Toenail Fungus And Listerine

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of toenail fungus?
    About 6 months ago, or longer, I had a pedicure. A few months later I began to develop a toenail fungus. I now realize the place was not cleaning to foot bath sink properly. How do I get rid of the fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

  4. QUESTION:
    If my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and normal?
    I've bin applying Listerine mouth wash on my toenails for fungus cause I heard it works. if it does, and the fungus is gone, what'll happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Try applying tincture of iodine to your nail daily. It kills all microorganisms. Nothing can survive it. My wife cured her toenail fungus that way. Her nail returned to normal. She still applies the iodine now and then just to be on the safe side. You can buy it at any large drug store without a prescription.

  5. QUESTION:
    Will my toenail grow back if I have toenail fungus?
    I believe my toenail has a fungus infection and the right side of it has completely come off my nail bed. Eventually, I think my whole nail will fall off? I have read some stuff online and apparently you'll lose your toenail for good if you don't treat it. Is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's not true, but it could grow back with fungus again. This is from an article about home remedies for toe fungus, hope it helps:

      Here are some of the treatments I have tried: vinegar baths, Listerine baths, Vicks vapour rub, decolorized iodine, sports creams (Canesten cream), bleach, peroxide, tea tree oil, penlac, OTC anti fungal topicals and sprays and I even drank aloe vera gel. After trying all of these things here are the top 3 toe fungus treatments:

      30 minute Vinegar baths - vinegar works excellently, but you have to do it without fail morning and night for as long as it takes for your nail to completely grow out. 2 to 3 weeks is not nearly enough - it's more like 5 to 6 months. You will have to change the vinegar every 4-5 days and the smell is not very nice. It works and it's cheap, but it's hard work and takes forever.
      Listerine Baths - I have found this home remedy to be the most effective one for mild cases of infection. You just replace the vinegar with Listerine and follow the same instructions. It eliminated the fungus for 2 of my friends that had very minor cases of infection. For my yellow and ugly nail it wasn't effective.
      Decolorized Iodine - You probably haven't heard of this one, but it's highly effective. It's not highly available, I found it at CVS for 5$. Dip a q-tip in the bottle and paint your nail and the skin next to it. Repeat twice than leave it to dry. You will feel a tingling sensation and that's how you know it works. Sometimes it hurts while applying and the smell is horrible, but after a few weeks of doing this it worked.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a non-prescription method for getting rid of toenail fungus?
    I have a toenail that is infected and I can't afford a prescription. Is there a home remedy for getting rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try regular Listerine. Apply it on and under your nail with a q-tip 2-3 times daily. It should clear up a mild case within a week or two.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to naturally get rid of toe nail fungi?
    After a pedicure I had a few months back...I noticed my toenails developed fungus. The nails were wavy and yellowish color. it looks like some nails are growing healthy nails back but some nails are still affected. Is there any natural way to kill the fungi on the nails to prevent from spreading and to get rid of it in some of the nails that aren't clearing up?

    • ANSWER:
      Soak your feet in Listerine mouth wash. The antiseptic properties can do wonders for nail fungus.
      Check this out: http://www.ehow.com/way_5149770_listerine-cure-toenail-fungus.html

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used vicks vapor rub on their toe nails to cure toe nail fungus? Or know someone who has?
    I have bad fungus on my toe nails and I can't take the pills they have for it. (I am only 16 and the pills can ruin your liver) Does vicks vapor rub work or do you have any other suggestions? THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      My husband uses Listerine and it works. You need to get the antiseptic kind though...he seems to think the brown works better than the green. Not sure if there is a difference in the store brand and the name brand but I would think if the ingredients are the same it should work the same.

      Pour some in a bowl or something that you can rest your foot in so the toenails can soak. Depending how bad it is, I would think you should see results in about a week but continue doing it daily until you feel it is gone. Checkout the link I posted.

  9. QUESTION:
    Got the dreaded yellow toenail and i need your advice?
    so about a year ago my toenail turned yellow. i went to the doctor he gave me these pills( i had to get blood drawn to see if my kidneys could handle it cuz the pills are strong) and he gave me this anitfungal treatment, formula 3. the nail regrew healthy, but now its back. im using the formula 3 again and filing the nail but it does not seem be going away. i saw another product at the store, Dr. Blaines Tineacide. anyone ever try this or would recommend it over formula 3?

