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Two new topical prescription drugs have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of nail fungus. Last month, the agency gave the green light to a drug called Jublia (efinaconazole). This month, the FDA approved Kerydin (tavaborole) which is... (Read More)
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Q. Recently you mentioned Vicks as a possible treatment for nail fungus. I've struggled with this condition on both feet for the last eight months. Neither tolnaftate nor undecylenic acid was helpful. I also tried OTC foot soaks. Nothing worked... (Read More)
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Q. I read your column recently about nail fungus and the proposed remedies. I had nail fungus on one fingernail and two large toenails for many years. I had tried many of the "cures" you noted, but the one that... (Read More)
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Summertime offers wonderful opportunities for exercise and adventure. Getting outside with family and friends for a picnic or cookout is a wonderful tradition. Hiking, biking, swimming and playing tennis or golf are great warm-weather activities. Being active, however, increases the... (Read More)
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Q. About 30 years ago, I slammed my thumb in a heavy desk drawer, below the nail bed. It hurt like the dickens, and over the years the nail has become uglier and uglier--thickened, very wavy and dented, but now... (Read More)
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The winter was brutal for much of the country, but spring is finally here. That means we will emerge from our cocoons and swap our parkas and boots for T-shirts and sandals. Of course once toes are exposed, everyone will... (Read More)
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Q. I tried cornmeal paste on a fungus-infected big toenail. I think I did it just once or twice and decided this is dumb and didn't do it again. Lo and behold, I recently noticed the fungus is gone and... (Read More)
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Q. How long does it take Listerine and vinegar to work on nail fungus? I have never seen any information on how long this method might take, only that it works. I am not sure how long to soak my... (Read More)
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Q. My husband had ridiculously horrible toenail fungus for years. I told him to soak his feet in cornmeal water (1 cup cornmeal and a couple quarts of water in a container big enough to fit his foot; let it... (Read More)
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Q. I have had fungus on one of my toes for a long time. I have been to the dermatologist and podiatrist repeatedly and even had the nail removed. I was given strong pills, but they didn't work. The podiatrist... (Read More)
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We have been writing about "barnyard beauty aids" for decades. We first heard about "Bova Cream" from a reader who insisted it was just about the best and most affordable skin cream on the market. We later learned that it... (Read More)
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Q. I have lived with a fungus infection of one big toenail for several years. I tried various over-the-counter remedies with no success. I read the following article in the "CR Health" department of the March, 2006 issue of "Consumer Reports" magazine. "Applying... (Read More)
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Q. I had a problem with toenail fungus and asked my doctor for a cure. He just said not to worry, as the nails would eventually fall off. I realized that professional nail technicians in beauty shops must deal with... (Read More)
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Q. I read in your column some time ago about using Vicks VapoRub for toenail fungus. I've been struggling with this ugly problem on my two big toes for a number of years.  At one point, the nails even came... (Read More)
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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... (Read More)
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Q. I thought I'd share my experience using Listerine as an acne treatment after reading about it in your column. I have tried all types of antibiotics and topical prescriptions on the market. Nothing has worked as well as applying... (Read More)
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Q. Hi, I am a 21-year-old college student, and I have not had a "normal" big toenail on my left foot since I was 14.  It came off when I was a freshman in high school as I was removing... (Read More)
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Q. I am an internal medicine physician. For a year I had progressive worsening brown discoloration of the medial and distal third of the right great toenail. On the advice of my dermatologist I used Vicks VapoRub topically and had... (Read More)
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Q. I read in the paper a few years ago to soak nails with fungus in amber-colored Listerine every day for 20 or 30 minutes. I am so happy to say that it worked! I soaked my toes every morning... (Read More)
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Q. I had problems with cracked, calloused soles and toenail fungus. I had medicine but it did not go very far. One of the items in the medicine was urea, which I believe is a by-product of urine. I started... (Read More)
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