Hi, I did a search of the forum to see if this had been discussed, and there's not too much mention. I've had one bad toe for several years now, and the infection is in the skin around the nail, too. Never any fungal problems anywhere else on my feet. A friend said that her step-father cured his by putting Vitamin E on it. After a year of thinking, "yeah, right" I tried it. Interestingly enough, by keeping the toe soaked in oil from a vitamin E capsule, the infected nail eventually got flakey and peeled off a bit at a time. I can't tell if I got it all, because the nail hasn't grown enough yet. But the infection in the skin has bubbled up and gotten really irritated.
What does anyone know about this? Is there some other herbal or essential oil remedy, either internal or topical? Does the infection seem worse because it's being "drawn" to the surface? Any comments or recommendations would be appreciated!