    • ANSWER:
      After every shower dry your toenail and apply tea tree oil with a Q-tip. To really speed up recovery apply it again each night before you go to bed. The tea tree oil will stop the fungus from growing and your nail will grow out white and fungus free. Keep applying the oil for a few months until you see the base of the nail growing out cleanly.

      Tea tree oil is sold in a small amber brown colored bottle and can be found at drugstores and Target.

      I have tried Vicks Vapor rub and it did not work. I also tried Listerine, hydrogen peroxide, bleach and anything else I thought would kill fungus. The tea tree oil was the only thing that worked. My big toe nail was hideous, yellow brown and crusty and is now completely normal thanks to tea tree oil.

  10. QUESTION:
    How did you treat your toenail fungus?
    I've heard tea tree oil works but takes time.

    Lavender is supposedly good as well, but haven't done much research on it's effectiveness.

    OTC Medications are readily available but have yet to find one that shows results.

    I'd like to know what your experience was, and how I might go about treating it without Prescription Medication that will only cause further damage to vital organs.

    • ANSWER:
      This is from an article about toe fungus treatment, hope it helps:

      Here are some of the treatments I have tried: vinegar baths, Listerine baths, Vicks vapour rub, decolorized iodine, sports creams (Canesten cream), bleach, peroxide, tea tree oil, penlac, OTC anti fungal topicals and sprays and I even drank aloe vera gel. After trying all of these things here are the top 3 toe fungus treatments:

      30 minute Vinegar baths - vinegar works excellently, but you have to do it without fail morning and night for as long as it takes for your nail to completely grow out. 2 to 3 weeks is not nearly enough - it's more like 5 to 6 months. You will have to change the vinegar every 4-5 days and the smell is not very nice. It works and it's cheap, but it's hard work and takes forever.
      Listerine Baths - I have found this home remedy to be the most effective one for mild cases of infection. You just replace the vinegar with Listerine and follow the same instructions. It eliminated the fungus for 2 of my friends that had very minor cases of infection. For my yellow and ugly nail it wasn't effective.
      Decolorized Iodine - You probably haven't heard of this one, but it's highly effective. It's not highly available, I found it at CVS for 5$. Dip a q-tip in the bottle and paint your nail and the skin next to it. Repeat twice than leave it to dry. You will feel a tingling sensation and that's how you know it works. Sometimes it hurts while applying and the smell is horrible, but after a few weeks of doing this it worked.

  11. QUESTION:
    What do you know about fungus in toenails?
    My husband loves to have his toes sucked but with the fungus in his toenails I'm not sure about it....Will I get sick if I suck them? Is it contagious? the other day he tried to have his big toe in my vagina and with the fungus I'm thinking I can get sick also....Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't let him do that. It's fungus, meaning it will probably grow anywhere. Have him get it cleared up before you put those fungus infested toes anywhere near your mouth or vagina. Tell him to try soaking in listerine to kill off the bacteria. Hope this helps

  12. QUESTION:
    What is it if your toenails have a yellowish color,and what can you use to fix it..?
    Some one told me to dip my feet in listerine and it will take it away does anyone know this to be true? If not what can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Chances are it's a fungus, and there are over the counter medications to take care of it. Listerine ? not a good idea and a waste of good mouthwash.

  13. 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!

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a really good, holistic way to control nail fungus?
    I have a friend who continually battles with this and really hates to use manufactured "drugs" to deal with it.

    So, she asked me about it, because I am the type who tries not to use any more drugs than absolutely necessary. The thing is, I just haven't happened to have any experience with this particular issue.

    So, if anyone could give us some insight into something we could try, that would be awesome. Particularly if you know of a way to do it with ingredients we might already have around.

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi animal lovers, I also always been an avid animal lover for as long as I can remember.

