately if your child has any of the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, but especially if your child:

      is having trouble breathing or is breathing abnormally fast
      has a bluish or gray color to the fingernails or lips
      has a fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9 degrees Celsius), or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) in infants under 6 months of age
      Professional Treatment
      Doctors usually make the diagnosis of pneumonia after a physical examination. The doctor may possibly use a chest X-ray, blood tests, and (sometimes) bacterial cultures of mucus produced by coughing when making a diagnosis.

      In most cases, pneumonia can be treated with oral antibiotics given to your child at home. The type of antibiotic used depends on the type of pneumonia.

      Children may be hospitalized for treatment if they have pneumonia caused by pertussis or other bacterial pneumonia that causes high fevers and respiratory distress. They may also be hospitalized if supplemental oxygen is needed, if they have lung infections that may have spread into the bloodstream, if they have chronic illnesses that affect the immune system, if they are vomiting so much that they cannot take medicine by mouth, or if they have recurrent episodes of pneumonia.

      Home Treatment
      If your child's doctor has prescribed antibiotics for bacterial pneumonia, give the medicine on schedule for as long as the doctor directs. This will help your child recover faster and will decrease the chance that infection will spread to other household members.

      Don't force a child who's not feeling well to eat, but encourage your child to drink fluids, especially if fever is present. Ask your child's doctor before you use a medicine to treat your child's cough because cough suppressants stop the lungs from clearing mucus, which may not be helpful in some types of pneumonia.

      If your child has chest pain, try a heating pad or warm compress on the chest area. Take your child's temperature at least once each morning and each evening, and call the doctor if it goes above 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9 degrees Celsius) in an older infant or child, or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) in an infant under 6 months of age.

      Check your child's lips and fingernails to make sure that they are rosy and pink, not bluish or gray, which is a sign that your child's lungs are not getting enough oxygen.

      Reviewed by: Barbara P. Homeier, MD
      Date reviewed: June 2005
      Originally reviewed by: Joel Klein, MD

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  3. QUESTION:
    I have fungus infection on my body since 15yrs.I have visitied dermatologists and applied several creams?
    All gave temporary relief.What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fungal Infection
      What is it?
      A fungal infection is caused by a type of fungus called a dermophyte that infects the top layer of the skin, hair or nails. Fungal infections of the skin are known as ringworm (tinea). There are many types of ringworm, including body ringworm (tinea corporis), jock itch (tinea cruris), athlete s foot (tinea pedis), scalp ringworm (tinea capitis), nail ringworm (tinea unguium), and beard ringworm (tinea barbae), which is rare. In most cases, these infections are not life threatening. However, they may lead to more serious bacterial infections in the elderly and those who have conditions that affect the immune system, such as AIDS.
      Who gets it?
      Anyone can get a fungal infection of the skin. However, jock itch is much more common in males, and scalp ringworm is seen more often in children.
      What causes it?
      Fungal infections such as ringworm are caused by types of fungi that like warm, moist areas of the skin, such as between the toes or fingers, in the groin, and on other parts of the body where there are folds of skin. Ringworm is not caused by a worm. The fungus can be carried by kittens and puppies, combs, brushes, pillows, hats, and towels, and is found in areas that are warm and moist, such as locker rooms and showers.
      What are the symptoms?
      Ringworm of the body looks like a rash that forms one-half to one-inch, ring-shaped, pink or red patches with a clear center. The rash may itch slightly. Jock itch appears around the groin area (but not on the penis) and looks like a red, ring-like rash. Jock itch can be extremely itchy and form small, painful blisters. Athlete s foot appears between the toes as a scaly, itchy rash. It can range from mild irritation to cracking and peeling, making the skin quite sore and more susceptible to bacterial infection. Scalp ringworm may cause round patches of hair loss, broken hair, and/or an itchy, scaly scalp. Scalp ringworm is extremely contagious among children. Nail ringworm is more common on the toenails than fingernails, and makes the nail appear thickened and dull. The infected part of the nail may crumble away from the rest of the nail. Sometimes a fungal infection on one part of the body can cause a rash on another part of the body, which is an allergic reaction to the fungus.
      How is it diagnosed?
      To diagnose a fungal infection, your doctor will examine the affected area and can usually make a diagnosis by appearance. However, he or she may take a sample of the infected skin by swabbing it or scraping off a small piece to study under a microscope. A simple, quick test can determine whether the infection is caused by a dermophyte.
      What is the treatment?
      Fungal infections are treated with an antifungal cream applied to the affected area as directed by your doctor. It is important to keep the affected area clean and dry, and to avoid scratching. Your doctor may recommend a mild hydrocortisone cream to help relieve itching. Males with jock itch should wear loose fitting shorts and avoid using soap on the rash, which may further irritate it. Scalp ringworm may be treated with an oral antifungal medication, as well as a special shampoo. Scalp ringworm is no longer contagious once treatment has begun. In most cases, fungal infections clear up after one to four weeks of treatment, depending upon the location and severity. However, some fungal infections, such as athlete s foot, tend to occur repeatedly. Antibiotics may be prescribed when a fungal infection progresses to a bacterial infection. An allergic reaction to a fungus is usually relieved when the fungal infection is treated.
      Self-care tips
      You can help prevent ringworm by keeping the skin clean and dry, changing socks and underwear each day, and wearing some type of sandal when in public showers or locker rooms. Notify your doctor anytime a rash associated with a fungal infection becomes crusty or oozes.

