How to mix tea tree oil and iodine

Unconventional treatments for warts and molluscum

“Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!” –J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Lio, M.D.Boromir, Captain of the White Tower, was referring to the one Ring of course, but his words could perhaps equally apply to warts and molluscum. Indeed, despite the fact that these small viral growths are benign and self-limited, they are responsible for some 21% of all dermatology referrals1 and a disproportionately large amount of angst and worry.

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Disconcertingly perhaps, one does not need to seek an alternative medicine source to witness an incredible menagerie of strange and unconventional treatments posited for treating warts and molluscum; everything from antacids to duct tape has been tried, and entire books on the topic exist.2

While the general approach to treatment seems to focus on stimulating the innate immune response via destructive measures or irritation3, the fact that in trials even the best therapies rarely show greater than 60% clearance means there will be sizeable demand for unconventional approaches.

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We will explore several alternatives for treating warts and molluscum, but I would stress that these are best used as complementary/adjunctive therapies rather than as stand-alones.

NEXT: Warts 



Zinc, as an oral supplement, may play a role in enhancing immunity, particularly against viral infections4. In a study of 31 patients with warts, administration of oral zinc (as zinc sulfate) resulted in complete resolution in half the patients5. A more rigorous randomized placebo-controlled trial of 32 patients with multiple, recalcitrant warts found that by 2 months 78% of the zinc group was cleared versus only 13% of the placebo control, a statistically significant difference6.  In each of these studies, the zinc sulfate was dosed at 10mg/kg/d up to a maximum of 600 mg/d, and nausea was noted to be a significant side effect.

Interestingly, although zinc is listed favorably in the venerable and quite conventional Cochrane database, one of the authors of the review has expressed skepticism about zinc for warts despite the data7. Perhaps most clinically relevant, zinc was shown to be a helpful adjuvant therapy in the treatment of vulvar warts. In a study of 228 patients, relapse was significantly lower in those who received concomitant oral zinc sulfate versus those who received conventional therapy alone8. The idea that there may be zinc deficiency in some patients with refractory warts is compelling, and this has been found in some series9. Further work may help ascertain patients for whom zinc can be more helpful.

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More exotic than zinc, perhaps, is propolis: a resinous mixture used by bees to seal their hives. Remarkably, there is some evidence that propolis has immunomodulatory functions10, and it has been shown to have a positive effect in the treatment of aphthous stomatitis, mouth ulceration, and the prevention of otitis media11. A fairly large study demonstrated an effect on warts as well. 135 patients were randomized to receive propolis daily for 3 months versus a placebo control group. At the end of 3 months, 73% of patients in the propolis group were cured, compared to only 8% in the placebo group, an impressive finding, indeed12. While thought-provoking, more studies need to be done to substantiate these results, but the fact that propolis is safe and inexpensive is encouraging, although it should be avoided in those with bee allergy.

NEXT: Molluscum



These tiny dome-shaped papules show a predilection for children with atopic dermatitis, suggesting that impaired skin barrier can enhance their spread13. Maddeningly, they often induce an associated dermatitis that makes for a difficult chicken-or-egg situation, with increasing misery for the patient. Finally, a staphylococcal superinfection can develop, forcing anyone to question just how “benign” and “self-limited” this condition really is.

While warts seem to have a more distinguished cannon of conventional therapy, the literature for molluscum is relatively sparse. I adamantly agree with Dr. Katz that imiquimod is not effective for molluscum, and, in fact, can cause significant harm14. Several years ago we reported a case of cytokine dermatitis and febrile seizure resulting in hospitalization from imiquimod applied to molluscum15. Cantharidin (an extract of the blister beetle) remains my favorite therapy, although it has never been FDA-approved and can be difficult to obtain, driving the need for other options.

