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Doctor insights on: Toenail Fungus And Vicks Vapor Rub

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Does Vicks vapor rub really help cure toe nail fungus?

Does Vicks vapor rub really help cure toe nail 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 more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Will vapor rub treat a toenail fungus?

There have been : Anecdotal claims but no medical studies to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Can I use Vicks vapor rub on any humidifier?

Can I use Vicks vapor rub on any humidifier?

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

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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

Tea Tree Fungus: This is commonly used as a natural remedies for toenail fungus but my experience is that it is not very effective in moderate or severe cases. It may be slightly effective if there is only a small amount of fungus present. Keeping the nail trimmed short and filed thin may help at work slightly better. ...Read more

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How long may i apply Vicks vapor rub beneath my nose as a decongestant?

How long may i apply Vicks vapor rub beneath my nose as a decongestant?

Vicks: No limits on this natural decongestant, just that its effects seem to wear off quickly and therefore you may need to reapply often. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Vicks vapor rub on your ear?

Is it safe to use Vicks vapor rub on your ear?

Yes, if it is on ear: It would be safe to use vicks on your earlobe, but i would not recommend using it inside the ear canal. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Age ??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathing to bypass much of the congestion. I hate Vicks steam; consider it air pollution. A lifestyle audit to eliminate any odors/irritants in a kids sleeping area + humidity or steam as long as the measured humidity. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil get rid of toe nail fungus?

Will tea tree oil get rid of toe nail fungus?

Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Can i put Vicks vapor rub under my nose to relieve congestion. Is it bad?

Can i put Vicks vapor rub under my nose to relieve congestion. Is it bad?

Yes you can: Don't get it in your nose, and do not rub it in your eyes, but you can put some under your nose to relieve congestion. ...Read more

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If i melt some Vicks vapor rub and put it inside my daughter's coll mist humidifier will it work effectively?

I avoid it: I avoid any fragrance producing products in vaporizers/humidifiers in infants and toddlers. Although they are popular, i find they often trigger cough and nasal congestion like any other irritant. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more


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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more