Patient Comments: Fungal Nails - Prevention

Question:

If you've had a toenail fungus, how do you try to prevent it from recurring? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: gsueby, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

Fungus started in my big toe. I tried remedies like vinegar, toenail treatments, etc., and nothing worked. I used vaginal cream (Monistat) - cheap, over-the-counter, and it proved effective. I cut the dead toenail back as far as I could and scraped the top edge of the nail so the cream could penetrate. I applied the cream to the toenail and into the sides of the nail bed, and covered with Band-Aid twice a day. It took 2 weeks to begin to heal. Three months later, fungus was healed completely.

Comment from: Nancy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 08

I’ve had toenail fungus since 1982 (38 years), when I was on a trip to the Virgin Islands and played in a tennis tournament. I managed to jam both my big toenails during a particular play. They both quickly filled up with blood and swelled like crazy. I should have seen a doctor. I watched my nails turn black, purple, get thick with fungus and fall off many times over the years. Laser and Lamisil treatments did not help. I’m in my 60’s now and went vegan. My nails cleared up completely! I’m not alone.

Comment from: Mjwr2004, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

Use Lamisil 250 mg orally to prevent toenail fungus from recurring. This medicine requires prior authorization, thereby, the doctor has to call the insurance carrier for approval/authorization and then call the pharmacy with the authorization number.

Comment from: C, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

All disease begins in the gut. We come in contact with all kinds of pathogens everyday of life but if you are healthy you will never get an infection in the 1st place. Look up leaky gut syndrome and candida overgrowth in your gut microbiome. Once your gut is with an imbalance or overgrowth of the bad stuff, including candida, it can surface in many ways on the body, just about anywhere, including a toenail fungus infection.

Comment from: Saba, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I have toe nail fungus and I’m applying Lamisil.

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