      This information has been designed as a comprehensive and quick reference guide written by our health care reviewers. The health information written by our authors is intended to be a supplement to the care provided by your physician. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. .
      Wish u A speedy recovery..

  4. QUESTION:
    Could Toenail Fungus cause Athletes Foot? And how to get rid of?
    My toenails are yellow half way. And my pinky toe nails are thick and yellow.

    I would like to know if they could cause athletes foot?

    Especially if I cut them off as much as I can to try and get rid of the fungus?

    I don't have athletes foot but I'm afraid of getting it.

    I thought I had it but after a skin scraping it was only dry peeling skin.

    I appreciate any answers I get- thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to take an oral anti-fungal to get rid of the toenail fungus. You may have to take it for a month or longer, it takes time to cure it. Cutting your toenails often does not help curb it at all. Also by cutting your toenails you are increasing the chance of it so spreading to your fingernails so be sure to clean them when you are done. I'm not sure if it is the same fungus that causes athlete's foot. There are several different kinds of toenail fungus out there. Athlete's foot is caused by the same thing as ringworm and they too are highly contagious and easily spread but can be treated with a topical.(like creams and sprays) You should see your doctor so he can determine which fungus you have and therefore dispense the proper medication to you.

  5. QUESTION:
    what to do about my toenails?
    my big toes, mainly my left, has become rather dented and has little brown spots scattered near the nail, it also has white bits, like yuo get on your fingernails - something to do with calcium, i have this white stuff on every single toe, and if i pick at it, it can come off.
    any suggestions to heal my toenail? or what i can do to make it smoother and normal again?

    • ANSWER:
      A brown spot on your nail can be the start of a nail fungus and you should see a doctor to get it diagnosed. Nail fungus is contagious and can spread from toes to toes and toes to fingernails etc.... if you wait to long it can be almost impossible to get rid of.

      Leuconychia is the white spot underneath your natural nail plate and can be caused by an injury to the nail (a slight seperation of the nail plate from the nail bed that grows out), or a nutritional deficiancy. These do not usually occur on the toe nails so much, and should not "flake off" because they are underneath the nail and not on top off it - the white spots will "disappear" as they grow past the "smile line". Leuconychia is a nail disorder, but it's not serious and doesn't really require any course of action - though you should consider taking a vitamin supplement if they are chronic.

      It's best to have it looked at by a doctor as he can suggest the best course of action - or at least diagnose it so that you can look for treatment products like "FootLogic" or other non-internal-medication solutions.

      And toe nails should only ever be filed straight across and slightly rounded at the corners to prevent ingrown toenails

  6. QUESTION:
    how long does ringworm live if it gets outside of a host?
    my whole family has it... we got it from our cat... and we need to know

    • ANSWER:
      Ringworm is a fungus and can be very serious. It can last as long as you can - until you die of old age. If you have a strong immune system, you MIGHT be able to fight it off without drugs, but maybe not before it causes permanent bald spots and permanent damage to fingernails.

      Ringworm can cause your fingernails to become permanently twisted, cracked and gnarled.

      Your whole family, the cat and everything you touch in your home needs to be treated by anti fungal medication. You all need to go to a doctor/veterinarian ASAP!

      If you can't get to a doctor right away, you could try rubbing vaseline or FLUORIDE toothpaste on the sores, and you could try applying over-the-counter anti-fungal medications for "athletes foot", which is a similar kind of fungus.

