Post # 1
Ok, so I would like to start off by thanking my dad for the awesome nail fungus on my toes right now…because I just found out that it’s hereditary. But last night, when I took off my nail polish on my toes, I see that my nails are all chalky, white, and gross. HOW DO YOU TREAT THIS? I feel like this is the most disgusting thing ever.
Post # 3
Am I really the only one?!
Post # 4
I, too, inherited this (gross) condition from my dad. I went to my doctor who put me on 3 months of once-a-day Lamisil pills. She also told me to apply Lamisil (over the counter) cream twice a day.
The bummer about this treatment is that you can’t consume alcohol while taking the pills (risk of liver poisoning). They’ll test your liver function before and during the treatment to make sure it’s not harming you.
It’s kind of an ordeal but it does the trick. Good luck!
Post # 5
I worked for a podiatrist and there is not much you can do! Lamisil (pill) and such is okay, but its very potent and can’t be used for life/longterm. There are topical treatments as well. You could also have the nail(s) removed….and hope for the best with re-growth!
Post # 6
I’ve had one for years that I’ve been busily ignoring in the hope that it would go away cos I didn’t want to take medication for it. About six weeks ago I found a treatment from Scholl that you paint on every day for a month, and then weekly for another 6 to 9 months. I’ve been doing it religiously every morning when I get out of the shower…no idea if it’s working yet, as you have to wait for the nail to start growing out but so far so good, and it’s not too invasive on my lifestyle or routine. No sign of entire foot falling off yet. Product is called scholl fungal nail treatment
Post # 7
@Irish_in_Oxford: Sounds good to me! I have been ignoring my yellow nails (my big toes) but I will try this. My doctor does not prescribe Lamisil because of its dangerous side effects on the body organs!
Post # 8
@happyface: Good for your Dr.! Toenail fungus is gross, but not worth taking a systemic fungicide for.