Read This Gehwol Nail and Skin Cream Review


Gehwol Nail and Skin Cream Review…. Whats best the cream or the oil.


I have been using Gehwol products since 2001 on my patients and by far their range of foot creams and sprays really are the best on the market for foot problems.

My 4 favourite gehwol products i would 100% recommend include:

Gehwol Blue
For every day footcare, diabetes,dry skin and prevents bacteria infections

Gehwol Nail & Skin Oil/Cream
To cure fungal infections of the nail and skin

Gehwol Deodorant
Perfect to cure hot sweaty smelly Feet

Gehwol Red
This cream is used on cold feet it naturally increases the circulation and warmth to the feet.

How to get the best results when treating  toenail fungus.

If you are suffering from the early stages of toenail fungus then i would recommend either product to you.

But i believe the cream works faster.

The reason for this is because the cream is rubbed into the nail and skin around the toe and penetrates well into the toe ,

where the oil is dropped onto and around the toenails and soaks into the skin rather then being rubbed in.

How long will it take for the fungus to improve?

Im afraid i just can’t tell you this, every case is different,

But i will say within a month of using a toenail fungus product you will begin to see an improvement,

the nail will become pinker and healthier looking, and loose dry callus around the nail will have fallen off and the toenail will be easier to cut.

Daily application is required for the long haul when treating fungus.

Twice a day without fail is required.

1 Important factor to success

Foot hygiene is so important when treating bacterial fungal infections.

Washing your feet , changing your socks, throwing away old many shoes which contain bacteria.

If you suffer from athletes foot which is one of the causes of fungus treat the infection.

Simple daily foot care will speed up the healing process.

Leave me a comment or ask a question below or go over to the foot pain relief expert Facebook page and DM me or leave a question if you would like advice for your feet.

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What Is The Best Treatment For Fungus Nails Guide


Best Treatment For Fungus Nails: Prevention is the Best Cure

I get asked daily what is the best treatment for fungus nails  and my answer is always the same prevention.

Fungus nails are difficult to treat.

Even after treatment, the condition often returns.

Prevention involves keeping your feet dry and clean, cutting your nails regularly, washing your hands after possible contact with fungus and avoiding pedicures and manicures.

It is also best to avoid injuring your nails and to obtain sufficient sleep and exercise to keep your immune system healthy.

Fungi thrive in moist conditions. If your feet are sweaty, keep them dry. Change socks regularly or wear open toed shoes.

If you’re an athlete, take time to dry your feet and change socks during breaks in long competitions.

Fungus nails typically return, even after treatment with prescription medications.

Fungus nails – what are they?

Fungus nails are painful, thickened and deformed toenails caused by fungal infections.

The infection causes the nail to decay, leading to thickening.

Fungi are actually primitive vegetables that live in the body, in the air, on plants, in water and in soil.

Approximately 50% are harmful. As some fungi can reproduce while airborne, you might inhale them or they may land on your skin.

Fungus nails and fungal infections occur more frequently when you have taken antibiotics or have a weakened immune system.

Fungus nails – what causes it?

Fungal infections cause fungus nails.

Our body’s host a multitude of bacteria and fungi including the fungi that causes fungal nail.

The group of fungi most commonly responsible for toenail fungus is called dermatophytes.

Under certain conditions, these fungi can multiply quickly, leading to infection. Fungi thrive in moist, warm areas of the body.

Fungus nails is a contagious infection spread by direct contact (touching) or by indirect contact through towels, floors and shoes.

Yeasts and molds also cause Fungus nails.

Fungus nails may be a hidden presence on fingernails and toenails beneath a layer of polish.

If you have manicures or pedicures, bring your own instruments. Footbaths for pedicures are often a stew of bacteria and other organisms.

As luxurious as they feel, it’s best to pass on them. Fungus nails are difficult to treat and often reoccur – avoid them if possible by not placing your feet in warm water used by the public.

Fungus in nails

what are the symptoms?

Fungus nails often begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail.

The spreading infection causes your nail to thicken and become ‘yellowish-brown.’

The edges of your nail may begin to crumble and the nails are unattractive and often become painful. Sometimes a foul odor is present.

