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Cure Toe Nail Fungus With Tea Tree Oil

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Posted by Lulu Dickinson (United Kingdom) on 06/20/2016
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My husband had very bad fungal nail on his toe nails, so I made my own mixture of Isopropyl alcohol and tea tree oil and soaked his toe nails every evening with a sponge applicator ..

I have also added tea tree oil to clear nail polish and intend to use this once his fungal nail has gone.


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Posted by Jenjen (Usa) on 02/07/2016
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Tea Tree Oil for Nail Fungus worked for me: Through summer I stayed in sandals, kept tea-tree and also a dropper bottle of vinegar on me, and alternated between them at least daily, or whenever I was thinking about it. I agree about sanding down the surface of the nail (but not dremmel... you don't want to accidentally go through the nail... ouch! I filed it with one of those file/polish/buff tools you can buy for shining up the nail surface.

Gives you control so you don't go too thin - but definitely sand as thin as possible, this will remove as much infected nail surface as possible and help the oil penetrate through the nail - google "nail shiner buffer sand block file" for images/buying options.

Also keep nails as short as possible; you want oil (and vinegar if you decide to use that too) to penetrating all cracks and crevices on and around nail.

But YES THIS WORKS. With the Tea Tree, as with vinegar, you are creating a hostile environment that the little critters can't live in, and with no hiding places! Keep it up until the nail grows in clean. Be prepared, it could take months for the regrowth!


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Posted by Carolina (Oviedo, Florida) on 09/25/2015
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I want to thank you for sharing this!!! This REALLY works! I tried a lot of treatments before using the tea tree oil. I wasn't sure if it would work because all the doctors told me it is was very difficult to cure it, even though they prescribed me expensive treatments. Thank you so much!


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Posted by Figment (Co) on 12/19/2013
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I have cured my own toenail fungus that I picked up in a hospital bathroom while staying overnight... the bathroom was FILTHY.

Anyway, take a dremel with the sandpaper drum attachment... grind down as much of the outer part of the nail as you can to thin it down in thickness. Then buy PURE teatree oil at the health food store... NOT the teatree oil mixture, just pure teatree oil. Apply it to your nail (saturate the nail) twice/daily until the nail has grown out. It worked great for me... just keep the nail as thin as you can, and saturate it thoroughly... One bottle only costs about $7-10. No nasty side effects.


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Posted by Tweetylii (Canton, Ohio, Usa) on 02/13/2013
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I had toenail fungus for years. I had tried several OTC fungicides with no results. The toenail on my big toe had become so bad that it had separated from the toe. I clipped back all the dead, crumbly nail and applied tea tree oil to the nailand the area where the nail had been twice a day. That is all I did until the nail regrew. It is now pink and healthy.


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Posted by Brooke (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 08/29/2012
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I developed fungus under both big toes after getting a pedicure. One turned almost orange and about half of it detached from the nail bed. I cut off what I could, soaked my feet in about 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1cup warm water for about 20 minutes. I then put tea tree oil on all my toes. I purchased the tea tree oil from Whole Foods for 15$ for 2fl oz. The second day I did the same vinegar soak but added in hydrogen peroxide. Followed that with the Tea Tree. Day 3 no soaking, just applied the tea tree twice. Day 4 and whats left of my nail looks normal and healthy. I will continue to use the tea tree until the nail grows back in. Dont need to take any chances! I wish I had a picture of the deformed, orange nail I had 4 days ago. Its a miracle. :)


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Posted by Happy Cured (Portland, Oregon) on 06/21/2012
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Put all the other rememdies to bed! Tea Tree Oil on it 2x per day, morning and night. Use a knife to scrape away what you can (not too much). In a few weeks it starts growing back healthy nail! Make sure you put it on until the nail is fully grown back and maybe a little more ;)

It worked for me. I had this stupid nail fungus for 10 years.


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Posted by Michelle (Smithfield, Queensland) on 05/27/2012
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Hi everyone! Just have to firstly give a huge thumbs up for this site & all the contributors. Have been utilising the advice from here for years, & recommended it so many times to people I should be receiving commissions! Lol. Now, back to business:- I have had fungal infections pertaining to toe nails on both feet for over 20 years. Podiatrists have recommended many products over that time, none of them worked, & all were expensive. The last podiatrist that I visited, after telling him of my previous experiences told me "off the record", to cure my infections - 1. Stop using nailpolish 2. Apply pure Tea Tree oil every day, or as many times as I remembered! He actually told me that over-the- counter remedies don't work, however, the pure tea-tree oil will stop the fungus in its tracks, it was just going to take time. I've been applying it (with a dropper) at least once a day (ok, maybe every two! ). In less than 2 weeks, I could start to see new, healthy growth starting to appear. Not wanting to get too excited (remember, I've had this problem for over 20 years & why I didn't refer back to this site in the first place -I have no idea why! ), however, I kept applying the oil, watching & waiting. Now, nearly a month later, I can see the visible difference between the infected toenail, & the healthy nail. The podiatrist told me it was a slow process, & took perseverance & patience, & could take up to 8 months to see proper results. In a fraction of that time, & for a fraction of the price of the specialists recommended lotions & potions, I actually have real results. Highly recommended cheap alternative - TEA TREE OIL


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Posted by Fifi (Gold Coast, Australia) on 12/31/2011
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Hi all, I had a fungal nail infection in both my big toenails. It was there for awhile and I was worried about it spreading further. I asked my doc about using something from the pharmacy but he said it was all a waste of money. So I decided to try tea tree oil.