      You know it is contagious - you all got it from your cat or from each other, so take care around other people. Don't be going over to your friend's house for a sleep over, etc. Don't invite people over.

      YES, RINGWORM CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE OF A HOST!!!
      Like other fungi, ringworm reproduces by means of spores. Outside of a host, the spores can remain dormant for 6-12 months during which time the spores can reactivate when they come into contact with skin. All clothing, bedding, and other materials that could have come in contact with the skin of an infected person (or cat) must also be washed and treated with an anti-fungal agent.

      There is usually a 1 to 2 week incubation period between exposure and visible infection.

  7. QUESTION:
    can someone catch a fingernail fungus from another by using the same fingernail polish?

    • ANSWER:
      Some fungus is very contagious. So Yes, you can. It depends on the type of fungus it is. They recommend not sharing emory boards as well

  8. QUESTION:
    A few questions about ringworm?
    Last night while I was cuddling my dog and watching tv before bed I noticed a red circle on his belly about the size of a fingernail. It might be some sort of bug bite, but I have a feeling it's ringworm. I made an appointment at the vet for today, but it's not for 4 hours and in the mean time I just feel dirty. My dog sleeps in my bed with me, so I washed all my sheets and blankets right away last night and locked him out of the bedroom overnight, and I've just been cleaning and vacuuming all morning but the thing is my dog lives here! He touches everything and it seems like vacuuming and cleaning doesn't matter because he'll just walk over the carpet again, you know?

    So on to the questions I have. First, if this is ringworm, why did he get it? I know it's a fungus, but he has a pretty regular routine and doesn't go anywhere except in the house, in the yard on a chain, and for a daily walk on the same route every day.

    Second, from what I've read ringworm is treated with some kind of ointment that you put on the spot, but it also spreads easily. So will that ointment only treat that one spot? What prevents it from spreading?

    How likely am I to get ringworm from my dog? Ive been trying to avoid touching him as much as possible, but he follows me around the house like a, well, dog and I can't help but have some contact with him. Also, before I notice it last night I touched him all the time and like I said he sleeps in my bed. I kind of feel like there's nothing i can do and I probably already have it and just dont have a rash yet.

    If I do get it, what prevents it from spreading all over my body?

    After we start treatment, how long before it is no longer contagious?

    Thanks for any information! I hope we get to the vet and they tell us it's just a big bite.

    • ANSWER:
      It's NOT ringworm.
      *&*
      SPORES are floating around EVERYWHERE....how the blank do you think bread gets mold,kid?

  9. QUESTION:
    why are my toenails yellow?
    since i've had my bunion surgery my toenails are turning yellow and flaking and peeling. my big toenail has fallen off once, but grew back. they also smell and the nail bed isn't attached to the toe, so i can actually take a nail file and put it all the way in my nail and clean out gunk. is it a fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the symptoms you have described sound like you have nail fungus.
      Nail fungus infection, what is it? Nail fungus infection begins with a yellowish nail with white patches, brittle and flaky, collecting foul smelling debris under the nail, changes in nail shape, you might experience difficulty in walking and standing.
      However, in time the nail separates and falls off, new nail will grow in, BUT with the fungus infection!
      Potentially, nail fungus infection is not considered an awful problem, but the truth is the fungus is contagious and can spread on your fingernails as well.
      Nail fungus infection is easier to get in public areas, like gymnasium locker rooms or within showers, fitness centers, swimming pools, folks like sportsmen and army staff or those afflicted with other health issues like HIV for example.
      The fungus typically does not heal on its own, but stays on for a long time until the nail falls off.
      How to treat toenail fungus infection naturally is with topical solution such as 'Zeta Clear' or 'Claripro', the fungus is eliminated painlessly and fast without any side effects.

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the household use of hydrogen peroxide?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrogen Peroxide is a weak, nearly colorless acid that was discovered by Louis Jacques Th nard in 1818 (Wikipedia.com). It's basically made up of water and oxygen. Manufacturers have used this acid to bleach paper products, produce rocket fuel and propel submarines through the water. Hydrogen Peroxide is so versatile that it can also be used for many tasks in your home. (The strength you'll use at home is the 3% grade.) Here are 10 awesome uses for Hydrogen Peroxide:

      1. Whiten Your White Laundry
      Pour in a cup of hydrogen peroxide into a washer load of white laundry instead of chlorine bleach and it will whiten your clothes. Don't pour it directly on your clothes. It can fade out the color just like bleach does!

