What can I do for fungus on big toe?

What can I do for fungus on big toe?

There are 16 comments on the GoErie.com story from Apr 2, 2008, titled What can I do for fungus on big toe?. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Q For the past two and one- half years, I have had a fungus on one of my big toes.

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Battle Creek Enquier

United States

#1 Apr 28, 2008
After reading about the issue on toe fungus, my husband and I went to 2 different drug stores:Wal-Mart & Walgreen's and neither one of them carries the medication called: Miranel ointment. The Wal-Mart assistant said that there was 4 other people looking for the same medication for toe/foot fungus treatment.Would you happen to know of any other pharmacies to try?
Page,BC-Mi
K Mac

United States

#2 Apr 28, 2008
There's always amputation.

“Love Freedom, Thank a Soldier”

Since: Feb 08

Erie,PA

#3 Apr 28, 2008
Get your Doc to give you prescription strength Lamisil ointment, and keep feet from getting damp.

“Love Freedom, Thank a Soldier”

Since: Feb 08

Erie,PA

#4 Apr 28, 2008
...or I suppose amputation is an option. Probably less painful.
Biker

Canton, OH

#5 Apr 28, 2008
Call a toe truck.
Penny from Tenney

Erie, PA

#7 Apr 29, 2008
Dr. Gott's articles in the paper say to use Vicks Vapor Rub on and around the toenail twice a day for about three months. Don't take anything internal. Check the side effects for the oral Lamasil. Not pleasant. Anyway I don't know if that works, but give it a try.
K Mac

United States

#8 Apr 29, 2008
Biker wrote:
Call a toe truck.
Cute!
mary p-

United States

#9 Apr 29, 2008
My sister had to have her entire toe nail removed. They don't grow back either. Gross..If you keep the area painted afterwards, it's not noticable though.
K Mac

United States

#10 Apr 29, 2008
mary p- wrote:
My sister had to have her entire toe nail removed. They don't grow back either. Gross..If you keep the area painted afterwards, it's not noticable though.
No offense, but....ewwwwwww!
wasserman

United States

#11 Apr 29, 2008
best cure for a digit with fungus is to soak it in cider.
MCR

Akron, OH

#12 Apr 29, 2008
Not even gonna touch this one. NO way... NO how. Nuff Said

“Love Freedom, Thank a Soldier”

Since: Feb 08

Erie,PA

#14 Apr 29, 2008
MCR wrote:
Not even gonna touch this one. NO way... NO how. Nuff Said
I wouldn't want to touch a toe with fungus on it either. I once had somewhat of a foot fetish...not anymore!
MCR

Akron, OH

#15 Apr 29, 2008
Haven't had enough coffee this morning so....Not even gonna go there. LOL LOL
khp33 wrote:
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I wouldn't want to touch a toe with fungus on it either. I once had somewhat of a foot fetish...not anymore!
lakerman1

Waterford, PA

#16 Apr 29, 2008
lamisil has to be taken for an extended period of time, and has significant side-effects.
If the fungus is underneath the toenail, see a podiatrist. If it is on the skin surface, use and anti-fungal cream plus some vick's and keep the foot dry and exposed to air as much as possible. and use anti-fungal powder inside of your shoes/sneakers. dry them with a hair dryer.
Dr. Moritz in the tool building by Hamot Hospital is a good podiatrist.

(My 16 year oold son plays several sports, so we have some experience dealing with athlete's foot. And as you may know, you don't have to be an athlete to get it.)

Since: Jul 11

Torrance, CA

#17 Jul 31, 2011
Natural remedies are more preferable than oral medications like Lamisil when it comes to treating toenail fungus because they are safer to use. They don't posit any side effect and they are also inexpensive. I suffered from nail fungus before and in order to address it, I settled with natural remedies, specifically tea tree oil and apple cider
vinegar. I also combined them with an all-natural otc liquid treatment called FUNGUSIL. They combination is so potent that it cured my toenail fungus in just a matter of 1 month.
Gerald Vonberger

Toronto, Canada

#18 May 14, 2015
My son has a similar issue right now. Toe fungus isn't the most pleasant thing to have, that's for sure. We've tried some of the home remedies, but they haven't worked. I like some of the suggestions on here, so we'll have to try them. It sounds like the consensus is to see a doctor to get some sort of medication. http://www.oregonfootclinic.com/fungal-nails....

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