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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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I have been using vicks vapor rub the generic brand for about 2 weeks and applying it twice daily and I see results already, I cant wait until a couple of months and I am fungus free:)
Time to start again Comments By: Lynda on 2007-07-01
Hi I have tried everything for my yuk toe nails including distilled vinegar. This worked to an extent but required application twice daily. It seemed to control the fungus but not eradicate it altogether. I have not used it for some time and guess what? The fungus is back as good as ever. I will try the Vicks remedy, starting today and keep my fingers crossed
acryllic nail fungus Comments By: Magnolia on 2007-07-14
Hey fungi-family! I have acryllic nails and have gotten a fungus under one of my nails. It is lifting about to the halfway down point. I have spent big money on what my nail salon sells as fungus killer but to no avail. I just got the Vicks last night and I have to admit that my nail looks a bit improved. I just shove it up under the lifted edge and massage in on top and around my cutcile. I can't really take my nails off because a good manicure is one of the requirements of my job. (Seriously.) I hope it will still work under these. Has anyone treated with Vicks and kept their fake nails on? Good liuck everybody! I wish we could post before and after pictures. I also heard Tilex works...I guess that will be next if this doesn't do it!
RE: Magnolia Comments By: Stephanie on 2007-07-15
hey I had acrylic nails and it ended up hurting the fungus...I would try and get rid of the nails!!!
7 yr. old with fungus Comments By: Tanya on 2007-07-23
My daughter has gotten this fungus from her daddy. He has had it for years and we have tried many "remedies" to no avail. Even the "guarenteed" ones do not work! My daughter has gone through 2 huge tubes of prescribed meds and nothing. I called her Doc. today and said I wanted a referal to a foot Doc. That is when they told me about Vicks. They also said Listerine would help. Both are always in our home so I hope that something will get rid of it. My family might be free....finally!
Vicks Vapor Rub for nail fungus Comments By: Sharon on 2007-08-17
I was prescribed several expensive treatments for my toenail fungus. To my dismay none of them worked. My younger sister passed on a little tidbit about using Vicks Vapor Rub for the problem as well as other problems. It is working!!!! I did a little research and it appears that one of the inactive ingredients is Thymol. I understand that this is the main ingredient to honor it's effectiveness against nail problems.
Vicks Worked for me Comments By: Hiker on 2007-08-19
I have had thick yellow toenails for about ten years. I took Lamisil twice with temporary improvement and no change from the prescription nail polish. One of the women I work with suggested Vicks and I started 6 months ago. One of my big tonenails is almost completely grown out normal. The other one was a little slower to start to grow normally, but I can see some nomral nail at the base. One of the little toes next to my big toe started to look yellow and thick, so I upt Vicks on that one for a month and it looks great. I know from losing my toenails due to the fungus in the past that I take almost a year to grow a big toenail, so I'm optimistic.
vapour rub Comments By: alan on 2007-08-28
tried all sorts over a year - drops of bleach applied with qtip which seemed to cause changes - too powerful though and too dangerous to skin and the carpet !tried canesten anti fungal - useless, germolene antiseptic - helped but it came back after 3 months while still treating - switched to generic vapour rub 3 weeks ago and looking good !saw changes in 2 days
all the 'angryness' has gone out of the nail and no yellow streaks in recent growth..camphor and turps seems main ingredients... cutting nails very short too

Lets hope that 'Vicks' works for me.... Comments By: Anon on 2007-09-01
Have been reading all the comments. I have had really severe nail infection on all 10 toes for about 15 years now. All nails are deformed, thick and yellow. Have tried Leucatin from the US but didn't work abit. Feel totally embarassed and never go anywhere without socks on. Will start trying the Vicks tonight !!! Don't have nothing to lose..
trying it Comments By: Derrick on 2007-09-07
Well, I have had this discoloured nails and nails crumbling for a couple of years now, never found a decent solution to it, tried various creams and potions, so I'm going to try this vapour rub, but as my local supermarket didnt have any I have got their own brand, I dont know if its the same, but it smells like it, so may as well give it a try (well until either the fungus goes or the store brand runs out) got this other stuff, smells pretty much the same, but I bought it in Thailand, it fdor sore muscles, looks a yellowy colour and is a stonger smell, but pretty much the same (and it cost about 40pence, for the same size jar)
I have nothing to lose but my fungus and god awful nails (havent been able to trim them, they just crumble away, and I just empty my socks)

Anyone had GOOD results with this vapour rub though ?

Anyone heard of this ? Comments By: Derrick on 2007-09-07
been browsing the websites for a cure for nail fungus and I found this stuff Luecatin, anyone else heard of it ?
Anyone had any decent results from it ?
It doesnt seem cheap ($67 a 4oz bottle)

I've had no results with tea tree oil or vinegar, but my nails are changing colour with this store brand vapour rub and the stuff I got from Thailand (I cant understand the label, its all in Thai)

It works Comments By: P and P on 2007-11-11
I was on an oral Lamisil for one year as part of a research study in NYC. I was required to have blood tests almost monthly to check for any poitential liver disease. The doctor proudly informed me after the year it was cured, only to find a reoccurance several months later. VICKS WORKS! Thanks for the TIP, tipking!
I would never have believed it Comments By: Jean London on 2007-11-16
Have had fungus on my big toe for several months and on finding your site tried Vicks Vapor Rub starting just two days ago. Already there is a difference, its actually disappearing before my very eyes. Many thanks.
Try tea tree oil Comments By: sak on 2007-11-24
I'm about to start treating my big toenail fungus. I've heard vicks rub, tea tree oil, and distilled vinager fights fungus. I will try all (separately) until the fungus is gone.
VICKS VAPOR RUB Comments By: DD ROSS on 2007-11-26
Got a question? Comments By: dawn on 2007-12-25
If VapoRub works for toenail fungus, will it help clear up athletes foot?
doc said to try it Comments By: isus on 2008-01-22
All 10 of my mom's toes have fungus. The doc told her to use Vicks. So, going to start it tonight.

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