Q. Recently, after my first pedicure ever, I got fungus on both big toenails. Is there a good home remedy to try?
A. There are lots of home remedies, including dilute vinegar soaks, tea tree oil and vitamin E used topically. Anohter popular approach is Vicks VapoRub.
One reader reported, “I decided to try Vicks on my two big toes, which were so ugly and discolored I wouldn’t even wear sandals. What wonderful results! My right toe has almost completely cleared up and my left (which was worse) is clearing up also.
“My mother rubbed Vicks on my chest when I had colds as a child, but I never heard of any other benefits. Has anyone ever written a pamphlet on the ‘cures’ of Vicks Vaporub? I’d certainly like one.”
We wrote a pamphlet on Unique Uses for Vicks and collected home remedies for fungus in our Guide to Hair & Nail Care.
Not everyone with nail fungus benefits from Vicks. But even expensive prescription anti-fungal drugs don’t work in every case.
One other approach that people seem to really like is Listerine foot soaks. Check out this link to learn more!