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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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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...
EAT Jello!!! help your nails GROW Comments By: debbie on 2010-06-27
Ok I have had foot fungi for a long time now.I was told by my Grandma, IF I want my nails to grow I should eat Jello I have been eating jello at least 1 time a day for about 2 months and my toe/hand nails are growing pretty quick. It almost looks like my infection is growing out with the growth.I have only been using polyspornin. Soaking, sanding... been to the doctors and pills but they didnt work for my mom so... So I will try this with jello!
Give it time - it really works Comments By: Sweetfeet on 2010-06-27
I am on my third bottle of Vicks and all toes(yes all toes were affected with fungus)are looking so much healthier. I found that it took a good month to even start making a difference, but now almost every toe has cleared up. You really just need to give it a chance to work.
Vicks worked then i stopped using bad idea............. Comments By: anon on 2010-06-27
I got nail fungus on my finger nails from having tips & acrylic on. It started with one nail & quickly spread to more.

I've tried all the popular remedies. Once I used vicks, clipped the nails very short it was all gone. My problem is that I thought since it was gone I could stop using the vicks.

Now its back so this time I will keep using it even when it seems to be gone.

My advice is to use baking soda as a paste in beween vicks treatment. Baking soda kills the spores. I then use vicks all night & even during the day. Keep clipping nails.

Hope this works for you too. Above all be patient.

why does your nail turn black witg vicks? Comments By: pintsize on 2010-07-05
Ok so I started the vicks (generic ) ..I read on some of the comments that while using it , the nail turns black or dark. Why does the nail turn black?? Doesn't the nail going from yellow and brittle to dark/black a bad thing??
Try a Dremmel hand-held grinder for Appearance Comments By: Anon on 2010-07-20
On a visit to podiatrist years ago she used a small grinder to shape the overgrown big toenail. So I bought a small battery-powered Dremmel grinder myself and keep the nails under control and looking at least "sandal friendly". Just started Vicks a few weeks ago and the fungus seems to be fading... I think grinding the nail down closer (be careful not to go too far) may help the Vicks get closer to the stuff. Caution: When using the grinder, go in small bursts so the friction won't heat your nail -- hurts! -- & also stay away from the skin obviously. Use the lowest setting. Good luck
nail fungus Comments By: Gene on 2010-07-19
Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld on Fox news said he heard people using Vics Vapror rub. I have tried Lamisil for 3 months with no luck. I have lived with this nusance for many many years. I'll try it and we shall see. the only thing I have to loose is my ugly toe nails. today is day 2 I slept with it on last night. today I went out with it on my toes and had no problems so far. If this dont work, a pharmacist friend of mine once said he could make something up that will work. think I may try that if this is unsuccessful
Hoping against Hope ! Comments By: anon on 2010-07-24
Started the Vicks treament today first time. I know that you will all think I'm crazy but, I showered cleaned my nails and dried everything up really well. Then I lathered on the Vicks...over my whole foot and put on clean white socks.Three hours later....I had to look. The white chalky substance (fungus?) that lives under the tips of my toenails actually has changed color. Black ?...no but it is definately darker than the rest of the nail. ...I'll keep you updated been fighting this 20 years now !
Day One Comments By: Tired of embarrasing fungus on 2010-07-25
Twenty four hours ago I started to use the Vicks Vapor Rub on my big toe. I will give honest assessments once a week or so to show any progress. Till then....
Vicks vapor rub helps Comments By: Lucy from Pa. on 2010-07-27
I have had a fungus toenail for more years than I care to remember. My daughter told me about using Vicks on her toe and said it worked. Although I was skeptical I decided to try it. In three days the biggest part of my nail had come loose. I trimmed that part off and continued the treatment. Now I have just a small piece of nail left and it looks almost normal in color. I will continue to use the vicks in the hope that it grows back without the fungus returning. Rather a band aid on the toe than the ugly thing I had before.
treatment for toenail fungus Comments By: prasad on 2010-07-28
I used zeta clear from http://www.toenailfungusonline.com . Now i am really happy with this. My toenail fungus is purely cured.
working for me! Comments By: T on 2010-07-29
Have had nail fungus on all ten toes for years..tried all of the dr recommended treatments...no luck. Started vicks a few weeks ago...amazing...clearing up nicely...give it a try!
trying it today Comments By: Jay on 2010-07-31
Never heard of Vick's working.. But i will be trying it today... just hope im not buy for no reason. Will give update in a week.. be back in a week yall
trying and see results Comments By: dee on 2010-08-08
so i applied vapor rub last night and today morning i saw my nail seem dark and change was happening i heard this remedeefrom my god mother it help my godfather so i hope it works on me i hate not showing my toes
It Really does work (And I'm a born skeptic so if I say so...its true) Comments By: In Sandals Again on 2010-08-11
The longer you have had the toenail fungus the more patient you have to be until its gone. Also there are different types of fungus that cause your toenails to get infected so you might have to investigate a little and try a few remedies to find what works for you. I tried four different costly topical fungal treatments including the one that comes with a sublingual spray. It did nothing for me. Then I tried the vicks figuring , "What's there to lose". The next day I noticed a darkening of the infected area and in another day it was black. Jet Black. Not just the area of the nail I knew about, but down the sides as well. I kept putting the vicks on each night and after about two or three days my nails were clear. I will keep using the vicks till long after my toenails have grown out just to make sure. The vicks company has no comment and says it's ointment is NOT for toenail fungus but mark my words, the powers that be want us to spend money on "approved" fungal medications that may or may not work. Vicks is taking a huge bite out of their profits and they will see to it that in the not too distant future that THYMOL will be removed from the Vicks formulation. Im stocking up.
it does the trick Comments By: Mike on 2010-08-13
Tried Vicks but ZetaClear worked better Comments By: Simon on 2010-08-22
I have read many comments that vicks works well on nail fungus. It's cheap, readily available ... but many would not know how many other chemical ingredients there are in Vicks. I am not disputing Vicks but ZetaClear worked quicker for me and I knew from the ingredients there was no possible side effects. If you have any doubts about vicks vaporub would like to know more about the ingredients



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