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White distilled vinegar. Apply a drop into the area of separation where the nail plate is no longer attached to the nail bed. The skin and the nail plate will absorb most of the vinegar and the rest will evaporate.

No, I haven't changed my mind about over-the-counter or home remedies. Some of them will work for some people and not for others. I still recommend taking the prescription medication, but most people are afraid of taking it due to the side effects. Lamasil doesn't work for everyone either.

Killing the fungus takes a very long time and if you stop the treatment before you have killed everysingle fungal spore, it will come back again.

Fungus is characterized by nail plate thickening, a yellowish discoloration, nail plate separation and apparent debris in the area of separation.

Bacterial infection, such as Pseudomonas, is characterized by a green to brown to black discoloration with apparent nail plate softening.

What you have described is a fungal infection, not a bacterial infection.

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