Products used: 1 part tea tree oil to 20 parts coconut oil AM, Kerasal Nail PM
This is how my toenails have looked for the better part of 10 years. Thick, yellow and ugly. Beginning today, I will use the Kerasal Nail in the evening, and tea tree oil/ coconut oil in the morning. See you in a week!
After only a week of treatment, things are looking better. I have been able to cut my toenails down much shorter than was previously possible, so my feet feel more neat and clean. Kerasal Nail has really softened up the crumbly crud and I was able to trim them without pain.
A few nails are angled upwards nearly 90 degrees. I hope that as they continue to grow and more keratin is dissolved, the angle will decrease.
Overall I am satisfied with the level of progress so far. I believe the tea tree oil is now coming in direct contact with the nail bed which seems to be the key to killing the fungus.
This week I was able to continue trimming my nails down, and even more of the crumbly crud is gone. The nails are beginning to thin as well. I started mixing the tea tree oil with coconut oil to make it a little less harsh, since it is causing irritation to my skin.
I think it’s working though, and I wouldn’t just use the Kerasal Nail by itself without the tea tree oil. Think of the Kerasal as what is eroding the fungal tissue on the surface, which allows the tea tree oil to get to the leading edge of the infection (this is just a theory but it seems to make sense to me).
If you are going to start treating your toenails, know that it is going to take a while. If a product claims that it can cure nail fungus overnight, be wary. These days it seems everyone wants an instant fix for their problems, and when it comes to toenail fungus, you just aren’t going to find one.
It’s been three full weeks of treatment now. My nails are whiter, thinner, and shorter and they don’t hurt when I put pressure on them. I think this is because the hard, fungusy material from under my nails has slowly softened and come loose.
Since I began mixing the tea tree oil with coconut oil, the little red spots have started going away.