Cbd oil for toenail fungus

Here’s Why Cannabis Oil Could Make Your Toenail Fungus Disappear

Toenail fungus is painful, dangerous if untreated, and socially uncomfortable. It’s also much more common than you might think — which is understandable, since it’s rarely the topic of small talk. While having it is never a pleasant experience, there is some good news: cannabis oils might be able to get rid of it faster than conventional treatments and with fewer side effects.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, of course, and basic foot care measures like keeping your feet dry and clean is the best way to prevent these infections, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. And while everyone loves a shoe-free stroll along the beach, they recommend bringing footwear: “Because it is difficult to avoid contact with microscopic organisms like fungi, the toenails are especially vulnerable around damp areas where you are likely to be walking barefoot.”

Everyday foot care practices like wearing flip flops in locker rooms and at swimming pools (which, by the way, are havens for many types of fungus) can make a big difference when it comes to keeping your feet healthy. But so can cannabis, according to research.

Thanks to their antifungal and analgesic (i.e. pain relieving) qualities, cannabis oils can play an important role in preventing and treating common complaints like athlete’s foot and fungal infections. Clinical trials are in their early stages, but scientists have found that certain characteristics of the plant make it adept at fighting foot fungus.

What Makes Cannabis Effective Against Toenail Fungus?

One of the health benefits of cannabis that make it so useful in the treatment of fungal nail infections is its antifungal properties. Scientists have found that petroleum extracts from the plant can inhibit the growth of fungi in humans (and food, interestingly enough). In this way, cannabis oils can be helpful when treating an existing infection and preventing any future ones.

Cannabis and its oils can also help to relieve pain around the infected nail. The fungus can eat away at the surface of the nail itself, causing it to disintegrate and fall away, revealing tender skin underneath. This can be intensely painful and make walking difficult in severe cases. But the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving qualities of cannabis could help to soothe the discomfort and make it easier to get around on your own two feet.

How to Use Cannabis Oil to Treat Toenail Fungus

Anyone who’s interested in using cannabis oil to treat a fungal toenail infection has a lot of choices. There are so many ways to enjoy the health benefits of cannabis nowadays that the options are seemingly endless. But, some are more effective treatments than others.

Cannabis Oil Topicals
Topical products are a great way to deliver highly localized results. These are any products that contain cannabis oils and are applied directly onto the skin or the affected area. Using a topical means that you can target the antifungal benefits of the oil to exactly where you need them.

If you’re thinking of buying a cannabis oil topical for your infected nail(s) or any other skin care complaint, make sure that the product you choose is made with full spectrum CBD oil and not hemp seed oil. This is because the former has a much wider range of helpful compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and essential oils which make it more beneficial to the skin.

In the case of fungal nail infections, you can apply a topical, such as a cannabis-infused body butter, to the skin surrounding the infected nail and all other nails to prevent the spread of the fungus. This could help to fight off the fungi and speed up the healing process.

Cannabis Oil Capsules
Soft gel capsules containing cannabis oils are becoming popular thanks to their convenience and effectiveness. Taking a CBD oil capsule with your morning coffee, for example, doesn’t require much effort and capsules have the added benefit of being (mostly) tasteless.

Taking cannabis oil in this way won’t deliver the highly localized results of a topical product, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll be less effective. The cannabinoids present in the oil can still interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system to tackle your fungal infection from the inside out.

While there’s not a lot of conclusive evidence, some researchers think that ingesting the oils is probably the most effective way to use them — so reaching for a cannabis edible might also be worth a try.

Vaping Cannabis Oil
Vaping was first made popular by the belief that it could help long time smokers to kick their nicotine addiction. But recently vaping oils like CBD oil has become widely popular as well.

This is in no small part because studies show that vaping is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects of cannabis oils. This method it can enter the bloodstream much more quickly than through other methods, and offer fast acting relief to the affected area.

However, recent studies have shown that some vape oils are packed with cancer-causing toxins and heavy metals that can cause significant harm to the body.

Ask the Doctor: Toenail Fungus and CBD

It is time again for “Ask the Doctor.” I particularly enjoy this monthly feature because it gives me an opportunity to answer your questions and help you on your path to health and wellness.

If you have a question or health concern you would like me to address, please visit the Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page and send me a private message. Mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line.

Any Solutions for Toenail Fungus?

