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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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Not Always a Fungus Comments By: Anon on 2009-10-26
I always thought I had nail fungus and nothing seemed to work. Finally broke down and went to a podiatrist. They tested it and found out it was a bacteria not a fungus. Now I use neosporin on it.
 
Tea tree oil is said to be more effective than Vicks. Comments By: TT on 2009-10-31
Vicks reportedly takes a long time (6 to 8 months or more) until the nail completely grows out. Tea tree oil reportedly will attack and eliminate the fungus. According to one source, Vicks will stop the spread but doesn't reduce it.
 
It really works! Comments By: Crystal on 2009-11-05
It may not work on everyone because there are so many types of fungus BUT I went to my podiatrist 4 months ago for a broken toe and while I was there I asked hom about my toenail problem. He told me he could prescribe an oral medication OR I could just use Vicks...I was shocked when he told me this, but he said it is a trade secret that really works. He told me it takes about three months to really work, but so does the oral perscription. This is so easy to do and MUCH CHEAPER! My toes are 100% cleared!!!
 
IT DOES WORK Comments By: jj on 2009-11-11
It gave me more relief from chronic "bar-rot" than anything I've tried in over a year. It may not prevent it from coming back, but it provides great relief when it flares up.

 
Vicks treatment giinie pig Comments By: Denizio on 2009-11-20
Today is Novemeber 20, 2009. 1:18pm.
I will start the Vicks treatmenton my toenails that have a little fongus on the tips. I will also start it on my son who got it from me. I will post the results in two weeks. Wish us luck poeple.

 
freeze shoes and slippers Comments By: Welsh woman on 2009-11-24
All fungi are killed by freezing. So instead of throwing out your shoes or slippers, or spraying them, you can seal them in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer for 24 hours. They cannot then reinfect you. Freezing may damage leather shoes, but if you were going to throw them out anyway, what's the harm? Freezing is fine for canvas or cloth.
 
Psoriasis Comments By: Hil on 2009-12-01
Can anyone tell me if this would work on psoriasis?
I have this under all my toenails...

 
I'm going to try this tonight! Comments By: kate on 2009-12-09
I've suffered from Athlete's foot for as long as I cn remember (I'm not 55!). Both big toenails are horrific - have got steadily worse. My DR prescribed Terbinifine (Lamisil) and the right toenail got worse - took the med for 4-5 months - but still the right toenail got worse - it kind of curled up. Now it's really painful. The chiropodist clips it every few months but if Vick doesn't get a result the anil will have to come off and the nailbed ablated so that the nail will never grown back.

I'm desperate for the Vick's to work.

 
I'm going to try this tonight! Comments By: kate on 2009-12-09
I've suffered from Athlete's foot for as long as I cn remember (I'm now 55!). Both big toenails are horrific - have got steadily worse. My DR prescribed Terbinifine (Lamisil) and the right toenail got worse - took the med for 4-5 months - but still the right toenail got worse - it kind of curled up. Now it's really painful. The chiropodist clips it every few months but if Vick doesn't get a result the anil will have to come off and the nailbed ablated so that the nail will never grown back.

I'm desperate for the Vick's to work.

 
Gonna Try It!!! Comments By: Aqueelah on 2009-12-11
I played sports in high school and have had dark toenails for about atleast 6years. Im willing to try just about anything that is not too expensive. This is the first time I've heard of using Vick's. But if it works for me, I will recommend it to my family and friends.
 
4/10 Comments By: Californiadancer on 2009-12-13
I hope Vics works. 4 toes on my left foot have had fungus for about a year and 3 months. My doctor told me that nothing worked andthe best I could do is wash my feet and wear clean socks.
I'm going to buy some vis tonight. I also hope that all of these comments are from real people representing their true experience. Gah! I this goes away I'm going to dance barefoot and be happy :) Wish me luck!

 
Starting vics Comments By: Mike francis on 2009-12-14
Starting vics tonight, I have had it on all ten toes for years, sure hope it works.
 
toenail fungus gone w/ Vicks Comments By: Michele on 2009-12-21
Literally disappeared overnight but I'm continuing to use for 7 days to be sure it's gone! One of my friends had horrible fungus for years that dr's couldn't clear up and it worked for her. My husband's athletes foot cleared up w/ it as well!
 
Will try it Comments By: Annabelle on 2009-12-28
I have had it for many years. Will start using Vicks tomorrow night. Do I need to cut my nails back first? And does the Walmart brand work just as well?
 
Work in Progress Comments By: hopeful on 2009-12-31
My podiatrist suggested using vicks twice a day for 1 year!!! Will see how it works.
 
making a diffrence Comments By: ann on 2010-01-09
I had heard of vicks also was told Stidex Pads.. what you use for acne worked/ Then I read that the same organism that causes nail fungus also caused thick callouses on heals/ for the past 3 weeks I throughly clean and dry my feet, then use the Stridex Pads on my nails and then another one on the bottoms and on heels, then apply the vicks, and rub in..The texture and appearance of all my toe nails have changed.. Before my big toes were the worst..they would be discolored, seperate from the nail bed and fall off, but even my other toe nails were thick, chalky, and have these wierd ridges, that has changed.. Only my big toes have darkened, but even with that they look much healthier.. and the callouses on my heals are totally gone/ just nice soft heals. I do this in the morning after my shower, and again at bedtime.. then put a clean pair of white socks on... I would not have believed it, but I DO think it is working !!!
 
Wow...Can't believe this works but it has Comments By: Tracy on 2010-01-10
7 years of toenail fungus on both big toes deep yellow in color, and then one toe started going black...been using vicks vapor rub now twice a day for three months and Wow...can't believe it....one toe nail completely clear other nail was so bad it turned black, fell off and now is growing in clear. This is worth a try and better alternative to side effect medications. This should be put on grocery store shelves with fungus treatment.



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