Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus

Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus

Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus Treatment:  This simple treatment method requires only a couple things that are readily available at home!


How Does It Work?

Vick’s Vapor Rub contains the ingredients Camphor (4.8%), Thymol (1.2%) and Menthol (2.6%) which have all been show to all fight against toenail fungus in some research studies.

A Spanish study states that Vick’s Vapor rub is very effective, while the Mayo Clinic admits that while many people vouch for this treatment method, it is difficult to prove that the Vick’s Vapor Rub is having a great deal of effectiveness.


How To Get It To Work Better:

There is an under 40% chance that this method will work on your fungal nails, but the odds are increased if:

  • Area of nail involvement is under 50% of the total nail surface.
  • There is no ingrowing of the nails into the skin edges.
  • The nail is not painful.
  • The skin under and around the nail still looks normal and has not yet become thick.
  • No White / yellow or orange / brown streaks in the nail exist.


What you need:

All of these supplies can be found very easily at home:

  • Nail File, emery board or nail file.
  • Vick’s Vapor Rub.
  • Socks.
  • 1-3 months to kill the fungus.
  • 6-9 months for complete nail regrowth. (Seriously!).


Home Treatment Guide:


1)Trim and file the nail down before you try any treatment!

Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus
Trim & File your nails. This increases the absorption of the the anti-fungal particles of the the vapor rub.


  • Studies show that using an emery board to file your nails down in length and thickness increase the effectiveness of all of the following treatments by 15-25%, which is actually huge if you only have a 40% of working in the first place!
  • The nail fungus has been shown to create a thick impenetrable layer of bio-film covering your toenail that prevents topical medications and treatments from entering into the nail bed.
  • Research states that as you thin down your nails with an emery board or a pumice stone as described in treatment section #1 above, you gain a 15-25% increased chance of the following treatments in working for you.
  • This means medications have to travel a smaller distance and have less resistance in the distance that they do travel.
  • So trim your nails before the following treatments are tried!



2)Apply Vick’s vapor rub onto the affected toenails on top of the nail and around the nail edges both on the sides and on the front.


Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus
Apply Vapor Rub to the toenails before bed after the nails are trimmed and filed.


3)Then put some socks over it so it does not get onto your sheets.

Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus
Get some socks on, this is mainly to prevent it from getting all over your sheets!



4)The goal is to rub it onto your nail every night before you go to bed.

Continue applying the vapor rub every night before you got to bed!



5)It is essential that you do this for at least 6 weeks to 12 weeks minimum to eradicate the fungus from your nails!

Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus
The toenail fungus does take some time to get eradicated. But your toenail will take even longer to regenerate after the fungus is gone!



6)The nails then need 6-9 months to grow out. This is a long, slow and painful process, just be persistent!

Vicks Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus
Just because the toenail fungus is gone, it does not mean you have a healthy nail! The nail now needs time to grow back properly!



7) Follow the complete toenail fungus treatment guide to find out how to get the nail healthy faster!

The Complete Toenail Fungus Treatment Guide!



Other Related Nail Problems:

See if any of these other problems apply to your situation!

  1. Toenail Fungus

  2. Very Long Toenails

  3. Ingrown Toenail

  4. Toenail Falling Off

  5. Black Streaks Under The Nails

  6. White Patches On Toenails

  7. Black Spot Under The Toenail

  8. Red Spot Under The Toenail

  9. Toenail Coming Off The Nail Bed

  10. Toenail Psoriasis 

About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.