      2. Sanitize Your Kitchen Surfaces
      Mix up a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and tap water and pour it into a spray bottle. Use it to sanitize your kitchen counter tops, clean appliances and help keep your kitchen germ-free.

      Note: Mix up only as much as you'll use at one time. If you don't store hydrogen peroxide in its brown bottle, light will break down its chemical makeup.

      3. Sanitize Public Drinking Fountains
      Did you know you can get contagious diseases like Trenchmouth from using public drinking fountains? Carry a small container of hydrogen peroxide with you so you can sanitize fountains before you drink from them. Just splash some peroxide on the spout and let it set for several seconds. Then turn the water on and let it run to the count of five before you drink from it.

      4. Kill Fingernail and Toenail Fungus
      Soak your fingernails or toenails in a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide every day and it will kill harmful fungus.

      5. Make a Homemade Tooth Whitener
      Swish a teaspoon full of 3% strength hydrogen peroxide in your mouth for five to ten minutes every day. It will kill harmful germs and bacteria. It will also act as a homemade tooth whitener!

      6. Help Houseplants Grow Healthier
      Mix up an ounce of hydrogen peroxide into a cup of water and spray your houseplants with this solution. It will help your houseplants grow greener and more lush.

      For more details

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide#Uses

      http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/h/hydrogen-peroxide.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    Is toenail fungus contagious?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. The fungi that cause nail infections are related to those that cause athelete's foot, jock itch, and other fungal infections. They are usually present in damp public areas such as gyms and locker rooms. Be sure to wear something on your feet (like cheap flip-flops) when in areas like this.

      Jobs that cause the hands or feet to be damp for extended periods of time can contribute to the growth of fungus in nails. Always keep your feet as dry as possible, and change socks frequently.

      Fingernail polish may also contribute to nail fungus, as it does not fully allow the nail to breathe. Most people will not develop a fungal nail infection simply from wearing too much fingernail polish, but if an infection is present, it may be wise to stop using such products. Ask your doctor for more information

  12. QUESTION:
    nail fungus what causes it?
    what cause this nasty fungus and how can i prevent it from happening again

    • ANSWER:
      Nail fungus is also known as tinea unguium. It is a fairly common and irritating infection that can occur in the fingernails and toenails. If you are looking for the best tips on how to cure nail fungus, make sure you read this article now.

      Just about a year ago, my nails started to crack, bleed and itch. They even became yellowish and brownish in color. It took me about a few weeks of research and months of application to finally get rid of those ugly infections on my nails.

      Before anything else, I believe it's very important that you understand why you are having fungus infections on your nails before you can read more to learn how to cure them.

      Factors of Fungus Infections on Your Nails:

      * Poor nail health due to malnutrition.
      * Weakened immune system. A weak immune system can do nothing to stop the infection.
      * Wet and humid environment. Such condition promotes growth of fungus.
      * Poor hygiene. Common household items can easily spread the fungus since it's extremely contagious.

      Now that you understand what causes the fungi infections on your nails, you must do whatever it takes to avoid them. By doing so, you will be able to control the severity of the infections and thus may greatly help you win the fight against nail fungus.

      How to Cure Nail Fungus Effortlessly and Effectively:

      * Wear shoes that are well-ventilated and socks that are absorbent to avoid locking up excessive moisture in your feet.
      * Do not cut your nails too short.
      * Wear waterproof sandals in public shower.
      * Eat a balanced and healthy diet everyday.
      * Utilize the power of herbal and homeopathic remedies like Zetaclear.

      My dearest friend, I know you feel extremely frustrated, depressed and embarrassed because of nail fungus. Just about a year ago, I had the same problems. And to be honest, the fungus doesn't go away easily. There were times that I just had to take off my shoes, and I really hated to do that because of those ugly nails I had...

      And I know, everyone who has fungus growing on their nails (probably you) are looking for the miracle cure to stop and get rid of nail fungus. But does such miracle cure really exist?

      No matter what the salesperson and ads on the TV tell you, sadly, the answer is "no".

