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Treating Toe Nail Fungus With Tea Tree Oil

Author: Michael M.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 11-16-2004
Views: 11,654
Word Count: 179
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 479-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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If you notice fungus growing under your toe nail like I did you might want to try this. I've been doing this and it seems to be working.

Cut the unhealthy nail away as much as possible.

File the remaining unhealthy nail down thinner with an emory board where the nail is discolored, as thin as possible.

Put a drop or two of oil with anti-fungal properties (I'm using Tea Tree oil) on some cotton and tape it to the affected area.

Leave it in place for a day or two.

File the nail again weekly, a good time is after a shower, and repeat the oil, cotton and taping as before.

My big nail seems to be growing out in a healthy manner, while the oil is killing the fungus or at least keeping it in check.

This should take as much time to kill the fungus while the nail grows out as if you were taking the pills.

But this is certainly preferable to medicating your whole body while doing it and a heck of alot cheaper, too. Happy oiling!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: nail-fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
2.Associated topics: nail-fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link
3.Associated topics: nail-fungus — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link

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