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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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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.
Vicks works! Comments By: trackie on 2009-06-04
I usually always have my toenails painted which is probably how I developed the fungus in the first place. I finally took my nailpolish off and saw the extent of the yellowing and roughing of my nails. My mom told me to put vick's vapor rub on them with a q-tip. Within a week I noticed results and I still am. I have been doing this for probably about three weeks and I have seen a lot of improvement. Much cheaper than going to get a prescription.
Nail polish? Comments By: Blanche Franks on 2009-06-06
Can you have on nail polish when you put on the vicks or will that prevent it from working?

TipKing says: It is one or the other

more info please Comments By: NeedToeCure on 2009-06-08
ok, I am desperate and need advice about this. I want to start the Vicks treatment but will have to wait for end of summer due to the fact I love my nails painted and wear sandals and flip flops all summer. Don't want black toes you know.. So when I start, do I use it twice daily? Do I wrap it or use socks after. For those of you who have seen positive results.. Do you still have clean looking NORMAL nails for your toes? I have two BIG toes that have had this for year and I will try anything if it works. I would LOVE to have a PEDICURE But so embarrassed at my toes won't and I am tired of explaining to folks what it is when they notice. I am humiliated when they see it ;0(
LOVE More advice Comments By: NeedFungusCure on 2009-06-08
I love this idea of Vicks Vapor Rub for Toenail fungus. But have questions. How many times per day do you use it? Do you wrap it or use socks? And for those of you who have said you have clear nails now.. Are they still clear? Are they normal shaped etc... I want to start using this but will wait till fall because in the summer I wear sandals and flip flops and don't want to be embarrassed by black toe nails. I want to go get a pretty pedicure but so embarrassed by my toes. I HATE it when someone points it out too like my daughter's friends. One was like What is wrong with your toes? Do you have that fungus.. I was so humiliated. HELP ME PLEASE everyone with positive outcomes please respond.
It does have its Benifits Comments By: Jane on 2009-06-14
I have had a big problem with some sort of nail fungus. I would get rid of it and get it back and nothing seemed to help. Vick's is the one thing that really helped. Twice day and a big improvement in a few weeks. Twice a day. I said forget just the toes and use it like cream on the whole foot. I am not kidding it worked like a charm. I got rid of all old shoes and socks and spray my shoes specially tennis shoes.
But its great to have feet that look good again. Its not perfect but 90percent improvement. I have not wore flip flops in about 15 yrs I am tonight.

Here here here we go Comments By: The #1 finger has fungus on 2009-06-15
I am giving this a 5 star rating. I have just recently got a fungus under one finger nail, my favorite one on the right hand. I am giving the Vicks a go at it.
Painful toenail fungus -- Need advice ASAP!! Comments By: Anon on 2009-06-18
I have had toenail fungus on one of my big toes for about 4 years now!! It started as a slight discoloration and has gotten worse over time. Now my toe is swollen and hurts when I walk as it rubs up against the inside of shoes! What can I do at this point? Will Vick's help even though it has spread to the inner part of my toe?!
three months later Comments By: jennifer on 2009-06-24
I was infected with fungus both on my toes and fingers a year ago, not sure how and do not know where. I tried everything, beer, vinegar...you name it. Now I only use vicks. love the ease, love the smell. I made it a routine applying before I go to bed. it has some kinda throbbing sensation applying on my freshly cut my nails, feeling better than sex.
but i am having difficulty explaining this to my boyfriend.

Does the nail HAVE to come off? Comments By: LawnmowerMan on 2009-07-19
Hey~ sure I want the fungi to go away, but does my nail have to go with it? It sounds like most people using Vicks loses their nail? Really?
Vicks Vapo Rub really works Comments By: RiAnon on 2009-08-05
I read about the Vapo Rub & nail fungus, so I used it (generic brand actually) on my toe nail that had had a fungus for several years. I applied it to the top of the nail twice a day (when I remembered) and within 2 weeks the fungus had cleared up completely. It's still gone 6 months later. My wife tried it too with similar good results. This stuff truly works.
VICkS with polish Comments By: Anon on 2009-08-04
I have been using Vicks for a couple of days now and am staying very positive that it will help as I have tried cream after cream over the years.
My question if anyone knows is can I still wear polish on my toenails while applying the Vicks????? Please help??

TipKing says: No! The polish will not allow the vicks to get to the nail

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Trying Vicks Comments By: Sad Toes on 2009-07-27
I started the vicks treatment tonight. I hope it works. I am sooo tried of wearing shoes. I look forward to showing my toes. They are so thick and ugly. I'm using a white vinegar (1 part vinegar to 2 part water). Then after my feet are in the water for 30 minute, I let them dry then put Vicks vapor rub on then. I wear a pair of white socks to bed. I hope this works. I will keep you posted.
Vick's and Listernine combine work great! Comments By: Gigi on 2009-07-28
I have had nail fungus for a very long time in 3 of my little toes on my right foot. Dr. told me to start using Listerine for 30 minutes everyday and my fungus will be gone in 6 months! I also heard about Vick's and I am doing both together and I have noticed the difference! One of my nails fell off already and it's comnig back healed! You just need to be consistent about it! And I rub the vick's and put socks on and sleep with them at night and day! I use it twice a day.
Possible side effect? Comments By: DJ on 2009-07-29
I have been using a generic (K Mart) brand of Vicks for about 6 months. I have definately seen a difference in my nails, but have developed neuropathy where my arms and legs are numb and tingly. I am not sure this is related, and do not want to stop the Vicks as it is working. I have had blood work, all normal, and am scheduled for an EMG next month. If I stop the Vicks for a day or two it seems to subside a little. I will deal with it as long as I am not causing permanent damage to my nerves. Has anyone had this side effect?
Vick's for fungus Comments By: Dee on 2009-08-03
My Doctor told me to use 1 part bleach to 3 parts water and soak my toes every day for about 10 minutes. Wash off toes and put vick's with socks at night. After 3 days I see a little improvement. Do this for about 3 weeks.

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