From the state of Washington, USA:
My 16 year old son, who has diabetes, has been using Vick's Vaporub [a topical decongestant and cough suppressant, containing camphor (4.8%), menthol (2.6%), eucalyptus oil (1.2%), cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, special petrolatum, spirits of turpentine, and thymol] for a fungal infection on his left big toe. This seems to make it feel better for a short time, but it doesn't seem to make it go away. Any suggestions? The local doctors haven't been able to deal with it.
If the fungal infection is on his skin, it should respond to using an antifungal cream like Lotrimin [miconazole] (available at your local pharmacy). If the fungal infection involves his toenail, it likely will require a prescription anti-fungal pill for up to six months.
Original posting 3 May 2001
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.