      But what if I tell you that a cure that is just as effective as a miracle cure really does exist? The truth is that, when I tried this secret solution nobody knew about, I was extremely skeptical. But within just a few months, my nails started to become clearer, stronger and healthier. By using this solution for nail fungus, I am pretty sure that you too will be able to get rid of the nasty nail fungus quickly, naturally and effectively.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a fungus amoung us?
    I've been dating this guy a month. He is smart, funny, successful and I like spending time with him. No sex yet and am not sure if there will be unless I can resolve this issue: Recently I noticed a deformed fingernail on his right hand and asked him if he had injured himself. He said that he had hit it with a hammer and now there is a fungus on (in?) it. He then said that his all ten of his toes looked the same way; at one time he was playing a lot of racquet ball and played with such vigor that he had repeatedly rammed his feet into the wall and this was the result. He then said that he was going to begin taking Lamasil to treat it.
    My questions are: How do I broach this issue tactfully? Is this contagious? Should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      Love your question headline!

      I'd ask him if he has gone to a doctor and if he is on an antibiotic, maybe bring it up when opening a bottle of wine and say you don't want booze to interact with his medication if he's on it for the toejam issue.

      Not to alarm you, but isn't that fungus also athelete's foot which can also be jock itch? I'm with you, sister, I'd want to boil that mister if he's brimming with the creeping crud. Uck!

  14. QUESTION:
    I have tiny little dents on my fingernail that don't move as the fingernail grows, anyone know what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      You could possibly have a nail fungus. Get to a doctor and have it treated as soon as possible. It is highly contagious and can cause deformities of the nail if left untreated. I worked with someone who had this.

  15. QUESTION:
    I am being treated for fingernail fungus and am wondering if I should still go into the steam room at the spa.?
    I am taking lamisil and tea tree oil, as well, trying to hit it from all angles. As the condition is encouraged by dampness and heat, I'm wondering if going into the steam room is something I should avoid for a while. Also, is there any reason, as I have the time, that I shouldn't soak in Listerine, vinegar, etc. and/or tea tree/lavender oil as well. In other words, is there any problem with throwing the whole arsenal of home remedies at the fungus, as well as the Lamisil? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I would aviod this since fungus is contagious. Also it tends to irritate the fungus when you have it near heat or hot water. Let it clear up frist.

  16. QUESTION:
    Goldfish big white spots please help!!??xxxx?
    Hello, My fish has quite big white spots, about the size of you little finger fingernail, on its body. Plus its fins sort of flop over a bit. None of my other fish have this, please help! What is it? What do medicine do I need to buy??
    Thanks :) x

    • ANSWER:
      Little white spots usually means its sick, but if they are that big it could be fungus. Pet store should have medicine for it. Be sure to separate it from the other fish in case its contagious. Add a little bit of salt (depends on the size of your tank) to your aquarium. It will help prevent disease.

  17. QUESTION:
    Yellowish under fingernails?
    I noticed...Just two days ago, that the under of my fingernails are yellowish...And it's creeping me out. I've read that it could be nail fungus. How could this be possible? I mean, I'm a compulsive hand-washer, and I don't think it can be an internal health problem, cause I'm very health-conscious. It even smells a little bit odd, too. Could this be because I was helping my friend renovate his basement the other day? We pulled down a few walls, and the place was pretty filthy. What's the deal?
    Out of curiosity...Do you think that the yellow stuff is butter chicken that got stuck under my nails, and I didn't notice it from 2 days ago?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be anything and possibly fungus. But helping your friend recently probably did not attribute to the yellowing and may be a co incidence at best. Time will tell however. Keep in mind, nail fungus is very contagious and moisture are causes. If you have fungus it didnt start yesterday.

      To be sure however, you should start some kind of treatment to be safe now rather than later. May i recommend Fungisil? There is a great writeup about it on June Hollands website at;

  18. QUESTION:
    what does a ringworm do to you? dont worry i dont have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can affect any area of the body, including
      scalp, feet ("Athlete's Foot"), groin ("Jock Itch"), fingernails, toenails, and other skin areas. Ringworm is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but may occur in people of all ages. People can get Ringworm from: 1) direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or pet, 2) indirect contact with an object or surface that an infected person or pet has touched, or 3) rarely, by contact with soil.
      Despite its name, it has nothing to do with worms. The name comes from the characteristic red ring that can appear on an infected person's skin. Ringworm is also called Tinea.

      Ringworm of the scalp usually begins as a small pimple that becomes larger, leaving scaly patches of temporary baldness. Infected hairs become brittle and break off easily. Yellowish crusty areas sometimes develop.

      Ringworm of the body shows up as a flat, round patch anywhere on the skin except for the scalp and feet. The groin is a common area of infection (groin Ringworm, Jock Itch). As the rash gradually expands, its center clears to produce a ring. More than one patch might appear, and the patches can overlap. The area is sometimes itchy.

