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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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Impressed with so many positive hits about Vicks Comments By: HNH on 2009-04-20
Got athlete's foot in the 50s, while in the army. I kept it under control with reasonable good foot care, and tinactin, but never cured. Developed nail fungus about 5 yrs ago, and getting worse. Starting the vinegar/Vicks regimen tonight. Hopeful of good results.
Now what question.. Comments By: Nathalie on 2009-04-21
So I have had fungus for about ten years on all ten toes... I have tried many and until now I was taking a sixteen week medication called fluconazole. I am already done with the sixteenth pill and omg my nails are beautiful except the tip of my big toes.. What do I do now that my pills are done so I can get full clean nails??
Vick's Vaporub worked for me!! :0) Comments By: Eric Soti on 2009-04-23
I have had fungus on my small toe for many many years - Lamisil tablets or ointment did not work. It looked more like a claw than a nail. It was very embarassing. After reading about Vick's Vaporub on the net, I gave it a go. The nail did discolour. I kept cutting the dead nail off. My nail is back to normal. THANK YOU VICK'S VAPORUB!!
Patience Comments By: spikeofsavinhill on 2009-04-28
My one toe had this huge fungus on it. I was shocked since it seemed to come from nowhere. My doctor suggested I use Vicks after saying he did not like the prescription remedies side effects.

It took a year for my nail to clear, I did not use it every day but off and on. But I should note, for the first several months nothing happened. Then I went on line and saw that other people seemed to add vinegar with it.

I would use the Vicks, soak the vinegar on a small piece torn from a cotton ball, but a bandage over it. I'd do it several days and forget and pick up again. One day I looked down and saw the new toe nail was emerging and pushing the cruddy one to the side. I kept at it. I figured I'd never get rid of the cruddy part but it fell off the other day.

I think if you are the type who can do it twice a day, you'll see better progress. I'd do the Vick's first, then the vinegar, but as some one said maybe the vinegar is enough itself. I don't know but right now I can again walk around in sandals.

At last Comments By: Jackie on 2009-05-03
I injured my big toe nail many years ago and have tried everything to get rid of it. I was so fed up,it was never embedded to my foot.
I have done lots of research and found the vicks remedy. I thought I would give it a go.
Well,at last I have found a cure. I soak my foot in listerine and white vinegar for about half an hour,dry and file down the nail. Then I apply vicks with a cotton bud and wrap it with a finger bandage and tape. I have been doing this twice a day and I am seeing results already.
I am going away this summer and want to wear my flip flops,I am gonna cross my fingers

Toenail already gone Comments By: Anon on 2009-05-11
My toenail has already fallen off. I want to do the vicks vapo, should I rub it down under the cuticle?Should I rub it into the nail bed too? Should I also put a band aid or something over it?
"cOOK" SHOES AND SOCKS TO PREVENT FUNGAL RE-INFECTION? Comments By: quantumcat on 2009-05-14
After curative treatments like Vapor-Rub,Listerine,hydrogen peroxide,tea tree and pure oregano oil have done their part to get rid of the fungus,perhaps one could try "nuking" shoes and socks in the microwave or putting them on low heat in the stove to let the heat destroy any spores that might continue or spread the infection.

Sheets,clothing,etc. could,perhaps withstand strong detergents,bleaches,
Lysol,ultra-hot water and very hot dryers but those could be too drastic for shoes and too damaging if used frequently.

Does anyone know if spraying Lysol in shoes,wearing them no more than every other day and putting footwear without metal in the microwave for a few seconds (about the length of time to warm a hot beverage) would eradicate the fungus without harming the shoes and socks?

I'd think one would also need to make sure there were no bad reactions from foot powders,sprays,orthotic inserts and the like.

Going Still!!!! Comments By: R. Hernandez on 2009-05-14
Ok. So it's been a few weeks since I've written and I continue to have success with Vicks and tea tree oil. The corner of the right toenail has completely grown back. I'm so pleased and more importantly, thankful for coming across this website.

Just want to say thanks to the great people who voiced their opinions and experiences. Without you??? I would have continued to suffer. I am a success story. This summer I plan on wearing $200 black, leather sandals......woohoo!!!

