Occasionally patients ask about using Listerine against nail fungus. Listernie on nail fungus is a home remedy that many patients hear about. Unfortunately, using Listerine is ineffective and can be dangerous. Listerine contains the following chemicals: Benzoic Acid, Sodium Saccharin, Methyl Salicylate and Sodium Benzoate. These chemicals are not safe for use on nails or skin.
If Listerine were safe or effective for nail fungus treatment, the manufacturer (Pfizer), would market it for that use. Pfizer does not recommend Listerine against nail fungus because they are aware of the dangers and do not want the lawsuits that would result. Pfizer knows that Listerine against nail fungus is dangerous, and does not work.
There are safe treatments for nail fungus. Certainly using Listerine on nail fungus is not one of them.
As we said, using Listerine against nail fungus is very dangerous and should never be done. Luckily, there are safe alternatives. These safe alternatives involve using natural treatments. Natural treatments have no side effects, and are extremely effective. The key is to use the right natural treatment.
Before discussing safe natural treatments, it is important to go over prescriptions medications and their safety. Unfortunately all of the currently available prescription medicines can have extremely serious side effects. Some of them have even caused death. Here is a description of them:
Sporanox capsules and Lamisil tablets are the two most popular prescription medications. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory in May 2001 concerning Sporanox (itraconazole) capsules and Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) tablets for the treatment of nail fungus. The FDA concluded that there is strong evidence of congestive heart failure and hepatic adverse events with the administration of these therapies. Hepatic toxicity includes liver failure and death. Given the possible risks associated with both drugs, you need to look at better and safer alternatives.
Griseofulvin must be taken for 6-12 months, and is taken orally. Every 3 months blood work needs to be done because this medicine has risks associated with bone marrow and liver damage. The most common side effects include nausea/vomiting, headaches, increased sunburn potential and diarrhea.
Penlac is a topical antifungal therapy. Penlac is not very effective, and after the medication is stopped it is very common for the fungus to return. Common side effects include: redness around nails, nail shape change, irritation, ingrown toenail and discoloration.
Now that we have gone over the unsafe treatments for nail fungus, including using Listerine on nail fungus, we will go over the safe and effective treatment for nail fungus.
One of the biggest mistakes we see in nail fungus treatment is trying a home remedy for nail fungus. Many patients spend months trying treatments like vinegar, bleach, rubbing alcohol and even Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Unfortunately except in rare cases, these home remedies don’t work. Some of them are also dangerous. And while you are wasting time trying them, your fungus can actually worsen.
There is a safe nail fungus treatment that is extremely effective. It involves using certain key natural ingredients. These natural ingredients work extremely well, and have no dangerous side effects.
There are many fungus treatments available that contain one or two of the key necessary ingredients needed to successfully eliminate nail fungus. There is only one treatment available that contains them all. That treatment is Zetaclear. Some of the key ingredients in Zetaclear include Tea tree oil, Jojoba oil, Lavender oil and Clove oil, all of which have well-known anti-fungal and soothing properties.
The manufacturer of Zetaclear is so confident in the effectiveness of this product, that they give an unconditional 30 day guarantee. It works, or you get your money back with no questions asked.
You can follow this link to
Zetaclear to learn more, and see how it can help you.
We have seen even the worst cases of nail fungus eliminated. You just need to start your nail fungus treatment immediately, and use the right safe natural ingredients.
If you have any questions about using Listerine against nail fungus, please contact us.
When it comes to a treatment, the sooner you start using the right natural ingredients, the sooner you will get relief. And remember, Listerine against nail fungus does not work and can be dangerous.