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NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by Kurt on April 28, 2002 at 00:40:56:

It works, amazing. I've had nail fungus on eight toe nails for the past 6 years. The nail plates had separated from the bed on many of the toes, including the one infected big toe, and extreme yellowish discoloration. I started applying this product to the nails twice a day starting 1/5/02. I saw new pink nail growth after about one month and after about two months the new nails were really growing in. After about three months all the nails with the exception of the big toe nail had grown out and were close to fungus free. It's now been about four months and the big toe nail has grown out 3/4 and overall my nails look great. I never thought I could get rid of this embarassing problem so quickly. My toenails probably grow faster than average, but the product seems to work as advertised. I never tried the vinegar treatment. This treatment is more expensive, but still very reasonable (I've spent about $50 to date). Like the vinegar treatment, Nonyx uses an acid (ethanoic acid at about 9%) to fight the fungus, but it also contains something to change the chemical structure of the kerratin debris that the fungus lives off of so that the fungus is also "starved" in addition to trying to live in the hostile acidic environment. After showering (plug the drain so your toes are submerged in water) I let the gel soak in for about 1/2 hour or longer before putting socks on in the morning. At night I would sleep with my feet hanging off the bed so I didn't wipe the gel off on the sheets. I don't know if this was necessary, but it worked for me. I did have problems occasionally with my toes hurting from the gel. Sometimes it hurt to walk for the first few hours of the morning, mabie I applied too much gel. I also thoroughly washed my feet daily and spent a good deal of time trimming the infected nails back and carefully removing any kerreten debris from beneath the nails. I would also occasionlly miss a treatment, and so far the nail continued to grow in healthy, that is of couse something to avoid doing. I ordered my gel from Xenna's website, but I guess it can be found in some stores. Xenna's website (www.xenna.com) also has some more detailed information on how this product works, suggestions for use, testimonials, etc.



Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by Sarah on April 28, 2002 at 07:03:43:

In Reply to: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by Kurt on April 28, 2002 at 00:40:56:

This is very interesting. Do you think that your really have to soak each morning for half hour? that is a huge committment. and do you think that you really had to hang your feet off the bed? tell me more...
sarah

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Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by sarah on April 28, 2002 at 07:13:36:

In Reply to: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by Kurt on April 28, 2002 at 00:40:56:

one more question.... the xenna site does not mention the word "fungus"... it talks about the problem being due to the keratin... what is the difference?



Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by Kurt on April 28, 2002 at 16:16:21:

In Reply to: Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by sarah on April 28, 2002 at 07:13:36:

I can't find the summary of the double blind scientific study anymore that went into detail on how Nonyx works. Mabie this can be obtained directly from Xenna. Other distributors of Nonyx have a little more information on their web sites. From what I understand the fungus converts the healthy nail into keratin debris, which it then eats. Nonyx denatures (spelling?) the keratin debris so that the fungus can no longer utilize it and its starved out in addition to struggling to live in the acidic environment. I'm not really sure how long you need to let the gel soak in before putting on socks, but the longer the better makes sense to me. What I did was take a shower first thing in the morning, plug the drain so your nails are submerged and can soften (from suggestions for use on the Nonyx web site). Then get dressed but keep your socks off. Apply the gel, then walk around barefoot and do everything else, breakfast, shave, brush teeth, comb hair, etc. The last thing I did before going to work was put on my socks. At night I either put the gel on as soon as I came home from work (sometimes I would wash my toes, toe nails, and feet again) and walk around barefoot, or put it on immediately before going to bed and let my feet hang partially off the bed so as not to rub the gel off. It took awhile to get into these habits, but it was worth it. Another tip from the suggestions for use page was to put a bandaid over the toe nail so the gel doesn't rub off. 8 of my toe nails were infected and I couldn't see myself putting on that many bandaids all the time. Hope this helps. This product has exceeded my expectations, I never thought that after using this product for only 4 months that my nails could be transformed so much from a topical treatment. I'm thrilled with the results. Go to www.xenna.com to read an impressive list of testamonials.

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Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by TJ on April 30, 2002 at 18:40:45:

In Reply to: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by Kurt on April 28, 2002 at 00:40:56:

Is there something else in the nonyx gel that isn't in the distilled white vinegar that makes it more effective?



Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 01, 2002 at 09:46:44:

In Reply to: Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by TJ on April 30, 2002 at 18:40:45:

Hi, TJ.

In MY opinion it is the advertizing that makes it more effective. I would like to see any research that proves it more effective than the vinegar. If it exists I will be the first to switch.

Walt


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Posted by TJ on May 02, 2002 at 15:18:28:

In Reply to: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by Kurt on April 28, 2002 at 00:40:56:

My question is what is "Something" other than ethanoic acid that nonyx gel contains that "changes" the chemical structure of the keratin debris so the fungus is starved?
Is it just the fact that the ethanoic acid in the gel is stronger than the regular white distilled vinegar? Is this possible?? HELP......
TJ

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Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by Kurt on May 03, 2002 at 17:34:27:

In Reply to: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by Kurt on April 28, 2002 at 00:40:56:

I've been looking for more information on this product. I did find the original article that talks about how this product works, etc. (www.xenna.com/nonyxfactsheet3.htm) I e-mailed Xenna corporation a few days ago and they said there's an article on Nonyx in the March issue of Pediatrist. I e-mailed them again today to find out how I can get a copy of that article and if there's any more detailed information out there on how this product works. I will post any additional information that I find.



Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna)

Posted by TJ on May 03, 2002 at 17:46:37:

In Reply to: Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by Kurt on May 03, 2002 at 17:34:27:

Hey thanks Kurt.
I appreciate all the info you can find out and post here.
I will keep checking this thread from day to day.
I am just so interested in finding out if this product contains anything else besides (ethanoic acid) which is what distilled white vinegar is. For instance what is the second ingredient that actually breaks down the keratin and starves the fungus. It couldn't be the xanthum gum base or the water. The only thing i can think is that the ethanoic acid in nonyx is stronger than the 5% amount in regualar vinegar. Let us know what ya find out.
Thanks,
TJ



Nonyx vs. Vineger (The Final Word)

Posted by Kurt on May 07, 2002 at 19:56:10:

In Reply to: Re: NAIL FUNGUS CURE (Nonyx nail gel by Xenna) posted by TJ on May 03, 2002 at 17:46:37:

Here's what I found out. The only difference between NonyX and vinegar is the concentration of acetic
acid (9.75% vs. 5%) and the viscosity (Nonyx is a gel). The people at Nonyx claim that the gel formulation allows the acetic acid time to penetrate the nail before it evaporates or rolls off the nail plate. Is it better than ordinary vineger? I don't know, it worked for me, but the vineger treatment probably also would have worked. Perhaps this product could be an alternative option for any who aren't having success with the grocery store vineger since Nonyx has a higher acid concentration and because of the gel consistency.



Re: Nonyx vs. Vineger (The Final Word) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 08, 2002 at 12:13:40:

In Reply to: Nonyx vs. Vineger (The Final Word) posted by Kurt on May 07, 2002 at 19:56:10:

Thanks, Kurt!

Of course, the idea is not to have the acid solution penetrate the nail. All it has to do is get to the growing center. The nail is dead tissue and NOTHING but growing off can change the appearance of the nail.

Hope this helps,

Walt

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