How to avoid nail fungus

Fungus toenails Cure –common sense prevention methods and early treatments

Treatment of fungus nails at home involves a number of common sense actions.
Fungus can only grow in warm, moist conditions. If you take away these conditions, fungi have a difficult time multiplying.

Over the counter medications can be helpful, but oral medications prescribed by GPs are extremely hard on the liver and heart.

The best treatment is prevention.

•Wear synthetic socks (rather than cotton or wool) and change them whenever they become damp (at least twice daily)

•Wash feet every day and dry them completely prior to putting on socks and shoes

•Use a separate towel for your feet – do not use the same towel on the rest of your body or share with anyone else

•Take off your shoes whenever possible.

•Wear sandals when possible

•Use antifungal powder on your feet and inside your shoes

•Use antiperspirant powder on your feet

•Avoid wearing toenail polish

Related post: 7 Foot Health Ritals To Prevent Toenail Fungus

Best Treatment for Fungus Nails – home treatments and over the counter remedies

Treating fungus nails is very difficult.

If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system, see your doctor immediately.

You can treat fungus nails (toenail fungus) with over the counter antifungal powders, sprays, liquids and creams. However, over the counter medications are not very effective.

Prescription medications are very hard on the liver and heart. Sometimes surgery becomes the only option.

It takes a year for the big toe-nail to grow back into place. A surprising remedy that often works is using Vicks VapoRub, rubbing it deeply into, on and around the toenail.

The active ingredients are camphor, menthol and eucalyptus. You can also purchase fungal nail polishes containing fungicides.

Keep your feet dry and in the open air as much as possible to minimize conditions that cause and prolong fungus nails

What do i use on my patients?

Here is my top 5 best treatment for fungus nails that i have been using for the past 13 years on patients.

Im afraid theres not just one  “Super” Remedy that works for all Nail Fungus infections.


Toenail Fungus Myths You Need To Know about

Toenail fungus myths You Need To Know.

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What are the biggest toenail fungus myths out there!

I was asked by one of my subscribers what was the biggest myth i thought was out there about treating toenail fungus.

And i believe it is …Antibiotics for nail fungus

The problem with taking antibiotics to treat toenail fungus is that although they do work yes they do! but when you stop taking the antibiotics for the fungus the infection begins to return and before you know it the full blown toenail fungus infection is back again.

You will need to be taking antibiotics for toenail fungus for at least 6 months,

And thats a long time to be taking them and the damage they will do will be bad to your gut and kidneys.

So although some Doctors may recommend this treatment to you (the majority will not entertain the idea) Say NO!

I believe and know from treating toenail fungus infections from my patients feet is the way to cure the infection is by treating the nail bed.

So use a topical solution and i find that if you use a combination of two treatments like Amoils or Gehwol Nail Fungus Oil and Vicks Vaporub or Potassium Permanganate crystals that you can get rid of the fungus for good.

But remember to apply the 7 Foot Health Rituals so you prevent any reoccurrence when treating the toenails.

Read Related post here: 7 Foot Health Rituals You Must Do To Prevent Toenail Fungus


I hope you have found this post about toenail fungus myths helpful and sets you on track on choosing the best treatment for your nails.

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Quick Nail Fungus Treatment You Can Do Today


Quick Nail Fungus Treatment You Can Do Today And Get Results.

quick nail fungus treatment


Are you looking for a quick fix nail fungus treatment on your finger or toenails?, maybe you are going on holiday and want to get rid of your embarrassing  toe nail fungus.

Well hang on there because i have some quick nail fungus treatment options you can start at home today.

I am a Foot Health Practitioner and have been treating fungal toenails for the past 13 years and the one thing i can tell you is that fungal nails are very  stubborn very common and a real pain to cure.

Like warts and verruca, patience and repetition is necessary when treating the fungus and there is no such thing as a quick nail fungus treatment!

Im sorry but there really is not a 24 hour miracle cure,.

But knowing the warning signs of toe and finger nail fungus will ensure your nails remain healthy and fungus free.

What Does Nail Fungus Look Like?

The first signs of nail fungus on your toe or finger nails will begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail.

A ridge or split may occur with a white line along the damaged nail.
Nail fungus as it spreads causes the nail to thickened, dry and flaky.

