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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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Q. I have been plagued with the ugliest fungus-infected nails you have ever seen. My podiatrist removed several nails surgically last year but the fungus is now back. Please help with a remedy that is less drastic. A. Readers of... (Read More)
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Vicks Solved Nail Problem

Q. A couple of years ago I had a bad fungal infection in my toenail and it was about to fall off. My GP recommended Vicks VapoRub and it worked a treat. It took several months for the new nail... (Read More)
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When we learn about a home remedy that might help, won't hurt and doesn't cost much, we are usually intrigued. We love to share these simple, safe and inexpensive options, even if there is little scientific evidence to support them.... (Read More)
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Q. I used to have ingrown toenails. I had them removed by surgery (both sides were sliced up and removed, not the whole nail). The nail bed was burnt to stop those portions growing back. Now my nails have a... (Read More)
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Are you afraid to put your best foot forward? This is the time of year when millions of Americans wish their feet were more presentable. Normally we take our tootsies for granted. We count on them to carry us around,... (Read More)
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