I would use Lamisil or Lotrimin OTC instead.
Best of luck and thank you for your question.
common athlete's foot or nail fungus. Further, it is formulated as an ointment based product which occludes and moistens skin which is more hospitable for fungal growth. There are studies demonstrating improvement in nail fungus when used for up to 48 weeks applied several times a day to affected nails. With all of this in mind, there are many readily available
over-the-counter antifungals available that specifically address those organisms that commonly produce athlete's foot, and I would encourage their use over Vicks.
Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
Actually, Vicks does not really treat "athletes foot." If it is a recurrent problem you can buy some over-the-counter topical anti-fungus medication – Lotrimin. If you decide to return to a physician I would suggest possibly a dermatologist because sometimes this comes from excessive sweating and there are other treatments that will help with that. Another treatment is using the topical Aveeno, cortisone cream. This is also an over-the-counter product with no prescription necessary.
Dr. Mark Gorman
Ahmad Farah, DPM