Jean Y. Asks:
Hi Dr. Streicher,
I need to know what a toe nail fungus treatment would be. I have tried tea tree oil and the patient does not like the strong smell. Is there a different oil that can be used? Would it be used straight or diluted with olive or jojoba or another oil? I am an acupuncturist and really like essential oils but am not sure what would be effective for nail fungus.
Dr. Streicher Answers:
Here are two alternatives as a nail fungus treatment: First, there is Oregano Oil, which also is not very pleasant smelling but is much more potent than Tea Tree Oil. Because of its potency, you can dilute it 5% in a carrier oil, making the scent much weaker. Second, there is Myrrh Oil, which needs stronger dilution (20% in a carrier oil), but the scent is much more pleasant.