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Toenail Fungus Success with Tea tree oil

Submitted by Nora

I have had great success with tea tree oil. My nails had been affected with toenail fungus for decades and were so thickened and curled at the top that walking was painful.

I have been using tea tree oil for a few months now and my nails are already much thinner and softer, no longer curl and are pink. I use a pummice stick to gently thin the nail from time to time before applying. Be gentle, you don't want to go through the nail, just make it easy for the oil to penetrate the nail as much as possible. The dead fungus or debris turn dark so, when you file the nail too thin, the top usually, it will turn dark and brittle. Apply the oil three times a day and go barefoot as much as possible.

I agree with others here: clean socks, vinegar baths, keeping all dead skin exfoliated all help. When you add tea tree oil, it works.

My nails look and feel nearly totally normal and I know they will soon be beautiful! I'm so happy.

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I think it is working ;) Comments By: GuyWithDeminishingFungas on 2010-09-16
Hi, I've had this from the ages 16 to 21, i'm now 22, and the fungus has spread to all toes, a few not so bad as the others. After a long time just living with it and being miserable, i read about tea tree oil, i bought some, and at first i used a cotton bud to dab it on each nail. this for me was ineffective, so i decided to give foot soaks ago, and it seems to be working quite nicely, my athletes foot is gone, and my nails appear to be growing in from the bottom clear, all i do is get a container big enough to fit your feet in, and put some hot/warm water in, (i also put salt and white vinigar in) and then about 10-20 drops of tea tree oil, i usually let them soak for up to an hour (just watch a movie or something ;)) it really does work for me, hope this helps, good luck ;)
Tea tree oil worked for me Comments By: Angus on 2010-09-28
I tried the paint-on ointment prescribed by the doctor for NINE months having been warned it took up to a year. In that time I saw no change and at times the nail got thicker and more painful. I didn't want to take the oral medication because of the potential liver damage - seems like a sledgehammer to crack a nut!

I've been using drops of neat tea tree oil for 4 months now and the fungus has just finished growing out completely! I began putting one or two drops ONCE daily for about a week and saw instant improvement compared to the prescribed stuff. The skin around the nail became a little enflamed at first so I gave it a rest for a couple of days and then continued making sure i wiped any excess off the skin. After the first week (and for the past 4 months) I have only applied the drops once every 2 or 3 days. No major filing down was necessary, but occasional scraping away before application. Great result!

Fungal nail infection ! Comments By: Zara on 2010-10-11
Wow!! I've jus literally typed ma fungul infection Discription in to google and was amazed to read all the information on tto!! I immediately drove to the local chemist and purchased some. I immediately applied this to the all the nails on my feet I also lifted up the nail and applied to the nail bed, as the nail on my big toes are detached!!! I also soaked my feet in 50/50 bleach and White vinegar and warm water!' so fingers crossed for me as this is day 1 and I have been suffering from the fungal nail infection for the last 3 years or more so I'm praying this works!!' I will keep u posted!!!!
TTO Comments By: james jones on 2010-10-14
Time to try tto Comments By: MP on 2010-11-21
I purchased TTO a few years back to cure a cold sore. Since I moved from the USA to the UK I am finding I now have toe fungus now on my big toes. Its really getting on my nerves but I didnt think it was fungus until I searched on the net. I dont have sensitive skin and have been dropping the TTO on my big toes now for 2 days. Hope it works!
It works! Comments By: Aussie Girl on 2010-12-09
I have tried everything else...nothing worked. I have been wearing bandaids over my big toe in summer for over 10 years. My mother works at a nursing home and one day she told me how some of the nurses had been clearing up the residents nail infections using TTO. She said some of them had been so bad that they couldnt wear shoes anymore and now they have healthy nails. It did take a long time though, around about a year for those elderly people. So I tried to heal my nail too. My nail is really flaky and just peels off. The skin underneath is quite visable, so I just pour a few drops of the oil onto the nail letting it soak into the skin. After only two weeks I have a pink nail growing, I havent had a pink nail in YEARS! Im quite happy to do this for as long as it takes, I think its a small price to pay to wear open toed shoes without bandaids!!!
fungal nails Comments By: Toni on 2010-12-22
Been using tea tree oil on my toe nails for about 3 months. The nails are so thin now. I had fungal toe nails for years and nothing else worked.
tto and anti-fungls cure Comments By: mb on 2011-01-31
i have had toenail fungus since i was 15 years old and i am 21 now for just a month a been using tto and anti-fungus cure(is just $8 i bought it at walmart)and so far i notice a small diffrences which i think is pertty good for just being a month in the moring i appy tto with a q-tip and let it dry for about 5 min then i apply anit-fungle wit a q-tip as well i also repeat this process at night but in the middle of the day i just apply tto i hope this works cuz im a girl and i hate not being able to wear those cute sandles in the summer time :(
Incredible results! Comments By: LJ on 2011-02-01
First time with nail fungus and first time using tea tree oil and it's already showing significant improvement in only a few days. The bottle I bought does recommend testing a small but healthy area of your skin first to make sure you are not allergic before you apply it to an infection (for those complaining about an allergy).

I've heard of so many fantastic uses for tea tree oil I have a feeling it will become a staple in my house.

TTO v Epilepsy Comments By: anon on 2011-02-14
My 40 yr old son (who has learning difficulties and epilepsy) has had toe nail fungal infections before & now it is back again on 3 of his toes. His GP suggested leaving them alone as he had already tried the varnish & tablets. I want to try TTO but have read "do not use if you have epilepsy". Any comments would be welcome?

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