BOSSY MOMENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY – Toenail Fungus. November 7, 2007 Do you know what gets rid of toenail fungus? Dying. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: The Best Darn Humor Blog Ever.Next Post: » Bossy’s Weblog Award For Funniest Blog Acceptance Speech. First Draft.
DD saysNovember 7, 2007 at 10:09 am
I thought I had something funny to say, but realized not so much.
So I’ll just asked if you’ve tried that oral drug that is adverstised by using some kind of rabid weasel/tasmanian devil character digging in the toe bed?
Miss Britt saysNovember 7, 2007 at 10:10 am
Daisies are pretty.
soNOTcool saysNovember 7, 2007 at 10:31 am
There is no toe nail fungi among I.
sassykim saysNovember 7, 2007 at 10:36 am
Oh my! I am about to deal with this issue for my boyfriend. His toenails have been BLACK and like “claws” since I met him. He won’t show his feet, even at the beach. They are soo gross. He’s off to the Dr. and probably a podiatrist. UGLY! He makes jokes that he could swoop down and get a fish out of the ocean. I hope someome has some good advise!!
Howard saysNovember 7, 2007 at 10:53 am
I did know that. My dad had (and still has) that problem.
JPend saysNovember 7, 2007 at 10:53 am
qt saysNovember 7, 2007 at 11:04 am
So, so thankful I have never had to deal with this because everyone talks about how bad it is. Our receptionist got it from a pedicure and she told me it took her almost TWO YEARS to get rid of it.
Velvet Verbosity saysNovember 7, 2007 at 11:07 am
No joke. Tea tree oil. If you don’t know about it, it’s a natural antiseptic and antifungal. I can tell you our family has used it successfully on foot fungus (I have a teenage boy…this is a regular occurrence round here), skin fungus, eczema, and to repel and remove ticks. If you don’t believe ME (slap yourself, right now), here’s one article I found for you. http://ezinearticles.com/?Tea-Tree-Oil-Nail-Fungus&id=353851
**To remove ticks from cats and dogs, the best form of tea tree oil is in Desert Essence “Thoroughly Clean Face Wash” with organic tea tree oil and Awapuhi. The ticks practically fall off after a minute or two.
Janice in TX saysNovember 7, 2007 at 11:53 am
Vicks vapor rub….just plain old Vicks.
I started to get a fungus under my big toe nail and a co-worker told me to use Vicks and it went away. BTW she has used it on her DH’s terminal nails and it worked.
madmad saysNovember 7, 2007 at 12:08 pm
Well, actually… I think when you die, the fungus wins.
Susan saysNovember 7, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Is this a case of, “Don’t ask me how I know?”
Phyllis saysNovember 7, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Tea Tree oil and Vicks Vapo Rub. Also had success with geranium oil. However, You gotta be very diligent and try to keep your feet in flops as much as possible. The black will eventually grow out if you keep treating the infection with the above.
Janice in TX saysNovember 7, 2007 at 12:45 pm
I forgot to add (and Pyllis touched on it) to keep your feet dry, uncovered by wearing flip flops or going barefoot and continually cutting the nails short…I was also told to file the top of the nail so the Vicks or Tea Tree oil can be absorbed.
Mrs. G. saysNovember 7, 2007 at 1:19 pm
My husband is plagued with this and he tried all the natural remedies–tea tree oil, oregano, garlic, black tea, bhah–the only thing that anihilated it was this anti-fungle horse pill he was prescribed by his doctor…you have to take it the drug for three to six months. But his toes are beautiful now. This is one tenacious fungus.
Laurie Foolery saysNovember 7, 2007 at 1:25 pm
And if all else fails, cocktails! Then you won’t give a crap.
You can call me, 'Sir' saysNovember 7, 2007 at 1:45 pm
That’s totally true, homegirl. I live with the heartbreak of toenail fungus and once asked a dermatologist about getting rid of it. She said it would involve a 6-month rotation of pills that would require me to come in every couple weeks to make sure my liver wasn’t being damaged by the medication.
So, turns out that living with toenail fungus isn’t really all that big a deal, after all.
bv saysNovember 7, 2007 at 1:53 pm
Vick Vapor Rub. EVERYNIGHT with socks for 6 months and it WILL be gone. Praise the lord…it will be gone.
Velvet Verbosity saysNovember 7, 2007 at 2:02 pm
The trick to using tea tree oil (I can’t speak for Vicks or Geranium Oil…they may work too) is that you have to be vigilant about it, and yes, keep your feet in the open air as much as possible. You work at home, shouldn’t be a problem! 🙂 You need a good pure tea tree oil, and I would buy a soap as well. Yes, file your toenails so the oil can absorb, soak your feet in a tea tree oil bath a few times, wash them with the soap when you shower, and clean out your tub with Dr. Bronner’s soap with tea tree oil (to remove any fungus from the shower floor).
