Nail Fungus Case Studies

Sandy Getzky Global Nail Fungus - Executive Coordinator

The following analysis of nail fungus case studies represents The Global Nail Fungus Organization's efforts over the last 10 years to gather and present real life stories of people suffering from finger and toenail fungus and their means of treatment. If you have nail fungus, or have beaten it from your life please share your story: Nail Fungus Treatment Survey.

Nail Fungus Condition and Treatment Data (Overview)

How long have you had nail fungus?

Less Than 4 Months
5 - 12 Months
1+ Years

Source: GNFO Nail Fungus Survey Results*

Have you successfully treated your nail fungus?


Source: GNFO Nail Fungus Survey Results*

What treatments have you tried?

All of the Above

Source: GNFO Nail Fungus Survey Results*

2015 - 2016 Nail Fungus Treatment Survey Results

2013 - 2014 Nail Fungus Treatment Survey Results

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Worldwide Nail Fungus Data

  • Worldwide
  • USA and Canada
  • Europe
  • ASIA

According to an analysis from NC State University, there are an estimated 2%-18% of people who are affected by nail fungal infections worldwide. Another study reported that onychomycosis has an international prevalence range of 3-26% worldwide.

A research report also demonstrated that toenail onychomycosis is the most difficult fungal infection to cure. According to the results they’ve gathered, onychomycosis prevalence rates in different parts of the world are the following:

  • 14% in North America
  • 23% across Europe
  • 20% in East Asia

Top 3 Topical Nail Fungus Treatments (2017)

Rank 1 - EmoniNail
Rank 2 - Funginix
Rank 3 Zetaclear
Rank 4 - Dermisil
Nail Rx
Rank 5 Nail RX
1. Treatment Rating99.5 / 10089.7 / 10086.5 / 10080.1 / 10078.4 / 100
2. Customer Rating5 Star Nail Fungus Product4 Star Nail Fungus Product3.5 Star Nail Fungus Product3 Star Nail Fungus Product3 Star Nail Fungus Product
3. Editor Review
4. MSRP$59.95
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5. Patients Treated (est.)20,000+20,000+20,000+10,000 – 20,00010,000 – 20,000
6. Success Rate*89.4%83.2%76.1%71.1%68%
7. Treatment TimeShortest (1-2 Months)Average (2-4 Months)Average (2-4 Months)Average (2-4 Months)Long (3-6 Months)
8. Product Safety Safe to UseSafe to UseSafe to UseSafe to UseSafe to Use
9. Return PolicyRisk FreeRestock FeeRisk FreeRisk FreeUnknown
10. Customer Support5 Star Nail Fungus Product3 Star Nail Fungus Product4 Star Nail Fungus Product4 Star Nail Fungus Product4 Star Nail Fungus Product

*Based on aggregated user reviews. Not a scientific study of product efficacy. Individual results may vary.

Review of Our Top Pick Topical (OTC) Nail Fungus Treatment


RANK: #1

Review Summary
EmoniNail is our top-most recommended product for the topical treatment of fingernail and toenail fungus. The superior blend of proven ingredients make EmoniNail an effective* formula to dramatically improve the vitality and appearance of the nail bed and surrounding skin.

​The formulation, which was last updated in 2016 combines a powerful anti-fungal active ingredient with nail penetrating essential oils which can result* in superior effectiveness in the treatment of nail fungus. This conclusion of superiority is supported by our customer reviews and an overall success rate higher than any other product on the market.

Our experts agree that the EmoniNail treatment formulation is the ideal combination.

nail fungus treatment guide case study

Users consistently observe a reduction of redness, pain, and irritation within weeks*. Within months the average users sees complete removal of visible nail fungus. The vast majority (95%+) of users experience regrowth of clear, revitalized, fungal-free nails*. We recommend EmoniNail in conjunction with diligent adherence to our treatment guide for maximum effectiveness.

Active Ingredient: Undecylenic Acid, 10%
Means of Nail Penetration: Tea Tree Oil

User Reviews of EmoniNail (Our Top Pick Topical OTC Nail Fungus Treatment)

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Amazing results

Jun 19, 2016 by Melane Strokes

Results!! This nail fungus cream actuallly works. The top right of the nail was completely yellow and black before i started using this. After only about a week it started lighten. And i got optimistic. And then no real progress for about a month, and then i finally saw the nail starting to grow out and thank goodness the new nail growing in was completely clear!

IT WORKED! WOOO. Kept using for another few weeks and then stopped and now i’m 100% fungus free.

I still have plenty of cream left after ordering 3 bottles.

Wasn’t sure at first. But working

Jun 08, 2016 by Cody Kenney

I have been at this treatment for over a month. My nails started to improve until I put shoes on. As soon as I did the keritan was once again visable. I have found that I am going through alot of this product. So if you don’t have to wear shoes for any reason this product works very well.

