i recently had a complete toenail avulsion on my big toe, to my behest, in order to correct a ingrown toenail. furthermore, i have had toenail fungus for about the last 5 years (approximately). now that the toenail is gone, the bed is exposed and so is the fungus. the doctor told me that the nail was bad anyway, but now i am wondering how the new nail will grow in. i have read that vineger helps treat the fungus infection, however it is still to early to apply anything to my toe except betadine. so, my question is, once the bed is healed, should i apply anything directly to the fungus? i am afraid that the new nail will grow in and look even worse than it did before. on the other hand, perhaps i could apply something directly on the fungus and prevent it from infecting the new nail. not really sure. any information or shared experience would be appreciated. thank you
Once the raw nail bed has healed, you can apply anti-fungal medication to the nail bed. You need to be sure that all the fungal spores are dead while the new nail is growing out. Unless you have experienced some sort of severe nail matrix trauma, the nail plate will grow out normal. This can take from 6 months to a year depending on your genetics, so be sure to apply the medication of your choice twice a day - every day - until the new nail plate has completely grown out and covered the nail bed.
thank you for the reply, is there any anti fungus medicine in specific that you would recomend? i'm not sure, but i am in spain so it may be a bit difficult to get some. any feedback is appreciated. do you recommend the vinegar? or is that just a kind of myth?
Some people have reported success with vinegar, some with Vicks, some with Thymol, some with Reclaim AF and other products. I do not recommend one over the other; what works for one person may not work for the next person.