Q. I’ve been suffering from nail fungus for years. My doctor prescribed pills, which worked for a while but the fungus came back. My feet look atrocious and I am embarrassed to wear sandals. Do you have any natural approaches that won’t damage my liver like the pills could?

A. One of our favorites involves soaking your toes in Listerine and vinegar. Here is a recent success story: “I was desperate to cure toenail fungus that I acquired five years ago. It was getting painful even to walk because the nail was curling inward, not to mention it was ugly!

“After two months using the remedy from The People’s Pharmacy, my nail is growing in a beautiful whitish pink. The ugly yellow/blue/black thick nail is only at the very tip of the nail now (when it was all the way to the cuticle before).

“I soaked my toes every night in vinegar and Listerine. I also rubbed Vicks into the nail bed and underneath the nail about twice a week. It’s exciting to see the progress!”

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  1. toenail problems

    I enjoy reading articles that are so quite well-written.This really is great content. You have loaded this with helpful, informative content that any reader can realize.

  2. vmb

    You mix the regular listerine and distilled white vinegar together and soak feet for 15 minutes a day. I use it cold. I did this for a month and it worked. I also used lamisil after soaking feet, but I wore sandals during the day for air. I use enough listerine to cover both feet which is probably about 1 cup or so. I use about 1/4 cup of distilled vinegar. If you do not continue to do this until it is gone, it will come back. I am now trying vicks on my toes before I go to bed. Don’t know if this works yet since I just started. I hope this helps.

  3. mjb

    Have found the white iodine recently at CVS It’s working, though slowly.

  4. CW

    I found the white/clear iodine at Amazon.

  5. AM

    Listerine soaked cotton balls. rub on toes. toe fungus gone within a week.

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