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using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by
Theo on July 06, 2003 at 20:24:21:

I read in a message group that you can use clorox bleach to instantly kill the nail fungus if you soak your finger nails in it for 20-30 seconds. Does this work and what type of side effects would occur if I tried this method?



Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by Paul on July 07, 2003 at 03:04:11:

In Reply to: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by Theo on July 06, 2003 at 20:24:21:

The most that this will do is kill fungus that is on the surface of the nail and keep the nail from being further infected, but this will do nothing for the nail that is already infected. You still have to wait for the infected nail to grow out. Given that, why would you pick something harsh like bleach to do the trick when vinegar or tea tree oil will do just as well?

Paul



Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by infected on July 07, 2003 at 05:47:55:

In Reply to: Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by Paul on July 07, 2003 at 03:04:11:

Paul,

Have you ever had toenail fungus? I doubt it by listening to you!

I have tried vinegar, GSE, tea tree oil, the lot and still I cannot get rid of it. In fact, I have often thought about trying bleach.



Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 07, 2003 at 07:44:21:

In Reply to: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by Theo on July 06, 2003 at 20:24:21:

Hi, Theo.

I would think that bleach would kill the skin before it would help the nails.

Walt

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Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by Paul on July 08, 2003 at 02:31:46:

In Reply to: Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by infected on July 07, 2003 at 05:47:55:

Infected,

Yes, i have had toe nail fungus. I have used vinegar and a little tea tree oil on the more stubborn portions. This has worked for me.

But this really isn't the point. I couldn't tell from your post whether you actually understand how fungal treatments work. Nothing you apply will "cure" the infected nail; it will only prevent more nail from getting infected. The infected part of the nail has to grow out, replaced by healthy nail. Regardless of what you use, you still have to wait for the infected nail to grow out. This will take 6-12 months. This applies to the prescription meds that you get from the doctor too.

How long have you been using the vinegar, tea tree oil and gse? Have you not noticed any improvement at the root of your nails? You should be able to see some glimmer of clean nail at the root if you have been treating it for a month or two.

If you have such a stubborn problem, you might need to focus on treating systemic candida infection. Look in the archives on CRS.

Paul




Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by infected on July 08, 2003 at 04:39:38:

In Reply to: Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by Paul on July 08, 2003 at 02:31:46:

I probably know all there is to know about toenail fungus. I have had it for 12 years and been applying vinegar, just as Walt says, to the base of the nail for 2 years! Although there was an improvement, it did not go.

Yes I know the nail is dead and cannot get rid of the fungus, only stop new nail being infected. I am not that stupid.

I used GSE for 6 months. It made my nails turn black, although it made them more supple and easy to cut.

The tea tree oil did nothing at all, but I must admit I did not use it for very long.

What makes you think I have candida. I have no symptoms that points to that.



Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by Paul on July 09, 2003 at 00:57:43:

In Reply to: Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by infected on July 08, 2003 at 04:39:38:

First, i never intended to insult your intelligence. Like i stated in my previous post, i could not tell from what you said if you understood how fungal infections of the feet work.

Second, i did not mean to suggest that you have candida on the basis of anything that you have said. The fungi involved are different, but as dr stoll has stated in the past, recurring nail infections are an indication of susceptibility to fungus. This might be an indication of some problems in your body's ecology. You will probably benefit from dr stoll's broad strategy for dealing with CRS and LGS. Wellness in other words. Sounds like you are stressed out and might benefit from SR.

Third, have you had your nail lab cultured? Since it is not responding to the usual treatments, perhaps it is something else?

I hope you have better luck with treatments for your nails.

Good luck.

Paul



Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by R. on July 09, 2003 at 02:08:29:

In Reply to: Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by Paul on July 08, 2003 at 02:31:46:

6-12 months??? Is that how slowly your nails grow? Mine seem to grow much faster.



Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus

Posted by infected on July 09, 2003 at 04:54:57:

In Reply to: Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by Paul on July 09, 2003 at 00:57:43:

Sorry Paul. I didn't mean to get nasty. Yes, I did have a culture test done and it proved positive. Thanks for your help.


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Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus (Archive.) Rate of nail growth.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 09, 2003 at 07:26:39:

In Reply to: Re: using bleach to kill nail fungus posted by R. on July 09, 2003 at 02:08:29:

Hi, R.

There is a wide range of individual rates of nail growth!

The slower a nail grows the more likely it will get onychomycosis.

One of the reasons I have mentioned the 6-12 months time- line is that, by then, even the slowest growing nails will have shown some changes at the first appearance of new nail, where it emerges from under the skin, and they will then be encouraged to keep it up.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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