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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 Vicks method Comments By: Texas gent on 2011-01-31
I have had toenail fungus on eight of my ten toes for a period of over 40 years. It varies from black and thin to yellow thick and crumbly. It started in Vietnam, wearing wet boots for long periods of time. It has got worse over the years and it was time to do something about it. I have tried the over the counter products with no luck so now I am trying a short bleach soak then the Vicks
Vapor rub. Too soon to tell but what confuses me is the second toe of each foot have no issues and are in great shape. There has been no cross contamination. I will repost as time goes on because I am determined to get rid of this disgusting stuff.

 
The Vicks method Comments By: Texas gent on 2011-01-31
I have had toenail fungus on eight of my ten toes for a period of over 40 years. It varies from black and thin to yellow thick and crumbly. It started in Vietnam, wearing wet boots for long periods of time. It has got worse over the years and it was time to do something about it. I have tried the over the counter products with no luck so now I am trying a short bleach soak then the Vicks Vapor rub. Too soon to tell but what confuses me is the second toe of each foot have no issues and are in great shape. There has been no cross contamination. I will repost as time goes on because I am determined to get rid of this disgusting stuff.
 
First timer Comments By: charz on 2011-02-01
Because of so many problems, toenails is really the big mistakes of my life. But just today I've read a lot of comments and suggestions about vicks. I think I,ll gonna start using right now. I hope it'll gonna work. Pls. tell me if vicks vaporub here in Phil. is still the same ingredients with vicks vaporub in USA? Thank u.

 
Black toenail back to normal Comments By: Anon on 2011-02-02
I had a totally black nail on my big toe. I used a combination of natural remedies I found on the Internet.
In the morning, I used Tea Tree Oil on cotton with a band-aid. At night I used Vicks under a band-aid. When watching TV, I soaked it in vinagar for 15 to 30 minutes.

In about 30 to 45 days, the nail went from dark black to light gray and the new nail growing out is natural color.

 
GREAT TIP Comments By: Sherrie C. on 2011-02-10
I have been using vicks on both my big toes for 3 months now. One is completely healed the other is almost done. This is a GREAT TIP! I have told everyone I know about it and not to spend money on expensive medicine.
 
Seems to be working Comments By: Joe on 2011-02-12
After finding this post a couple of days ago I went and but the Walgreen's version of Vics Vapor Rub and have been putting it on my big left toe with a band aid over it, when I go to sleep. During the day I do nothing.

It seems to be working as the toe nail is turning dark, as mentioned.

 
Perseverance is key Comments By: Awesome Durbanite on 2011-02-17
I have been using a combination of Vicks and Tea Tree Oil since the beginning of January and it seems to be working. Have been using tea Tree oil in the morning and another dab during the day.

After taking a shower in the evening I put a drop of tea tree oil, give it half an hour to absorb and put a blob of vicks afterwards. I have seen some amazing results as all the thickness is almost gone and the nail looks clearer.

 
THICK TOENAILS - FUNGUS or GENETIC?? Comments By: Thelma Gaughan on 2011-02-27
Thanks to the person who suggested Vicks. I have asked my podiatrist and he said it's genetic. I am elated to have another way to try to get rid of this!
 
Vicks works for some! Comments By: Anon on 2011-03-03
I have two infected toenails... one has cleared completely with the use of Vicks. One is much improved. My husbands' diabetes doctor says it works for about 80% of his patients. Even if I have to always use the Vicks, it is better than dealing with the fungus as it was.

My husband has also been using it and his are improved, but he did not have as good results as what I had.

Side note: I read about a new laser treatment approved by the FDA in October. I haven't tried it yet because it is about $1000 per treatment.

 
Another remedy that works Comments By: B Wagner on 2011-03-05
I have had athletics feet for 10 years.I remembered a treatment that my grandmother (who was Indian)did to me when I was little and had ring worm. So I tried it on my feet because ring worm and athletics feet are almost the same virus..She took copper pennies dipped them in vinegar then placed raw bacon on top wrapped it up. Did that for two nights and it was completly gone. Well I did the same thing on my feet and IT IS GONE FOR GOOD..trust me it works only takes 2 days it really severe do it a few extra days...I suffered so long with my feet and tryed everything even lamisel that has serious side effects ...that only took it away for about 6 months and it was back ...now its gone completely
 
Watkins Salve worked for me Comments By: Jody on 2011-03-24
I had yellowish, white spots on my toenail & used Watkins Salve on it. In 2 days, it has cleared up & I can barely notice that anything was wrong! Thank goodness my grandmother made us keep Watkins Salve in the house at all times!!!
 
What is the best way to keep VicsVapRub on toes a.m/p.m. Comments By: Steph on 2011-03-08
Hello, I have read the majority of comments. I have five toes with thick toenails infected. I started filing them down. First how often should I file them? Should I soak first in vinegar, let dry then apply VVR? AND what is the best way to keep VVR on toes during the day and night? Look forward to you replies. Thanks so much.
 
Vicks VapoRub Does Work Comments By: Aaimee on 2011-03-08
I had one nail on the big toe that was half black. The nail on the other big toe was mostly a yellowish color. I put the VapoRub on twice a day for about 5 months. Both nails look great. I can now wear sandals without feeling self-conscious. I now put it on once a day to maintain the healthy nails. I have also been putting it on all the toenails and they are looking healthier. It's worth a try.
 
The smell? Comments By: BobSr on 2011-03-09
I am ready to give this a try, but am concerned about walking around every day smelling like Vapor Rub. Any suggustions?
 
Results! Comments By: anon on 2011-03-09
Reserving total judgement until 7 months is up but have been using the vicks for a month and a half and already have new nail from the base. I have been through pills, lacquer, and removing the nails with no results. Atleast with this is cheap and seems to be working.
 
Vicks seems to be working:) Comments By: Anon on 2011-03-12
I have had nail fungus on my big toe for years. I always painted my nails so you could not notice it. Until recently it started to get worse and my nail started lifting. I'm trying to Concieve and was worried about harmful medications. Whilst looking for a gentle way to cure it I came across people suggesting vicks. I gave it ago three days ago and it looks much better already. So I can't imagine how it's going to be in months time. Hopefully fungus free.
 
is it actually working? Comments By: Scooby on 2011-03-14



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