Tea Tree Oil And Vicks VapoRub To Cure Toenail Fungal Infections: Does vicks vaporub help toenail fungus?

Vicks Vaporub is considered to be a very popular remedy to help heal toenail fungus. The highly concentrated quantities of menthol present in the substance supposedly work at choking the fungal infection out of existence. The menthol will also help to sanitize the general area after the infection is taken care of. However, it is good to know that there are several more easy ways to handle toenail fungus without resorting to medical assistance. Usually, toenail fungus does not really require the needs or services of a doctor. If you ignore the problem so much so that it starts spreading, or that your nail is badly discolored, you might find that you would have to go for medical help or risk losing your toenail altogether. But with something like simple toenail fungus, this is not really a regular happenstance.

Among the other popular remedies that you can use to cure your toenail of fungus, one of the most impactful ones it to apply tea tree oil to your infected areas. What you can do is soak a tight wad of cotton in tea tree oil and insert this as far as possible between your nail and skin. If your nails are not long enough to do this, then you can simply place the wad of cotton and apply a band aid to hold it in place. It is preferable to leave this on overnight for best results. Wear thick socks to bed so that the oil does not escape from them easily, thus spoiling your sheets. If you can, wash this off as usual in the morning, however, tea tree oil is a strong product with a powerful odor. If it does not come off easily, then you can apply some hydrogen peroxide to your nails and let it work for a while. This will clean your nails very well.

answered by G M

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