The Efficacy of Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide in Treating Toenail Fungus: A Case Study

The Efficacy of Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide in Treating Toenail Fungus: A Case Study

After his big toenail was damaged in a family unit accident in 2004, Michael developed a severe parasitic toenail disease. A visit to Michael's specialist confirmed that there was a growth that had seriously contaminated the nail and nailbed. We investigated our options after Michael and his doctor discussed treatment alternatives.

The standard treatment that was prescribed, oral solution antifungals, surprised both of us with its unexpected cost and generally low fix rate, so we were reluctant to consider it. In this manner, we turned to the internet to look at other options.

We couldn't find any convincing evidence to support these cases, even though the internet is flooded with stories of home remedies working.

We in this manner chose to do our own contextual investigation, utilizing hydrogen peroxide and vinegar, to check whether these two economical, broadly accessible and generally safe substances could fix a toenail parasite disease. We counseled Michael's MD to ensure he had no worries about our arrangement. He concurred that it had almost no possibility of mischief and was in actuality very keen on observing the outcomes.

We chose to utilize 5% vinegar and 2% hydrogen peroxide splashes (around 5 minutes of drenching time) on exchange days for 3 weeks. Beginning in April of 2004, Michael absorbed the toe vinegar for five minutes on one day, at that point absorbed it hydrogen peroxide the following day. 3% hydrogen peroxide was weakened to 2% by including refined water, in order to make the hydrogen peroxide arrangement somewhat less burning on his uncovered skin. We never combined hydrogen peroxide and vinegar, as under the correct conditions that shape peracetic corrosive, a scathing synthetic with completely unique properties.

Every day, Michael utilized a press-and-discharge system on the toenail to get the vinegar or hydrogen peroxide under the toenail to the disease site at the base of the nail.

Delineation One (left) demonstrates Michael's toe as of June of 2004. Following three weeks of treatment, new solid nail development has begun along the whole base of the toenail.

Delineation Two (right) demonstrates Michael's toe as of January 2005. Solid nail keeps on growing up from the base of the nail. No proof of any new contagious development is available, despite the fact that the three-week-long treatment with hydrogen peroxide and vinegar splashes ceased a half year sooner, and no extra medications have been utilized.

Delineation Three (left) demonstrates Michael's toe in September of 2005. The whole toenail and nail bed are sound and free of any indications of parasitic disease.

The toenail stays free of contagious contamination as of August 2008. We utilized this equivalent convention when Judy built up a toenail parasite contamination in 2007, with similarly great outcomes.

In the event that you are keen on attempting this convention if it's not too much trouble counsel your doctor first. This article ought not to be translated as medicinal counsel. You can click here for a PDF duplicate of this article you can print and take to your specialist.

MiniFAQ: The inquiries we get got some information about this article, with answers. 


What is the "press and discharge" system? 

Answer: Press on the toenail, at that point discharge it, and rehash that multiple times while you're splashing the influenced toenail. The thought is to get the fluid into each alcove and crevice that it can get into. 

Would I be able to utilize apple juice vinegar (or rice vinegar or some other kind of vinegar than white refined vinegar)? 

Answer: As far as should be obvious, utilizing apple juice vinegar or rice vinegar or some other comparative consumable vinegar works equivalent to the white refined vinegar - no better and no more regrettable. We've had numerous individuals reach us saying that they utilized apple juice vinegar instead of the white refined vinegar and had similarly great outcomes. 


Would I be able to spare the vinegar/hydrogen peroxide and reuse them or do I need to utilize new inevitably? 

Answer: Always utilize new. Never reuse the vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. 


Is there any approach to utilize less vinegar or hydrogen peroxide? 

Answer: Put your foot in a plastic shoe box or any plastic box your foot fits into, and after that spill, the fluid directly over simply the contaminated toes, utilizing an eyedropper. Altogether douse each tainted toenail, push on the nail to get the fluid to stream into the edges, and discharge the nail. Rehash (drench each toenail with increasingly fluid, at that point press and discharge) each moment or two until you're accomplished for that session. 


Do I need to weaken the vinegar? 

Answer: In the United States, the vinegar you purchase at a market for use in cooking or in a plate of mixed greens dressings are now weakened and prepared to use in the manner this article depicts. The container will say on the name someplace "5% causticity." In different nations, check the vinegar jug's mark and ensure that the vinegar you are purchasing is now weakened so it is just 5% acidity. 


How would I weaken the hydrogen peroxide from 3% (as it originates from the store) to 2%? 

Answer: Add 8 liquid ounces (1 container) of hydrogen peroxide to 4 liquid ounces (1/2 glass) of refined water. On the off chance that you need to weaken an alternate volume of hydrogen peroxide, you can make sense of it utilizing a weakening adding the machine. 


For what reason wouldn't I be able to simply pour the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar together and utilize that? 

Answer: The thought is to shift back and forth between utilizing hydrogen peroxide one day, and afterward vinegar the following. Additionally, you would prefer not to ever pour vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together in an open holder, and you totally never under any circumstance blend them in a shut compartment. Under precisely the correct conditions combining them can make peracetic corrosive. It's bound to occur in a shut holder, however, under the correct conditions, it may happen while pouring them together in an open compartment. 


For what reason do you make such a major ordeal about staying away from peracetic corrosive? 

Answer: Peracetic corrosive can be profoundly destructive, and it is an "essential" aggravation. It can for all time harm the lungs, and cause word related asthma. It can likewise have other synthetic properties relying upon the focus that make it very risky in different ways too. 


To what extent did Michael have the toenail organism before attempting this? 

Answer: Michael had the parasite for a while before treating it with this procedure. Individuals who had parasitic nail diseases for more than 20 years have written to tell us that this method restored it when nothing else ever had. 


For what reason did Michael just treat his nail for three weeks? 

Answer: Michael quit utilizing the treatment following 3 weeks since the majority of the nail development leaving the nail bed was ordinary. The thought is to treat until you see great strong clean solid nail as the entirety of that is becoming out of the nail bed. A few people who've reached us have required longer. 


Did you trim the influenced nail? 

Answer: Michael cut the influenced nail so it was short (you can see that in the photographs). For Michael's situation, the nail was loaded with openings through it also, so the press and discharge system truly got the arrangement under the harmed zones of the nail.

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