The one toe that persists with the fungus; is it in the same place as the fungus on the other toes? What part of the toe, near the top of the nail bed or on either side or is it at the base of the toe where the nail and cuticle meet.
The entire toenail (big toe) is effected. The other nine toes have cleared up to an acceptable level.
What color is it? Sometimes you can have a completely different type of fungus on your big toe than your other toes.
It is yellowish/brown color with ridges and a "valley" in the middle where I filed it pretty thin about a year ago. Not sure, but seems like the toenail might have a "memory" and it may always "dip" in the middle.
If you're a jogger it can be from constant impact, if you wear tight leather shoes that can cause a pressure fungus where your toes meet.
I typically wear open toe sandals about 95% of the time! I do not jog.
Age can also cause a problem with clearing it up. They become much more stubborn as we age simply because we're aging.
I am 61.
Depending on wear the fungus is and what kind it is will depend on how you cure it. Have you ever been to the doctor or dermatologist to determine what kind of fungus you have?
I have been going to a dermatologist for several years. Currently using Loprox topical gel on a daily basis. As of two days ago, I am pulling out all the artillery... Loprox, tea tree oil, and Vicks VapoRub... twice each day! If this doesn't work, I may go to vinegar foot baths or ??
There are SO many remedies out there. Sounds like you found a great one for the other toes - how long have you been battling this?
At least 10 years.
Per my original question, is swimming on a daily basis having any impact (pro or con) on the toenail fungus? Wondering if the chlorine in the pool benefits the killing of the fungus.
Thanks for any additional ideas. bob