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... I finally found out what the fuss over Vicks Vapor Rub and toenail fungus was all about. Seems the Vicks contains Thymol, which is the key ingredient that will 'kill' a BACTERIAL infection of the finger and toenails. ... (3 replies)
... Vicks Vapor Rub will work on most nail infections because of the THYMOL it contains. ... (25 replies)
... in fact, they will allow for moisture to build up in the nail plate layers adn make matters worse. Vicks Vapor Rub contains thymol, and thymol on its own is good for bacterial infections, but the petroleum jelly base of this product will just give the bacterium more 'food'. ... (2 replies)

... i've had issues with my left big toenail for about the last 9 years when i dropped a large heavy box on my toe and the nail was damaged. ... (3 replies)
... Any luck with the vapor rub and have you tried getting probiotics in your diet? ... (30 replies)
Toenail fungus
Nov 19, 2008
... rs ago, it started growing back just fine but after the nail was about half way grown back, I ended up getting a fungus from the health club I believe. I've used vicks vapor rub, Leucatin and a nail file for sometime now to get rid of the fungus. ... (4 replies)
... n ointment prescribed by your doctor. Fungal spores, on the other hand, can usually be 'killed' with anything that changes the pH of your skin, such as vinegar, Vicks Vapor rub, Reclaim or any of the other fungal treatments available over the counter. ... (0 replies)
Toenail fungus
Mar 8, 2006
... Every treatment mentioned on this board has worked. It depends entirely on what works for YOU. Reclaim AF, Tea Tree Oil, Vinegar, Vicks Vapor Rub, Amoresse Thymol and others. ... (2 replies)
... Fungus is characterized by nail plate yellowing, thickening and apparent nail plate separation from the nail bed. There will also be apparent debris in the area of separation. This is because the fungal spores eat the protein in the nail palte as food, and the debris is the waste of the infection. Ridging is something else. The nail plate rides forward on the nail bed by... (2 replies)
... as possible will help to kill the fungal spores. Vinegar will help to make the area more acidic which does not make for good living conditions for the spores. Vicks Vapor Rub contains thymol and menthol which the spores don't like either. Then there is Reclaim, Reclear, Dr. G's and more over the counter treatments. ... (8 replies)
... Blue dog...what were the side effects of lamisil. I have the same problem that you did. I heard that putting vicks vapor rub on it would help. I have been doing this for a month and no change. ... (30 replies)
... cured my fungal toenail almost completely in 3 weeks, after 5 years of using Penlac and the usual expensive junk. It's amazing. ... (32 replies)
... a myth. It is an old home remedy that I remember my Great Grandmother using for more than just toenail fungus. What is does do is mask the problem, but it actually doesn't 'kill' a TRUE fungal spore. ... (32 replies)
Nail fungus
Aug 3, 2009
... I have been using vicks vapor rub,the doctor told me to put plastic wrap around it, so I did..It didn't work... ... (8 replies)
... I had a similiar problem with my big toe also. I read where you could try putting Vicks Vapor Rub in and around the toenail... and it REALLY worked. I still lost part of the nail ,,but all the other stuff went away and my nail is fine and growing back. ... (3 replies)
... I tried using Apple cider vinegar for a few minutes a day with no results, i think it actually turned my affected toenail brown..many people talk about this working, but i haven't seen anyone talk about how it was applied and for how long. ... (6 replies)
... I have been using tea tree oil to get rid of some minor toenail fungus without success. I would like to start vinegar or vicks vapor rub. Which do you reccomend is more likely to work given the right amount of time? ... (1 replies)
Fungus toenails?
Jun 9, 2006
... counter medication for toenail fungus. It can take up to a year to kill all the fungal spores, so you must be patient. ... (1 replies)
... He should cut the toenail back as far as he can without getting into the live tissue. It is much easier to 'force' medications into the area of lift if the nail is short. ... (6 replies)

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