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Lemon myrtle (Backousia citriodora) is an essential oil that is used in foods and perfumes. It has been shown to have antimicrobial properties which may be relevant to its action on molluscum16. In a study of 31 children, 56% of those treated with once daily application of lemon myrtle had a 90% reduction in molluscum, compared to none in the control group17. The treatment appeared safe and was well-tolerated, suggesting that this could be a promising approach.

Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has antimicrobial properties and also can be irritating, both of which could theoretically be of help in molluscum. A provocative study examined tea tree oil for molluscum, but complicated things slightly by adding iodine to it without clear purpose for one of the groups, though this was a proprietary product in the study. Fifty-three children with molluscum were treated twice daily with tea tree oil bound to iodine compared to tea tree oil alone or iodine alone. At 4 weeks they evaluated for 90% clearance of molluscum and found that 56% met this mark in the tea tree oil plus iodine group, while only 17% in the pure tea tree oil group and 6% in the iodine group met this goal18. The authors reported no adverse effects, although there are multiple reports of contact allergy to topically applied tea tree oil, and this must be considered19.


Warts and molluscum have probably been with humans since the very beginning, and will likely continue to plague us. Like the common cold, we are somewhat powerless to stop them completely, but there are perhaps some useful tools in our alternative armamentarium yet.



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8. Akhavan S, Mohammadi SR, Modarres Gillani M, Mousavi AS, Shirazi M. Efficacy of combination therapy of oral zinc sulfate with imiquimod, podophyllin or cryotherapy in the treatment of vulvar warts. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2014 Oct;40(10):2110-3

9. Raza N, Kahn DA. Zinc deficiency in patients with persistent viral warts. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2010; 20:83-86.

10. Sforcin J. Propolis and the immune system: a review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007;113(1):1–14.

11. Henatsch D, Wesseling F, Kross KW, Stokroos RJ. Honey and Beehive Products in Otorhinolaryngology: a narrative review. Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Oct 9. doi: 10.1111/coa.12557.

12. Zedan H, Hofny ER, Ismail SA. Propolis as an alternative treatment for cutaneous warts. Int J Dermatol. 2009 Nov;48(11):1246–9.

13. Braue A, Ross G, Varigos G, et al. Epidemiology and impact of childhood molluscum contagiosum: a case series and critical review of the literature. Pediatr Dermatol. 2005;22:287–94.

14. Katz KA. Imiquimod is not an effective drug for molluscum contagiosum. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 May;14(5):372-3.

15. Mosher JS, Lio P. Cytokine dermatitis and febrile seizure from imiquimod. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e519-22.

16. Hayes AJ, Markovic B. Toxicity of Australian essential oil Backhousia citriodora (Lemon myrtle). Part 1. Antimicrobial activity and in vitro cytotoxicity. Food Chem Toxicol. 2002;40(4):535–43.

17. Burke BE, Baillie JE, Olson RD. Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children. Biomed Pharmacother. 2004 May;58(4):245–7. 

18. Markum E, Baillie J. Combination of essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia and iodine the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012 Mar;11(3):349–54.

19. Zug KA, Warshaw EM, Fowler JF Jr, Maibach HI, Belsito DL, Pratt MD, Sasseville D, Storrs FJ, Taylor JS, Mathias CG, Deleo VA, Rietschel RL, Marks J. Patch-test results of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group 2005-2006. Dermatitis. 2009 May-Jun;20(3):149-60.

Combination of essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia and iodine in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children

Randomized Controlled Trial

. 2012 Mar;11(3):349-54.

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Randomized Controlled Trial

Eric Markum et al. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012 Mar.

. 2012 Mar;11(3):349-54.


