Products used: 1 part tea tree oil, 1 part oregano oil to 20 parts coconut oil
At this point, thing were still looking good, but I was getting antsy. When I first started the treatment, I was applying the tea tree oil really strong and caused some irritation. Over time I think I slowly decreased the amount of tea tree oil applied and it seemed like my progress was starting to stall out.
In retrospect I panicked instead of thinking about it logically. I removes the Kerasal Nail from the treatment and replaced it with oregano oil. My regimen for a month or so after this post consisted of applying a 20:1:1 mixture of coconut oil, tea tree oil, and oregano oil. For the next few months, I kind of floundered around with variations on the treatment instead of sticking with what worked. If I knew then what I know now, I would have increased the amount of tea tree oil in the mixture and stuck with it.
Thank you so much for posting your experience. It’s been tremendously helpful to me during my journey to healing.
I’m so glad it has helped you Lisa. Thank you for letting me know.
I am looking forward to trying this regime! I have had fungal toenails for about 5 years at least. My husband has had severely affected toenails – really gross- for probably 20-30 years. He played rugby and probably many injuries through that caused the damage which resulted in such a mess. I have a son who has autism. 3 of his nails are almost like thick claws, they are so bad. It’s really difficult to clip them…he doesn’t like us to touch them, although he will use the clippers on his nails himself if we insist. Would using a file on his nail help? I do realise our own nails have probably caused his infection. Please nobody berate me for letting it happen…the years have been full of other treatments, special diets and therapies to just work on his health, speech and behaviour. Now the nails…! I look forward to seeing results at last. And yes, I know my husband will also have to do his nails too…
You are so awesome! You seem like such a good, jolly guy. You probably make a great friend to many people. Anyway, thanks for documenting this! Very inspirational for me and my 2 fungusy nails.
Dear NFD: I am very glad to read of your success! Congratulations but I also want to share my success story. I last posted on your site in March 2015 when I became desperate and started to deal more aggressively with my fungus. When I visited the dermatologist, she told me that it was some sort of yeast rather than a fungus. In any event, my using listerine soaks and then applying pure tea tree oil resulted in severe irritation of my nail resulting in very bad inflammation and oozing. I ended up requiring a strong topical anti-flammatory gel and antibiotic prescriptions. After the swelling and irritation subsided 2-3 weeks later, I noticed that my toe started to clear up. I stopped using soaks and tea tree oil per doctor’s order and started using Jublia which I only ended up using for 1 month because I noticed that everything had sort of “dried up” and while a large part of my nail was detached and therefore white, it didn’t really produce the “gunk” under my toe any more. I really believe that it was the tea tree oil which helped. However, I must warn others that because I used the pure oil at the beginning (which I know you do not recommend), I suffered severe irritation on my toe first. Now, my nail has completely grown out and looks normal. Yay!
Awesome story and thank you for sharing! So glad to hear that it helped you.
Great looking toes! You are an inspiration! I’m certain this has helped many successfully cure their toenail fungus. Adding Probiotics to your diet may be helpful also.
I have a finger nail that has detached from the nail bed. Various doctors insist it isn’t fungal but I’m not convinced. It isn’t re attaching as it’s growing. I may try this method.
Thank you for the update. I misplaced my little vial of Tea Tree Oil, and so fell off the wagon, and my nail fungus/athlete’s foot problem is worse than ever, even after a whole summer of wearing sandals or going barefoot. I thought that maybe by going barefoot most of the time, my fungus would go away. But the test is over, and failed. Going barefoot may be a good way to prevent getting fungus in the first place. But once you have it, going barefoot will not eradicate the fungus or even athlete’s foot. I’m getting back on the band wagon today, and buying some new TTO, and now I’m adding Oregano Oil to the list too. I have the coconut oil already. Thank you for the update!
I have be using 100% Tea tree oil for about 2 months now and it actually made the fungus part of my nail very brittle and started to lift from the nailed. I clipped it off tonight, to my surprise there was a short healthy nail underneath. I go to the doctors tomorrow to see if it’s really healthy. But it looks really good.
Did u do anything about your diet? For Example, I heard that if you consume anything with Lactose & yeast that’s the fungus will grow because of the yeast and sugar as well.
I have heard this as well. In my case, I enjoy milk, cheese and yogurt and make no effort to limit dairy intake in any way. For two years now I have cut out all soda and try to limit sugar as much as possible. I used to drink soda every day.
I am sure diet is connected but we probably don’t know exactly how yet.
I’m sure many were relieved as I was to see an update! You went quiet for quite awhile! Welcome back and thank you for the update.