      Ringworm of the foot is also called Athlete's Foot. It appears as a scaling or cracking of the skin, especially between the toes.

      Ringworm of the nails causes the affected nails to become thicker, discolored, and brittle, or to become chalky and disintegrate.
      cure for ringworms

      How Tetrasil Works:
      Below your skin, Tetrasil's active bio-electro chemistry (TSTTM) penetrates the ringworm infection and quickly begins to attack the fungus that causes the dry, itchy and flaking skin. As Tetrasil's electrical energy kills the fungus, it releases healing oxygen to the affected area. Additional ingredients in Tetrasil include natural jojoba oil and organic wax to soothe and moisten skin to promote natural healing.

  19. QUESTION:
    what causes ringworms?

    • ANSWER:
      Ringworm, also known as Tinea is a contagious fungal infection of the skin. Contrary to its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm.

      Ringworm is very common, especially among children, and may be spread by skin-to-skin contact, as well as via contact with contaminated items such as hairbrushes. Ringworm spreads readily, as those infected are contagious even before they show symptoms of the disease. Humans can contract ringworm from animals; cats and dogs are often carriers. It should be noted that any contact sports such as wrestling has a risk of contracting the fungal infection through skin-to-skin contact.

      Types
      A number of species of fungi called dermatophytes cause ringworm. Members of the genera Trichophyton and Microsporum are the most common causative agents. These fungi attack various parts of the body and lead to the following conditions:

      Tinea corporis affects the arms, legs, and trunk
      Tinea capitis affects the scalp
      Tinea cruris (jock itch) affects the groin area
      Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) affects the feet
      Tinea unguium affects the fingernails and toenails
      Tinea versicolor

      Symptoms and diagnosis
      The best known sign of ringworm is the appearance of one or more red raised itchy patches with defined edges. These patches are often lighter in the center, taking on the appearance of a ring. If the infected area involves the scalp or beard area, then bald patches may become evident. If the nails are affected, they may thicken, discolor, and finally crumble.

      Doctors can diagnose ringworm on sight, or they may take a skin scraping. This is examined under a microscope, or put on an agar plate in a microbiology laboratory and allowed to grow. Some of the fungi fluoresce under a black light examination.

      Topical antifungal drugs containing miconazole and clotrimazole, available by perscription or over the counter, are used to clear up the infection. According to Living Well on a Shoestring by the editors of Yankee Magazine, a folk remedy for ringworm is cider vinegar; apply full strength, then rinse with water.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_worm

  20. QUESTION:
    I have folliculitis, Please help!?
    Well I just found out on myself I have Folliculitus. Its nothing related to STD's, and I have been having it for almost 4 weeks, I'm not using any creams and medicine. I'm only using an Anti-Bacterial soap. When I first had it, I had it on my pubic area and they are like little red rashes and started itching the next few days. But since I have been using Anti-bacterial Soap, It got less of the red bumpy ness and it isn't itchy anymore.
    I was wondering since I'm only using an Anti-Bacterial soap, How long will it take for it to completely go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Alternative names
      Pseudofolliculitis barbae; Tinea barbae; Barber's itch
      Definition
      Folliculitis is inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin.

      Causes, incidence, and risk factors
      Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria staphylococcus (staph).
      Barber's itch is a staph infection of the hair follicles in the beard area of the face, usually the upper lip. Shaving aggravates the condition. Tinea barbae is similar to barber's itch, but the infection is caused by a fungus.
      Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a disorder occurring primarily in black men. If curly beard hairs are cut too short, they may curve back into the skin and cause inflammation.

      Symptoms
      Rash (reddened skin area)
      Pimples or pustules located around a hair follicle
      May crust over
      Typically occur on neck axilla, or groin area
      May present as genital lesions
      Itching skin

      Signs and tests
      A diagnosis is primarily based on the appearance of the skin. The skin infection is shallow and superficial. A culture of the lesion may show which bacteria or fungus are causing it.

      Treatment
      To prevent further damage to the hair follicles and infection:
      Minimize friction from clothing.
      Avoid shaving the area if possible (if shaving is necessary, use a clean new razor blade or an electric razor each time).
      Keep the area clean.
      Avoid reinfection from contaminated clothing and washcloths. Hot moist compresses may promote drainage of extensive folliculitis. Topical antibiotics (mupirocin), oral antibiotics (dicloxacillin), or antifungal medications may be needed to control the infection.

