Sits in the Corner,
I know this thread is really not about your toenail, but I can't help wanting to say something about it, before that nut takes it off.
Many of my patients could not afford the expensive antifungal pills or ointments, so an old fashioned doc once advised a patient to prepare a small container of hydrogen peroxide and soak the affected digit (finger or toe) in the liquid for 10 to 15 minutes a day for about a week. Somehow, it kills the germies. I did this for many home care patients, and it really worked for most. Why it did not work for all, I don't know. Why it is not recommended before taking all sorts of drugs or pulling off nails, I don't know. But hydrogen peroxide is cheap, and what the heck, you watch tv or sit and watch the sun set or something every day, right? Coordinate your little soak at that time, and see if it works (well, if you want to try it, that is.) Anyway, had to speak up, so if something rather simple could help you keep that toe for painting, so be it.