Re: nail fungus and numbness

The Vicks story along with many other medical myths has amazing resiliance probably due to people reading stuff like this on the internet. I usually will point out that if this worked so well, why doesn't a drug company snap up the idea and market it as a "new " product.

What it can possibly do is soften up a thickened hard nail due to the chemicals in it. I have had lots of patients who have tried this and it has not worked.

Lamisil tablets taken orally for 3 months work approximately 70-80% of the time. It takes a year for a new toenail to grow out. You can get more information at Novartis' website ot do a search for Lamisil. Penlac is a topical that you must paint on the toenail everyday for a year. The success rate is somewhat less, but I recommend it when there is a very small area that is affected or the patient is afraid of taking Lamisil.

I am not aware of the fungus casusing numbness. You should see a podiatrist for more information

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on July 10, 2005 at 16:14:11:

In Reply to: nail fungus and numbness/./// posted by Tammy on July 10, 2005 at 11:22:44:

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