      Expectations (prognosis)
      Folliculitis usually responds well to treatment, but may recur.

      Complications
      Folliculitis may return
      Infection may spread to other body areas

      Calling your health care provider
      Apply home treatment and call your health care provider if symptoms recur frequently, if they persist longer than 2 or 3 days, or if the infection spreads.

      Prevention
      Avoid damage to the hair follicles to prevent infection

      OTHER RELATED INFO
      Folliculitis can affect both women and men at any age. It can develop on any part of the body, but is most likely to occur on the scalp, face, or parts of the arms, armpits, or legs not usually covered by clothing.

      Small, yellowish-white blister-like lumps (pustules) surrounded by narrow red rings are usually present with both bacterial folliculitis and fungal folliculitis. Hair can grow through or alongside of the pustules, which sometimes ooze blood-stained pus.

      Folliculitis can cause boils and, in rare instances, serious skin infections. Bacteria from folliculitis can enter the blood stream and travel to other parts of the body.

      Causes and symptoms

      Folliculitis develops when bacteria, such as Staphylococcus, or a fungus enters the body through a cut, scrape, surgical incision, or other break in the skin near a hair follicle. Scratching the affected area can trap fungus or bacteria under the fingernails and spread the infection to hair follicles on other parts of the body.

      The bacteria that cause folliculitis are contagious. A person who has folliculitis can infect others who live in the same household.

      Factors that increase the risk of developing folliculitis include:

      dermatitis

      diabetes

      dirty, crowded living conditions

      eczema

      exposure to hot, humid temperatures

      infection in the nose or other recent illness

      tight clothing

      Diagnosis

      Diagnosis is based on the patient's medical history and observations. Laboratory analysis of the substance drained from a pustule can be used to distinguish bacterial folliculitis from fungal folliculitis.

      Treatment

      Bacterial folliculitis may disappear without treatment, but is likely to recur. Non-prescription topical antibiotics like Bacitracin, Mycitracin, or Neomycin, gently rubbed on to affected areas three or four times a day, can clear up a small number of bacterial folliculitis pustules. Oral antibiotics such as erythromycin (Erythocin) may be prescribed if the infection is widespread. The drug griseofulvin (Fulvicin) and topical antifungal medications are used to treat fungal folliculitis.

      A doctor should be notified if:

      pustules spread after treatment has begun or reappear after treatment is completed

      the patient's fever climbs above 100 F (37.8 C)

      the patient develops boils or swollen ankles

      redness, swelling, warmth, or pain indicate that the infection has spread

      unexplained new symptoms appear

      Alternative treatment

      Eating a balanced diet, including protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day may stimulate the body's immune system and shorten the course of the infection. Garlic (Allium sativum) and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), both antiseptic agents against staph infections, may be taken. The daily dosage would vary from person to person and is based on the severity of the infection. Echinacea (Echinacea spp.) is helpful in modulating immune function. Again, the dosage would vary.

      Daily doses of 30-50 mg zinc and 1,000-5,000 mg Vitamin C (taken in equal amounts at several times during the day), and 300-2,000 mg bioflavinoids can also strengthen the body's infection-fighting ability. High doses of vitamins and minerals should not be used without a doctor's approval.

      Prognosis

      If properly treated, the symptoms of bacterial folliculitis generally disappear in about two weeks. Fungal folliculitis should clear up within six weeks. But it can worsen if the condition is misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated with steroid creams.

      Prevention

      Anyone who has a tendency to develop folliculitis should cleanse the skin with antibacterial soap twice a day and before shaving and should not use oily skin lotions. Men should not shave while the beard area is infected. When they begin shaving again, they should use a new blade each time. Women who have had fungal folliculitis should use depilatory creams instead of razors. Daily shampooing can help prevent folliculitis in the scalp. The spread of infection can be prevented by not sharing towels or washcloths

      For Your Information

      Books

      The Editors of Time-Life Books. The Medical Advisor: The Complete Guide to Alternative and Conventional Treatments. Alexandria, VA: Time Life, Inc., 1996.