Eric Markum  1 , John Baillie


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Molluscum contagiosum is a common childhood viral skin condition and is increasingly found as a sexually transmitted disease in adults. Current treatment options are invasive, requiring tissue destruction and attendant discomfort. Fifty-three children (mean age 6.3+5.1 years) with the diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum were treated with twice daily topical application of either essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (TTO), a combination of TTO and organically bound iodine (TTO-I), or iodine alone. At the end of 30 days, 48 children were available for follow up. A greater than 90% reduction in the number of lesions was observed in 16 of 19 children treated with TTO-I, while 1 of 16 and 3 of 18 children met the same criteria for improvement in the iodine and TTO groups (P<0.01, ANOVA) respectively by intention-to-treat analysis. No child discontinued treatment due to adverse events. The combination of essential oil of M. alternifolia with organically bound iodine offers a safe therapeutic alternative in the treatment of childhood molluscum. Clinical Trial Registry ACTRN12610000984099.

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7 ways to use essential oils

February 24, 2015HealthTips

Essential oils are associated with something refined and mysterious. Since ancient times, they have been used in medicine, cosmetology and cooking. In ancient Egypt, oils were saved from the scorching sun, in China and India they were treated, and in the Roman Empire and in the East they took care of the body. The beneficial properties of essential oils are still in demand today.



Essential oil is a fragrant volatile substance isolated from flowers, seeds, roots, leaves, fruits, wood or resin of plants.

Oils give plants their fragrance. The properties of oils depend on the type of plants, their growing conditions, the part used, as well as the method of production. Often, from different parts of the same plant, oils of different composition and smell are obtained. Essential oils are obtained by distillation (from greens and bark), extraction (from inflorescences, petals and roots) and pressing (from peel and fruit).

Essential oils have a wide spectrum of biological activity. Some of them are antiseptics, others are antispasmodics, others regenerate cells, others calm or, on the contrary, excite the nervous system. At the same time, essential oils are potent agents that can not only help, but also harm, if you do not follow the recommendations for use.

The table will help you understand the pharmacological properties of essential oils.

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Use of essential oils

Essential oils should not be applied to the skin without a base. You should take care of your eyes. Keep oils out of the reach of children. It is not recommended to use essential oils for pregnant women, as well as people prone to allergies.

Essential oils are not water-miscible and cannot be used alone. In cosmetology and medicine, essential oils are used with a base. It can be wax, honey, milk, cream. But most often these are the so-called transport oils.

Carrier (base) oils are oils of vegetable origin, both solid (for example, shea butter) and liquid (olive, sea buckthorn, almond, jojoba and others). They promote the penetration of essential oil into the body and provide a mild therapeutic effect.

Bath & Sauna

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An aromatic bath is a great way to unwind after a hard day. Relieves stress and relaxes sandalwood, geranium, lavender, rose oil. Muscle tension (for example, after a workout) will help eliminate vervain and juniper oil. During colds, baths with pine or lemon oil are recommended.


  • Wash before taking an aroma bath.
  • Water temperature - 36-38 ºС.
  • Honey, kefir, whey, milk, sea salt or carrier oil can be used as a base.
  • Do not use gel, shampoo, foam or other cosmetics during the procedure.
  • Frequency and time - 5-25 minutes no more than three times a week.
  • Do not rinse or dry after taking an aromatic bath.

In the sauna, the essential oil is added to a ladle of water to give it to the heater. Recommended oils that improve breathing: cedar, eucalyptus, spruce and others. In addition, brooms can be moistened with a mixture of base and essential oils.


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Essential oils enhance the healing properties of massage, improve skin condition and affect the nervous system. Different oils will have different pharmacological effects. So, cloves accelerate warming up and stimulate blood circulation. Nutmeg relieves rheumatic pains, citrus fruits contribute to the breakdown of adipose tissue, and rose, jasmine and sandalwood have a lifting effect.


  • Massage mixture recipe: 3-5 drops of essential oil + 10-15 ml of base oil (for body - peach, olive, apricot, almond; for face - jojoba, macadamia, avocado).
  • Choose oil not only for its pharmacological properties, but also for its smell. It should be pleasant to the person who is being massaged.
  • During the massage, give preference to gentle circular motions.
  • After the session, lie down for 10-20 minutes, do not go outside for an hour.