I have a fungal infection on two of my toenails. It doesn’t hurt, but the nails are thick and discolored and look so bad that I am reluctant to wear sandals. Is there anything you could recommend for this? I have tried vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil, Vicks VapoRub, and every antifungal ointment available , but nothing has helped.

Fungal infections of the nails, officially called onychomycosis, are extremely common and notoriously hard to cure. Over-the-counter products that you apply to the nails are often ineffective, as you have experienced. Prescription topical antifungals work better but do not always eradicate the problem.

That’s why I want to tell you about a specially compounded nail solution that many of our guests have had good success with. It contains the two most effective topical antifungal medications plus tea tree oil, a traditional remedy for fungal infections, and biotin, which helps with healthy nail growth. The “magic” of this solution is DMSO, which acts as a carrier to penetrate the nail and deliver the active ingredients deep into the nail where they are needed.

It is not an overnight cure—there is no such thing for this condition. However, if you use it daily for several months, you have a good chance of getting rid of unsightly toenail fungus once and for all. You do have to be patient, especially if your big toenails are affected . It can take as long as a year for a nail to grow out and be replaced by a healthy new nail.

Oral antifungal drugs may also be indicated, and in severe cases, the infected nails may need to be surgically removed. Laser therapy is another option, although study results of its efficacy are mixed. I suggest you first try the DMSO nail solution, compounded by Physicians Preference Pharmacy . Talk to your doctor (it require a prescription) or call the pharmacy at 281-828-9088 to learn more. Let me how it works for you.

I Am Nervous About Trying CBD. Is it Safe?

A friend of mine uses CBD oil at bedtime and says it helps control the anxious thoughts that used to keep her awake at night. I have a similar problem and want to try it, but I am nervous because it comes from marijuana. I would appreciate your opinion on this.

I’m glad you asked, because there is a lot of confusion about CBD and marijuana. To be clear, the CBD oils and other supplements on the market are from hemp, not marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants, and all cannabis plants contain natural phytochemicals called cannabinoids. But where and how they are cultivated and used makes a tremendous difference.

The flowers and leaves of marijuana plants contain relatively high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive cannabinoid that alters perception, attention, and behavior. Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%)—nowhere near enough to make you high.

The main cannabinoid in hemp is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD supports your body’s own endocannabinoid system, which produces natural cannabinoids that influence everything from sleep, mood and emotions to immune function, inflammation, and pain perception. By balancing and enhancing this system, therapeutic doses of CBD from hemp have been shown to improve sleep, relieve anxiety, boost the immune response, and decrease pain and inflammation.

I have spent months studying this effective and versatile compound and often recommend it for the above conditions. Unfortunately, I have run across a lot of misinformation and ineffective products that contain only paltry amounts of CBD, so it is important that you do your homework before purchasing. Look for organic, full-spectrum hemp oil with a standardized level of CBD and purchase only from a trusted source. Quality products are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

If you would like to learn about or order the oral or topical CBD-rich full-spectrum hemp oil I recommend, call Hotze Vitamins at 800-579-6545.

Keep Your Questions Coming

I hope these suggestions are helpful to you and to others who are dealing with these common problems. Keep your questions coming! Send me a private message on Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HotzeHWC/ . Don’t forget to mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line. And remember, there is no such thing as a dumb question.

To learn more about the Hotze Health & Wellness Center and schedule a Free Wellness Consultation—via telemedicine or at the Center—call us at 281-698-8698 or visit hotzehwc.com .

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Dr. Steven Hotze

Dr. Hotze is the Founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International. Dr. Hotze received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hotze believes that everyone deserves a doctor and a team of professionals who can coach them onto a path of health and wellness, naturally, so that they can enjoy a better quality of life without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of Hormones, Health, and Happiness, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness and Do A 180. Suzanne Somers dedicated an entire chapter to Dr. Hotze in her New York Times best seller, Breakthrough. “This Texan doctor is going to steal your heart,” writes Somers. “He has so much energy he can’t wait to get to his office each day.” Dr. Hotze has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show and The Biography Channel. He has also appeared on the morning program, Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan. Dr. Hotze hosted “Health & Wellness Solutions” radio show on KSEV 700 AM and “Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution” radio show on KPRC AM 950 and iHeart radio. He currently hosts the Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution podcast. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Janie, for 52 years. They have 8 children and 23 grandchildren.