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A 59-year-old female asked:

are there any home remedies for fungus under toenails?

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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Pediatric Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Vicks vaporub applied to the affected nails 1-2 times daily is effective. Reports of the efficacy of tree oil are also available, but I have no experience with this.
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
TeaTreeOil and Vicks: Pure tea tree oil applied to the underside of the nail twice daily can be effective. Or, vicksvaporub applied the same way. Also very important is good nutrition and hygeine. Changing shoes and socks daily, or more often if sweating is a problem. Your feet must be kept dry. Fungal infections can be very difficult to get rid of and can require weeks of treatment. Good luck.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
I agree. It works well.
Jan 31, 2012

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What are some home remedies can you use for fungus on yellow toenails?

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Dr. Mark Reed answered
Podiatry 32 years experience
None: Hi: sorry but there are no home remedies that have proven successful in curing toe nail fungus infections. Rumors have circulated for years about vicks, tree tea oil, bleach and etc.

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