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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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is it actually working? Comments By: Scooby on 2011-03-14
i have been using vicks vapour rub now on my big toe everyday once a day for 3 weeks and im hardly seeing any results. The first time i applied the lotion i felt a burning sensation-a very strong burning sensation which made me think i needed to go the hospital, nevertheless i didnt and have continued to use the formula. Nothing seems to be happening tho.
It works, and works really well Comments By: Fitness Fanatic on 2011-03-15
Had a nail with some fungus, not much, about less than a third. Tried some other liquid that did not help. Read about Vick's, and used it. It started to work immediately...within 2 days I saw changes, and now it's gone. Save your money, and use Vick's. It's amazing.
Differences Comments By: Andrea on 2011-03-16
There are many different toenail fungus. If you have used the vapor rub and it didn't work it might be because you have a different kind of nail fungus. My advise to anyone who is using this remedy is to first wash your feet and make sure your toes are completely dry. Get a q-tip and alcohol and go underneath the toe nail to dry up the water. Massage the vapor rub into the toenail and underneath the toenail. The menthol in the vapor rub will smother the fungus so it can't grow and spread. Just make sure you dry the water out from underneath the toenail or the fungus will keep growing because fungus likes moisture and that is how it survives.
Awesome Comments By: Sky on 2011-03-19
I read about using the Vick's rub in a magazine, and starting using it and it has worked like magic. My toe nail was black and if I wanted to wear sandals I had to use a very dark nail polish. Now I can wear the light shades because my toe nail is clear. This really does work
Vicks Comments By: Linda on 2011-03-22
I've had a toenail fungus for 20 years. Got it working at a pool. Tried the Vicks and my nail didn't turn black, but got very soft and started peeling away.I have something hard, like a nail bed on the toe, but I'm continuing to use the Vicks. I will til summer and then I'll try to polish the bed area.
Not sure if Vick's will work for me... Comments By: mamamoomoo on 2011-03-24
I have had toenail fungus on my right big toe for as long as I can remember. I have no idea how I even got it. But my toenail is brownish, thick, and detached from my nail bed. It also has a smelly gunk under the nail. My foot has been swollen for the last 2 years...causing my to wear shoes that are different sizes, or not able to wear my shoes anymore period. Within the past few months, the bottom of my foot has begin to look infected with something, obviously the fungus, causing bumps and sores and severe peeling. The top of my foot is flaky, and I noticed yesterday that now my shin skin is starting to become discolored, almost eczema looking. Its a really ugly rash growing up my leg. I have read the comments, after hearing about Vicks a while ago. I am hopeful that it works for me.... i really am not a pill taker. any suggestions or has anyone heard of these symptoms???
still not to sure if its working Comments By: scooby on 2011-03-28
recently i posted about this idea of using vicks on my toe. its been another few weeks now since my last comment. Before i used vicks my nail was dry looking and yellow..but after applying the vicks its looking moisturised and not as bad as what it was. I dont feel comfortable in walking around in flip flops yet but i must say the nail does look abit better and tougher. iv been doing this for nearly 8 weeks now- hardly seeing a drastic change to be honest but i will continue. makes me wonder how it will look in a few weeks.
Vicks and Tea Tree Oil Comments By: Jacqueline Arnold on 2011-03-29
I cleared my nail fungus by using Vicks at night and putting Tea Tree Oil on every morning. It took about two weeks to clear up.
Professional With Open Mind Comments By: Ben Sibley on 2011-03-29
Im a practising Podiatrist in Australia and have found this topic to be of interest. I have never tried Vick Vapour rub as a treatment. One suggestion that I suggest that may speed up recovery. Have the affected/ diseased nail trimmed off or filed back. Then the remaining nail may respond more quickly and more effectively. Im definately going to give this remedy a trial in clinic.
Dark why? Comments By: E- on 2011-03-31
I have heard the one of the first signs that you have fungus in your nail is that it turns darker prior to growing thick and really looking terrible. So, maybe, it gets dark again when using vick's as a way of going backwards in the process. Not, sure, but that is my hypothesis.
Wish I would've tried this 2 years ago when I 1st saw it... Comments By: Kimby on 2011-04-01
Started using Vicks todayas I began reading the thread (cuz summer is coming, and I really love shoes) Haven't been able to wear sandles/ heels for most of my 50 ys. I might miss THIS season, I started the Vicks hours ago at the beginning of this thread. I'm still suffering thinking of throwing away all my shoes (they all have toes of course, so maybe I'll get over it when my shoe wardrobe are all w/out toes), BUT I'm taking no chances. Freezing, lysol...I'm confused on this issue BUT Thx for the inpiration comrades. Feel like I have a new lease on life.
Laser Comments By: Rone on 2011-04-03
Laser done 2 weeks ago toe nails are thinning out and starting to grow rapidly also using nailesse 2x
a day fir 1st month, then 1x day for remaining 7 mos. when I go to 1x day I will start adding Vick at night... Only thing is the base of my nail beds are turning white. I think it's important to wash all socks in bleach. I will post results.

excellent and it works ! Comments By: Ade on 2011-04-05
I had a yellow line down my big toenail which I thought was a split but soon realised it wasnt - it was some kind of fungus which I tracked down on google images ! Put Vick on last night and withing 12 hours the yellow had turned black - had a nice bath tonight and soaked the toe - then removed the crappy stuff from under the nail - it definately works ....Im going to continue until the nail grows out
I'll be damned! Comments By: The piggy that went to market on 2011-04-05
I've been using the Vicks for about three weeks. The fungus turned black and now the black part is growing out. Big toes definitely starting to clear up. This is actually working!
This really does freaking WORK!!! Comments By: Anon on 2011-04-08
I have had fungus toenails for about 9-10 years. I'm 24. My fault tho because I never did anything about it. I was too embarrassed to even bring it up. I'm a female. Were suppose to have beautiful feet. Well I had both pinky toes and one big toe with fungus and I came across that VICKS helps get rid of it so I tried it and honestly I saw results within 2 days. I was mainly worried about the big toe but I'm surprised how much it's been clearing up. The 2 pinky toes are taking a bit longer, they are thick yellow and dark but im seeing improvement. What I do tho is I take a cotton ball, soak it in peroxide and clean each toenail after it's dried I apply vicks to each toenail, even inside the nail. I do wear socks. It really works. I've been doing this for a little over a month now. I wish I would of known this years ago.
IT REALLY DOES WORK Comments By: Amelia on 2011-04-10
My poor 77-year old mother had her toes so bad, they were just so ugly she felt ashamed. I hear about using Vicks for foot fungus and thought, "WHY NOT TRY IT". I told her about it and she was at the point she would try anything. IT REALLY REALLY WORKED. The toe nail did turn BLACK, but she said underneath the black toe nail, she had a new nail growing. One foot down, and one to go. I am so happy for her.
REPLACE YOUR SOCKS & SHOES Comments By: Amelia on 2011-04-10
You definetly need to replace all your shoes and all your socks....and while under this treatment, keep replacing socks and shoes in stages, until it is all cleared. This will help make sure the fungus goes away. Fungus is one of those things that can hang on and come back. You have to be diligent about cleanliness if you want to get better.

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