      For your a friend a really good a thorough examination by her doctor, but ... my advice a treatment... you may be good assistant.
      1. Tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide that will help fight with her 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.
      2. Soak her toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves her toe nails looking healthy.
      3. Soak her toenails for 15 - 20 minutes in basin full of warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion. When done, dry her toenails thoroughly. Use a hair dryer on warm setting to absorb all the moisture in and around the toes.
      4. 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.
      5. Blend 2 drops of Oregano essential oil with a tsp of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the on toenails area daily for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties.
      6. Until the growth of the new nail is complete, apply apple cider vinegar 2 or 3 times a day.
      7. Lather AHA creams onto her feet before going to bed. This will flush the rough scaly skin from her feet that is more prone to growing fungus.
      Treatment is not difficult, your friend can conduct this by itself,
      Jason Homan

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to treat toenail fungus with something other than prescription meds?
    Ive tried Vicks vapor rub too greasy and you have to use it every day that rolls for the rest of your life. I need something that will get rid of it. Without having to go to doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      try Listerine it works! all you have to do is put it on the toenail twice a day and it does work. I read about it in the paper.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are someways to get rid of toenail fungus without going to the foot doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      soak your foot in Listerine mouthwash

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    The side of my big toe is a yellow color?
    I don't know if I have foot fungus. But I'm soaking my feet in listerine mouthwash because it's supposed to prevent it.
    What else can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      it's an ingrown toenail

  19. QUESTION:
    Any special homemade remedies for you?
    I love hearing about people's ideal homemade remedies for beauty/health etc. Feel free to tell me yours! I'd love to hear them!

    • ANSWER:
      Very handy tips!

      Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

      Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

      Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

      Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

      Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

      Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer . Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never been advertised for this use. (Note: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)

      Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

      Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

      Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

      Coca-Cola cure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

      Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

      Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

      Hunt's tomato paste boil cure....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

      Balm for broken blisters...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine ... a powerful antiseptic.

      Heinz vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

      Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
      Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

      Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

      Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of toenail fungus infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Though the toenail fungal infection is not fatal in nature but it can be troublesome for you to a great extent. If left untreated, the fungus may multiply and damage the appearance of the nails extensively. In some chronic cases the infection may also be accompanied by pain.

      Toenail fungal infections mainly develop due to getting in touch with the contaminated water of the public baths, changing rooms, shower stalls, locker rooms and such. Wearing of tight fitting shoes and socks for long hours can contribute to the development of the infection. Patients of compromised immune system and those having skin of very high ph level are often the victims of the nail infection.

      If you have developed a toenail infection, you need not worry too much. You can easily recover from the infection in case you take proper care of your nail. Application of solutions like diluted bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, Listerine, tree tea oil on a regular basis would help you to get rid of the infection effectively. Though not proved but many have been benefited by applying Vicks Vapor rub on the infected region.

      If your infection is at an advanced stage, waste no time to visit a doctor. The doctor would probably prescribe you with medicated topical ointments and oral drugs.

      No matter the kind of solution you are using, always make sure of dipping your feet for at least 15 to 30 minutes every day to get optimal benefit. Many effective medicines fail to heal the infected toe as they are not allowed to stay for a considerable amount of time. Keep your nails clean germ and dirt free in order to stay away from the nail fungal infection.

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any household products you use for double-duty?
    I use toothpaste to dry up the occasional blemish...
    (Adult breakouts suck! You think you're done, but nooo...)
    And listerine as astrigent in a pinch..
    What do you use ?
    As weird as it sounds, a can of Coke can clean the toilet and it can clean rust too...
    Oh and dryer sheets are good for frizzy hair and flyaways too :)

    • ANSWER:
      I've done the toothpaste thing myself but, I love to use baking soda to scrub stains. Ohh my friend just emailed me tTHINGS TO KNOW

      1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair.

      2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish.

      3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes.

      4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair.

      5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.

      6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea.

      7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water.

      8. Minor burn - Col! gate or Crest toothpaste.

      9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

      10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too.

      11. Bee stings -- meat tenderizer.

      12. Chigger bite - Preparation H.

      13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H.

      14. Paper cut -- crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals).

      15. Stinky feet - Jello!

      16. Athletes feet -- cornstarch.

      17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub.

      18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff).

      19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!

      20. Peanut butter -- will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper.

      21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

      22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby

      23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls

      24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on.

      25. Heavy dandruff -- pour on the vinegar!

      26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!

      27. Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak

      28. Preserving a newspaper clipping -- large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

      29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

      30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste.

      31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

      32. &nb! sp; To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

      33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!

      34. Baked on food -- fill container with water, get a Bounce fabric softener and the static from the Bounce dryer sheet will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!

      35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

      36. Dirty grout - Listerine

      37. Stains on clothes - Colgate

      38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup

      39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!

