How to apply vicks vapor rub on toenail fungus - Doctor answers
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
What can I take for pain from toenail fungus. My toe is very red around the part of the toe with the fungus?
I have toenail fungus on one toe and the nail just came off with the phone get something eat should I continue to apply the over-the-counter medicine?
I went to my podiatrist and bought Kera oil and tolnaftate oil to apply to toenail fungus. How long does this treatment take to see results?
It takes: Months before improvement occurs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?
Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical vs Oral Tx: Toenail fungus, if caught early enough, can be treated with topical anti-fungal gels/creams/lotions etc. Once the infection has progressed it can be very challenging to clear the nail (s) with just topical medications. At that point, you usually will have to resort to oral treatment. See your doctor to discuss. A new laser used by podiatrists may be helpful but is harder to find. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toenail fungus is an infection of the toenails by one of several types of fungi.
In my opinion, there are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The second option is laser treatment and the third and least effective is a topical medication. Consult your doctor for the best treatment option for your infection. ...Read more
Tell me as well...: Unfortunately, there is no cure all for nail fungus because they just don't understand it. There are several problems that can co-exist with fungus including traumatic thickening of the nail. Home remedies don't work. Seek a Podiatrist in your area to give you a better picture of options you can do for your nails. ...Read more
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A cosmetic problem: Toenail fungus is a fairly common condition, more so as a person ages. It rarely leads to any significant medical complications. For that reason insurance companies do not cover the cost of treatment. There are 2 medications that work about 50% of the time. Laser treatments have had similar success. If left untreated the nail thickens and discolors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See podiatrist: Or dermatologist let them test the nail to see if fungal and then you will be given treatment options. ...Read more