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Does Vicks VapoRub treat toe fungus?

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Vicks VapoRub is an effective treatment for nail fungus, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients apply the ointment directly to their nails with cotton swabs. Over-the-counter antifungal creams and ointments are other treatments for nail fungus. For maximum effectiveness, patients should trim and thin the nails before applying any antifungal treatment.

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Thick, brittle and deformed nails can be a sign of nail fungus. The nails may also appear dark because of debris build-up under the nails. In some cases, the nails become painful and may give off a bad odor. An untreated nail can also separate from the nail bed, warns Mayo Clinic.

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