      40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you ge! t them back again.

      41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer
      aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.

      42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you "squeeze e" for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
      Each d! ay has a different color twist tie. They are: Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Green, Thursday = Red, Friday = White and Saturday = Yellow. So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue - Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday.
      Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

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  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    What's causing the skin in between my two?
    big toes to be irritated and dry? Sometimes it's so bad that the skin in between my toes break! My toenails are very discolored looks like an fungus infection! Can this aslo be causing in between my toes to feel dry and irritated? What can I do to stop this?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like athletes foot?

      try soaking your feet in 1/2 cup of listerine (colorless kind unless of course you want blue nails) and a 1/2 cup of white vinegar.

      This should be 2x a day for however long it takes.

      Or you can use the athletes foot powder sold in stores like tinactin.

      Oh and make sure to sterilize your shoes otherwise you will never treat it. Use gold bond foot powder to kill the bacteria in your shoes

  25. QUESTION:
    I want to get rid of the fleas in my rabbit's hutch?
    I was wondering if I should spray insect acid on the whole cage including the wood etc and then wipe it with very hot water mixed with bleach to get rid of them and the eggs, I take all of my rabbits outside before doing this then I comb them and let them be in the sun. What I suggest is it a good idea to get rid of the fleas ? Please need help asap

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy Insecticide Hutch Sprays for Rabbits,however i have found in past experiences Hot water,with Bleach mixed in does the trick.

      Just make sure the Hutch/cage is fully washed out,before placing the Rabbit(s) back in. If you are SURE they,the rabbits have Fleas they will need more than a comb.

      Flea/Mite sprays for rabbits can sometimes be-Lethal- to them,some contain Pyrethrum,derived from 'Sweet Chrysanthemums' a Plant,which is toxic to Pet rabbits,also they don't seem to be very effective. Listerine Mouthwash is designed for humans,but i PROVEN to kill Mites & Fleas & even Toenail Fungi! I suggest you buy a Flea comb & use a Gentle human Shampoo,or a Rabbit one,to bathe them. Make sure you restrain them enough,as frantic kicking can break its own Spine. If nothing works,consult a vet--Fleas CAN make rabbits Anemic.

      Hope this helps,xxx

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    whats the fastest way to get rid of toenail fungi?
    I want it off before summer i heard listerine and vapor rub help. i tried tineacide antifungal cream havent see too much results tho

    • ANSWER:
      amputation..

  28. QUESTION:
    does listerine work on toenail fungi? if so how long for it to cure?
    also does zetaclear work too?

    • ANSWER:
      It takes a long time to cure toenail fungus because the fungi is deeply embedded in your toes that it is hard for any remedy to get into.

  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 a darkened pinky toenail? Will it regain its natural color again?
    My pinky toenail on my right foot has been quite darkened. It was not like this a year ago. Will it grow back to its natural form? What could be its cause? and how can I treat it? Please help me. I am hoping for your helpful answers.

    Thankz in advance and hav a nice day.^_^

    • ANSWER:
      I just received an email from my brother (older).It had a lot of home remedies that are very useful. I copied and pasted this for you:
      Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
      I guess it's worth a try, right? I don't know how long it will take to work, but it surely can't hurt to try. It might even save you some money.

  31. QUESTION:
    can you cure toenail fungus with listerine?
    can you? does it really work? how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      If you’re using Listerine for toenail fungus, be prepared to keep it up for a while – though some people claim the remedy works after soaking for 30 minutes a day for just a few days, most fungal toenail infections will take months to clear, whether you’re using Listerine, vinegar, or any of the prescription drugs. It just takes a long time for the fungus to die and the new, uninfected nail to grow in. Use it every day – never skip a day – and in a month or two, you should see some healthy nail growing in. Don’t stop using Listerine for toenail fungus until the entire nail is new and looks healthy and normal. >>

      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.

  32. QUESTION:
    I've heard of a concoction of Vinegar and Listerine as a cure for toenail fungus.?
    Has anyone experience with this and if so, what is the percentage of mixture for each ingredient?

    • ANSWER:
      Use one part white vinegar to one part Listerine. Dab the nail with the solution then soak toe in solution for 5-10 minutes and towel dry. I have also heard that Vick's Vapo-rub works equally well.

