About FungAway

FungAway claims to be an easy, fast-acting, effective topical remedy for the treatment of toe fungus.

According to the manufacturer, FungAway works using ingredients that can eliminate a broad spectrum of fungus on and around the exposed nail bed, including “an approved fungal fighter,” in addition to thymus, tea tree, and clove oil extracts. FungAway also features Accupoint tips for precise treatment, which helps you target hard to reach areas. And because they’re disposable, you won’t have to worry about spreading fungus to other toes.

After application, FungAway is claimed to start working right away to eliminate 99.9% of fungus, without harming surrounding skin.

Sure, toenail fungal infections might seem like a minor problem, but it can be downright embarrassing. But can FungAway help you enjoy wearing sandals again, or is it a bunch of hype? Consider the following:

What is Toenail Fungus?

At its most basic, a fungus is a large group of organisms that includes yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. When it comes to infected toenails however, it’s often due to a specific type of fungus known as a dermatophyte, usually onychomycosis (aka tinea unguium). Say that 5 times fast!

Difficult-sounding words aside, soon after being introduced to your body (typically through a nail injury or as a side effect of diabetes, blood vessel diseases, and more), this fungus moves to your nails and begins feeding on the keratin they contain.

Have you ever seen a Petri dish before? How about one colonized with millions of fungi? Well, this is exactly what occurs when you get a toenail infection. Except, instead of growing on glass, these bacteria thrive in the warm, moist environment between your toenails and your skin. Gross, right?

Once this occurs, you might see a white or yellow spot appear on the nail, which “thickens and distorts the nail as the infection progresses. As fungi grow under and into the nail, crusting, discoloration and darkening begin. Moreover, infected nails often separate from the nail bed, which can cause pain in the tips of fingers and toes, as well as a slightly foul-smelling odor.”

Yeah, no thanks. So, whatever stage of infection you’re experiencing, you want to stop your toenail infection in its tracks. But can FungAway’s ingredients help you get there?

Will FungAway’s Ingredients Help Your Toenail Infection?

FungAway’s manufacturer doesn’t exactly spill the beans in their commercial, but we are told that 1) it claims to kill a broad spectrum of fungus on and around the exposed nail bed, and 2) it contains an approved fungal fighter and thymus, tea tree, and clove oil extracts.

Obviously, the first part is vague that it’s essentially useless, although there appears to be insufficient clinical evidence showing that thymus or clove oil can provide any of the benefits claimed by FungAway’s manufacturer.

On the up side, tea tree has been shown to cure nail fungus infections in 18% of the people who use it. However, this only references a 100% tea tree oil solution, and there’s no way to know how much FungAway contains.

FungAway’s Side Effects

Although most of FungAway’s ingredients (at least the ones we’re told about) don’t appear to be helpful, they should be safe for most users.

Any side effects experienced would probably be minor, including redness around the application area, skin dryness, itching, etc.

Other Methods of Treating Toenail Infections

If you’re trying to avoid paying a visit to you doctor, there are hundreds—or thousands—of over the counter toenail fungus treatments available at your local pharmacy. Most, however, come with questionable efficacy, as do many home remedies (other than the tea tree oil treatment noted above).

The most effective method of treating a nail infection is by visiting your physician, who may prescribe oral anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole, Itraconazole, or Terbinafine. There’s even a “lacquer” that can be prescribed by your doctor and applied to your nails named ciclopirox. Efficacy for these medical treatments greatly ranges, anywhere from about 10% to roughly 40%.

But you want results as quickly as possible, so it’s usually best to fight toenail fungal infections with a combination of over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Is It Possible to Prevent a Toenail Fungal Infection?

Because toenail fungus thrives in a continuously warm and humid environment, one of the easiest ways to prevent an infection is by wearing breathable shoes and absorbent socks. Additional measures include washing your feet regularly, getting rid of old shoes once you buy a new pair, avoiding going barefoot in public places, and more.

The Company Behind FungAway

FungAway is manufactured by Plymouth Direct, a company that specializes in some popular “As Seen on TV” products such as Mighty Putty Purple, BeActive Brace, Tag Away, and more. And with over 210 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they have an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints centered around long shipping times, poor quality products, and difficulty reaching customer service.

