View Full Version : Nail Fungus maybe with something else too.Advice please

06-20-2008, 10:02 AM
I will do my best to describe this.

My big toe looks like it has a nail fungus. The free edge is jagged so I cut as much of it as I could away. The nail was thickened so I filed that down. But also
There is a gap between the nail plate and the cuticle area. All that skin between there is basically gone because i cleaned it out, it was just falling out.

In searching for home remedies, I read about soaking peroxide and vinegar soaks.

When I put peroxide on the big toe, the cuticle area whitenes and it even blistered.

When I soaked in vinegar, it stung which is probably normal but now the skin around the cuticle is bright red?

Do I perhaps have more than just a fungal infection going on here?

Also the nail is spongy, I can push it its so soft.

Any advice appreciated

06-21-2008, 08:25 AM
Fungus is characterized by nail plate thickening, yellowing and separation from the nail bed with apparent debris in th earea of separation. If the fungus eats away the seal that binds the nail plate to the nail bed all the way to the cuticle, the nail plate would virtually 'fall' off, or you could pull it off. I highly suggest that you see your dermatologist. He will probably want to remove the visible nail plate so you can treat the underlying problem.