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Vics VapoRub is the key.

Listen to this: I first got toenail fungus when I was 17. I was young and very shy. And being female, I was very embarrassed to show my feet. As life progressed it got worse. By the time I hit 26 I HAD to do something about it. I hardly had a nail left!! I finally went to the doc. I was prescribed something with Lamisil in it. I took it religiously and in 9 months the fungus was starting again. I went back to my doc and they represcribed the meds while insisting that I take liver tests monthly because the Lamisil was such a high risk. I did and finally it went away. Over the next 2 years my nail started to grow out healthy but 3 months ago, an ingrown toenail turned into fungus once again!!! I let the nail grow out and it fixed itself growth wise-however guess what?!? The fungus was surely back! After I confirmed that it was in fact back-I went back to my doc begging for the meds. It turns out that they are now rated so bad for your liver that the hospital won't carry them but my doc, after all the warnings told me that he would prescribe the prescription nail polish elsewhere for me. He said that he has seen too many patients end up on liver transplant lists with the meds and the reoccurence rate of fungus for those who the meds did work for was like 60%! He also told me to start researching home remedies. I did. I read about Vics, and WD-40 and rolled my eyes but tried to keep an open mind. The same day as my appointment I went to pic up my prescription. The pharmacist said while going over the warnings, 'if this doesn't work, come back to me.' I paid my $40 for the ridiculous nail polish and I asked 'what's your suggestion?' He told me, 'most people laugh, but I had this once myself. Since nail Fungus is under the nail and it's a living breathing thing, if you use Vics over the end of the affected toe and bandage it, you smother the fungus and it dies off. It worked for me, I would suggest doing Vics before spending another dime and it's far more 'body friendly' than this med'. I have now been trying it a week and about 1/3 of the white has merely disappeared. It is improving day by day. And the smell doesn't bother me a bit! I always prefer natural things and I bet this will work completely. So far it works better than any other med and I don't have to worry about side effects! Best if luck!

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Happy-Toe

I've had a terrible fungused big toe for years...I tried the Vicks Vapor treatment only I used Vicks Baby Rub (less odor)...I globbed an amount on the toe to seal of the air...then wrapped plastic wrap on top and all around the Vicks covered toe and used medical tape to seal it around the wrap...left it on for 3 days at a time showering after and then repeating the same routine until all the fungus disappeared...took 2 weeks and my nail is restored back to normal and it has remained fungus free for 8 months now...just have the patience to stick to the routine and you'll see the results..

Kate M

Im 18 and have only recently noticed the discolouration. There is a distinct line across the top of my big toe that separates the pink ad yellow colour.

I've recently started reading up on this and so I cut my toenails a short as possible and this is my second day applying a lot of vicks and covering with a bandage. Most of my nails are thick and especially my small toe, brittle.

I will keep at this for about a month ad see.

AMANDA CERVANTES

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM RIGHT NOW MY BOYFRIEND LOVES MY FEET BUT THEY HAVE GOTTN BAD OVER THE YEARS SO I ALWAYS BUY GLUE ON NAILS BUT OVER THE YEARS THEY HAVE GOTTN WAY BAD IM GUESSING THE GLUE? I DNT HAVE LOTS OF MONEY TO BUY PILLS OR TO HAVE SURGERY I MEAN NOW ALL MY TOES ARE GETTIN NASTY NOW IM 28 AND HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR 9 YEARS NOW I THINK I WILL START THIS REMEDY NOW AND LATER LET U KNOW HOW IT WENT THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD ADVISE!!!!

Fungus Lady

I have had this embarrassing problem for about 5 yrs and it has gotten progessively worse. Only on my right foot. I started the vics rub treatment yesterday and so far the itching and dry scaliness is subsided. my fungus seems to have spread from the toenails to my whole foot, so I am putting the vicks vapor rub over my whole foot and the toes and putting a sock on. I pray this works - tired of wearing black polish and not being able to get a pedicure.

poink :)

Thank you for the info. I will try vics vapor rub. See I have this nail problem since 3rd year high school, until now it's my problem I've already tried anti fungal cream but still it's not that effective it still has discoloration

bean

My mom had it and her podiatrist recommended Vicks Vapo-Rub. I discovered I had fungus on one big toe a few days ago and I have been applying the Vicks for 3 days, cover whole toenail with thick layer and put big band-aid over to keep it on. It's already made the nail much more normal looking. My mom's doc said give it 3 months, but in our experience it worked much faster. Good luck!

Glen

Vick's worked great for me! I developed toenail fungus under one of my big toes. The doctor refused to prescribe anything and said that if it didn't get bettern in 6-9 months he might prescribe something. He suggested trying a home remedy. The first one I tried was alcohol mixed with Listerine. I was hopeful but it didn't work for me. The I read about Vicks.
I did the following:
- clip nail back far as possible
- scrap out white stuff underneath and on the top of the nail
- generously apply alcohol containing mouthwash
- applied Vick's with a q-tip over the top of the nail and surrounding skin, I also tried to get the Vick's under the nail too.

Within two days my fungus was 90% better and after a few weeks of follow up, its history!!!

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