      Other

      "Bacterial folliculitis." ThriveOnline. 5 Apr. 1998 http://thriveonline.oxygen.com

      "Folliculitis." ThriveOnline. 5 Apr. 1998 http://thriveonline.oxygen.com

      "Fungal Folliculitis." ThriveOnline. 5 Apr. 1998 http://thriveonline.oxygen.com

  21. QUESTION:
    AM I GOING TO GET...RINGWORM??!!!!!?
    So today I had to clean a guinea pig cage...that was pretty dirty. The guinea pig has no odd weird crusty stuff, just 1 spot of ruffled fur. I didn't see any missing...just ruffled. I had to clean the cage, so I did so, then gave the guinea pig a bath. Now I am paranoid...could the guinea pig of had ring worm and transferred it to me? Ahhhhhhh!!! Is there anything I can do if this is correct? I know it takes 4-6 days for symptoms to appear...is there any precautions I can do? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Ringworm is a fungus. Which means it produces spores, which means it is contagious, yes.

      I have a crappy Immune system, so I get ringworm all the time. It's nothing to worry about. It's very very rare for it to effect your head.

      They have over-the-counter fungal medication you can use on it(Can even use the stuff for athlete's foot)

      Or, if you get a spot, you can cover it with clear fingernail polish(This method works within 3-4 days. A lot less time than the creams take.) It suffocates the fungus, and the alcohol dries it out. Fungus needs moist conditions to thrive.

  22. QUESTION:
    Whats up with my toe nail?
    So ever since i was 16 (I'm 24 now) my toe has been acting strange..and gross. What happens is it starts to look like there's a bruise under my nail and if i play with it enough my toe nail will eventually come off pretty easy with out it hurting. and it looks like there's already another nail growing underneath of it to replace it. Why does this happen and only with this toe? Ive taken it off a total of 3 or 4 times and that's only because i didn't want to take it off more. Can someone explain this to me.

    • ANSWER:
      So you have that one nail that falling off. This is actually caused by a fungus known as onychomycosis. And this is caused by a group of fungus called dermatophytes. This is more common in the big toe nail and little toe nail. It is contagious and can be hereditary. This condition is very common and nothing to be ashamed of.

      The most common signs that you have a nail fungus: A change in the nail or fingernail, it just looks different. Advanced stages of infection, can have a thick, peeling nail that can be white, brown, yellow and sometimes black, and this can spread to other nails around the infected nail.

      Signs of the infection "onychomycosis", usually begin at the tip of the nail, and then spreads to under the nail where it causes it to seperate from the nail bed.

      Now a yeast fungus is a little different. A yeast infection in the nail is painful, and the area around the nail becomes red and swollen, and pus can be present as well. I would consult a doctor on this one.

      Make sure you dry off feet after bathing and exercise, Don't share personal items such as towels and shoes, and keep nails trimmed.

      Some natural home remedies for this condition are: Tea tree oil is a highly recommended one put a few drops on your toenails daily and rub it in.

      Apple Cider Vinegar is my grandmothers favorite remedy, soak your feet in warm apple cider vinegar for 10-15 minutes daily, thoroughly drying after. And you should notice a difference after a couple of days, she says use once a week there after to prevent it from comming back.

      My neighbor suggests rubbing vicks vapor rub on infected nail, no report on if this works or not.

      Oregano essential oil is also recommended, you apply this daily to affected toenail for two weeks.

      I also read that a listerine soak would help in killing the bacteria around the toe.

      Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Does my kitten have ringworm?
    About 3 weeks after we got the kitten my sister got this wierd rash, my mom took her to the doctor and turns out it was ringworm he told my mom it was most likey spread by the kitten, we then took the kitten to the vet and where told theres nothing wrong with him but he also said he mite be a ringworm carrier, vet gave us this medicien to give the kitten, my cousin and mom have also gotton ringworm but i havent gotton any, do u think its the kitten or somthing eles? Also does ringworm come up in the spicific spot u made contact with the infected or can it come up anywhere? For example if i touched the kitten with my hands if i where to get ringworm will it come up on the hands? Or anywhere in the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Because of the fact that the ringworm coincides with getting a new kitten, I would say you can be 99.9% sure the kitten was the source.

      Ringworm is very contagious and spreads easily, so far you have just been lucky or you have a heartier immune system than your mom and cousin. All it takes is contact with the fungus on infected animal/person, even clothing, towels, etc. The fungus produces "spores," these can be present for a time in the items mentioned and under the fingernails, etc. If it is under your nails and you scratch any area of your body the fungus can infect that area of the skin and quickly spread to other areas by scratching.

      This is why treatment, washing your hands and the kittens bedding or any other linens the kitten was on before he/she was treated is so important. Everyone infected needs to be sure the fungus is completely gone before stopping treatment or the fungus can recur.

is fungus on fingernails contagious