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You know the Vicks in your toenails thing.....?

(70 Posts)
Gales Fri 12-Apr-13 09:50:32

Was recomended on here for thick yellow nails. Mine have been awful for years and the proper stuff for dealing with it us v expensive.

Anyway, as I have Vicks, nothing to lose and 3 weeks later my nails are like new!

How/why on earth does that work? And why is no-one marketing it for nails!!

Honeymoonmummy Fri 12-Apr-13 09:51:55

Ooh didn't know about this, will try!

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 09:52:02

The stuff you rub on your chest? Ooooo, how much/how often?

Gales Fri 12-Apr-13 09:53:16

Yes, that stuff!. I've been doing morning and eve

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 09:54:39

Good Lord... Every day is a bloody education on here...

Details, please. smile

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 09:55:02

Great. I'm going to try it. My toenails are like Father Jack's.

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 09:55:33

Jacks' ? Apostrophe confusion there.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 12-Apr-13 09:57:31

How can it change nails that are already disfigured? Does it dissolve them or something?

withaspongeandarustyspanner Fri 12-Apr-13 10:07:34

I didn't know this. How did I not know this?

Yonihadtoask Fri 12-Apr-13 10:14:38

I hadn't heard of this?

What the hell is in Vicks??? shock

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 10:14:43

Hmmmmm I haven't got Vicks but have got Karvol. Ay good? Shall I do one foot Vicks and one foot Karvol?

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Fri 12-Apr-13 10:15:38

Op, please explain. How, why, what? I can,t believe i,ve not heard of this either!

S&B is the place to be on MN what wif yoni,s ' n all.

WhatAGoat Fri 12-Apr-13 10:17:03

Tell me tell me !!

Isitme1 Fri 12-Apr-13 10:17:27

Wow. Didnt known that. Will pass that on!
Glad it worked for you!

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Fri 12-Apr-13 10:19:02

Um the proper stuff Amorolfine (sold as Curanail or Loceryl) is not expensive if you get it on prescription.

Gales Fri 12-Apr-13 10:20:34

I have no idea how/why etc, in fact that was my question!

I wasn't expecting much - the expensive ointment says it can take up to a year, but can only report what happened to my manky toes and thank the mnetter who first suggested it.

I wonder how/why someone even tried it in the first place.

BringMeTea Fri 12-Apr-13 10:21:59

Yes. It really does work. And ime, the 'proper' treatments do not and i had the expensive pills aswell as the curanail type lotions. One application showed a difference. And mine was a 20 year problem. Hallelujah!

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 10:22:44

So, what...? You rub it into the toenail once a day and leave?

What's the craic?

Gales Fri 12-Apr-13 10:24:14

I know Accidental - that's why Id been putting it off - seemed a bit trivial to go to Gp for and I couldn't bring myself to pay the full price. Even on prescription a lot more expensive than Vicks though and lots more nasty stuff in it (I think)

Yonihadtoask Fri 12-Apr-13 10:26:48

I had a bit of (what I think was) a fungal nail infection, and dutifully dabbed on tea tree oil every day for a good few weeks. It did clear it.

I wonder if there are similar ingredients which clear up the fungus ??

thenightsky Fri 12-Apr-13 10:27:17

So do you rub it into the nail or the nail bed? Will it work despite having nail varnish on? I dare not go out without nail varnish!

Ujjayi Fri 12-Apr-13 10:27:20

OP can you please provide detailed description of how to apply etc? smile

Gales Fri 12-Apr-13 10:35:08

I've been rubbing a bit into the nail and skin around the nail twice a day. I haven't been wearing nail polish

herbaceous Fri 12-Apr-13 10:53:13

I've had a couple of claw-like nails, thanks to a fungal infection, for getting on for 20 years. And, like others, didn't want to go to the GP for something so trivial. If this clears it up before the summer, I shall be buying a new pair of sandals to celebrate.

Yonihadtoask Fri 12-Apr-13 10:56:23

Even if it doesn't work, your feet will smell minty fresh! smile

Worth a try eh.

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