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How do you treat nail fungus using Vicks VapoRub?

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Treat nail fungus by applying a dab of Vicks VapoRub over the affected nail so that the ointment covers the entire nail, and rub the ointment well into all surfaces of the nail, states Nail Fungus. Ensure that the ointment remains on the nail and is not rubbed off by wearing socks or otherwise. An adhesive bandage or light gauze bandage help accomplish this, advises eHow.

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Clean, dry and trim the nail before applying the ointment, instructs Ehow. Apply the ointment twice a day, morning and evening, notes Nail Fungus. Treat the affected nail in this manner repeatedly since nail fungus is difficult to eliminate. For best results carry out this treatment for five to 16 months.

Signs to watch for are darkening in color of the nail and new growth of the nail, says Nail Fungus. The darkening in color is a sign that the Vicks is working. As the nail grows, cut off the older affected regions. Ensure the fungus does not spread to the new growth.

Another home remedy to treat nail fungus is Listerine, claims Nail Fungus. Listerine contains the same ingredients as those in Vicks VapoRub that have an anti-fungal, effect such as thymol and eucalyptus oil.

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