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Nail Fungus Summary

I’ve written a lot over the years about the nail fungus I have. Here’s a summary of what I’ve learned. For a lot more, you can search my blog. I hope that even if this doesn’t solve your nail problems, it let’s you know what’s going on. That can be a relief in itself. Over-the-counter […]

Inexpensive Nail Fungus Treatment

For the last 3 years I have been keeping my toenail fungus at bay with Selsun Blue anti-dandruff shampoo. It works as well as all the other topical antifungals but it is far less expensive and easier to apply. Actually, I have been using the CVS brand generic anti-dandruff shampoo. Once or twice a week […]

Laser Nail Fungus Treatment?

I’ve seen comments online and and did a little research on laser nail fungus treatments. I think a reasonable assessment would be: * expensive ($1-2k+) (though a friend told me their friend had both feet done for $275) * safe * 25% success rate, a bit lower success rate than prescription oral drugs. Many report […]

Funginix, Fungusil, Fungisil, Zetaclear: all scams

Today I got a comment spam from someone claiming that Fungusil works for them. I did some homework and… it screams “scam”. Fungusil has undecylenic acid which is as good a topical antifungal as is out there (comparable to lamisil, and vinegar). But topicals don’t have a very good success rate against nail fungus. as […]

EmoniNail is a Scam

EmoniNail is a new topical nail fungus treatment. Only, it isn’t. It’s a scam. Why do I think it’s a scam? Their website is vague about its (common, inexpensive) ingredient list, and about how it works. The website makes vague but compelling promises that not even the best doctor and medical treatment could keep. It is expensive […]

Hives Not Collapsing

I got this missive from my friend Rachel McConnell. If you are interested in the story and worries about beehives collapsing, read his story! Some of you have met my boyfriend Gerard and some of you have gotten honey from him in the past. He has just launched an ambitious campaign to improve bee genetic […]

Kevin Trudeau, A Great Liar But Not Great Enough

Wow, Wikipedia shows Kevin Trudeau to be, if not a great snake oil salesman, an oft fined and imprisoned character. Hopefully his recent 10 year sentence in federal prison will keep him out of trouble for a while. He has been selling goods with false claims for many years, and getting caught and fined most […]

Purnail is an expensive scam, likely rebranded Fungisil snake oil

Purnail is a toenail product to treat nail fungus. It’s active ingredient, undecylinic acid is available for about 1/40th the price at your local CVS! For example, $13 for 1 ounce of 25% undecylinic acid in Fungicure vs $60 for 0.3 ounces of 10% undecylinic acid in Purnail. Purnail is a scam. I’d like to […]

Claripro is a Scam

Claripro is marketed as a product to eliminate nail fungus. It’s crap. Let me count the ways… Their website don’t say what is in the product because there is nothing useful in it. All of the claims on the site are specious: The site says “FDA Registered Company” which means nothing. “As advertised on MSN, CNN.com…” […]

Trying Coco Nail

I’m trying out a new nail fungus treatment tentatively called Coco Nail. It is from Biotectics. I’ve got nothing to say about it yet. We’ll see how it goes!