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Vicks Vapor Rub for toenail fungus

Submitted by Lorna

Massage Vicks Vapor Rub on toenail and in a matter of days the toe nail will start turning dark in color.The dark color means the vicks is killing the fungus. As the toenail grows out you will cut the tonails and soon your tonails will not only look healthy but will be fungus free. My mother-in law told me about this and she was told to do this by her doctor.This works!

The following was sent in by Lyla

It works but takes all of 6 months - I suggest you keep a jar at the toilet. Ever time you sit down on your toilet, remove the sock from the foot that has the bad toenail, and apply Vick's to the cuticle of the toe. I did this for at least 6 months and it cured my nail.

My toe grew a new, healthy nail up under the old one w/o me realizing it. Months after I used Vick's I noticed all healthy growth at and above the cuticle line but I didn't realize the toenail was growing under the old one and pushing it out of place until it fell off one day, revealing a short but beautiful nail. I'm a believer in using Vick's for toenail fungus cure.


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why not? Comments By: vsop on 2004-09-02
Why not simply cut the toe off? I did.

TipKing says: Bit drastic.

 
DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION Comments By: WILLIAM STEWART on 2004-09-07
MY DOCTOR SAID HIS PATIENTS HAVE HAD NO LUCK WITH PENLAC NAIL LACQUER. INSTEAD HE SAID HIS PATIENTS HAVE HAD 95 PERCENT SUCCESS WITH VICKS VAPOR RUB. I STARTED USING IT LAST WEEK AND IT'S TOO SOON TO TELL THE RESULTS. I RUB IT ON THE TOE AND UNDER THE NAIL, THEN WRAP SARAN WRAP AROUND THE TOE AND SECURE IT WITH MASKING TAPE. I DO THIS TWICE A DAY.
 
It seemed to work for me Comments By: MC on 2011-06-27
I did this after reading about it somewhere else. I only did it a few days and then forgot but then a week or 2 later I noticed it was clear. I only have 1 nail left with a issue after the perscription actually cleared all the other toes. It did start to come back but I am pretty certain I reinfected myself somewhere as I had another bout of altheles foot. That is the hardest part of this whole thing. You really have to clean and disenfect everything to make sure you don't get it back including all shoes.
 
won't work Comments By: Richard on 2004-12-29
I used Vick's for 6 months with no benefit whatsoever. Then I even tried Vaseline, thinking I'd got the suggestion wrong. Still it was of no benefit.
 
Vicks works! Comments By: Marsha on 2005-01-06
There are a number of types of toenail fungus, and it may not work on all of them, but it seems to be working for mine. I massage it in twice a day. It also softens the bottoms of feet, and helps heal the tiny cracks in my fingers.
 
Vicks works but....... Comments By: chris on 2005-01-19
My wife had fungus pretty bad on two toes. We bought the Wal Mart version and it cleared up great !! Lot cheaper with same great results saving $$$
Say what you want, but here it worked.

 
day one- Comments By: danielle on 2005-01-22
I rubbed it into my toes last night and was completely surprised to find my one toenail completely dark this morning. I am defiantely keeping this going, even if the only benefit is that one toe being fungus free.
 
Vick's vapor rub Comments By: Kellie on 2005-02-19
I asked my doctor about my nail fungus and she said that she had read in one of her medical magazines to use Vick's vapor rub and I tried it and my nail also turned dark. I will keep using it to make my nail go back to normal.
 
? Comments By: Jay on 2005-04-17
why would it turn dark?

TipKing says: Maybe it is when it is dying

 
Want to comment on above Saran wrap thing Comments By: Sharon on 2005-05-26
Above someone said they were using Vic's and then wrapping toe with saran wrap. Not sure if thats working for you but I heard the fungus grows when the nail isn't allowed to breath so this might be hurting your progress. (I'm forbidden from wearing nail polish for my recovery period for this reason)

I asked Podiatrist about Vics when she prescribed a $15 creme starting with Tine something. She was evasive and snarky with me and said she never heard of it and why would it work. I had heard about it on Dr. Gott. I bought the damn creme but nail is taking forever to grow, its been a month, so hard to say if its working or not. But since I can't wear polish am glad it didn't get dark like I heard Vics does.

 
Give it time... Comments By: stargazer on 2005-06-29
I used it for a few days and my nail turned a little dark. I stopped and it started looking thick again. I am going to try it for longer this time. I think people give up too soon.
 
VIck's Vapor Rub Comments By: Anonymous on 2005-12-29
It's been 3 days now using Vick's Vapor Rub on my toenails and they are looking so much better. I may loose half of my large toenail because it was really bad and has now become detached. But...its color has changed from dark brown to a whitish color. My other toes had small yellow spots and they have disappeared. So far my nails have not turned black so I will continue to treat with vapor rub. When I can start wearing nail polish again?
 
Vicks works Comments By: anom on 2006-04-01
Vicks worked wonders for me. Applied it to toenails once daily for two weeks. They now are fungus free, clear and healthy looking.
 
Vicks for nail fungus Comments By: Sandi on 2006-05-27
I used it on a finger nail fungus and it worked in a couple weeks. Amazing.
 
Hurrray Comments By: John on 2006-06-09
I have tried everything I could to get doctor to prescibe me to get rid of my fungus lingering on for about 4 years . I overheard a converstaion at his office about VIck , looked it up on the net for verification tried it and WOW its working Im wearing sandles confident and happy , after a month's use .
 
Third Week Comments By: anon on 2006-07-16
I'm into my 3rd week of rubing vic's into my toe nails. Can't tell if it's working yet or not, but one is getting dark. I'll keep at it.
 
Curious Comments By: Smp on 2006-08-05



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