As time goes on the nail will become yellowish-brown and the nail may begin to crumble and look heavily calloused and unattractive .

When the nails become rough and thickened this may cause some pain around the toe from pressure of the thicker infected nail.  Some nails may even give off a foul odour.

Prevention Is the Best Cure For Nail Fungus

I believe the best treatment for fungus nails is prevention.
As i have mentioned above curing nail fungus is very difficult
but not impossible!

When you have treated and repaired your nails back to a healthy looking condition don`t trust them!!!

Often the nails look great so you stop the treatment and within 3 months the fungi begins attacking your nail bed and before you know it the yellow fungus is back!

So  i would recommend you keep to a daily foot health ritual to prevent fungus returning.

Foot Pain Relief Expert Foot Health Rituals

  1. After showering each day make sure your feet and toes are totally dry before walking off and putting your socks on.
  2. Clean your feet everyday, a relaxing treatment is to soak your feet in a bowl of warm water with epsom salts for 10 minutes this will not only relax and distress you mentally the epsom salts are amazing for muscle repair and relieving cramps and aching muscles.
  3. Cut your toe and finger nails regularly. Splits or tears to the nails can be an entry point for the bacteria.
  4. Ladies! remove you nail varnish and allow your nails to breath. Wearing nail varnish suffocates the nails and is my #1 reason women get nail fungus. Im not saying don’t wear it but make sure you remove it and if possible have a few days off before reapplying.
  5. Change your socks daily. If you suffer from sweaty feet apply a foot deodoriser or powder for all day protection.
  6. At the gym or swimming pool wear flip flops in all the communal areas especially the showers!
  7. If you do have nail fungus do not share bath towels as you could spread the fungus to your partner!

The Biggest Nail Fungus Myth You Need To Know

Antibiotics are not a quick nail fungus treatment and is unlikely in my opinion to cure your nails of the dreaded fungus.

I meet so may patients who want to go on antibiotics to get rid of their nail fungus because they have read this works fast.

The minimum time frame you would need to be on antibiotics for nail fungus would be 6 months and over that period you could cause serious damage to your gut and kidneys.

So please don`t go down this route most foot health professional and general doctors would not recommend this course of treatment.

All the patients i have met who have tried this, the minute they stopped the antibiotics the nail fungus returns.

Want to get back your healthy nails?
Here are 3 Quick Nail Fungus Treatment ‘s You Can Start Doing TODAY!!!!!!

In my opinion the regular over the counter remedies for nail fungus are just not effective Curanail, Scholls, ClearZal….  

These are expensive and in effective and i would recommend you try these less expensive treatments which my patients benefit from.

1: Potassium Permengate Crystals

Potassium permanganate can act as an antiseptic. For example, dilute solutions are used to treat canker sores (ulcers), disinfectant for the hands and treatment for mild pompholyx, dermatitis, and fungal infections of the hands or feet. * wikipedia.

You can buy potassium permanganate for a few ££$$ £3.99 was the last tub 50g i purchased and it lasts for ages. It is available from most drug stores and as most things in life Amazon.

How to use Potassium Permanganate Crystals
When using Potassium Permanganate your feet will go a brownish colour! but this does wear off after a few days but try and tip the toes into the water so you only have minimal discolouration.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of PPC into a bowl of warm water, the water will go purple!.

Soak the nails for 10 minutes and dry with an OLD towel. Poor the water down a outside drain so you do not discolour your home or bath sinks.

2: Vicks Vaporub Rub

A surprising quick nail fungus treatment is Vicks Vaporub its ingredients include camphor, menthol, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, and thymol and turpentine oil, encourages natural healing of nail fungus.

Vicks themselves do not advertise this fact but several trials have been completed and results are proven.

How to use Vicks Vaporub on nails with  fungus

Apply to the effected nails daily, by rubbing a small amount of the Vicks on and around the nail trying to get some under the nail if possible (this is where the fungus is within the nail bed)

Make sure the nails are dry before applying.

Trim your nails, this encourages the nails to grow quicker. And the Fungus to go faster.

