Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub To Treat Fungal Nail Infections

Vicks Vapor Rub for toenail fungusVicks Vapor Rub (or Vapo Rub or VapoRub) is another product that has an alternative use - traditionally used a product to ease symptoms of the common cold it is also used by many to cure toenail fungus. 

A fairly new fungal combatant Vicks is mostly used on the toenails rather than the fingernails. The reason for this is that Vicks Vapor Rub is for external use only and we are less likely to touch our mouth with our feet than hands - or least most of us are.

Many suffers from toenail fungus have had success with Vicks although there is no conclusive evidence and certainly no clinical studies or trials conducted to underline this. 

Vicks is freely available to buy without prescription - there is no specific Vicks Vapor Rub product design expressly for fungal infections

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How To Use Vicks VapoRub To Fight Toenail Fungus

The application is a fairly simple process - the method does not involve soaking your feet but using a cloth or cotton wool swab to apply to the infected toenail or toenails. Ideally applied at night just before bedtime the formula can then work throughout the night. Some users have found it best to wear socks to stop the medication from rubbing off onto bed linen - Vicks can stain. Vicks should be used consistantly for up to 6 months and do not expect a miraculous improvement.

Vicks VapoRub Side Effects

If used as described then no long term or serious side effects will occur. It is best advised that Vicks is not for meant to be consumed or for internal use - so do not drink.

A mild side effect of using Vicks Vapor Rub to rid nail fungus is the slight discoloration of nails - this is another reason that it is mostly applied to toenails rather than fingernails. Although the fungus will most likley discolor your nails anyway - your hands are in view most of the day and the bluey tinge is more noticeable than the yellowy color that the infection incurs.

Is Vicks VapoRub Effective For Toenail Fungus

Vicks is becomming increasingly more popular as a home remedy to fight fungal nail infections - as it is a farily new discovery not much concrete proof has been gathered yet and so the preference would be for the vinegar cure if a home solution is sought.

Should I Use Vicks to Treat Toenail Fungus

Possibly not (yet) home user therapies are long term - if after several months no sign of improvement is noticed it will be back to square one with potentially a worsening fungal condition.

Other Nail Fungus Treatments To Consider

ZetaClear natural nail fungus cureZetaClear - a natural topical solution that can be purchased without a prescription.

ZetaClear is a Homeopathic FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) Registered treatment for Nail Fungus. Read More about ZetaClear

Nail RX fungus treatmentNail-Rx is a 100% safe and effective natural remedy for supporting nail health, helping to keep the nails problem-free.

Nail RX is topical solution that will not cause side effects. Read More about Nail RX