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Essential oil inhalation is great for flu (thyme, ginger), bronchitis (eucalyptus, pine, arborvitae), stomatitis (orange, calendula), and for cleansing face (oregano, tea tree).

People with asthma and other serious respiratory problems should take inhalations with the permission and under the supervision of a physician.

Cold inhalation

  • Apply a few drops of oil to a cloth or paper towel.
  • Inhale the fragrance evenly and deeply through your nose for 5-10 minutes.

Hot inhalation

  • If available, use a special inhaler.
  • If you do not have an inhaler, add 2-4 drops of oil to a container of hot water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapors for 5-10 minutes. It is recommended to carry out the procedure with your eyes closed.



Aromacompresses help relieve pain in the joints, back and soft tissues. Essential oils penetrate the skin to the problem area and have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic effects.

In case of chronic diseases, please consult your doctor about the use of aromatic compresses.

Cold compresses are effective for swelling, sprains, bruises.


  • Moisten a flannel or other cotton cloth with cold water and apply 3-5 drops of essential oil to it.
  • Apply to damaged area. Secure with an elastic bandage.
  • Alternatively, prepare a mixture of carrier and essential oils (30 ml - 15 drops), soak a cloth with it and apply to the affected part of the body.

Warm compresses treat chronic diseases, relieve pain and inflammation. Useful for rheumatism, osteochondrosis and sciatica. The rules are the same, only warm water is used, and the compress is wrapped up.

Enriching cosmetics

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Oriental beauties have been using ethers as a means of personal care since ancient times. Oils add to the cosmetic also a therapeutic effect.

Cosmetics with a neutral composition should be enriched. Products designed to address specific concerns (such as anti-aging products) are best used without additives.

There are many recipes for home cosmetics with essential oils. Here is some of them.

  • Face mask: 1 tablespoon of clay powder 2-3 drops of essential oil, then add water to achieve a paste consistency. Apply the mask on your face, avoiding the eye area, leave to dry and rinse with warm water.
  • Face cream: take any neutral cream (for example, children's), prepare a mixture of base and essential oils. The first should correspond to the type of skin (dry, normal, combination, oily, problematic), and the second - the purpose of use (fighting rashes, moisturizing, and so on). The approximate dosage is 10-15 drops of the mixture per 150 g of the base.
  • Skin lotion: dilute herbal infusion with water (in equal proportions), dissolve 2-3 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of alcohol and add to the strained solution. Apply lotion to face and neck.
  • Aromaled: Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1-2 drops of essential oil, dissolve the resulting mixture in water, pour into molds and freeze. Use flavored ice cubes to rub your face to relieve redness.
  • Shampoo: use a product with the most natural composition, add oil to the palm of the shampoo directly when washing (1-2 drops) or in a bottle (13 drops per 100 ml).

Aroma lamps and aroma stones


Aroma lamps and aroma stones are used for indoor scenting and aromatherapy.

Aroma lamp (or aroma incense burner) is a bowl where water is poured and essential oil is added, and a candle is placed under it. As the water heats up, the air is filled with the vapors of the essential oil.

Aroma lamp

  • Ventilate the room.
  • Pour warm water (50-55°C) into the bowl. The volume of the bowl is at least 50 ml, otherwise the water will evaporate too quickly.
  • Add essential oil: 2 drops for every 5 sq. m area.
  • Light a candle. The minimum distance from the flame to the bowl is 10 cm.
  • The duration of the procedure is from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Add water periodically. Do not leave the lamp unattended.

Aroma stone has a porous structure and retains odors for a long time. You can buy it or make it yourself from gypsum. The peculiarity of the aroma stone is the locality of action. If the aroma from the lamp spreads throughout the room, then from the stone - only a short distance. Therefore, the aroma stone can be used even in the workplace.

Stone scent

  • Apply 2-4 drops of oil to the stone.
  • Place the stone on a table, in a closet, bag or pocket.
  • Add oil as the smell disappears.