Morning and night, after showering, I scrubbed the oil into and around ALL of my toes. I would tip the oil on from a dropper bottle and made sure I also got it up under the nail. I scrubbed with a toothbrush. I did this for about 3 months and the fungas has completely gone. My nails were yellow/patchy and flaky. Now they are nomal! No more hiding them away!


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Posted by Xina (Sydney, Australia) on 11/12/2011
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My remedy for nail fungus is 100% pure tea tree oil. That's it, that's all that is needed.

Prior to using tea tree oil, I did some research online to find out the best commercial products to use and found many mention of Loceryl and the like, but I found it was too costly for my taste. So I researched online again for "natural" remedies and came across tea tree oil. It just so happens that I had some on hand, so I decided to use it one night. The 1st week, just by running my finger over the top of my big toe, I felt a big difference as my big toe previously contained ridges and was not smooth. I clipped my nails very short, and applied more tea tree oil very other day, and in the 2nd week, the nail fungus was 80% gone. Now, I am in my 3rd week, and the nail fungus is completely gone.

So, please don't shell out your $50 for no commercial product, just get 100% tea tree oil and you will be set. It is good for a host of remedies including dandruff, lice, fungus, etc. Due to its anti-bacterial elements.

Just wanted to share my experience.


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Posted by Elizabeth (Adrian, Michigan Usa) on 03/08/2011
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I have had a fungal infection in my right thumbnail that has been recurrant for over two years. Absolutely nothing topical nor oral worked to clear it up, and it was at the point of my nail being almost completely detached. Trimming all the way down as some suggest did nothing to help.

I have been applying neat Tea Tree Oil 4 times a day to the exposed nail bed and surrounding area (I have had no adverse effects from using it neat). After it is absorbed, I have applied Vapor Cough Suppressant (I used the name brand) in a thick layer and left uncovered. The smell is not pleasant, but after a week I have, for the first time in two years, NEW HEALTHY GROWTH!!! There are two tiny black spots under the nail, but the new growth is definitely attached to the nail bed, and there is a noticeable ridge where it is growing in normally at the base as opposed to slightly thickened. The cuticle which was destroyed is beginning to regenerate.


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Posted by Mary (Gloucester, Ma ) on 12/22/2010
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Tea Tree Oil is very effective for nail fungus. I was surfing in Costa Rica and one of the perks was a free pedicure, well from that pedicure I developed a nasty case of nail fungus. When I returned to The States my doctor said he could prescribe a medicine but the side effect was liver failure. I said I'll pass. He said try using Tea Tree Oil but you have to use is religiously. I rubbed it into the nail bed after every shower and it cleared right up. Best part, no side effects.


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Posted by Junia (Dallas, Tx) on 02/26/2010
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I had a fungal infection on one of my large toenails and first tried a commercial product you paint on. After a month of use it did nothing and the fungus got worse. Then I read about tea tree oil and started applying that. It has taken many months - more than 4 or 5 and I didn't do it every single day - many times I forgot. But I can finally say that the teatree oil is working. Some of the affected nail flaked off and the rest of it is growing out with healthy nail bed in its place. You just have to be patient - it will take a long time - for me - because I forgot so much to apply it, it was close to a year.


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Posted by Jeff (Bedford, Virginia) on 01/28/2008
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I had the toe condition that you see on TV in which the nail dries and seems to die and becomes unattached to the nail bed. The prescription medicine has side effects of harming the liver so I looked for something non-toxic. I read about Tea Tree Oil and ordered some from a well know mail order vitimen supplier. I used a cotton swab and worked the oil under the nail and coated the entire outer nail. Within two weeks the decay had stopped and I could see the nail bed attached to the new growth. I'll continue until the nail completely is replaced and that should take about 8 months (my nails grow slowly) This stuff is great!


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Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 01/01/2007
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I am trying Vics Vapor Rub and 100% Tea Tree oil, I do believe the fungus is on its way out as the fungus under the nail is turning Black. What I do is apply the tea tree oil first rub it in and try and get it down the back of the nail, then I rub a good amount of vics vapor rub all over the nail bed. I also filled my infected toe nail in both directions Across and down, allowing the mixture to absorb in quicker I only file once a week so not to make my nail sore. I apply this twice per day once in the Morning and again before bed time. I cover my toe nail up with a cotton wool cosmetic pad and surgical tape to keep it in place while I am sleeping.



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