Does Vicks vaporub cure fungus?

Many claims on the web share their experience with using Vicks Vapor Rub to cure their nail fungus. Most of these natural remedies cannot be recommended by the medical profession simply because they have not gone through the rigorous research necessary to validate their claims of effectiveness and safety. While the Eucalyptus, camphor and menthol ingredients may work to lighten the infected nail and make it look somewhat better, this cosmetic enhancement should not be mistaken for a cure. Remember, any effective treatment needs a two-step plan to kill the fungus in the nail plate and protect the new nail from becoming re-infected.