There are currently around 35 million individuals all over the world suffering from onychomycosis, more commonly known as fungal nail infection. It is not only unsightly, but uncomfortable and a little embarrassing too. That’s why sufferers are desperate to get rid of the infection and are actually willing to try just about anything to do so! However, while there are many reported remedies which will allegedly clear up nail fungus, it can be difficult to find those which really work.
One of the more common ‘home remedies’ is Vicks vapor rub to cure toenail fungus. So does it actually work? Well the answer is mostly no it does not. While there are several ailments which can be cured with Vicks vapor rub toenail fungus is not one of them. It does have some effect on it, but usually only in the very short term. While some of the active ingredients in the Vicks vapor rub seem to lessen the fungus initially, in the long term the infection is not cleared and will always come back. Various doctors have suggested that in fact all Vicks vapor rub actually achieves is to make the problem look better, so it is purely a cosmetic result. In fact, there is also evidence to suggest that Vicks vapor rub could cause permanent damage to your nails rather than cure them of any fungal infection!
The problem is that toenail fungus has two important factors. First off, the nail itself offers up an endless supply of food for the fungus that could last for several years. Secondly, the nail also offers a shield for the fungus to hide under. This means that if you are to successfully treat the problem you must succeed in getting enough of a fungus killer to the source of the infection without causing damage to the surrounding skin or the internal body. So while we have established that when it comes to Vicks vapor rub toenail fungus will prevail, that need not be the case with all ‘at home’ treatment options. The best overall solution is to opt for a dual action treatment such as ActiClear Nail Solution which contains a combination of five active ingredients all proven to combat toenail fungus. When you compare this to the fact that none of the ingredients in Vicks vapor rub actually have anti-fungal properties, it is easy to see why it would be the better option of the two!