Thick, Whitish-Yellow Toenails

Hello there,
My question is about my toenails. From as far back as I can remember, I have had thick, rounded, rough, whitish, yellow toenails on almost all of my toes. It's worse on my right foot. My skin is rough and thick on my feet as well. I have been embarrassed to wear open toed shoes my whole life. I had a doctor take a culture sample of the toenails, no fungus was detected. Can you offer any insight on how I can heal my condition?

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My Response to Thick, Whitish-Yellow Toenails
by: Elle Bieling, RN, RYT

I am very glad you had your toenails checked for fungus. That may be helpful information. However, sometimes the fungus is hard to obtain from a culture because it is deep, deep under the toenail. It does sound to me like this is your problem.

Most prescription anti-fungals don't help. I like the natural anti-fungal, essential oil called Melaleuca Alternafolia or "Tea Tree" oil. If you try this, you must be very persistent and very patient. It may take MONTHS of application of the oil, 2-3 times/day to notice a difference.

If the Tea Tree oil doesn't work, your only recourse might be to have the toenails removed, so you can get under the nail for treating the fungus.

You can also add the Melrose to your lotion, to apply to your feet. You will see improvements on your skin too!

Good luck, and happy healing!

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