Then make it a habit to put some pure oil on with a Q-tip in the morning and at night. Do this for a while after it seems to have gone away.
Or, you can take the horse pill. Who needs a liver?
Mr Farty saysNovember 7, 2007 at 2:30 pm
That is all.
Dr. Monkey saysNovember 7, 2007 at 2:45 pm
Thanks for brightening my day.
Caroline saysNovember 7, 2007 at 4:14 pm
I USED TO LOVE MY FEET.
I no longer love my feet.
Harriet saysNovember 7, 2007 at 4:33 pm
My ex husband had the dreaded T.F. for years (no, not the reason I divorced him). Then he got some odd dry rash in rings on his body which was unrelated (now you are understanding why we are divorced!) that he went to see the doctor for. Doc gave him some hyper-expensive one-dose oral antifungal medicine and they were both gone in less than a week.
Apparently his liver could have been damaged from it as well (okay, either that or the boozing, you pick). My point was that you can get rid of it!
ittakesavillagetotreattoefungus.com saysNovember 7, 2007 at 4:34 pm
File the top of the toenails with an emery board to air out the fungus. Think fresh air like being in a field of daisies! And do the Tea Tree oil – it works.
I really can’t say if it will work for the really-must-be-something-special-kind-of-guy that sassykim is working on but we’ll keep her in our prayers.
Wayne saysNovember 7, 2007 at 6:52 pm
Other than tea tree oil, I’d say see a specialist. Maybe the specialist can make you feel better about accepting your fungus.
flutter saysNovember 7, 2007 at 6:53 pm
Um, also? Nuclear waste.
Moogie saysNovember 7, 2007 at 7:15 pm
I have heard of Vicks…I tried it once. I cleared up the sinuses really good. I’ve never used tree oil. I wouldn’t even know where to get it. I guess this means I need to buckle down and just do it.
Hmmmm…do any of these remove age spots? Nothing better than killing two birds with one stone.
FENICLE saysNovember 7, 2007 at 9:52 pm
Oh my feet suck ass. No they suck fungus.
I’ve tried so many prescriptions & OTC crap.
Tea Tree Oil, Vicks Vapor Rub…my husband finally said he’d rather I have fungus then come to bed smelling like that!
patti saysNovember 7, 2007 at 9:58 pm
My husband and I both used the pill method (liver be damned) and can now proudly wear sandals after years of avoiding them.
I’d also add to the advice of others – yes to the flip flops as often as possible, but also, wear socks when you have to wear sneakers or other closed in shoes. Keep the tootsies dry!
The Domestic Goddess saysNovember 8, 2007 at 10:31 am
Damn. I’m basically screwed, then.
The Mom Bomb saysNovember 8, 2007 at 10:49 am
There’s a fungus among us!
I do not have this particular affliction. But I do have wicked bunyons on both feet that make it impossible for me to wear most styles of (SOB!) cute shoes.
Oh, The Joys saysNovember 8, 2007 at 11:45 am
It took me $400 dollars worth of medicine to get rid of it… in AFRICA. FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!
Peggy saysNovember 8, 2007 at 11:48 am
This is when you take that damn medicine and can’t enjoy an adult beverage..ever..Never mind,sandals are HIGHLY overratred..Cheers!
Liz saysNovember 8, 2007 at 7:05 pm
vicks vapor rub.. for a llllooonnnggg time. It’s not gone until the whole nail has grown out. I’ve also heard white vinegar works but
Oswegan saysNovember 8, 2007 at 7:23 pm
You people are sick.
Biddy saysNovember 10, 2007 at 2:58 am
geee and i thought it just took vick’s vapor rub and socks….
Michael Bains saysNovember 10, 2007 at 6:32 pm
Hydrogen Peroxide soak followed by daily doses of patchouli oil.
And catch it quickly, for goodness sake! Sheesh…
Kimberley Hannaman-Taylor saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:50 am
HAHAHAHAHA! The heartbreak of fungus…
Love all the downhome remedies though..who knew it was so common?
Kimberley Taylor saysNovember 13, 2007 at 3:16 pm
Check out what “The Worm Lady” says about foot fungus:
Kimberley Hannaman-Taylor saysNovember 13, 2007 at 3:17 pm
Ok…my experiment with dropping video into comments has failed (good to know)
Here’s what the worm lady says:
liza saysJanuary 23, 2008 at 9:37 am
Okay, I realize I’m a little late to this party but I have to agree with the commenter who said that Oregano Oil will get rid of the fungus. It will! I promise.
Anonymous saysJuly 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm
Does anyone know how long the tea tree oil/vicks method take if applied twice daily?