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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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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.
Vicks vapour rub Comments By: Mark on 2009-02-03
How do you apply it to the nail. In one of the postings it said to let the nail breath where as I'm putting some in a plaster and then leaving it on my finger. does anyone know the best method
toenail fungus Comments By: katzz1 on 2009-02-03
my podiatrist recommended the vicks vaporub for my toenail fungus. she told me the creme she would have prescribed my insurance would not cover, and told me the vicks will work. it kills the fungus.
***day one Comments By: anon on 2009-02-09
strangely all my toes are infected with the exception of the first toe next to the big toe on both feet - is this common? seems odd.
anyway i've been suffering with horrible nails for ages now too. i'm 23 with a boyfriend who i'm scared will notice them before too long.
gonna give the vicks a go tomorrow. i'm terrible at sticking to these routines but i'll do my best and keep you all posted with my nail diary - riveting!
see you on the other side!

Nurse Practitioner comment Comments By: Dawn on 2009-02-09
It is true, apply vick's vapor rub nightly and then apply a sock on the foot or a cloth glove on the hand and it will work. Some will take longer, it depends on the amount of damage to start with. Do not apply polish until it is completely healed. If the nail is very thick and hard, trim it down and file down the thick part, you may see quicker results that way. I learned it from a doctor after I had an allergic reaction to the Lamisil ... it really works. I now advise this to all my patients with nail fungus. *
Vicks and Tea Tree Oil Comments By: Anon on 2009-02-13
I mix 50/50 vicks and 100% Tea tree oil and apply this over the nail. Use a bottle with a bush applicator - like a nail polish bottle. Wear slippers/flip flops so that your nails get plenty of sun on them.
Giving it a try Comments By: Dean on 2009-02-19
I'm a doctor myself and I've tried everything but have 4 affected toes on my left foot and 2 on my right. I think I have a lower chance of reccurance owing to the fact that I follow a very intelligent diet (the Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain, PhD) which eliminates the grains and other starchy foods which feed the fungus and otherwise wreck our lives.
VICKS WORKING FOR ME Comments By: J/SEASONS on 2009-02-19
Fungicidal Shoe Spray?? Comments By: Cute Summer Toes on 2009-02-19
I injured my Left Big Toe Nail last July. I ended up losing the nail completely but was very diligent about keeping it clean, it was growing in just fine until about a month ago. I noticed that it had slowed down and when I finally removed the polish a few days ago I discovered the end appears to have a fungus.

I have previously heard of Vics to help cure Athletes Foot, and I will begin this regiment tonight.

A few questions, does the Vics wash out of the Sock well or does it contaminate all of the laundery?

Also I wear hose or go barefoot in my shoes for work, how does this effect my situation. I can't really switch to Tennnis Shoes without looking completely ridiculous.

Will Lysol kill fungus in shoes, or does only kill bacteria??

nail fungus Comments By: lindainms on 2009-02-20
i had a great toe nail removed a year and a half a go by podiatrist. It took a year to grow backand it grew back deformed and thick and a FUNGUS. i have tried the listerine without sucess i am giong to try the vicks tonight .i am a diabetic .I hope it works
My journey with vicks day 1 Comments By: desperate_bride on 2009-02-27
I have had fungus on all 10 toes and 3 fingers for the past 4 years. It is an embarressing and very personal thing for me. I am getting married in octber though and absolutely want to look my best. I have tried everything and just heard about this vicks remedie. I am rubbing it into my toes 2-3 times a day and will try to keep them dry and aired out as much as possible. I plan to soak them in venigar at least 2x a week. The only thing is everything is so strong in smell. I hate going to bed smelling like vicks..lol but right now I am willing to do anything to get rid of this. I will keep you updated on my progress.
vicks for toenail fungus works! Comments By: bubbie dempsey on 2009-03-06
i read this tip in a beauty magazine a few years ago. i tried the medication but was afraid to continue due to the strict precautions and side effects. when i heard of this tip i tried it asap! the one trick i would say works best is to soak your toes in hot water, let the toenails soften as much as possible then cut them back as far as you can then completely saturate your nails and cuticles. THIS WORKS! toenail fungus runs in my family and my grandmothers refuses to beleive this will work since she has had this almost her entire life. i tried it and it works. just takes a few months for the black to grow out but once you see new growth it will be clean and no yellowing. try it.. the only problem is you will need to use it like a moisturizer for your feet to keep the bad bacteria from growing back.
Very successful so far Comments By: Bob Miller on 2009-03-06
I have had toenail fungus in my two big toes and the second toe over on both feet for three years. I tried to get into a drug test program at a nearby hospital that might have cured it if I didn't get the placebo. I was not picked because my case was too bad. My doctor told me not to take Lamisil because it could damage my liver. He said I could live to 100 with the fungus but he gave no guarantees with Lamisil. I have looked up home remedies on the Internet and tried the vinegar cure possibly not doing it too well and tea tree oil which I did pretty religiously.