Sachets are also made with essential oils. An aromatic bag with rose oil will give a pleasant aroma to linen and clothes, and a sachet with lavender on the bedside table will give you a sound sleep.

Aroma Pendants


Aroma Pendants (or Aroma Medallions) is a porous clay accessory that easily absorbs and retains odors for a long time.

Wearing it is especially important during influenza epidemics. Ginger, cedar, eucalyptus, mint and other oils help the body fight viruses and strengthen the immune system.

How to use aroma pendants?

  • Select the oil according to its properties and smell.
  • Put 2-3 drops into the pendant.
  • Refill the pendant after three days.

These are the basic principles for using essential oils.

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Iodine for toenail fungus


  • How iodine works on fungus
  • Advantages and disadvantages of
  • Contraindications and side effects
  • How to prepare nails
  • Using pure iodine
Making a medicine for a fungus using iodine and celandine
Folk remedies for nail fungus using iodine
Using iodine to treat nail fungus
Foot baths with iodine additional components
Steaming and preparing feet for treatment

Iodine for nail fungus accelerates the recovery process. The antiseptic formula can be strengthened with other components. For example, salt, vinegar, oils. In this case, the treatment will be more complete.

How iodine affects the fungus

Iodine is a universal antiseptic. It eliminates the spread of the fungus on normal plates, skin. It is noteworthy that:

  1. It is characterized by a fungicidal action. It affects the cells of pathogenic microorganisms;
  2. The component disrupts the release of specific substances, due to which the fungus reproduces spores;
  3. The agent acts simultaneously in two directions. It excludes infection of healthy tissue structures. It also makes it impossible to reproduce the microflora, killing it.

Another positive property of the antiseptic is the strengthening of the nail plates. Due to this, they become stronger. Their exfoliation is excluded, local immunity increases. In the later stages of foot fungus, nail antiseptic is ineffective.

Advantages and disadvantages of

Iodine helps against nail fungus due to its disinfecting effect. It disinfects the problem surface, speeding up the recovery process. Other benefits:

  • Destruction of harmful spores;
  • Exclusion of suppuration of the skin;
  • Elimination of inflammatory and infectious processes.

Antiseptic characteristics contribute to the rapid elimination of onychomycosis. In the initial stages, therapy can end in two to three weeks. If the tool will be used on a regular basis.

Iodine deficiencies against nail fungus: minimal effectiveness in the late stage. There are limitations and unwanted reactions.

Use of iodine to treat nail fungus

Contraindications and side effects

The list of contraindications includes:

  • Sensitive epidermis that is prone to irritation;
  • Allergy to the drug;
  • The last stage of the fungus;
  • Breastfeeding;
  • First and third trimester of pregnancy.

Adverse reactions may occur. They are rare - this is increased dryness of the skin, peeling, hyperemia.


Due to prolonged systematic use of the product, an allergy is likely.

If the symptoms do not go away on their own after 48 hours, a dermatologist should be consulted.

How to prepare nails

Before treating toenail fungus with iodine, the plates are prepared. They are steamed in a bath, where any antiseptic composition is added. It could also be iodine. Manipulations are necessary because they prepare the structure of the nails for the effects of the main composition.

It is recommended to clean nails with a nail file. It is important to remove all burrs, grind microcracks. This will remove the fungus in three to four weeks.

Steaming and preparation of feet for treatment

Use of iodine in its pure form

Treatment of nail fungus with iodine begins with the use of this remedy itself. To do this:

  1. Prepare cotton swabs, iodine solution;
  2. The stick is soaked in the solution;
  3. Carefully process each plate.

This procedure is carried out every 24 hours. Best before going to bed. This will help speed up the regeneration of the plate and destroy the fungus. Iodine for the treatment of fungus is used for at least one month.


Baths with pure substance are allowed. This allows you to accelerate tissue regeneration. Also, the problem area is disinfected in this way, the spores of the microorganism die. Such baths can be carried out every day for four weeks.

