Saturday, June 20, 2015

Home Remedy for a Fungus Amongus

I have gone my whole life without nail fungus, but developed it in my one foot, on three toes. When I saw a podiatrist, he told me that the over the counter stuff really doesn't work and the prescription stuff is too dangerous as it could cause liver damage. He thought fungus was a better alternative to liver damage. So do I.

However, he said, there is a home remedy that works... Ok...what is it?

He said that you can apply Vicks Vaporub to your fungus nails. Somehow the Vicks makes an inhospitable home for the fungus. I was intrigued, and so I googled it, and sure enough, loads of people were curing their fungus with Vicks.

So I got some. On Wednesday, it will be two full weeks since I began the Vicks cure... I just take a glob on my finger and put some on each nail every morning after my shower. I do take a bath brush to my toes in the shower to remove old Vicks. When I apply the new stuff, I don't rub it in or anything.

I have to say that on the scale of: Is it getting better? Is it getting worse? Is it staying the same? I have to say it's getting better. On my big toe, I would say the fungus has been reduced about 40%. One of the online reports I read said that in three weeks her fungus was almost gone. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

Is this the podiatrist at 305 east 86th whose name I can't recall? It is a long name. He is really good. If it is him and you see him again, please give my regards plus Danny and my father.

Pat said...

No, but that podiatrist whose name I don't remember either is the one who took the stitches out of my toe a while back. You're right... he's very nice, and his office staff is too. Now I don't remember the details, but he needed some paperwork from that "doc in the box" down the street about when I was there, and the office person said she'd run over and get it. I was floored. I would definitely go back to him, but this new one is one my nurse practitioner had recommended.