DEAR DR. GOTT: What was the recommendation for toenail fungus — Vaseline or Vicks VapoRub?
DEAR READER: Vicks VapoRub. However, generic or store brands (mentholated chest rub) work just as well. Simply trim the nails back as far as possible (without causing pain) and rub the product into the skin all around the nail. Some readers have had success using a product called Miranel as well. This is less messy because it is simply “painted” onto the nail. Other options include white vinegar and Pau D’Arco tea soaks.
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