Vicks VapoRub for toe nail fungus infections


Does Vicks VapoRub work for the treatment of toe nail fungus?

There is some anecedotal evidence that Vicks VapoRub has been successful in relieving nail fungus, but there have been no clinical trials to assess its effectiveness.

As with most home remedies, Vicks VapoRub should only be tried for very mild infections. It should also be noted that the directions for the use of VapoRub do not include use on nails as a treatment for fungal infections.

Application of Vicks VapoRub

The application process involved dabbing Vicks VapoRub solution or ointment on and around the infected toenail or fingernail.

Users report that the best time to apply Vicks VapoRub before bedtime to clean nails. The treatment can then soak into the nail bed over night. Some users wear loose fitting socks so that the solution does not rub off on their bed clothes.

Pros and cons of using nail fungus Vicks VapoRub treatment


  • Does not require soaking for long periods.
  • In-expensive product.


  • Vicks VapoRub has not been designed for the cure of nail fungus.
  • Consistent application required over a long period.

Purchasing Vicks VapoRub

  • Vicks VapoRub is widely available in supermarkets, pharmacies and online sellers.

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