3: Anti-fungal Creams ( Daktarin- Lamasil- Mycota-Mycil- Canasten)

You probably have a tube of one of these creams hanging around the house.  Commonly used for athletes foot conditions but also contains anti fungal agents that will kill the fungi bacteria,

You will defiantly notice using a anti fungal cream the discolouration of the nails improving, the yellow or white patches can clear up pretty quick 10-14 days.

How to use an anti fungal cream on fungal nails.

Rub a little cream on and around the nail 1-2 times a day when dry.
If possible try and get under the tip of the nail as this is the root of the fungus.

How I treat fungal nails my treatment plans

As mentioned i wish there was a quick nail fungus treatment out there i could say to buy and be guaranteed that it will work and heal the fungus for good.

But unfortunately there isn’t one guaranteed product.

But, what i have found is using a combination of treatments speeds up the recovery time of nail fungus and stops it returning.

Related Post: My Recommended Treatment plans

I believe choosing two treatments and ensuring you start a daily foot health ritual will give you the fastest results.

For example…….

Apply Vicks Vaporub once a day for 14 days and then start over the next 14 days with an anti fungal cream and repeat for 6 weeks.

I think you need to allow 4-6  weeks to be honest to start seeing real changes to the nails especially toe nails.

Finger nails are always much quicker and within 2 weeks the nails discolouration will improve.

If you are treating toe nail fungus then i my preferred treatment plan is to
apply Daktarin Cream for 7 days and then Amoils Toe Nail Fungus Oil.

Amoils is an all natural treatment containing essential oils which have no harsh chemicals or additives and i use on my patients who suffer from :

Finger nail fungus
Toe nail fungus
Yeast Infections of the nails

I have found over the past few years natural remedies much more effective to cure foot conditions like plantar warts and fungal nails then over the counter chemical based treatments.

I think this is because our bodies respond to natural remedies and do not respond so well to pharmacy based drugs like antibiotics and anti fungicides.  Often by increasing our vitamins and minerals we can heal so much faster naturally.

I hope you have found this post helpful and has given you some new ideas and possible treatment options to treat you nail fungus.

If you have a question please leave me a comment below and i will be happy to respond,

And if you have found this post beneficial i would be grateful if you would share it on your social media sites.


Quick Nail Fungus Treatment Resources

My treatment plans blog post

My preferred toenail fungus oil for my patients Amoils Natural toenail fungus Treatment

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How To Avoid A Ingrowing Toe Nail

How to Avoid A Ingrowing Toe nail

By: Zara Butti MAFHP MCFHP Foot Health Practitioner

avoiding ingrown toenails

Avoiding ingrowing toe nail is a necessity when cutting your own toenails.

If you cut the toenails too short or cut down the sides of the toenails then you will be in trouble.and

Within a few days the toenail will begin to feel sore along the side of the skin of the toenail.

The toe will become red and swollen looking, and finally a infection will form noticeably by a yellow or green pus in the skin.  This then causes the skin to swell up and over the the side of the toenail and covering the toenail with a fleshy looking mass.

The end result is a painful ingrown toenail.

Simple tips to avoiding a ingrowing toe nail

  • Do not cut your toenails too short
  • When trimming your toenails cut them straight across were possible
  • Get someone else to cut your toenails for you.
  • Do not wear tight fitting shoes that will pinch the toes
  • Walking barefoot around the house increases your chances in stubbing your toes, this may cause the toenail to jolt and split and cause and ingrown nail.
  • Seek professional advice if you are diabetic or can see an infection forming

Avoiding ingrowing toe nail and prevent bacteria and infections

If your big toenail looks like the one above one you have a BIG problem as you now have an ingrown toenail.

The toe will look red down the side and may be red all over the tip too.  Your toe will be feeling very hot and pulsating in imagine and very sensitive to touch and sore in shoes.  DON`T PANIC

Whats happened here is your Toenail has a split / a jagged piece of toenail or just plain irritating the skin.  This most likely has been caused by poor or too low cutting.

Until this piece of toenail is removed or the toenail recovers naturally your ingrowing toe nail will not recover.

I get frustrated by patients who call me up and need help with a ingrown toenail and their doctor has had them taking antibiotics  for the past few weeks and the toenail is still red and the pain is still there.



ingrowing toe nailSTAGE 1 :The first thing you need to do to help the swelling of the toes infected state and to encourage natural healing is to soak your feet in salty water.

