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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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Vicks is my hero Comments By: pat on 2008-11-25
I started to use Vicks a day ago,I was having some discomfort from my ugly big toe fungus.You know what? I think it's staring to work! I'm exicted as I wanted a home rememdy as I want to fall pregnant and didn't want to use medications.I'm also dipping my toes in vinegar once a day to discourage the fungus growing too. I'm crossing my fingers.Healthy Nail dust to you all!
If it does not work..... Comments By: REALIST on 2008-11-29
The darkening of the nail is not the sign that it works... THE ABSENCE OF FUNGUS AFTER 8 MOS TO ONE YEAR IS THE SIGN!!
Toenails take a long time to grow out!! Keep using the vicks and it will absolutely work. If it does not, it's because you don't want it to and make it fail by not washing feet, disinfecting shoes, etc to ensure the failure of something that works EVERY TIME. So give it time. Thinking anything will clear it up in a matter of days, weeks, or even a few months is simply uneducated and ignorant.

a miracle Comments By: yalady08 on 2008-12-05
I have suffered with this embarrasing problem for about 7 or 8 years now. I have so much hope now that i know that there is something out there to help me have the pretty feet that i used to have once upon a time again. I will try the vicks vapor rub first because every boby say that they have had some type of improvement in using it. I was about to spend $50 or more for a precription. But thanks to all of you who made me aware of this cure hopefully ill be on my way to prettier feet.
Change your shoes, wash your feet, clean your house Comments By: TWINKLE TOES on 2008-12-07
VICKS WORKS! My toe nails did not turn dark, with in days they showed improvement. It can take as long as 6 months for the nail to grow out so you need to keep doing it. ALSO, change your shoes frequently and allow them to dry out, my doctor suggested putting them in a bag with moth balls. little spores are spread everywhere when you have this fungus so clean your house, wash your feet, treat anyone in the family at the same time or you may get it again...
It's working... Comments By: Lashawn on 2008-12-15
Vicks is working for me. In order for it to begin working, you must kill the nail bed and my nail bed was completely affected, but now it's growing smaller. Cleaning, applying & rubbing it into the affected area daily, 2-3 times.
Anxious and Excited Comments By: Lynda on 2008-12-21
Wow, I can't even remember when my athlete's foot started but if I am correct it may have started when I was in the rowing team in 10th grade. If that is so then that means I have been suffering for over 10 years now!!

Ai!! I am very anxious to get rid of it after a fair amount of on and off attempts of using Lamisil and Lotrimin. Don't get me wrong they did give some relief but did not CURE and I can't deal with the expense for just temporary relief.

Thank you to many of you for your positive feedback on the use of Vicks Vapor Rub!!! I am glad that I was roaming through the net and found this site. I really really appreciate the tip and am excited to try it out. I look forward to coming back and giving my own positive feedback on its use!!

Thank you so much =)

Pain & swelling Comments By: Rebecca on 2008-12-28
I have what my doctors assume is a recurrent nail fungus in one big toe. It has been treated 2 times with Lamisil but has returned and my toe is now swollen, purple and extremely painful. It hurts to walk. I have taken Sporanox for the first week with no improvement at all. Has anyone else suffered from this kind of pain, swelling and discoloration?
Miranel (Miconazole Nitrate 2%) vs. Vicks Comments By: John Keegan on 2008-12-31
Miranel works slowly and is expensive. Vicks works in one day and is dirt cheap.
Use plastic gloves or Shrinkrwap Comments By: mary on 2009-01-01
Seeing exellent results smother nails in vicks and wrap in plastic I use a plastic glove on my hand before you sleep
Cut the sugar, too Comments By: Ande on 2009-01-01
Like everyone here, I've been struggling with toe fungus, so I'm liking what I'm hearing about Vicks VapoRub. I'm going to give it a try. I've also read that getting as much sugar out of your diet as you can will also help. Apparently sugar encourages fungus growth.

Anyway, I'm on the Vick's bandwagon for 2009!

Jumping on the bandwagon! Comments By: Onyxspirals on 2009-01-27
My primary care physician told me that she attended a seminar where the speaker told the audience about Vicks VapoRub. She suggested that I try it. I bought the Wal-Mart version, then went home to see what I could find on the internet. I stumbled on this site and am anxious to see clear toenails grow out. I am hoping that I will see some improvement by the time summer roles around.
it works. period. Comments By: MARA MAKA on 2009-02-01
Avoid the nail salon Comments By: Phoebe on 2009-01-16
You guys would not have the fungus in the first place if you avoided the nail salons, a breeding ground for these fungus, and no, the salons don't do a good job of prevention. ALSO, trying on shoes is the number 2 way the fungus is spread.
Fungus Gone Comments By: Anne on 2009-01-16
I had read in Dr. Peter Gott's column in the newspaper about people who had used Vick's for toenail fungus. For the first time in my life I got toenail fungus. Within 3 days of using Vicks, it has totally disappeared. I am truly amazed.
Works! Comments By: linda on 2009-01-18
Had this about 2 years ago. Put Vicks on my big toenail & covered it with the thumb part of a disposible rubber glove & went to bed. I did this for about 2 months & no more nail problem!
white flakey nails to normal color in one day Comments By: Princl=ess of WPB on 2009-01-02
Because of the economy I gave up pedicures and noticed immediately that my big toes were flakey, white and ugly! Started Walgreens version of vicks and NO MORE FLAKES! I do notice slight purple coloration two thirds out from the cuticle, but will continue with treatment - sounds like I won't have to wait as long as some people do since the flakey part was nearer the end of the toes. South Fla. Sandal Addict
Athletes Foot and Fungus Nail Comments By: Lyn on 2009-01-14
Cured my Athletes Foot, and a nephews, by using metholated spirit, recommended by a Chinese Herbalist. Am going to try Vicks Vapour Rub on my Fungus Nail.

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