Has the doctor checked for a fungus?
no i have tried about 3 doctors, and they have all said it is nothing i should really have to worry about and that it is just 'nail discoloration'
they haven't checked anything other than by just looking at my fingers and feeling them, any idea?
The reason I thought it might be toenail fungus is because that is what my husband gets. And, yes, his nail turns black. Check out the internet.
What would you suggest I do? I have tried the internet and found some solutions, the best one in which I have seen on the internet is called ZetaClear. What has your husband done? Thanks for your help by the way
Presuming it is actually a fungus, there is a problem because it is under the nail. Outside, on the skin for instance, you would just use Vick's-Vapo-Rub (believe it or not). Getting under the nail is a problem. There are systemic anti-fungals, but my husband did not have much luck with that. He kept painting the nails and pushing stuff under (as far as he could). I think it is pretty well gone now, but it took a long, long time. I would go back to the doctor to confirm that it is, or isn't fungal. Then see what he says.
Oh ok, I have been trying to use tea tree oil on the outside of the nail and trying to get some under the nail as much as possible, you would suggest Vick's over tea tree oil? I will try to go to the doctor but schedule is tough now so hopefully I can make it soon. Thanks for the help and hopefully this time the doctor will have a better answer than 'don't worry about it'
I have been to the Dr. for this. It's not a fungus or an infection. Dr.'s really do not know what it is. I am thinking it may be an actual problem but when Dr.'s don't know, then it must not be important or a problem.... it is a problem. There is something undetected living inside of you! Soak them for ten minutes in white vinegar and H20, 50/50, twice a day. I have been doing this for a couple weeks and I feel like there is improvement. White Vinegar is a natural disinfectant... this is aggravating.