Sarah Beesley, Medical Herbalist and Integrative Health Practitioner
Ms. C contacted me through the website to get advice on how to use our clay on an infected toe that had been a problem for around 2-3 months. It was unclear as to what had started the infection and Ms. C had been treated with 4 different antibiotics which had made no improvement. One of the antibiotics she reacted to badly with her throat swelling closed and she was looking for another solution to the problem. I asked her to send me photographs and supervised her through the treatment process, saying that I suspected the problem was fungal because of the condition of her nails and the type of skin damage presenting.
Ms. C’s toe before we started the clay treatment. The nail was clearly infected with fungus as were a couple of other nails on the same foot. She packed the toe and surrounding area with clay and did clay foot baths daily.
After starting clay treatment we quickly got rid of the surface infection, the dead tissue and the skin started to improve. The infection started to become more localised and was showing primarily as a single weeping skin area.
We continued clay packing daily and as we progressed, white spots started to appear. It became apparent at this stage that the issue was indeed a deep-seated fungal infection. The white spots started to become white fluid-filled blisters which Ms.C would pop. They healed quickly and occurred in several places around the toe.
An example of one of the blisters that formed. We continued the clay packing daily and started the systemic fungal treatment as outlined in the Purely Earth Treatment Library. The blister frequency promptly diminished, the fungal nails by this stage were clearly improving and starting to grow out, and the overall health of the tissue continued to improve.
4-5 months later new healthy nail is clearly visible. A small amount of athletes foot between the two smaller toes is clearing with the continued use of the clay and the last of the systemic fungal treatment. The other fungal nails are also well on their way to growing out with healthy new nail visible. Ms.C also noted several improvements in her immune function which included no longer having a major reaction to insect bites, and in the strength of her digestive function.