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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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Vics Vapor Fungal Nail Treatment Comments By: Joyce on 2010-08-22
I am amazed and so pleased with the results so far with Vics for my fungal toe nails on both my large toes. I have used various treatments but NONE have worked as fast nor as effective as Vics. I didn't remove my nail polish but rubbed it under the nail and around the nailbed. My nails aren't near as thick and less tenderness and roughness. Even if I have to use it forever to prevent the return I am willing to do it. Hooray
 
Vicks works for toe nail fungus Comments By: dolphinofthesea on 2010-08-23
A friend told me about using Vicks Vapor Rub to cure toe nail fungus and I tried it. It worked beautifully, so I told my Mom, her nails cleared up. My brother is now using it and having great success. The most amazing result is my uncle. He was a shrimper and spent a lifetime wearing boots with wet feet. His toe nails were horrible. After using Vicks, his toe nails actually FELL OFF and revealed new healthy toe nail growing in. Amazing results
 
it worked on a fungus with rubrem in its name(cant remember the fist word) Comments By: chris on 2010-08-23
i had this fungus problem for 4 years and i was told to take these tablets, recently i went to the doctors and he told me that 1 more set of these tablets would be dangeroues so i came home and found this on the internet. i tried it i rubbed it on my toenails trice a day and soon they went dark yellow but after a month or so it went completely clear ^^ when it goes clear i suggest you still rub it on your toenails incase it hasn't completely dissapeared^^
 
easy way for those who dont have time to soak Comments By: mo-ray on 2010-08-27
This is what i do, i got a jar and put cotton balls n the jar with vinger. i would place the vinger soaked cotton ball on my two big toes for about 10mins twice a day, then i would apply the vick vapor rub on my two big toes with paper tape and cotton balls like a band-aid the cotton ball dry with in a few hours that way your not helping the fungus grow and the mentol is still present you'll feel it thou the day, do this twice a day i would do this and its clearing up pretty fast its easy fast and u dont have to soak for 30mins for those who dont like to sit there just waiting.:0) good luck
 
nail lacquer Comments By: Anon on 2010-08-29
Hi, i have had a nail infection for about 4 years. I tried the nail lacquer (ointment) for 2 years with no improvement (expect that it seemed to have stopped it from getting worse). I stopped treatment for a while and now the nail has become very brittle and is falling off.
My doctor and chiropodist recommended taking terbenifine tablets but i am worried about getting liver problems from prolonged use.
I have started using the nail laquer again as a gelling agent to stop the nail falling off but I want to give the vicks remedy a go. Do you think that i stop using the lacquer so that the vicks has better access to the nail?
I would really appreciate a response.
thanks!

 
nail lacquer Comments By: Anon on 2010-08-29
Hi, i have had a nail infection for about 4 years. I tried the nail lacquer (ointment) for 2 years with no improvement (except that it seemed to have stopped it from getting worse). I stopped treatment for a while and now the nail has become very brittle and is falling off.
My doctor and chiropodist recommended taking terbenifine tablets but i am worried about getting liver problems from prolonged use.
I have started using the nail laquer again as a gelling agent to stop the nail falling off but I want to give the vicks remedy a go. Do you think that i should stop using the lacquer so that the vicks has better access to the nail?
I would really appreciate a response.
thanks!

 
Dco recommended this method also. Comments By: Seth R. on 2010-08-29
My doctor recommended vicks vapor rub also. I havent tried it yet because I have to wait to buy new shoes and work boots. I've gotten rid of it before with shaving my nails down to bare skin with a dremel and then applying "tea tree oil". It came back because I was putting my feet in the same old shoes filled with my old fungus. So those of you who want to try this method or any method. Get rid of the fungus first and secondly get new shoes. Also. It takes almost 9 months for your nail to grow all the way out from cuticle to the tip. Trust me I've been through this before.
 
Lost Comments By: Paris on 2010-09-02
Hi everyone, I was very happy with all the positive comments here, so I decide to shared the vicks idea with my doctor and he went crazy. He said if it was as simple as rubbing a cream on a toe, why would he make me take medication for over 8 months and have my nails cut and cared for by a doctor twice a month ? He said the fungus not only affects my nail but other parts of my body including my blood. I dont know... My nails looked horrible a year ago, and now they are perfect, and before I went to see him I tried everything from bleach to vinegar, baking soda, lemon, coffe,nothing worked, well, good luck to you all.
 
question Comments By: Ebony on 2010-09-03
Can i try the baby vicks instead? plz someone tell me @ [email protected]
 
Better than ''Off'' Comments By: bob on 2010-09-08
Vick's makes a fantastic fly and mosquito repellant
 
Husband said it worked Comments By: Anon on 2010-09-10
My husband tried it after trying a commercial over-the-counter product. He also tried vaseline, Hydrogen Peroxide, etc. Nothing worked for a few years. Then he tried Vicks; it took a few months but there is no visible evidence of fungus under his toenails (two toenails were infected). It's been several weeks since he stopped and so far, it doesn't seem to be back.
 
Thank you Comments By: Blondemama on 2010-09-12
Hi all,
This site is brilliant - both my partner and I suffer with fungal nail so will definitely be trying the Vick method.Will post a note or the results at a later date. Thanks once again

 
never tried it befor ! Comments By: jenny on 2010-09-19
i noticed a few monthes ago i had a dark spot on my big toe nail a few weeks after going to a nail salon in hollywood florida..... a few weeks latter i woak up one morning and my toe was hurting really bad so i delt with it and gave it no mind.... a few more weeks latter it happend again and again i paid it no mined....stupid me... lol well i just came back from the water park with my kids and noticed my toe nail was yellow and lookes like it is coming off at the base of my nail and toe... am not sure what to do or what kind of fungus i have but am willing to try any thing thatw ill save my nail or atleast help... so with reading all the cxoments i think vick's its going to be!!!!! hope it work will post in a few weeeks and let every1 kno how its working wish me luck
 
I use lamisil cream (or the generic version) Comments By: ts on 2010-09-24
I have mild toenail fungus, that sometimes bothers me (painful) after running. I've tried vicks and sally's nail treatment, listerine, thymol... these kind of just seemed to kill the the fungus at the tips of my nails. But the lamisil is really killing all of it. I just push the cream under my nails with a q-tip and have been doing so for almost 3 months, at least every other day. of all the things i've tried, this has worked the best for me. it seems like if i keep doing this, it may eventually clear up at some point (i never had that feeling with the other products)
 
can diabetics use this procedure Comments By: Jackie on 2010-09-26
I am a diabetic and need to know if it is safe for me to use this Vicks on my infected toe? and also exactly what do I do ?
 
Can someone answer my question please? Comments By: Help! on 2010-09-27
I just noticed today that I had fungus on my 2 big toenails. My right toenail is more severe and it's almost falling off! My left one is not that severe. I don't want it to fall off, I never even knew what fungus was. This is the first time this is happening to me. If I put VaporRub will it remove the fungus and not make the nail fall off? or does it have to fall?
 
Different Causes; Different Cures Comments By: Kevin Hogan on 2010-09-29



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