SOURCE: Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste

May 21, 2013 20:30 ET

Warm Weather Exacerbates Embarrassing Problem

Shining Light on an Issue Usually Kept in the Dark

WASHINGTON, IL--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home...for fear of revealing his ugly toenail. 40 million Americans struggle with unsightly toenails and many of them dread the summer months when feet are fully exposed at the pool or beach and sandals are the preferred footwear for many.

Thick, discolored toenails happen when fungus penetrates the nail bed and can occur for a litany of different reasons. Contrary to common belief, the condition is not a result of poor hygiene. Athletes whose socks get sweat-soaked inside their sneakers, women who wear ill-fitting shoes, dancers in ballet slippers and older people prone to injuries are just some of the likely victims. The pesky problem, Onychomycosis (commonly referred to as toenail fungus), is known to be a persistent and lingering problem with unappealing treatment options, until now. 

"In my practice, scores of patients would complain of ugly toenails resulting from fungal infections that just wouldn't clear up on their own," said Paul Kinsinger, M.D., an Illinois family physician. "A common home remedy requires soaking feet in a mixture of vinegar and water for 20 minutes a day for several months but my patients balked at the amount of time involved." A life-long problem-solver, Dr. Paul went to the lab and eventually uncovered a way to deliver the natural healing power of vinegar and other safe ingredients, in a convenient and easy-to-use form.

The result is Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste®, consisting of a patent-pending formula of vinegar and thymol, a natural substance with antiseptic properties, in a penetrating gel. Three out of four patients who tried the product reported notable improvement. "My patients were very receptive to trying Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste because it offered a safe alternative to prescription anti-fungal medications that pose the risk of potentially serious side effects," said Dr. Kinsinger. "The beauty of Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste is that there is nothing in it that will hurt you. For many people, that alone makes them willing to give it a shot."

This simple solution to a widespread problem can now be found in Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid as well as other select retailers. More information is available at

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