  33. QUESTION:
    How is Toenail fungus cleared up. I would like alternatives to drugs like Lamisil?

    • ANSWER:
      Use Listerine mouth wash. Soak your toes in it.

  34. QUESTION:
    my friend has nail fungus on all her five toenails on her left foot how can she get rid of it?
    my friend and i had a sleepover on saturday and i looked at her toenails and she says she's had the fungus under toenails for almost two years how can she get rid of it thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      She can put Listerine (the mouthwash) in a bowl and putting her toes in it for about 15 minutes a day. It should take care of it.

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    So afew years ago i went to florida and i used to walk aroudn with no socks just snadles?
    Now i have some like black fungus under my toenail and its nasty and i dont like to take my socks off in public i need to get this stuff off my foot and its nasyt any help??

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of a toenail fungus can be tough. Some people have luck using a footbath of Listerine (Walgreens makes a product that has the same ingredient- eucalyptus). You can sometimes get lucky with a mild solution of hydrogen peroxide which is cheap. Also try soaking your foot in a bath of tea -- the kind you drink. It dries out the foot tissue.
      Or you pay and go to a walk-in Stat Clinic and see a doctor who can prescribe the stuff that is advertised in every magazine (Lomosil??)

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy u ever heard, tried and found amazing???
    Be specific please it will add knowledge to lot of people.....Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain
      almost immediately-- without the unpleasant side effects caused bytraditional "pain relievers."

      Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

      Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong
      Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

      Achy muscles from a bout of the flu?
      Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish
      in 1cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as amassage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

      Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

      Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tabletsin a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
      Alka-Seltzer
      begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though
      the product was never been advertised for this use.

      Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey
      and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin
      sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

      Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail
      fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic
      leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

      Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses fromloosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to thethreads of the screws before tightening them.

      Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps,hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
      insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

      Smart splinter remover. Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over thesplinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
      sticks to the dried glue.

      Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as
      a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil
      to a head.

      Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few
      drops of Listerine. a powerful antiseptic.

      Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and
      apply itto the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the
      >healing process.

      Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few
      drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

      Rainy day cure for dog odor ...Next time your dog comes in from the rain,simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

      Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil inyour cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat
      daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, andaccelerates healing.

      Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more!
      Mix 2cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the
      microwavefor 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. QUESTION:
    i have toenail fungus almost my whole nail is yellow?
    my toenail was yellow and i decided to cut off the yellow part which ended up being almost my whole toenail should i have left my nail or did i do the right thing by cutting off the bad part? and what can i use to help my nail to grow back healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Soak you toenail in Listerine, believe it or not, it's very helpful in getting rid of toenail infections. If that doesn't work, you may want to see a podiatrist, they will take a sample of the nail, send it out for testing, and give you an exact answer as to what type of infection you've got. From there, they will prescribe usually a cream or ointment to put on your toe.

  42. QUESTION:
    I've been using a home remedy for toenail fungus...?
    I was told listerine works great so I have been trying it. Sometimes it turns my nails whitish and sticky though. Anyone know why this may be?

    The fungus isn't too bad, but I've tried everything to get rid of it so that's why I went to this. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem and tried many different things that did not work, then I came across the Acai berry and I have had very good results. Taking Acai may or may not work for you, it certainly did for me. In addition to Acai, I take a vitamin E capsule, break it open and put it on the areas where I have the fungus and usually in about 24 to 48 hours I see results.

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    Home made uses for food?
    Okay, so i want some home made uses for food such as Lemon for hair or Mayonaise for erasing crayon marks from wood tables. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Helping Tips

      Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve Headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects
      caused by traditional pain relievers.
      ___________________________
      Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
      _____________________________
      Before you head to he drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of
      curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your
      stuffed nose.
      _____________________________
      Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1
      Tablespoon of horseradish in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes,then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
      _____________________________
      Sore Throat?? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take1 Tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
      __________________________
      Cure urinary tract infections with alka-seltzer.
      Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product was never been advertised for this use.
      ________________________________
      Eliminate puffiness under your eyes.....All you need is a dab of preparation H, carefully rubbed into the skin, avoiding the eyes. The hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly.
      ________________________________
      Honey remedy for Skin Blemishes......Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a band-aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
      _______________________________
      Listerine therapy for toenail fungus...Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
      _______________________________
      Easy eyeglass protection....To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline
      Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
      ______________________________
      Coca-Cola cure for rust...Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
      _____________________________
      Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer....If menacing bees,
      wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
      ____________________________
      Smart splinter remover.....just pour a drop of Elmers Glue-all over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue. ______________________________
      Hunt's tomato paste boil cure....Cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
      ______________________________
      Balm for broken blisters.....To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine....a powerful antiseptic.
      __________________________________
      Heinz vinegar to heal bruises...Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
      _____________________________
      Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas
      _____________________________
      Rainy day cure for dog odor....Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
      _______________________________
      Eliminate ear mites....All it takes is a few drops of wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing. Vaseline cure for hairballs.....To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a dollop of vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.
      _____________________________
      Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

