Customer feedback indicates that 3 out of 4 people who tried the product saw an improvement in their toenail appearance that had been damaged by toenail fungus. But just like any other product, it may not work for everyone.
Piggy Paste® will improve the appearance of new nail growth, not existing toenail appearance. It works topically at the site of the thick toenail/cuticle junction. As the new toenail grows, it will push out the old thick nail, which can be trimmed away.
This will depend on how quickly your toenails grow. Some will see an improvement within weeks, while for others it will take longer to see an improvement. But it’s important to apply Piggy Paste® for a minimum of 12 weeks.
Piggy Paste has not been scientifically proven to cure or treat toenail fungus, and like all other over-the-counter topical products, it has not been approved by the FDA for this treatment. Only medications prescribed by your doctor are approved for curing toenail fungus.
Dr. Paul’s Piggy Paste® should continue to be used until the nail appearance is completely clear. For some people, this may be a minimum of 12 weeks, but for others, it will take more time, depending upon how fast the toenail grows. It’s okay to use the product longer than 3 months.
Yes, Piggy Paste can be used for fingernail appearance problems that were likely caused by a fungus. And, because fingernails grow somewhat faster than toenails, you may even see a faster improvement. We recommend covering your nail with a bandage for at least 2 hours each day after applying the Piggy Paste. After 2 hours, it’s perfectly okay to remove the bandage.
A few users have reported some irritation or redness. If you experience irritation, you should discontinue using the product for 5-7 days. Then, try reapplying Piggy Paste, but remove the bandage after two hours. If irritation occurs again, discontinue using the product. A small percentage of individuals may experience a thick white cuticle, which is the same problem that occurs if feet are under water for three hours or more. If this “humidity sensitivity” occurs, it is recommended that the bandage be removed after two hours.
We recommend covering your nail with a bandage after applying Piggy Paste to assure good contact with the nail for at least a couple of hours. There have been consumers who have had good results without using a bandage, and if you use Piggy Paste without a bandage, let it dry after applying before putting on socks.
Yes, you can leave the bandages on all night for convenience. However, if your cuticle area becomes a little irritated, discontinue the Piggy Paste for 5-7 days, then begin reapplying, but leave the bandage on for only 2 hours daily. We don’t recommend leaving the Piggy Paste and bandages on any longer than 8 hours at a time.
There are many people who believe that vinegar is an effective home remedy for treating toenail fungus. But this requires soaking the feet for 20 minutes a day for 3 – 6 months to be effective. Many people find this to be inconvenient and very difficult to maintain. Even TV’s famous Dr. Oz has recommended the use of a combination of vinegar and a mouthwash (containing thymol) for improving the appearance of toenails due to fungus. Both vinegar and thymol are ingredients in Piggy Paste.