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T. Powers

If your toenail gets really thick and yellow, it is a form of fungus.
Take a nail file and run it over the surface of the toenail. Rub it both horizontally and laterally to make uneven grooves in the top of the nail.
Then rub Vick's Vapor Rub into the top of the toenail. The grooves will help keep the Vick's on the toenail. Do this for several days/nights in a row as often as you can.
The Eucalyptus in the Vick's will kill the fungus on the nail faster than any store-bought anti-fungal available !

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Shelli

Well, I'm back. The nails look a lot better. I am down to only the big toes and one toe next to it having a problem. Taking the time to actually soak my feet in Listerine (and the cost) is too much everyday. I tried just Vicks but it doesn't work as well as Listerine with Vicks on top of it. So in the AM and PM I swipe Listerine on a cotton ball across all of my toenails, wait for it to dry, then slather the Vicks on and put on my socks. After the gym when I shower I just put the Vicks on since I don't have the Listerine with me. Then once a week I soak in Listerine. It seems to be working. I need the left big toenail to grow out all the way so it will take about 4 more months to be sure.

Even my 6 year old told me that my toenail looked gross a couple of months ago (see, kid, I love you so much that I put up with trush and gross toenails just for you!) but he hasn't said it again, lol, becuase they look much better. All but the three of them are a normal color and thickness again.

Anonymous

It was some time in January (I think) when I noticed my toenails were a dark yellow and were all over my toenails. I was removing some nail polish and noticed that it was spreading. I looked around on the internet and decided to do a mixture of teatree oil and olive oil, mixed it with a Q-tip and spread it on my nails and nailbeds. After about a week, I noticed it was clearing up and now I only have about 5 cetimeters left of the nail to grow out! do this twice a day, morning and night. Its working for me and this is about my 3rd week of using this treatment. Good luck!

rufus

Cutting the nail back a bit, keeping the infected toe dry as possibe but clean, and exposing it to air much more often will often greatly reduce the fungus. I doubt any of the topical treatments metioned on this board really affect the fungus.

angela

I have a fungie toe nail for almost 8 years i hated it last fall on found this site and tired the vicks. And OMG my nail is almost completely back to normal. I can now where open toe sandals. thanks again for posting this!!

kbarney

For those who said you can actually feel the fungus dying in the bleach water?? That's actually a chemical burn!!! I don't think I'd recommend that unless you were really desperate!

teen with a problem=(

being a teen and having this nasty problem really sucks and its embarrassing to buy stuff for it at stores so im gonna give this remedy a try and i pray it works! wish me luck!!!=) July 1st=Day one!!!

Rene

I have had his problem for several years now, always caking on finger nail polisg hoping for it to be covered, and it looks nothing at all better. It looks worse! I look like a fool in socks and sandels cause I dont want to show my feet! I have tried the listerine and no luck but turning my feet blue! I have tried the vicks but didnt continue with at as I should of, as of tomorrow I will be taking a combination of what I have read and be using a sray bottle with:

50% Listerine
50% Vinegar

and spray it in my toes and using a q tip make sure its around my toe nails, and then let it dry and place Vicks on the nail and place a bandage over it, I plan to do this twice a day.

A relative of mine is using the VIcks for herself and it seems to be working, Im hoping this may speed up the process, and make my nail not so thick! YUCK!! Thank you everyone for all your feed back!

Deby

OK i am going to try this starting tonight. I had an injury to my big toe a few years back and ever since then..my toe just splits, dries up and falls off. When the nail grows back, it looks all yellow / white and is very thick. I tried the medicines as well an nothing so I am desperate. I am so tired of looking at it. I am going to try and post back in 2 weeks before my vacation to let you know if the Vicks and possibly bleach/water mixture works. Many people said they would post back but have yet to seen multiple posts, so I will put a reminder on my calendar to ensure I let all of you who are curious know how I made out. Talk to you soon. Wish me luck :)

Rose

Well I am going to try this out 2nite. I have had Toe nail fungus since I was a kid.....I'll let you all know how it goes.

Mary

Just wondering if Rose who posted on 2009-07-15 had results? I'm about to try this remedy. Hopefully, I'll remember to come back here and post my results.

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