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any good home remedies that can get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Olive leaf extract: If toenail fungus is not extensive whole nail than it can respond to oral olive leaf extract which has antifungal properties. It needs to e taken for 6 or more months to achieve significant improvement.Bit cause occasional nausea.
Dr. Pamela Kirby
Podiatry 26 years experience
Try apple cider vine: It takes a long time using topical agents. Some people use vick'vapo rub, others use tea tree oil. Others use apple cider vinegar. None of these are really a permanent solution.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Bleach soaks: Depends on how superficial the infection. If this is relatively superficial then bleach soaks can be beneficial. Basically a capful in a small basin of water and soak. However, most cases will require systemic antifungals to clear up the problem.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Goog Mediicine: Depending on the severity of the condition and the confidence the offending pathogen is a fungus, you may want to try using tea trea oil 3-4 times a day after a brief filing of the top part of the toenail to assist the permiability of the liquid, or if the condition is more serious you may want to try an oral medication like, terbinafine 250mg daily for 3 months, beware of liver effects.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many: People have used Vicks vapo rub, banana peels, listerine.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can home remedies get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Usually can't; depen (penicillamine): Other than for a very isolated area of the nail, homemade remedies usually don't work as it takes at least six months for the nail to grow without exposure to nail fungus to stay clean. Even when treated with medication, the fungus often returns. New laser treatments can offer some cosmetic improvement, but usually don't completely eradicate the fungus.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please let me know if there is any home remedies that can get rid of toenail fungus?

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Dr. Michael McGlamry
Podiatry 30 years experience
Fungus: No!

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