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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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A cure at last? Comments By: beth on 2010-05-08
I am astounded that Vicks could actually work. I have suffered from this infection for years now and have three nails infected. It really is embarrassing and if this works my life will be normal again, sandals, swimming, etc.
 
It worked for me. Comments By: Anon on 2010-05-17
I've had toenail fungus on both my big toes for a few years. I read about the Vicks and tried it. They are both growing out clear and already look much better, not so thick. I've been using it about a month now, no polish, and wear sandals as often as possible even though my toes have to show. I expect it all to be gone in about another month. Better than spending money on a doc's visit and medicine that will make you sick.
 
For those desperate people for whom nothing works Comments By: Michelle on 2010-05-18
I found out about a laser treatment for foot fungus. It's about $950 (at least where I live, in South Florida) but may be worth it. It's called Pin pointe Foot Laser.

Apparently it's a 40 minute, painless procedure. No drugs, no pain. They do it on all ten toes to make sure they get anything else not visible to the eye.

 
Grisactin Comments By: sandra on 2010-05-19
I better the vicks, oral medication called generic grisactin works better.You can find more details on this at http://www.internationaldrugmart.com/grisactin.html
 
also works great when your congested ...seriously Comments By: Magpie on 2010-05-22
I've done the Vick's route for nail fungus. Works great! Be patient though. This could take 3-6 months to allow nails to grow out clear. Also if you are suffering from a cold. massage on bottoms of your feet, put on socks, and enjoy a congestion-free nights sleep. Don't know what the secret is here, but it works! 1001 uses!!!
 
One year, no change Comments By: E on 2010-05-27
I've been using Vicks on my toe nail for a year. No change but I'm hopeful one day it will work
 
THYMOL in VICS and LISTERINE WORKS Comments By: Hypnogal on 2010-05-30
From WIKIPEDIA

THYMOL < look it up!

There is also evidence supporting the belief that thymol when applied two to three times daily, can eliminate certain kinds of fungal infections that affect finger nails and toe nails in humans.[citation needed] Regular application to the affected nail over periods approximating three months has been shown to eliminate the affliction by effectively preventing further progress;[citation needed] by simply cutting the nail as one normally would, all infected material is eventually eliminated.

 
WORKED FOR ME!! I LOVE IT Comments By: Blessed on 2010-06-01
I googled home remedies for foot fungus about 5 months ago after i was diagnosed
with foot fungus. I bought the generic brand and used everyday!! The new nails are growing again with no fungus and I am slowly cutting away the infected Areas.This was a blessing and I hope it is a help to others who do not have hundreds of dollars to spend on high cost medicine!!

 
Update after use Comments By: felicia on 2010-06-01
I see alot of unanswered questions on here and wanted to share my experience. my nails never turned dark and my nails were thick and chalkie like under the beds. I have used the vapor rub for about 5 months now everyday and at 1st it did not look like it was doing anything, but as the nails started to grow, they are clear of any fungus!! I am slowly cutting away the part with the old fungus and looking forward to having beautiful toenails again!! Dont stop if you think its not working it is wait till you see you new growth nails in a few months you will be very excited!!
 
Vicks may be the trick Comments By: Judo on 2010-06-08
I have had a fungus and have used clorox, 2 tablespoons to 2 cups water. That is taking forever. I will try the vicks. Thanks for all the tips. Judo
 
Vicks Vaporub UK Comments By: JustinPGF on 2010-06-06
Hi, I have been desperately searching for an affordable cure to a toenail fungus condition. My two big toes are yellowish on the top halfs, and a few of my smaller toes had a yellowish appearance. I have ben using Vicks for about a month now, and jst applying twice a day (morning and evening) with a cuetip. To be fair, and taking into account that toe nails take at least a year to fully grow out, I can say that the smaller toe nails after one month seem to have show some slight improvement. The fungu is certainly not at the stage where nails are crumbling yet, but in sunlight, you can see the upper nailbed of the two big toes look slightly detatched from the nailbed. It's difficult to say of Vicks is relly working, and my main worry is that because my toenails are not totally horrid to look at yet, depsite the yellowish appearance, do I continue with Vicks in the hope it works, but with the risk of further fungal damage, or do i go for a more expensive option like fungisil....that's my dilemna. Any thoughts anyone???
 
