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How To Apply Vicks Vapor Rub On Toenail Fungus
NO: No, vicks vapor rub does not cure toenail fungus. What it does is breakdown the actual nail construct and make it more pilable and softer to debride/trim down. Nail fungus is actually an infection of the toenail bed and you need actual antifungal medication topical, oral, or laser therapy to cure. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Soap & warm water: Best not to use vicks near your eyes. ...Read more
I don't advise it: This product is marketed with the idea that stinky medicine smell is therapeutic. It replicates the aroma therapy indian tribes uses in sweat lodges with pine pitch. I don't recommend it for kids under 2 as the smell often aggravates congestion. ...Read more
No: It would not provide any benefit, other than possible moisturizer effect. However, there are much better moisturizers available. ...Read more
Why?: Would you apply Vicks Vapor Rub on the stomach? It is meant for rubbing over the chest, and around the nostrils. ...Read more
I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?
See specialist: Before self-medicating with an unproved otc, seeking consultation with a dermatologist and possible treatment with proven anti-fungal medications might be more prudent. ...Read more
Maybe both: If there is an infection definitely us a antibiotic. If the toe is red and tender get a antibiotic pill. If it is not infected and just cracked you can have your podiatrist trim the margins down and lotion it - often with antibiotic cream and this will heal faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't advise it : Although a common part of many parents medicine chest, I do not advise the use of vapor rub or similar products on any infant under six months(especially premi's). Any fume or fragrance producing product can lead to excessive internal nasal swelling & congestion of the young infant & increased breathing difficulty. The older infant & child can mouth breathe & bypass this effect. ...Read more
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