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How do you apply Vicks to toenail fungus?

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Wash and dry the toenail completely, apply a small amount of Vicks grease less cream Vaporub to the infected toenail deeply all around the cuticle, as well as underneath the tip of the nail. Apply a small amount once to twice a day (morning and evening) for best results, explains Mayo Clinic.

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Vicks Vaporub has been regarded as an inexpensive effective home remedy for the cure of toenail fungus. It has been reported to help with the curing of toenail fungus because of the active anti fungal properties of its ingredients; thymol, and eucalyptus oil as well as castor oil. Thymol, most importantly, is the most effective at inhibiting the growth of dermatophytes which cause nail fungus, explains Life Hacker.

Many people have reported that their toenail fungus was cured within months, but some people report no change at all, as toenail fungus can vary from person to person. For best results, the Vicks Vaporub should be on the infected toenail for as long as possible. Wrapping the infected toe with light gauze or a bandage prevents the Vaporub from rubbing off after application would be highly advisable during times you need to wear socks or footwear. Results have been reported to be noticed within 10 days to six weeks for many people, notes Mayo Clinic.

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