If you’re struggling with toenail fungus which is often a chronic condition, this review of Formula 3 Antifungal may be for you. Toenail fungus is often the culprit behind changes to the nail such as hard nails, discoloration, odor, itchiness, painful and brittle nails or nails curling up away from the nail bed. It may be due to candida albicans, a very common fungi that causes yeast infections, or due to the fungi causing Athlete’s Foot. That is why although this remedy is primarily marketed as a remedy for Athlete’s Foot, it has applicability as a remedy for toenail fungal infections as well, as the same group of fungi are often at work.
Tolnaftate, the main ingredient in Formula 3 Antifungal, is FDA-approved and a medical drug-related antifungal also approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. It is carried via jojoba oil, which penetrates the outer keratin, allowing the tolnaftate to penetrate more deeply than if it were a stand-alone ingredient.
What’s In The Tetra Corporation Formula 3 Antifungal?
- Tolnaftate – An active ingredient delivered via jojoba oil. Tolnaftate is an antifungal that stops the fungus from growing. It is primarily used to treat athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch.
How Do You Use The Tetra Corporation Formula 3 Antifungal?
You can only get this from your doctor, according to the Tetra website. Wash and dry your feet, and let them air. Apply a thin layer to the affected area morning and night without skipping applications. Maintain a hostile environment for fungi by changing your shoes whenever they are damp and changing socks twice a day. Keep your shoes aired and wear well-ventilated shoes. The manufacturer says you should use the product for more than 45 days. It is designed to last for 3 or 6 months. We know from research that this is usually how long the infection will take to completely clear as well in many cases. Some patients report a not-yet 100% fungal clearance in 8 months.
It does not have a 100% safe pregnancy rating so if pregnant, consult your doctor first. If you have hypersensitive skin may experience redness and/or itching. If so, stop treatment and contact your physician.
You should pay about 40$ for the bottle when you get it via your doctor. This means you have to add the cost of seeing your physician to the actual cost as it is not available over-the-counter.
Is There A Guarantee?
Yes, and it only applies if you’ve bought the product as directed via your doctor. It is a money-back guarantee. It’s not clear for how long you can use the product before claiming a return. You need to call the toll-free 800 number on either the bottle or box and follow the refund instructions.
The Conclusion Of Our The Tetra Corporation Formula 3 Antifungal Review
Formula 3 Antifungal is fast-absorbing, especially after a shower. It is a medically conventional and strong treatment for nail fungus. That does mean though that if you’re looking for a natural remedy for the infection, this is not the product for you.
We feel that although the product should work well, it will take longer than the stated 45 days to clear completely. This could even be months in some cases. A synthesis of natural oils such as oreganum, aloe vera, jojoba and Manuka would also work well, probably a bit faster as they are also deeply penetrative. They would also nourish the nail in a more natural way. We are not convinced that the jojoba oil alone allows for as deep absorption into the nail root as a good and detailed blend of natural oils would, which would then also have a higher safety rating should you be pregnant. Of course, the main drawback with Formula 3 Antifungal is the added cost of having to see your physician in order to obtain the product.