Does Vicks Vaporub Treat Toenail Fungus

Vicks Vaporub home cure for toenail fungusHome remedy fungal nail treatments in the main, have one thing in common – they usually involve a commercial product intended for another use.

Vicks Vaporub is the best selling cough and cold remedy but alternate use is to help prevent the onset and spread of Onychomycosis – fungal nail infection of the toenais.

Of all of the home remedy fungal cures, Vicks Vaporub is one of the newest inclusions.

Vaporub is meant for external use only and so recommended to be used on the toenails only  Рbecause you are less likely to touch your mouth with your feet than your hands, imaginably!

How To Use Vicks Vaporub As An Antifungal Treatment

Unlike a majority of the other home toenail fungus treatments, this metod does not involve soaking your feet frequently throughout the day.

All you will need is (apart from either Vaporub ointment or topical solution) is some cotton wool.

The process is to simply dab Vicks (using the cotton wool) on and around the infected toenail.

The best time to apply the solution or ointment is at night just before bedtime – this should give a good 6 to 8 hours for the solution to soak into the nail bed.

Some users waer loose fitting socks so that the solution does not rub off on their bed clothes.

Vicks Vaporub can stain clothing!

Does Vicks Vaporub Cure Toenail Fungus

A majority of the home user anti-fungal remedies do have some degree of success. It must be stressed that nearly all “home cures” sgould only be used on very mild toenail infection.

There are several different varieties of toenail fungus – most strains of the bacteria thrive in warm and damp environments, The alos have acidic environments.

The trick is to deprive the fungus from it ideal and make its “home” as inshospitable as possible.

Vicks Vaporub is not a cure as such – in most cases it will not remove the fungus completely but can cease the spread and bring about some semblance of normality to your toenails.

Any Side Effects

Should not cause any adverse reation as long as the external usage recommendation is adhered to.


If you a very mild toenail fungus, Vicks is one of the better home remedies as it does not involve soaking for long periods.

As the smell or odour of the vinegar or beer (soaking)  remedies is prohibitive for many sufferers Рif you have a mild fungal infection try Vicks Vaporub over and above other home remedies.

Vicks can be purchased from most high street chemists.