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Zinc Oxide

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Posted by Maria (Silver Spring, Maryland) on 08/06/2011

Zinc Oxide for nail fungus

I have been fighting toenail fungus for over 50 years, and of course tried everything. The most promising was oil of oregano, which worked well provided my feet were not exposed to the hot sun (walking in the street). As soon as that happened all the gains I had made vanished and had to start over again. Then I discovered zinc oxide and it cured my nail fungus: my big toenails are now clear after 8 months of consistently using zinc oxide every day. This is what I have done: every morning at the end of my shower I use Zinc Oxide shampoo to wash my feet. Then I dry my feet and nails very well with a paper towel (not a cloth towel) and dispose of the paper towel. Then I clean the nails with a pointed tooth pic (one for every infected nail) and then I dry the nails again with a cotton ball. After that I dry the feet with a hair dryier. Then I apply a zinc oxide cream (found in diaper rash ointment) and rub my feet together to make it penetrate. At night I apply more ointment and also dash zinc oxide powder (also used for babies diaper rash) on my toenals. (I use the cream and powder all day if I am wearing socks). The cream and powder keep the feet dry at all times and no fungus can survive. I suspect that the oregano oil may work in the summer if used in combination with the zinc oxide approach.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

Maria, I cured my toenail fungus by just drinking ACV twice a day with water. I put nothing on my toes at all. It has been about a year now and it never came back. Just grew out as the toenails grew. It took about 3 months before you could see it growing out.

Replied by Maria
(Silver Spring, Maryland)

Thanks Debbie, I will try that to keep them clear. I also have noticed that when I push up my PH my nails do better, and drinking ACV does increase the PH. Thanks again