Grab a bowl of warm water not hot and add 3 tablespoons of table salt.

Salt is a natural healer and will help kill any infection you have around the toenail. Repeat this twice a day.

You may want to protect the toe avoiding ingrown toenail pain in your shoes. Applying a plaster all day will actually encourage more bacteria growth and the infection to get worse!

If you do want to cover the toe i usually advise my patients to use micropore which allows the skin to breath or a plaster with iodine in the padding.

Remove the plaster when you are home and soak your foot in salty water.

Whats important when treating an Ingrowing toe nail is to keep the toenail clean this way the infection will not get worse.

 STAGE 2 i do and get my patients to apply 2-3 times a day is to use salon dry or betadine which are iodine sprays.

Benefits of Dry Iodine Sprays

Dry Antiseptic Powder Sprays are easy to use.
The benefits of iodine have been used for years in medicine. Its an antiseptic and heals infection.

A Spray makes life easy without needing to touch the affected area itself. Once sprayed, the powder forms a protective antiseptic layer that helps to prevent further bacterial infection and aids the healing process.

The combination of soaking your feet in salty water and spraying the toe with an antiseptic iodine spray

in my opinion is the best way to ease the pain and eliminate the infection .

Once the redness and soreness begins to go you can then begin to think about removing the piece of toenail that is causing the pain.

And if there is no piece of toenail just irritation continue the treatments to help long term healing.

3 Tips to Avoid ingrowing toe nail  from reoccurring
  1. If your toenails are naturally curly or involuted , thick or split, use a i  Ingrowing toe nail softener. These solutions prevent infections and redness reoccurring and encourage natural looking and growing toenails.
  2. If you play sports where pressure is applied to the toes like football, basketball and running try a silicone gel toecap to protect the tip of the toes from pressure and trauma.
  3. Use the best tool for the job! When cutting your toenails make sure you use a podiatry quality toenail clipper or nipper.  Its tricky cutting your own toenails but i use  Tweezerman Deluxe Nail Clipper Set  on my own nails as i can’t get the right angle using the professional clippers i use on my patients which cut accurately .

I just wanted to finish up by thanking you for reading this post and if you have found this information of some value that you would share or like with friends.

I have been working with patients for the past 13 years and i am enjoy sharing my self help tips i think will benefit patients with foot health problems and appreciate your feedback.

If you have any questions or need assistance on avoiding ingrown toenails please leave me a comment below and i will answer you back.

Avoiding ingrowing toe nail resources:
  • Watch this video by the NHS discussing ingrown toenails the causes and how you can avoid them in the first place . WATCH VIDEO  Credit :NHS CHOICES
  • Dr Foot Is the worlds most comprehensive foot health site with “how to facts” and videos. They offer a full range of podiatry products including ingrown toenail solutions and toe protection caps.

What Are The Best Toenail Fungus Cures

Toenail fungus cures that work.

toenail fungus cures

What are the best toenail fungus cures?


What are the best toenail fungus cures available to use on your discoloured toenails and where can you buy them from?

In this blog post i will share with you the products i have been using on my patients and the benefits and results i have seen with these toenail fungus cures.

As a Foot Health Professional i see discoloured and toenail fungus everyday and although the appearance of some nails is not pretty Fungal toenails are very common and will not cause you any harm.

If i had a penny for every new patient i meet who has a) fungal infection in their toenails and b) purchased Curanail which is heavily priced and personally in 13 years of practice i have never seen one result from using it.

Recently the foot health industry has been cashing in on us and our discoloured nails and the way for many people how they feel about having fungus toenails.

Many people are embarrassed by their toes appearance and will not expose their feet in the summer in fear of comments.

Companies like Scholls ,Boots, Curanail, Excilor have had big money marketing campaigns on tv and on average this products cost around £20 with the promise of fungal free toenails.

But before you spend any money on curing your toenails i would recommend you try some simple Podiatry recommended tips and products that foot health professionals use daily and see if these toenail fungus cures work for you, plus you save lots of money.

Before we start discussing the best toenail fungus cures here is some basic information about toenail fungus.  If you would like to learn more about fungal nails the NHS website is a great source for medical advice and information.

