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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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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 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. Our family is getting together with friends for a big beach vacation. I know my husband will be parading around in his flip-flops or bare feet. He is oblivious to his incredibly ugly nail fungus. I am embarrassed every... (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 ignored my nail fungus for years but finally my wife started complaining about how gross the nails are. Last fall I started soaking my feet in a dilute vinegar solution for half an hour and then applying tea... (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. Two months ago I instituted a quasi-experiment for a home remedy to treat my toenail fungus, which is on both feet. Each morning I treat only the right foot, using urine (heard on your syndicated public radio program). In... (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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Q. I have been trying to find white (no dye) iodine. No pharmacy near me carries it. In the past I used it successfully to get rid of wart-like growths. I have also heard that it works against nail fungus.... (Read More)
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Q. I have had toenail fungus for more than 37 years. I started using a light sprinkle of foot powder containing cornstarch with zinc in my shoes and socks when I go for my daily walk. This week I noticed... (Read More)
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Q. I have had bad toenail fungus for YEARS! The toe that is really infected is the one next to my big toe and because it is LONGER than my big toe it gets bruised a lot from my power... (Read More)
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Q. I have had toenail fungus for many years and have tried all the remedies you've written about without success until now. For over 21 days, at the same time of day, I soaked my toes and feet in a... (Read More)
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A few weeks ago we posted this message from a podiatrist who hated home remedies: Q. I am a Podiatrist, and I would like to comment on toenail fungus and treatment. When you write, "Home remedies don't always work," you... (Read More)
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Q. While doing military service in a tropical paradise for two years, I contracted a fungal foot and nail infection. (My feet were always wet.) No medication was effective. When I returned to the States, my grandmother learned of my... (Read More)
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Bonus Interview: listen to an additional interview with our guest:
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Bob Edwards is one of our heroes. We've listened to his intelligent, probing interviews for years, so it was an honor to be interviewed by him. As usual, he asked thoughtful questions even though the topic was lighthearted. We were... (Read More)
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