Another recipe is mixing four tbsp. l. salt, baking soda and iodine. They are dissolved in four liters of water. The combination of the presented components guarantees a powerful antibacterial effect. The composition penetrates directly to the affected area, destroying the fungus. Treatment should be carried out for at least a month. Baths are taken every day.

Another effective antifungal bath: mix 4 tablespoons of salt, soda and iodine, dissolve the resulting mixture in 4 liters of water.

The following recipe is iodine for toenail fungus with hydrogen peroxide:

  • This is a highly effective combination;
  • You will need to heat three liters of water to 45 degrees;
  • Add two tsp. iodine;
  • The legs are steamed for 20 minutes, then wiped, the stratum corneum is removed.

The problem areas are then treated with peroxide. Do this two or three times. The use of this component guarantees a gentle and quick effect on the fungus of the nail on the big toe. It ceases to develop, gradually dies off.

Foot baths with iodine with additional components

Lotions and compresses

Combination of antiseptic and celandine oil extract will help to cope with the problem. Treat the problem area in the morning. To do this, apply a cotton swab soaked in the composition to it. The lotion must be fixed with cling film. Additionally, a bandage is used. In the evening, the lotion is removed. The nail is covered with a component.

It is acceptable to use a 10% iodine solution in alcohol. Treatment lasts from three weeks.

Pure iodine can be used as a compress. Do it like this:

  1. Soak a piece of cotton wool with 5% antiseptic;
  2. The patch is attached to the nail and the finger is wrapped in a bandage;
  3. Hold the compress for 60 minutes.

The procedure can be carried out twice in 24 hours. The course of treatment should not exceed three consecutive weeks. After that, it is recommended to take a break for two weeks. Then therapy at home is repeated.

Preparation of ointments

You can independently prepare an ointment from two components - iodine and celandine. The composition destroys spores of fungi, eliminates the spread of infection. In addition, a regenerating effect is guaranteed.

In order to cure the fungus, you need:

  1. Grind no more than 20-25 g of celandine in a mortar. It is important that the component reaches a powdery state;
  2. Add a small amount of antiseptic. In this case, you get a mixture that resembles a cream;
  3. The agent is used twice a day. It is applied in a thin layer to problem areas. Additionally, the skin of the feet is treated;
  4. After completion of the procedure, the limbs are rinsed with cool water.

The ointment can be used not only for onychomycosis of the legs and nails. The tool is effective in case of damage to the hands.

Pay attention!

Another cream can be prepared at home. To do this, use five to seven drops of iodine, a little aloe powder and st. l. castor oil. The composition is stirred until homogeneous.

It is necessary to smear nails with iodine in case of fungus once a day before going to bed. It is carefully rubbed, put on socks. In the morning, the feet are washed, dried, and in the evening the procedure is repeated. Treatment should last from one and a half to five to six weeks.

Preparation of medicine for fungus using iodine and celandine

Recipes with iodine and vinegar

Apple or grape vinegar mixed with iodine in equal proportions. A cotton pad is dipped into a pre-prepared liquid. The resulting pad is applied to the plate, a patch is applied. They do this once a day. Treatment lasts 10 days. Then a week break. The course of lotions with vinegar is repeated.

Another recipe: apple cider vinegar and blue iodine. Required:

  • Combine equal proportions of iodine, vinegar;
  • Thoroughly treat problem nails with the resulting solution;
  • Apply compound twice within 24 hours.

The recovery course lasts two weeks. After a break of 10 days, the treatment of nail fungus with iodine on the legs can be continued.

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Use iodine, boric acid and tea tree oil. Add 10 ml of acid to 100 ml of water. Use the same amount of antiseptic with 10 drops of oil. The mixture is stirred until homogeneous.

It is necessary to treat the nail plates with the product twice a day. The treatment should last until the new nail has fully grown.

An effective antiseptic with lemon.

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