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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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Tea Tree Oil, Olive Oil and a Tad of Bleach Comments By: Catahoula on 2008-12-18
I take a small bottle of Tea Tree Oil that you can pick up at your local pharmacy in the vitimin section. I then pour out a small amount (one quarter of the bottle) and reserve. Then i take 1 dropper full of regular laundry bleach and add to the tea tree oil. Finish Filling the bottle to full with olive oil and shake before each use.

I got results in 24 hours and after 3 months have clear pink toe nails. Which i never thought i would ever have again by the way.

I did notice that the fungus/yeast wanted to surface (or break out like acne)around the toe nail and on the toes. I assume it wanted to run from the area i treated. I simply put a drop where the red spots surfaced and after a few days they began to clear up as well.

I will note that i do not have sensitive skin; So some may not get the same results that i got and therefore they may need to dilute further to prevent a chemical burn.

As an example, i would suggest for sensitive skin to do 30% tea tree oil, 1 dropper of bleach and the balance % with olive oil. This would mean that more then 50% of the bottle would be olive oil. Oilve oil seems to condition and heal skin as can be seen throughout ancient history. In hot dry climates it was applied just as modern day lotions are today.

Hopefully my story will help another in a simular situation in need of healing.

The OTC remedies simply do not work long term and often the side effects just are not worth it. My liver problems today may very well be from me using OTC fungal products for decades just to keep foot ungus at bay.



bewildered Comments By: jadzea on 2009-01-20
firstly isnt the internet wonderful?
after reading most of the posts on tea tree
oil for nail fungus, I am going to give it a try. I have had this nail problem before
years ago, took lamacil orally but then totally unaware of its dangers.I must say though it did work. damaged my big toe nail last year growing out great and then the other week saw this dreaded fungus i am gutted ,anyway thanks for the advice i am off to buy some tea tree watch this space.

Tea Tree oil WORKS!!! Comments By: Didnt spend alot of money and satisfied on 2009-01-31
I began using Tea tree oil on my toe because it had fungus. Within a week the whole toe nail fungus broke off. Now im waiting for it to grow back. Tea tree really works. I applied it twice a day with a q-tip. You can immediately see the tea tree working. I began on a Saturday and my nail fell off by the following friday...
Tea Tree oil Comments By: Joe on 2009-01-06
I have been trying the tto for about a week and a half and now have blisters on the skin where the nail starts. Be careful.
tea tree oil danger Comments By: Joe on 2009-01-13
A week after my blisters started from using tea tree oil, I now have two purple toes from popped blisters and blisters on the top of my foot. My toes feel almost asleep, but like I am walking on cactus needles. I have been to my family doctor, a podiatrist, and the emergency room and am on 2 antibiotics to try to clear the blisters. Beware of using something when you don't know how your body will respond. Does anybody have a similar story and if so, how did you stop the blisters from spreading? It just started on a third toe. Thanks
Nail fungus may just be a symptom... Comments By: Lindsay on 2009-02-08
I wish I had stumbled across this site sooner, perhaps I would've given the tea tree oil a longer chance. I hadn't heard of any real success stories associated, just aware the it is a commonly used natural antifungal. I guess years of listening to everyone tell me that the only way to cure it was with oral (poisons)meds. I took Lamisil as a teen with no success. Since then I have learned a lot of the dangers and misinformation within Western Medicine (not saying it is taboo, it definitely has its place and has saved many lives!). I only tried to tea tree oil for one month, but didn't see a difference even on my tiny little toe nail, which had a chance to grow out, but the fungus persisted. It seems to be spreading and though I have always had it on 2 nails, their state has remained unchanged for 15 years, and now in the past few months it has spread to 5 more.

Has anyone that suffers from nail fungus given any thought to possible Candidiasis? I am suffering from Candidiasis, which I believe may have been from using various antibiotics in the past, as well as putting me body "through the ringer" as a young 'un. It causes everything from toenail fungus, depression, psoriasis, schizophrenia, autism, vaginal infections, ear infections, fatigue, etc. The list goes on. The yeast apparently produces over 70 different toxins in to your body, so it can manifest itself in many ways, which may vary from person to person. It impairs your entire function, so if that is not addressed, treating the symptoms will be ineffective... even if it seems resolved for a short term.

Why did they prescribe antibiotics? Are the blisters becoming infected? Blisters themselves do not have the ablility to spread, unless they are being caused by a virus. If it were an allergic reaction, it should subside on its own, with discontinuation of the allergen. It definitely should not persist if you have stopped using it.

help Comments By: anon on 2009-02-09
hi everyone, ive had this for nearly 2 years now, after reading all yr coments am of 2 buy tto, wish me luck, i will keep u posted.
hi Comments By: mary on 2009-02-09
can someone give me a bit of advice please, ive read a lot of comments and no one has mentioned their infected toes being painfull, ive had fungel a while now and my toes r very painfull, ive just started using tto today do i apply it 2 the nail only? r the whole toe? please help
hi everyone Comments By: lili75 on 2009-03-15
I have the toenail fungus and it is so embarrasing ,because summer is comming soon ,thats why I decide to start a treatment I soaked my feet on 50/50 white vinegar and water,for 30 minutes and then I put some tto on my nails ,I do this twice a day ,and I think it is gonna work! oohhh yeaa!TTO battle to the fungus ja,ja I have to wear flip flops sooonnn
TTO Initial Assesment Comments By: Sammyg on 2009-04-03
I have been using tea tree oil for about one week, and have had no adverse reactions. I apply TTO once in the morning after showering, and then once at night before bed. I file my infected big toenails at night before the evening application. Firstly, my shoes and socks don't stink anymore. Secondly, my infected toenails are much easier to file now. When I am filing them down, it's a much faster process which in turn exposes more of the infected nail bed. This is good progress from my view, as it seems that getting rid of the infected nail is a good thing to do. It's only the first week, but my big toes already look somewhat presentable, and I am confident that I won't have to escalate to using prescription medications. If I do plateau in progress, I am thinking about adding vinegar to my regimen. So far so good, though.

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