Resource : NHS Toenail Fungus Information

I have put together a FREE Guide on the best treatment plans for toenail fungus cures including the stronger treatments and success stories. You can gain instant access to here:>>>

Here`s a quick video i done in 2008 which shows pictures of fungus on toenails.

What does toenail fungus look like?

  • Discoloured / yellow / black toenails
  • Toenails are thick and crumble and may smell
  • White patches or white lines within Toenails
  • Toenails may be rough and edgy and hard to cut

Why have i got Toenail Fungus

  • Poor foot hygiene / sweaty feet / constant athletes foot infections
  • Diabetes
  • Poor circulation / chilblains / cold feet
  • Poor health
  • For women wearing Nail varnish which is left on for too long and sweats into the nail bed over time preventing the toenails to breath
  • Gyms and swimming pool floors

My Treatment plan

You have two options when treating toenail fungus but i believe treating the fungus with both options heals the nail bed faster and for good.

  1. Natural remedies
  2. Anti-fungal / Antibiotics

Option 1 (Mild)

If your nails are still a fairly natural appearance and not thickened by the fungus and a little discoloured then i recommend my patients to use a Antifungal cream like Daktarin or Mycil or Mycota.

These are all available in supermarkets and chemists and are under £5.

PLUS i also advise my patients to either use Vicks Rub or Tea Tree Oil.

Option 2  (Medium)

For thicker toenails that are crumbly and smelly i recommend starting with an anti-fungal oil like Gehwol Nail & Skin or Amoils. And apply this to the toenails for 4 weeks.

After one month soak the toenails in tea tree oil in a bowl of water with a table spoon of tea tree. twice a week for 2 weeks.

This treatment will need to be reapplied 3-4 times in my opinion before the fungus will be gone.

Option 3  (Severe)

If your nails look like the ones on the video! then you really do have a battle on your hands and i would be lying if i think you could totally heal your toenails back to their natural appearance.

BUT you can sure give them a good overall health boost and improve the thickness and remove the discolouration of the nails.

I would imagine to get a satisfactory improvement to severe toenail fungus cases you will need to be very patient and 12-24 months is not unusual.

Treatment options for severe cases include Loverly a topical over the counter solution or prescription in the UK , Amoils Toenail Fungus Oil.

I belive soaking your feet in potassium permanganate crystals is a good option and you need only do this 1-2 time MAX. Two teaspoons of the crystals is added to warm water.

The water will turn purple! and your  feet brown so be careful to limited how far your feet and ankles go into the bowl as you will get an instant st tropez tan.

The discolouration will wash off over a week in the bath!.  But this is an old chiropody secret weapon for fungal infections including severe athletes foot and toenail fungus.

Some patients are advised to go on antibiotics to get rid of the fungus , THIS WORKS , but the problem is the damage it causes to your stomach and kidneys as the treatment plan is a minimum of 6 months , I do not advise this and most Doctors do not either.

Over a period of 6-12 months as you treat the nails you will see at the base of the toenail a healthy pink looking new nail growing and a ridge of the old infected nail which will grow out.

Some times if you play a lot of sports or run you may loose the toenail and the nail bed will be exposed. You will still need to apply a treatment as the new nail grows.

My shopping list for toenail fungus cures you can buy online.

To make it easy for you i have listed the products i use on my patients so you can do more research on what treatment plan you want to take,

Daktarin Intensive Cream 15g Mycota Athletes Foot Cream 25g (6 PACK) – Gehwol – Nail & Skin Oil | 15ml | 6 PACK BUNDLE Tea Tree Essential Oil – 100% Pure – 500ml Vicks VapoRub Topical Ointment, 50g


I have put together a FREE Guide on the best treatment plans for toenail fungus cures including the stronger treatments and success stories. You can gain instant access to here:>>>

I hope you find this post helpful and points you in the right direction in choosing the right toenail fungus cures for your feet. If you think this post may be valuable to a friend or family member i would appreciate it if you would share the post.  And please a comment or question i would like to know how i can help improve patients toenails and will answer you back.

Zara Butti MAFHP MCFHP Foot Health Professional & Expert Blogger