|Treatment Rating:||78.4 / 100|
|Patients Treated (est.):||10,000 - 20,000|
|Means of Nail Penetration||N/A|
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Along with many other products on the market, Pedifix FungaSoap is designed to help you deal with nail fungus infections. Toenail or fingernail fungus can be a persistent and ongoing problem, and treatment can often require weeks or months of use. Pedifix FungaSoap has been designed to be used when washing the feet, hands, or other parts of the body, but it should not be used as a shampoo or taken internally.
Pedifix FungaSoap, sometimes presented as Pedifix Tea Tree FungaSoap or similar, is sold on Amazon or on the parent website, Pedifix.com. The ingredients in Pedifix are natural and are mainly antibacterial in nature – there are no ingredients that will actually serve reliably as a fungicide. The manufacturer claims that using Pedifix FungaSoap will help to “Wash Fungus & Bacteria Away from the Skin Surface”. Questions might be raised as to its efficacy in curing nail fungus as the fungus grows mainly under the nail.
Pedifix FungaSoap Ingredients
This compound is said to be effective not only for removal of fungi and bacteria, but also for moisturizing the skin. It does appear to contain all natural ingredients in its formulation:
- Olive oil is good at moisturizing the skin and has also been shown to be effective against certain kinds of bacteria, such as staphylococcus.
- Coconut oil, like olive oil, is an efficient moisturizer. It also has antimicrobial qualities that can help to prevent or cure bacterial infections that may be occurring alongside the fungus.
- Jojoba oil not only provides conditioning and antibacterial elements, it also serves as an anti-inflammatory.
- The blend of menthol and tea tree oils might actually provide some antifungal benefit to Pedifix. It has been shown that menthol can help to cure nail fungus infections, as can tea tree oil. However, the problem with both of these oils is getting them to the fungus itself – menthol and tea tree oils are unable to penetrate the nail to reach the fungus growing in the nail bed.
- Guar gum is used to thicken Pedifix FungaSoap.
- Aloe does have some antifungal properties, at least as regards fungal skin infections. In the laboratory, at least, it has shown that it can interrupt the growth of fungi, but once again, the problem is delivering the aloe directly to the under-nail fungus.
- Rosemary leaf extract may be useful in restoring the appearance of the nails.
- Glycerin helps to keep the soap smooth and easy-flowing.
- Iron oxide might be added as an anti-oxidizing agent.
One of the most powerful antifungals is undyclenic acid, and this substance is notably absent from Pedifix FungaSoap. Some of the ingredients above have been shown to exhibit antifungal properties, but often the ability for the substance to actually reach the fungus in the nail bed is absent. Some of the oils have molecules that are too large to pass through the nail to reach the fungus in the nail and beneath it.
Pedifix Users Have Their Say
The comments from those who purchased Pedifix were often favorable, but a good part of the favorable reviews had little or nothing to do with the ability of the soap to cure nail fungus, but its efficacy in dealing with other problems, such as rashes, athlete’s foot, or acne, or even for use as a deodorant. However, among those who actually used Pedifix FungaSoap to treat nail fungus, some of the positive comments included this, “I like this soap and it seems to work on a constant fungus on one of my feet”, and this customer who said, “Smelled wonderful and I used it on my hands due to a nail fungus from fake nails. Helped along with a treatment”.
There were also quite a few negative comments such as this one, “I used this product for 2 months on a daily bases and it did nothing for my toe fungus. Don’t recommend it”, and this one, “Didn’t work for me at all. I used this stuff religiously and it just made my feet swollen and peely”. Another user had this to report, “This stuff was useless. Terrible smell, like tea tree and oranges zest. I noticed no effects and it’s pretty thin and runny”.
Pedifix FungaSoap Details
Pedifix comes in squeeze bottles of two sizes: 6 ounce and 13.5 ounces. The manufacturer suggests that the affected area be washed with the soap twice daily. This product is currently available on Amazon.
What’s Good about Pedifix?
The all natural ingredients will certainly appeal to those who are unwilling to use chemicals to treat their nail fungus. Pedifix has ingredients that have been shown to have antifungal properties, at least when tested in a lab, and the oils used in the formula will keep the skin around the nail soft. Most of the oils also have antibacterial qualities that could help with any secondary infections that might occur. Pedifix FungaSoap also is not terribly expensive, although if it has to be used for months, the overall cost can rise. This soap is said to be good against athlete’s foot and other fungal skin irritations.
Probably the biggest problem with Pedifix is whether it actually works at all. In many cases where success against nail fungus occurred, Pedifix was used along with another nail fungus remedy, so whether it is capable of curing nail fungus alone cannot be verified.
Pedifix FungaSoap probably should not be your first choice if you are trying to cure your nail fungus. The problem may not be that all of the ingredients are useless against fungal infections of any kind, but that Pedifix is difficult to actually apply to the problem area. For those who do have rashes, acne, minor bacterial infections of the skin (including acne), or who are looking for a good deodorant, Pedifix may be perfect, but you should view claims that nail fungus can be cured by this product alone with a skeptical eye. Expect to have to use another treatment along with Pedifix if you want fairly reliable results.
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Before you purchase Pedifix TeaTree FungaSoap, you should know that it was ranked #5 in our treatment comparison study. That means Pedifix is not considered a competitively effective nail fungus treatment. Take a look at the National Nail Fungus Organization’s treatment comparison and find the nail fungus treatment that’s right for you.
Our experts agree that the Pedifix treatment formulation does not contain the ideal combination of ingredients to eliminate nail fungus. Products that do not contain the combination of active ingredients can cause severe skin irritation and cause fungal infections to become worse.
Treatment time is estimated at 6 to 12 months, which is significantly longer in comparison to other treatment options. With a success rate of (68%). We do not recommend Pedifix as a stand alone treatment for nail fungus. We recommend Pedifix can be used in conjuction with other nail fungal products to increase its effectiveness.
Fungasoap is a natural ingredient formulation used to wash away bacteria and fungi from infected toe and finger nail surface areas. It has disinfectant and antiseptic qualities that help in fighting germs and prevent re-infection; hence can also be used for conditions like athlete’s foot and dandruff. It is available online and via telephone.
Product reviews and research reveal Fungasoap formulation contains the following ingredients: Olea europaea (olive), saponified Cocos nucifera (coconut) and Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oils; essential blend of Melaleuca alternifolia and Mentha piperita (peppermint) blend of essential tea tree oil, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) gum, Aloe barbadensis Leaf, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycerine & iron oxide. There are warnings against using it as shampoo or as oral medication.
Reports show that some people show improvement after prolonged usage. However, to get the most out of it the user needs to wash the infected area thoroughly twice daily with Fungasoap. Again, research shows that the product works best when used with other anti-fungal lotions or sprays.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. The text on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be used in substitute for the advice of a physician or other medical professional. All statements, opinions, and information on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.