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Are There Any Non-Drug Treatments For Toenail Fungus?

These days, there seems to be a drug for everything. These “quick fixes” can be enticing, especially when compared to “lovingly” applying a topical solution to each yellowed, crusty toenail… several times a day, every single day, for months on end. Everyone can agree that getting up close and personal with toenail fungus is far from enjoyable.

However, oral drug treatments for toenail fungus are not easy on the body. After all, we are comprised of a micro-flora of different bacteria, yeast, and fungus — some friend, some foe. So how does the body know which types to fight and which to allow? The matter becomes further complicated when you throw a blanket antifungal into the mix.

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There’s no denying that Americans take a lot of prescription drugs. Should your toenail fungus treatment be another drug on the list? Image Source: EveryDevil.com

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Toenail Fungus Treatment Review: What Is Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste?

America is desperate for a quick, easy, affordable toenail fungus treatment that works. Unfortunately, every toenail fungus solution out there has its set of drawbacks. Rather than pay the high cost of laser toenail treatment, wait around to see if toenail lacquer works or risk liver complications from oral medication, many people are looking for home remedies for toenail fungus or over-the-counter cures. Dr. Paul’s Piggy Paste was recently featured in a FOX Small Business spotlight.

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Is Tea Tree Oil A Good Remedy For Toenail Fungus?

An article in ABQ Journal claimed that tea tree oil was the remedy for toenail fungus. A woman reported that her professional nail technician told her to buy 100% pure Australian tea tree oil and paint the affected nail once or twice a day. “It kills the fungus,” she says. “I used it for about six months because toenail fungus takes so long to grow in. The fungus is definitely gone!”

She adds that she’s since read tea tree oil is a natural remedy for athlete’s foot, minor cuts and insect bites as well. Deriving from the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, this herbal oil is said to have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, says the Journal. Is there truth to these claims, or is it all a bunch of hogwash? We investigate…

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