If a toenail has completely fallen off, it can take up to 18 months for it to grow back. A toenail can take longer to grow back if the nail bed has permanent damage. In some cases, old nails do not completely fall off, and they act as a protective barrier to the nail bed until the new nail begins to grow.
Likewise, people ask, can Vicks cure toenail fungus?
There is evidence proving that Vicks VapoRub can cure fungal toenails in some people. This is largely due to its ingredients, including menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil. The company does not recommend using it to treat nail fungus.
How do I get my toenail to grow back?
Method 2 Soaking and Supplementing Nail Growth
- Dab the nail with olive oil, coconut oil, or flaxseed oil. This can help moisturize the skin so that the area heals more quickly.
- Soak your feet in green tea. First, fill a large bowl with warm (comfortable, not hot) water.
- Use orange juice.
- Try taking a biotin supplement.