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homemade foot soak for fungus

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It would B harmless-: -but also won't make it go away.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I don't: believe there is any side effect of doing so. YOur assuming the vinegar will treat the fungus though. I am not sure there is evidence based medicine p ... Read More
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Vinegar, no oil....: Soaking in a mild vinegar solution has been shown to alter the acid/base environment that most fungus thrive in. So in many cases, it appears to have ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You can use antiseptic to decrease reinfection but the use of specific anti fungal creams is still recommended. A dilute clorox solution can decrease ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: You can use dilute tea. You could use very dilute bleach solution.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Toenail fungus: Listerine will not treat toenail fungus. See a doctor or podiatrist for an appreciate prescription medication.
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Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
I would say none: Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is a stubborn infection with even more expensive, prescribed medications. While soaking may not be harmful, I do not s ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Without proper treatment, toenail fungus can go on indefinitely. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. Never think the other way to use Listerine ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Boric Acid: Is felt to very toxic and is absorbed through the skin. It is unlikely to improve your nails. Topical creams may help any open lesions. Lamisil (terbi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
No : Hydrogen peroxide alone should not be used to soak feet. It can however, be diluted 3 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide and applied to the nail ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be br ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Could try: Rubbing alcohol or betadine. You can use over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) too.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
53 years experience Holistic Medicine
Listen to body: Since your husband has multiple problems addressing them by lowering carbs and eating 6 meals of healthy foods more vegetables and high quality protei ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Abrams
30 years experience Podiatry
Abcess?: Difficult to tell by your description. The white could be macerated tissue from too much topical antibiotic, or it could be an abscess, if you feel f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Not if they don't: You can't get a fungal infection from someone's feet unless they have a fungal infection on their feet. You can't catch what someone doesn't have.

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