Products used: 1 part tea tree oil to 20 parts coconut oil AM, Kerasal Nail PM
This week, there is almost no visible yellowing on all but my big toenails. I could probably dig in there with a toenail clipper and cut them down, but I’m winning the battle so I don’t see any reason. Besides, I think it would really hurt, so I’m just going to leave them alone for now.
Another new development this week is the angle my toenails grow out of the matrix is returning to normal. You probably saw the pictures from several weeks ago where my toenails were sticking up at a 90 degree angle because they had been pushed up by all the fungus. For a while I thought that the nail beds of my toes had been permanently damaged and that my nails would never grow out straight again. Not so.
Good nail growth is continuing to advance, but I want my nails to grow faster! I guess some days we have more patience than others. Realistically, I would say that I am about halfway there and there isn’t anything I can do to speed it up. I might as well just relax.
This week, I read that toenail polish is absolutely terrible for nail fungus. I obviously don’t have to worry about that, but I can see how women would want to use it to cover it up. Did you know that nails are actually very permeable? More so than your skin, in fact. So when you put nail polish on, you are preventing your nail bed from breathing (which the fungus loves), and also preventing the absorption of anything you apply to treat the fungus. Not good. Sorry ladies, if you have nail fungus and you want to get rid of it, the nail polish has to go.
Whether this treatment plan works or not completely depends on you! I know how this goes… you say to yourself, I’m finally going to do something about it! – and then your resolve slowly fades away. This time you’re going to stick with it, right?