  45. QUESTION:
    Aside from mouthwash, what else can Listerine be used for?
    I know it HAS to have other uses...

    • ANSWER:
      It can be used to kill toenail fungus. Soak toes in Listerine 30 minutes per day for 30 days.

  46. QUESTION:
    Stubborn Toenail Fungus?
    I have toenail fungus on one of my big toenails. I've had really good luck with apple cider vinegar as the fungus is growing out and now almost completely gone. BUT, there is one little corner of my nail where the fungus is still present and it just wont seem to go away. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there any way to finally get rid of the last little bit of fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      your doctor can prescribe lamisil for it. that will help, but it takes a really long time to do so. and you can soak your toe for 20 minutes twice a day in regular strength listerine. it will kill the fungus and your toe will get better.

  47. QUESTION:
    Toenail fungus and 10 weeks pregnant!!!?
    I have toenail fungus and I'm 10 weeks pregnant. I accidently soaked my feet in listerine for 15 minutes without seeing if it was safe while pregnant.

    IS MY BABY OK???! I still don't know if this was safe.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    home remedies for toenail fungus :| ?
    hey, does anyone have any home remedies for toenail fungus? thanxs soo much!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I know of a couple that have worked for me.
      1. tea tree oil. I found this at a local health food store, but anywhere where they sell organic foods/health foods/ or any hippy looking specialty shops should have tea tree oil.
      A little bit of this goes a long way, so one drop per toe (or less) is fine. I would rub it in for 10-15 minutes a couple times a day. I started seeing prettier tonails in three or four days, and in a couple weeks no longer had a problem.

      2. A friend of mine suggested that soaking your toes in Listerine mouth wash works too. I don't see why not, because it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. This might be a good idea if you're having trouble finding tea tree oil.

      3. Salt water. I have had warts even go away when I lived on the ocean and swam in it everyday. Buy a containter of Sea Salt at the grocery store and soak your feet in warm salty water for 20 minutes every day. This might take longer than the other remedies, but it is easier I think.

      Also, remember to really get your feet dry after your showers. Fungus loves moisture. My doctor once told me that when you are having issues with tonail fungus it is sometimes a good idea to even turn the blow dryer on them (on the lower setting) and make sure they're dry that way.
      And you might want to try two or even all three suggestions together!

      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Do you know what this is on my toe?
    Ok so on my big tie of one of my feet I have this weird stuff under the toenail. The toenail is very thick. I considered it to be fungus but the thing is I had it for 2 1/2 years and it never spreads. It is easiest to be removed when wet but when it reaches a certain point it can't be romoved anymore. The toenail is dark and like half it is yellow. The stuff under the nail is white. The toe is sorta dry. My toenail isn't angled right because of the stuff under it. I can cut the toenail really far down and I won't feel a thing, it has no false smell. I had 2 past injuries with this toe. It only hurts when I get to that point where I can't remove any of the stuff. Do any doctors know what this is if you have any questions just ask and I'll answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Soak in epsom salts and water. This is indeed a toenail fungus and you may need to a see a podiatrist about it if it is that bad. Soaking it in Listerine is also helpful. Try one of the fungicides that you paint on and under your toenail too (from local pharmacy/Walmart, etc.)

  50. QUESTION:
    Does Listerine kill fungi?
    I read somewhere thatListerine could kill toenail fungus. My mom and dad have it bad, but they dont wnt to risk taking the medecine, it doesn't work well with the stuff they are prescribed to.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm unsure of the listerine but I'd use tea tree oil straight up - no diluting.

      And. . although I'm unsure of its "safeness", my ex-husband got rid of his athletes foot with a mild bleachwater soak every evening for one week.

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