Plymouth Direct also had an F rating with the Better Business Bureau based on 144 closed complaints (as of 7/16/15), the details of which weren’t available.

In either instance, this doesn’t mean you’ll experience the same with FungAway, but it’s certainly worth considering.

FungAway Pricing & Refund Policy

Two bottles of TagAway are priced at $19.99 plus $13.90 S&H (did you do a double take?).

During checkout, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Deluxe kit, which contains twice the amount of FungAway, for an additional $10. However, there’s no indication of size on the product’s website.

Regardless of which option you choose, your FungAway order will include 120 Accupoint tips for easy application.

FungAway comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. If you decide to process a refund, this ultimately means you might lose just as much in S&H charges as you’ll receive as a refund.

In order to begin the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-340-3418.

Can FungAway Effectively Rid Your Toenail Infection?

Ultimately, because we’re only informed about 3 of the ingredients it contains, it’s impossible to say with any certainty whether or not FungAway will actually get rid of your toenail infection.

However, based on the wide availability of over the counter anti-fungal medications at your pharmacy, as well as FungAway’s excessively high, non-refundable S&H charges, we’d recommend exploring local options before placing your order. As always though, be sure to consult with your physician before beginning any new anti-fungal treatment.

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Junk, worthless

    • Wooster, Ohio,
    • Apr 20, 2017

    I used this for 15 days and noticed NO change. I was told it was $39.95 and they billed me for $64.95. There is no phone number or a way of contacting them. It is a straight rip off. Do not buy!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Overcharged and deceptive

    • Mechanicsburg, PA,
    • Mar 28, 2017

    I ordered one jar of Fungaway for $39.95. When I got my credit card bill, I was charged 54.85. I called their customer service and got a total runaround but finally was told I would get a credit of $14.90 within five days. I never received it.

    Three weeks later I received another jar in the mail and was charged an additional $39.95 on my credit card. I called again and talked to 3 people after being on hold for over 15 minutes.

    The rep told me I signed up for a monthly club where I would get a jar every month and be charged $39.95 each time. I said I never signed up for any club and certainly would not go through a jar of this stuff every month.

    After she had haggled me with all kinds of discounts etc., I reiterated that I just wanted my $14.90 back and my $39.95 back for an order I did not place.

    This stuff, in 5 weeks has shown NO improvement in nails and their site is deceptive, and they overcharge. Stay away from ordering anything from this company. The reps are also very hard to understand and they do not listen to the problem that needs to be resolved as they repeat themselves over and over about how great this product is. It is not.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Is FungAway a scam?

    • Alicante, Spain,
    • Mar 1, 2017

    After reading good reviews on this product, I decided to order some. The process of ordering took quite some time, but then I received a message saying it was successful and they would send me a tracking number.

    This was over a week ago, and despite me sending three emails quoting the purchase number, they haven't responded but have taken two payments from my bank account. I have had to cancel my debit card because of this, and also my bank says I should report them to the police.

    A friend of mine in the States managed to finally speak to someone on the phone who he says had a very heavy, Eastern-European accent and didn't know anything about the product, etc. He also ordered the product, and they say he should receive it within three days. But that has not happened either!

    Is this product a scam?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Stay away from this product and company!

    • Cortlandt Manor, NY,
    • Mar 1, 2017

    I originally ordered FungAway and then tried to cancel the order, but they do not have a phone number or email for customer service.

    When you order, they take you to another screen and basically "speak in a forked tongue" to get you to order more. I had to call my bank to have them stop payment on this, but I was stuck with the first order, and they relieved me of the second. There is absolutely no way at all to get in touch with them, and supposedly they are in Iceland.

    They do not list the ingredients in the ad, but when I got it, talk about a BS product. There is nothing in there to so-called "treat toenail fungus," it is all herbs and nonsense. I spent about $45 on BS. You cannot return it since there is no real address, no phone number to reach anyone and no website address.

    You can get better products at your local pharmacy for about $10. Save your money!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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