Q. I just wanted to share my cure for toenail fungus. I clipped the toenail as far back as I could and applied Monistat 7 to the nail. After a few days the damaged nail bed sloughed away.
I kept applying the Monistat 7 and trimming the toenail until I couldn’t see any more damaged nail. The nail is growing out and I don’t see any signs of the fungus or thickening of the nail.
A. Monistat 7 contains the anti-fungal ingredient miconazole. It sounds as though your regular use has gotten the better of the nail fungus.
It requires a lot of persistence to get rid of nail fungus with any topical treatment. Other readers have been able to do this, however. Here is Kathy’s experience:
“I tried everything. Nail fungus cures that you buy in the drug store were expensive. I read about tea tree oil and I got some and it did the trick. You have to be faithful about applying it but it didn’t take very long before I saw results. It was cheap and lasts a long time.”
Joe P. offered this testimonial:
“I am a 70-year-old male. For several years my toenails got slowly worse from toenail fungus leading to discoloration, crumbling nails and curved nails that were difficult to cut. Since my wife cannot tolerate strong odors, I have not tried tea tree oil or Vicks.
“The suggestion from The Peoples Pharmacy that urea may be helpful led me to try moo cream on my toes. I applied the cream after showering for several days in a row and then occasionally after that. After 6 months my nails are pink, firm and flat. I still apply moo cream about once a month. The cream is a little messy but has no odor and does not stain socks.”
[“Moo cream” is Udderly Smooth Extra Care 20 with 20% urea.]