Same Active Ingredient, better amount

Nov 27, 2015 by Ray Wein

There’s another product (not listed) that has the same active ingredient at a 25% proportion, and it causes extreme amount of skin damage when used every day. This product has 10% which seems to allow me to keep applying again and again without any irritation. Great formula. Great results.

success at last…

Jan 19, 2014 by Lisa S.

Started applying Emoni nail twice a day as instructed. I also filed down my infected nails as they instructed. After a couple weeks the redness around my nails has disappeared but the nails were unchanged. I contacted emoni nial support and they said to “keep at it”. They were very responsive. After about a month of applying the stuff I noticed my nails started to turn white-ish. Almost as if they were being stained by the treatment. It took another few weeks before I saw, to my delight, some normal nail growing in at the base of my big toenail. I contacted support again and they told me to keep applying until I was certain that the nail was now growing in clear and toenail fungus free. I kept applying for another week or so and sure enough the new nail growing in was PERFECT. Just like my pre-nail fungus days. I stopped the treatment and just kept cutting off the old infected nail as it grew out and eventually it was totally gone. I am now nail fungus free and wanted to help others out there by sharing my story.

Response: Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.


Dec 28, 2013 by Squidlet

I purchased EmoniNail based on this site’s #1 ranking recommendation.
A few weeks into treatment my nails are much better. The infection is growing out and the new nail looks good.
I would say in another few weeks-month my nails will be back to normal – so it really did work within months.

Response: Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

Works great.

May 02, 2013 by Otis R. Rarick

Purchased 3 bottles of funginix for my 89 year old father. He is on a bunch of meds so we didn’t feel comfortable putting him on another oral Rx.

Luckily EMONI NAIL worked perfectly. Few months and fantastic improvement. He actually says he “likes” this product. Could not ask for more.

Response: Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

Seems to work!

May 01, 2013 by Yang Lee

I am only a few weeks into treatment but I must say I am feeling awfully optimistic. Already seeing results. 4-stars for now, if a few months I’ll update if the black nails are totally healed.

Response: Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.


Apr 22, 2013 by Tess Roman

What a rollercoaster ride. After oral meds failed I was soo ready to go under the knife. Out of fear of surgery my husband recommended I look around on google rather than just trusting every word my doctor says.

Well, I found this site, found EmoniNail, and now, a few months after starting treatment, I can confidently say that I am nail fungus free (or at least very close).


Response: Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

Cured my ugly nail. Finally.

Apr 12, 2013 by Manny Trenton

I had yellow thick nails from the time I turned 40 until this last year (I’m 67 now). I tried just about everything out there when I first started seeing my nails get weird. Nothing worked. I gave up.

Then about 6 months ago I saw a TV ad for Emoninail and decided to give it a shot. Guess what? It worked. I guess the technology has advanced enough. Next thing I know they will have an app to cure nail fungus. Just kidding.

Response: Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

Amazing product with a good price

Mar 01, 2013 by Bonnie Lammel

This treatment was a good price and really worked incredibly well. Very impressive performance. Everytime you finish showering apply this to all infected nails. Within a few weeks all the redness goes away, then in a few more months the nail started to clear – almost completely. I recommend emoni nail to anyone else who suffered like I did for 10+ years of nail fungus.

Response: Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

4.9 5.0 13 13 Results!! This nail fungus cream actuallly works. The top right of the nail was completely yellow and black before i started using this. After only about a week it started lighten EmoniNail




RANK: #1

Nail Fungus Symptom Development (User Submitted Photos)

Early Signs and Symptoms

As the condition is generally not painful, paying attention to any change in appearance and texture on your nail may help you detect the problem early on.

Nail discoloration

Changes in the nail’s color might be the first sign of the presence of fungus on your nail.

White, yellow, or dark-colored spots may appear on or under your nail (proximal onychomycosis); or you might notice flaking white areas on the nail’s surface. In other cases, white, yellow, or brown streaks or lines may occur on the nail (lateral onychomycosis) or the whole nail turns white, yellow, brown, green, or black.

Change in nail’s texture/shape

Changes in the nail’s texture may include pitting of the nails, characterized by depressions on the nail’s surface and scaling under the nail (subungual hyperkeratosis).

The nail may curve in on the sides, take on an unusual shape, and become thickened at the center — making it difficult to trim.


The corner or tip of the nail may crumble (distal onychomycosis), making pieces break off easily.

Severe Signs and Symptoms

As the infection progresses, other symptoms may start manifesting, such as:

Unpleasant odor:

a foul odor emanates from the affected nail.

Chipping off:

the tips of the nail might break or chip off, causing jagged edges. Upper layers of the nail might start peeling off.

Loss of nails:

in more severe cases, a condition called onycholysis occurs, wherein the infected nail disengages from the nail bed and leads to the partial or total loss of the nail.

Decayed / diseased nails:

the infection promotes the decay of the nail.

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The Global Nail Fungus Organization was founded with one goal: Fight Nail Fungus. We work towards this goal by providing resources, education, and solutions to the 35 million people currently suffering from finger and toenail fungus in America and the millions more around the world.