Vicks - why it works Comments By: Footz on 2009-05-20
It contains thymol an antifungal. Nuf said.
Years & Years Comments By: theresa on 2009-05-21
I have had this toe fungus 4 probably 15 yrs. Probably got it when I was in the Navy. I have tried everything, including the vinegar someone mentioned. I soaked my feet in vinegar twice a day for a month. Nothing. The pharmacist told me that whatever treatment u use u need 2 use it 4 a long time. She said dont b fooled into thinking that it is gone just cause it looks great. Keep using the product that works 4 U cause everyone is different 4 a long time after things seem better or it will come back full force & just discourage u. I decided that I would no longer use those drugs that have all the nasty side effects. I got sick & tired of painting the nails. Did that 4 a year. Nothing. I have not tried Vicks yet. Tonight is the night. If I see results as my doctor says I will keep going. My doc told me 6 months with a smile & then told me 6 wks. If I C results I will keep going 4 6 months so as not 2 take any chances. It is worth a try everyone. What have u got 2 lose. A bunch of Walmart brand mentholatum ointments.
Vick didnt work! Comments By: p .shanna on 2009-05-23
Ok I gave the Vick's thing a try but it didnt work also tried coconut oil,oregano oil,t.tree oil then as I had recently started brewng my own beer a thought came into my head.You use pottassium sorbate or wine stabiliser aftertr fermentation to kill yeast.!! so I soaked my foot in a bowl of warm water with half a tsp of pottas sorbate added within TWO days my nail went from green to clear also had tests done at docs and NO YEAST INFECTION there!!
AS it is a food additive used in many products it is completely safe. Google pottassium sorbate!.

just started Comments By: Bigtwist on 2009-05-24
My mom just told me about this whole vicks thing. I am crossing my fingers in hopes that this will work. She said that it worked for her, but might not work for everyone. Will keep you posted on the results.
toe nail fungus-yuk! VICKS *** Comments By: G on 2009-05-24
I have had toenail problems now 4 years, have tried the tea tree oil, but it didn't help. not even a bit.

my toenails have got thick, and hurt, I was thinking I had ingrown toenails along with the fungus... but they hurt so bad I couldn't even cut them.
well about 3/4 weeks ago I got some new running shoes- and couldn't even ware them due to the pain I felt in my toes... so I got really desperate, got online to try and find remedy again, or I was just most ready to call the DR......
came across an article about the Vicks... Ok I'll give it a try.
went to the dollar store (they only carry the dollar store brand) so I bought it, came home and put it on all my toes., the next morning.... to my BIG surprise.. the pain I have had was no longer there!!!! I wore my running shoes that night!
it has been 3/4 weeks now, I use the Vapor rub in the morning, and at night b4 I go to bed, and well my toenails do look a little better, but what is even better they don't hurt anymore! that means the world to me!

since they don't hurt anymore I can now cut/ trim them and file them a bit to make them thinner/smoother, and after I use the Vapor rub I put on clean white cotton footies.
I don't know if it is going to clear up my fugus, but I do know it has completely stopped all my toe pain. for that I am so happy.
PS- I love the way the Vapor rub smells, so that is a plus for me!
good luck to everyone.

Question? Comments By: Theresa on 2009-05-27
Someone else mentioned this. What do u do after u put this vicks on? I don't want it 2 get all over the place yet I want it 2 stay on my toes. Someone said something about putting socks on. Would the vicks stay on the toes that way? Would it come rite thru the sock & still get on the sheets? Sorry Im used 2 using a little txt message talking when I talk 2 my kids. They think it is so funny that mom is cool.
How to make your nails grow faster Comments By: Dan on 2009-05-29
Since you need to make your nails grow for vicks to work, you can make them grow faster by drinking lots of milk. I drink 2 litres a day and my nail grow about twice as fast as they used to.
Guess it must work then?? Comments By: Ali L on 2009-06-02
Have had nail fungus for several years now, just started vicks vapour rub yesturday, hope it works!
Faster Nail growth Comments By: paulyn on 2009-06-03
I use unflavored gelatin to make my nails grow faster. You can buy it at any grocery store, next to the regular jello. I add 2 packets of unflavored gelatin to one 3 oz box of regular gelatin. It doesn't alter the taste, and works great.

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