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Possibly as a result of many hours spent with wet hands working at a potter's wheel (or from some nasty smelling slip), I seem to have gotten an early case of finger nail fungus. Does anyone have recommendations of treatment and/or nutritional support?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks in advance,<br><br>
Gail
 

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Clay can do that??? I'm gonna be extra careful next time I work with it...<br><br><br><br>
I know some fungal infections require a doctor's attention. Of course, fungus is all very different. Is it like athlete's foot type of fungus?
 

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<a href="http://www.leavesoflife.org/advicesheets/fungusnail.htm" target="_blank">http://www.leavesoflife.org/advicesheets/fungusnail.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps although it is for athletes foot... one would think it would work or at least help with other fungi too!<br><br>
Goodluck with it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Don't worry too much, Astarte, I worked with clay for a long time before this happened -- and I'm not even sure that's why I got the fungus. I just noticed one day that a few of my nails looked "different" somehow -- kind of like part was sort of "lifting" a bit.<br><br><br><br>
Went to the doctor -- she said it was the beginning of a fungal infection and suggested some rather expensive medicine -- and to try and keep my hands dry as much as possible. Thought someone might know of a homeopathic treatment. In the meantime I'm going to try doing my pottery (just a hobby, not my job, btw) with thin latex gloves on -- that should be interesting....<br><br><br><br>
cheeno -- I'm not sure if this sort of fungus is the same sort as the athlete's foot type, but I'll certainly go by the site and check it out. Thanks.<br><br><br><br>
Shalom,<br><br>
Gail
 

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For nail fungus nothing beats tea tree oil applied to the cuticle 1-2 times a day. I know it has helped me.<br><br><br><br>
Also No Miss makes a nail fungus product sold in most health food stores but I have not used it.
 
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