VICKS VAPOR RUB WORKS FOR TOE NAIL FUNGUS Comments By: Marilyn on 2010-06-15
I have been using the generic Vicks Vapor Rub from Walmart on my big toe for over a week. I purchased the brand name of Band Aide brand of Band Aides made especially for FINGERTIPS. I apply Vicks all over my big toe nail. Then I coat the bandage portion of the Band Aide with Vicks. I wipe off the sking areas around the toe nail and then apply the fingertip Band Aide which completely covers the toe nail. I then put on my socks. I change the Band Aide every night before bed time and apply more Vicks and a new Band Aide. Already, my toe nail has turned very black and it has softened considerly. Before too long, the nail will fall off and a new perfect nail will grow back without the fungus! It is working for me. One has to be serious and persistent though.
 
It's Vicks Vap-O Rub Comments By: Rocco on 2010-06-16
I've tried Sporanox and Lamisil, and gotten sick from both. They're expensive, they damage your liver, and doctors love to prescribe them. I also use oil of oregano capsules orally for six months, and cured myself for a while for $30. I'm using Vicks now, and I suspect it won't work. Those of you who think it works in weeks are fooling yourselves. It takes six months for a toenail to completely grow out, and only the new nail can be cured. And what the hell is "Vicks Vapor Rub???" Meh...
 
Filing down the nail Comments By: Tim on 2010-06-22
Come on Guys does this stuff really work that fast? I don't think its a scam since Vic's Vapor rub is actually used for treating stuffy noses but I have tried everything and the only success I say that does not work but looks good is filing the toenail down to a thin layer and keeping the cuticles cut very low. This looks good enough for me to wear sandals and not be embarassed of my toe nails. I've been using Vic's for about a week now but no change....I'll stick with it for at least a year twice a day since it feels moist and smells clean. People with my severity of the condition condition have to do a pedicure daily.
 
Vicks does not work Comments By: Long time looking on 2010-06-22
I tried it and it doesn't work at all. What I finally did was get a prescription from the Doctor for Lamisil the unbranded same drug is now available in NZ for $3.It is covered by Pharmac.
 
Laser works but the downside is... Comments By: DJC on 2010-06-26
The stupid fungus keeps coming back every 3- 4 months and they have charge me $400 each additional visit and lecture me on spores that jump on my feet from the floor and how I MUST have the steri shoe sterilizer and basically how I can never be barefoot etc etc...now I must say significant imporvement but how effective is it really if it does not kill the fungus permanantly? My laser Dr is so frustrated that his "precious laser" may not be as effective as they think??? I am a perfect guinea pig I guess, but anyway I would serious continue to pay whatever to spare the embarrasment of people asking me why is San Diego do I alway wear close toed shoes? Yes, petty work friends are always on my case about not showing my feet, and the beach? Forget it. So finally my nails were at least flat again I was excited enough to wear polish and actually show my feet for the 1st time in 6 years and then I got a check up at the laser center and he hacked my nails downs so far to get at the fungus that now my nails are all torn up and hideous and I got to wait another 4+ months to look remotely normal again. I am now trying Vick's and hoping in conjuction with the $1000 laser treatment something gotta give...
 
Laser works but the downside is... Comments By: anon on 2010-06-26
The stupid fungus keeps coming back every 3- 4 months and they have charge me $400 each additional visit and lecture me on spores that jump on my feet from the floor and how I MUST have the steri shoe sterilizer and basically how I can never be barefoot etc etc...now I must say significant imporvement but how effective is it really if it does not kill the fungus permanantly? My laser Dr is so frustrated that his "precious laser" may not be as effective as they think??? I am a perfect guinea pig I guess, but anyway I would serious continue to pay whatever to spare the embarrasment of people asking me why in San Diego do I alway wear closed toed shoes? Yes, petty work friends are always on my case about not showing my feet, and the beach? Forget it. So finally my nails were at least flat again I was excited enough to wear polish and actually show my feet for the 1st time in 6 years and then I got a check up at the laser center and he hacked my nails downs so far to get at the fungus that now my nails are all torn up and hideous and I got to wait another 4+ months to look remotely normal again. I am now trying Vick's and hoping in conjuction with the $1000 laser treatment something gotta give...



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