Q. I would like information on home remedies for toe nail fungus. I don’t care about my ugly nails but they bother my wife.

A. Home remedies are generally low cost and low risk even though they are not tested the way prescription drugs are. One involves swabbing the affected nails with hydrogen peroxide.

Tea tree oil and oregano oil are other options. Here is one reader’s experience:

“Oil of oregano from the health food store can get rid of toenail fungus if used consistently. I had it for over 45 years in my big toe. My dermatologist told me it was impossible to get rid of since I’d had it for so long. It looked awful, but my manicurist told me about the oil of oregano and it worked.”

Dilute vinegar soaks may also help: “After spending over $500 on orthodox medical treatment to eliminate toenail fungus, only your recommended vinegar soak actually worked!”
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  1. gerg

    Chlorox bleach pens work. They’re easy to use, will not destroy what’s left of your liver, they’re cheap. It’s going to take pretty close to a year.

  2. Ms

    Vicks vapor rub works.

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