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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.

Visitors comments

vicks user Comments By: llee on 2008-04-21
I have used vicks for 2 days should I not have the polish on?
HOPE IT WORKS!!! Comments By: tamirra on 2008-04-23
My dads going to try it tonight, the stuff the docs gave him never did and he used it for about 6 months, so keeps all crossed for this working.
vics helps nail grow faster Comments By: Anon on 2008-04-26
I've had my nails fall off a couple of times. It usually takes about two years (!) for it to grow completly back. I started putting vicks on it the last time it came off and it took only a year for it to grow back. I'm not sure the fungus is gone though. It looks a little bit better, but time will tell if this nail hangs on.
vick vapor rub Comments By: april on 2008-05-01
i went to see my doctor about the hard dry skin on my feet, he told me to use vicks vapor rub on them every night for five days. just rub it on and wrap it in saran wrap, then put on a sock. its only been 1 day for me and i already see a difference in my foot. it is softer and smoother. only down side is my foot smells like vicks even after it is scrubbed.
Can so many users be wrong? Comments By: Lynn on 2008-05-04
I got a nasty toenail fungus after I was cut during a pedicure. Never had any problems before. That was two years ago. I went to my regular doctor and was sold a product called Restore AF. It did nothing. After a year and a half of painting over them so no one would know, I went to a foot doctor. He prescribed Lamisil. I thought I had found my cure. The nail grew out beautifully. But 6 weeks after I ended treatment I noticed a dark area forming at the base of the nail...IT'S BACK!!!! I am starting VapoRub today. I live in South Florida so my toes are on display year round. I hope so many happy Vicks users can't be wrong. I'll let you know if it works for me.
Worked For Me Comments By: nice nails on 2008-05-05
I had one nail with a light case of fungus and Vic's cured it in a couple months. My big toe was much worse, it's now been about 18 months (I put Vics on the nail in the morning and before bed) and I can finally say it looks completley normal (for the last 6 or 8 months it has looked very good, just not perfect)

My nail never turned black.

My podiatrist told me she has never seen it work before. I'm sure the reason it worked is I rarely missed a day.

Day 3 Comments By: Sadie on 2008-05-11
So after reading all the comments, I thought I would try it. And I have to say, I'm a little shocked that something as simple as this is working!! I have it on three nails, and one of them (the one thats been bad for longest) has started to go brown. I'm spraying my shoes as suggested, and doing the Vicks morning and night. I'll keep you updated!!! Sadie
Vicks cured my severe toe nail fungus Comments By: Rudy Puhalla on 2008-05-16
I had severe fungus on my toe nails. A podiatrist recommended that I use vicks vapor rub. My toe nails were actually black and miraculously they are white again after 6 months of daily applications. I can't thank him enough.
Seems to be helping Comments By: anon on 2008-05-20
Have had a discoloured large toe-nail for a while but was ignoring it stupidly. thought it may vitamin deficiency..then heard a friend mention fungus so checked out the chemist who mentioned medication and creams ..very expensive and worried about side effects..saw the Vicks thing on internet and have been using for couple of weeks and although it hasn,t turned black it has improved.. it seems to have lightned the yellow colour and slowly disappearing up the nail to the top.. hope that is a good sign and now have to get something for my shoes to spray in.. hope to clear it by the summer.. keep you posted.
Slight modification to Vicks regimen Comments By: Oreganoguy on 2008-05-21
In order to enhance efficacy of Vicks regimen, add a few drops of PURE oil of oregano. Pure oil is very potent, so mix drops incrementally, until the desired strength is achieved.
Are our shoes the culprit? Comments By: Anon on 2008-05-23
I started using Vicks several weeks ago and see new pink smooth nails emerging on all of the nails on my toes that had a fungus. I too have used Lamisil and had new nails emerge, but had the fungus return not only on the original toe but several others. I have worn sandals almost exclusively for my entire life because I live in South Florida, but this last winter spent several months travelling in the north and wore one pair of closed toe shoes. I wore those shoes several times a week after returning from my trip and now I am convinced that the shoes themselves may be the culprit for the spreading of the fungus to my other toes. Does fungus live in your shoes? Does anyone know? If you have one infected toenail and cure your infection can you get it back by just wearing shoes that you wore while your toenail was infected? That would seem to be an answer for why so many people in this post are getting re-infected. Should we just throw out shoes that we wore while our toenails were infected?
vicks works Comments By: Please Believe it! on 2008-05-27
first my left big toe started to turn yellow then dark.. then my right.. that was about 7 years ago/..( good lord its been that long..) I want to wear sandals and am so embarrased.. I never go to the beach and have been in a long term relationship with a man who has never seen my feet.. in any even I tried the vicks and it did start to work noticeably the very same day.. I have been washing them, soaking them in listerine, drying them, then caking on the vicks like its nobodys business.. who care about the smell, just to be able to see them lightening up a bit more each day is a dream come true.. I cant wait until the end result.. my Doctor was the one who recommended.. I didnt believe her and took a while before I tried it.. I should have tried it then, I would have been all clear by now..
Only wish it was quicker!! Comments By: Daphne on 2008-06-09
I too had disgusting big toe nail rot thanks to previous job but thanks to you guys tried Vics and WHAMMO nails are growing (SLOWLY) back fresh and lovely. One part of nail in the middle wants to break off but think I shall leave it and just continue to apply vicks and foot powder twice daily after bathing.
Vicks Vapor Rub at the tips of my big toe nails Comments By: Jason Williams on 2008-06-11
I use it under the tip of the front of my toenails and it stopped the thickening and seperation.

I agree that you should do it at night with little white socks on very clean, very dry toes. I only had the fungus very mildly on the big toes only

I also blow dry my feet after every shower, including the toes and between the toes.

My feet look very good and my nails look perfect.

Hopeful Comments By: Anon on 2008-06-15
I seem to have a fungus (hard to tell!) on a few nails. The nail on one big toe stopped growing a few years ago (maybe it's not really a fungus, and is a result of trauma to the toe, e.g. tight shoes...?), and there is a space between the nail and the nailbed. Took Lamasil for 3 months, no results. I've been using grapefruit seed extract (pure)for the past 6 weeks. I thought the fungus was getting worse, because some areas of my nails have become dark, but after reading your postings, maybe it is working after all. In any case I will start using Vicks today. Does anyone have any experience with nails that have stopped growing? If it's a fungus, will the nail start growing again if I use Vicks?
excited Comments By: Caroline on 2008-06-16
I had fungal toenail for over 30 years tried vinager for a couple of months and nothing, started vick's yesterday no change yet but feel it working, if nothing happens ive heard bleach is good.
The Doc. Confirmed this is real Comments By: Snoopy on 2008-06-20
My 12 year old daughter has nail fungus. I now have it too. We went to a dermatolgist who told us to use Vics vabor rub on the infected toes 2 X Daily (AM and PM). The nails that have the fungus are turning black around the cuticle and under the nail.

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