Nothing worked till this winter when I got a cold. I claim, my wife disputes this, that I haven't been sick since 1978 except for a minor cold four years ago or so. This cold was for real and I had trouble sleeping. The cough was real bad and my wife suggested Vicks vapor rub to help. I looked it up on the web and found something about putting in on the bottom of your feet instead of your chest so I tried that. It worked but I started putting in on my chest also.

But when I was putting it on the bottom of my feet I also speared in on my four fungus infected toenails just for the hell of it. I did think that maybe it would keep oxygen from the fungus and that might help. I had NO reason to believe that this meant anything.

The next day my nails looked very very much better, just healthier, so I started putting Vicks on every day after my shower and three weeks later the two smaller toes are totally cured. One big toenail is about a third grown back and no sign of fungus. The last big toe was the worst by far with literally no real nail left and it now looks to be starting a new healthy nail with no sign of fungus.

I meant to Google Vicks Vapor Rub and fungus for the last few days just to see if there was anything out there about this and found this site just now.

Rats I thought maybe I could patent this and get rich. It really works.

Vics Comments By: Liz on 2009-03-13
Hi, I've had nail fungus for over 10 years now. I've used lamisil drops and it worked, but came back. I tried using it again but It's now hard to find. Anyway, I went to the Dr's. and he told me about using Vics. So went and bought some. To my surprise I noticed my finger nails are now smooth. They had turned brittle and ridges had appeared to the point they would split down the middle. Ever since I've been putting Vics on my toe nails my finger nails are now smooth! I will con't to use it on my feet twice a day. If for nothing else it has helped my finger nails...and those you can't hide in shoes!
Vicks is working so far Comments By: R. Hernandez on 2009-03-14
I've applied Vick's directly to my big toenails for 2 weeks. The results are WAY better than anything else I've tried. Lamasil, sprays and creams DID NOT work for me. I've had fungus on both big toeneails for several years. After using Vick's for 2 weeks, the left toenail has completely gone back to it's natural color after the first week. Didn't turn brown. BUT the second week, the corner of the right toenail turned brown, softened and then broke off. The natural pink color is starting to return. The streaks are diminishing. And the nail is starting to regrow. You must be consistant and patient. So far so good. will post back next week.
I do not remember me having clear toe nails ever! Comments By: CeCe on 2009-03-16
With the spring season arriving, It cross my mind that how I would love to wear sandals, and goolged fungus toenails and fell across this website. That very same day I went and brought a gallon of white vinegar and a jar of vicks vapor rub. I can honestly say I do see something happening and it's only been 3 days. So I am definetly going to keep this up religiously for the next 6 months or maybe forever if it clears up my nails like everyone else says. I only wish I found out about this in the fall. I'll keep you posted.
Im 2 young Comments By: I H8 ma feet! on 2009-03-21
Im 12 n i ave toe nail fungus. I feel way 2 young 2 ave it n i get reeli jealous of ma friends hu ave normal feet. I am embarasd bout it n reeli wana 2 just wear sandles n go bare foot. I hav blistery feet n yelowy thick toe nails but im tryin vicks

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