Q: Are there any precautions?
A: Not really – you wouldn’t want to use it on an open wound. The vinegar will sting. A lot. And you wouldn’t want to ingest it either. It won’t do you any harm but drinking smelly old vinegar isn’t particularly good for you!
Q: How long will it last?
A: There’s enough in a box of Nail Fungus Soak to last about 2 months, with daily soaking. While the liquid is effective longer than that, most people, especially if using it for their feet, tend to track a bit out each day and after 2 months, the amount of liquid has diminished. The liquid is still good, it’s just harder to soak your feet if the level of liquid has gone down.
Q: Do I have to remove my nail polish?
A: No, nail polish won’t have any effect on the Nail Soak’s effectiveness. The liquid penetrates around and under the nails where the fungus is located.
Q: Will the soak discolor my nails?
A: A slight darkening of the nails from the carmel coloring in the apple cider vinegar sometimes occurs. Some brands have more caramel coloring than others.
Q: Can I soak just the affected nails?
A: It is best to soak your entire foot in the liquid. By soaking your foot, not just the affected nail, you are eliminating all of the fungus on the area. Additionally, nail fungus can be in the beginning stages on other nails, even though you don’t see evidence yet. Soaking all of the nails insures you are heading off future fungal problems on the nails that appear clear of the fungus.
Q: Why can’t I use organic vinegar?
A: The good quality, apple cider vinegar from the health food store is great for salad dressings, or for internal use. However, it is not pasturized, and does not work with this Herbal Nail Fungus Soak. The cheap apple cider vinegar from the grocery store is pasteurized, and will work with this product.
Q: Can I speed things up by soaking twice a day?
A: Soaking morning and evening is probably better than just once a day, but most people find that one daily soak is all they have time for. If you want to soak twice daily, 3 minutes each time is enough. In theory, twice daily should work a bit faster than once a day.
Q: Can Nail Soak be applied topically?
A: No, applying it topically just doesn’t work. The soaking part is important because it soaks under and around the nails, in areas where just applying topically won’t reach. Soaking really does make a difference.
Q: Will this product work on other fungal infections of the skin?
A: Yes it can do however it is harder to apply. Fungal infections like “jock itch” will respond in about 10 days to 2 weeks. To use it for this purpose, mix Nail Soak according to directions then apply twice daily if possible as follows: soak a washcloth in the Nail Soak liquid, wring it out loosely and apply a very wet washcloth to the affected area. Leave it in place for 5 minutes. Pat dry afterward but don’t wash off the area for at least an hour if possible.
Q: Will it work for sweaty feet that are in trainers all day?
A: If you wear heavy boots or trainers for long days and you have a tendency to sweaty feet this is an ideal environment for a fungus to grow. Have an extra pair of boots or trainers and switch them out every day so that the other pair has a chance to dry out. When you are home air your feet as much as possible (in sandals or barefoot etc.)
If you have any other questions that are not answered here then please contact us.