|Treatment Rating:||78.4 / 100|
|Patients Treated (est.):||10,000 - 20,000|
|Means of Nail Penetration||N/A|
What is Nail-Rx?
While the name Nail-Rx may mislead buyers to think that Nail –Rx is a prescription medication; it is not. Nail-RX is a combination of essential oils which is applied topically to support the health of nails and the nail beds. The manufacturer claims that using the product may improve the appearance of nails.
Ingredients in Nail-Rx
Nail-Rx topical solution contains essential oils of tea tree, lavender, lemongrass, and clove. It does not contain any ingredients approved by the FDA to fight nail fungus. However, essential oils contained in Nail-Rx have been proven to destroy fungi and other microorganisms.
|Tea tree oil||Tea tree oil inhibits the growth of fungi, bacteria, yeasts, and viruses. It may relieve itching and inflammation.|
|Lavender oil Clove oil||Lavender oil soothes and relieves inflammation. It inhibits microbial growth and supports healing.|
|Lemongrass oil||Lemongrass enhances circulation and reduces inflammation. It supports the formation of healthy tissues.|
|Clove oil||Clove oil inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Clove oil can be irritating to inflamed tissues.|
No artificial preservatives are contained in the blend. The oils are full strength; not diluted by carrier oils. The manufacturer suggests that nail growth and the appearance of nails may improve with the use of this product. No claim is made to relieve nail fungus; however, essential oils have been shown in studies to inhibit the growth of fungi. The use of essential oils for the treatment of nail fungus is not approved by the FDA.
Safe use of Nail-Rx
The manufacturer of Nail –Rx suggests that the product be applied with a cotton swab to nails two or three times daily. The amount to be applied is not documented.
Buyers are not advised to consult with a health care provider to determine why nails are not healthy looking. I think that buyers would be wise to consult with a health care provider prior to purchasing Nail-Rx as unhealthy nails may be signs of health care problems, such as fungal and other infections, circulatory issues and diabetes.
According to the manufacturer, lemongrass oil may cause discoloring of the nails which may be covered up with nail polish. While this product is not being promoted as a remedy for fungal infections of the nail; I would caution users not to use nail polish on unhealthy nails as applying nail polish may impair nail health. It could seal fungi into the nail, potentially worsening fungal and other infections of the nails and nail beds.
The product is sold for external use only. The manufacturer reminds purchasers to keep the remedy out of the reach of children. Buyers are instructed to consult with a health care professional prior to using the product if pregnancy, breastfeeding, or a worsening of symptoms is occurring.
I am concerned that no advice is given in case of ingestion, exposure to mucus membranes, or eyes occurs as essential oils are highly concentrated and can cause serious injury and death if misused. While the manufacturer stresses the importance of cleanliness, diet, and wellness for the growth of healthy nails; no instructions are provided which suggest that the product only be applied to clean nails.
The manufacturer does not state any product specific contraindications; however, in my opinion, anyone who is allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients should not use Nail-Rx.
No guidance is provided regarding the use of Nail-Rx for children. I would recommend consulting with a health care provider before using on children. Essential oils have the potential to harm or be fatal to children if they ingest them so I would not use Nail-Rx on small children. I would not recommend the use of Nail-Rx for adults who have neuropathy, diabetes, impaired circulation, or signs of infection of the nails or surrounding tissues without prior consultation with a health care professional.
I believe that Nail-Rx could potentially cause burning, redness and irritation for some individuals. The manufacturer states that nails may become discolored by using this product. Discoloration is unattractive and may mask symptoms of other health problems.
Description of Product
The product is a 12 ml bottle of an essential oil blend. This is a smaller volume of product than most other nail health products that I am aware of.
Cost of Treatment
Nail-Rx costs $12.95 plus shipping for one bottle. Keep in mind that this is a small amount of product, when comparing prices with other nail treatments on the market. The manufacturer states that how long the product lasts depends upon use. I would have liked to see an estimate of how long a bottle lasts with average use. Lower prices are available for multipacks. Purchasers are likely to need several bottles of the product. The manufacturer does not state how long Nail-Rx must be used. Most nail treatment products must be used consistently for several months.
Warranties and Returns
Opened and unopened items may be returned within one year of purchase for a money back guarantee minus shipping costs. The manufacturer requests that products be used for thirty days prior to returning them. Orders over 200 dollars, and orders which are returned without ordering information are subject to a 25% restocking fee.
Only a handful of product reviews were on the company website and Amazon. Therefore, I cannot accurately report about customer satisfaction levels.
The manufacturer of Nail-Rx is Native Remedies. They are located in Florida, USA.
You may order Nail-Rx and obtain more information from http://www.nativeremedies.com . The name Nail-Rx may be misleading to some customers. This is not a Prescription drug.
The guarantee was clearly written. Ordering appears simple.
The Bottom Line
Nail-Rx is a product designed to enhance the health and appearance of nails. It is likely that you would need several bottle of Nail-Rx prior to seeing healthier nails. I am concerned that the name may be misleading for some purchasers. Advising users to apply nail polish to unhealthy nails is not a good practice, in my opinion. If nails are unhealthy, a health care provider should be consulted prior to applying topical remedies so that the underlying cause can be identified.
*Based on aggregated reviews. Not a scientific study of success rate
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