How to use vicks for nail fungus treatment is not really the question of the endless controversial debate but rather if it works or not and very few of us has enough time at our disposal to read the infinite comments relating to this debate. We all know Vicks Vapor Rub to be a common remedy to help be at war with colds and making breathing easier.
However, there are just as many for and against medical theories regarding the effectiveness on the success or failure for using Vicks for nail fungus treatment. However, having a closer look, you will find that Vicks Vaporub appear to have the for the most part of it the best and the majority of evidence and testimonials to back up and support their claim. The application of Vicks for nail fungus treatment seems to be rather uncomplicated.
It is recommended to soak the infected nail or nails for about 20 to 30 minutes in warm water. This helps to soften the skin and nails to be treated. After soaking, the areas need to be dried with a clean unused or sterilised towel. In order to prevent spreading of the fungus, all towels, socks and linen that are exposed to the affected nail should be washed in hot water and sterilised by using bleach.
Abrade the surface of the infected nail lightly by making use of a nail file. By making use of an orange stick covered with sterile cotton wool, soaked with hydrogen peroxide, tenderly clean under and around the fungus infected nail. The Vicks Vaporub is applied straight onto the nail, underneath the nail and on and around the cuticles. It is a good idea to rub the Vicks it to your soles or palms of your hands and in and around your toes or fingers.
After the application of the Vicks, it is best to cover the infected nails if possible at all to prevent staining and further spreading of the fungus. It is important to note that this remedy is not a 24-hour cure. It involves patience and could take months before any results are visible. The secret of success are in your ability to persevere.