Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Some people have had success with alternative approaches to treating nail fungus:

  • Snakeroot extract. This product comes from plants of the sunflower family. In a study of 110 people, it was about as effective as ciclopirox. It was applied every third day for the first month, twice a week for the second month and once a week for the third month.
  • Tea tree oil. This product, applied twice a day, is possibly effective in treating nail fungus, but more study is needed.
July 21, 2015