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Can Betadine Kill Fungal
Can kill fungus: Though betadine can kill bacteria, virus, and fungus, its use for treatment of fungus is not well established. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and selection of medication with established safety/efficacy to manage a fungal infection. Betadine is typically used for minor cuts/burns/scrapes(not recommended for more than 7 days, seek medical advise for extended use). Watch for skin irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely not: Tinea versicolor is a completely benign overgrowth of a yeast on your body. When the yeast overgrows, it causes a patchy discoloration of the skin that can be various colors (hence 'versicolor'). Affected skin does not tan well, but the rash itself is not dangerous. You can use over the counter Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo applied daily to kill the yeast, although recurrence is common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot fungus: Betadine is an iodine compound used mostly for cleansing wounds and skin areas. There are specific medications available for treatment of fungal skin infections that you may purchase without a prescription at the local drugstore. If your problem is fungal, check with the pharmacist for the anti-fungal (athlete's foot) cream available. ...Read more
That's going nuclear: Because scabies lives under the skin (not on top like head lice or pubic lice) gasoline would have to soak through the skin in order to kill the scabies "mite". Aside from being flammable and having toxic fumes, the gasoline will probably kill a lot of healthy skin cells as it tries to kill the mite. Try a milder approach such as Elimite (permethrin) cream from the doctor, instead of going nuclear on the mite. ...Read more
Disinfectant: The 5-6% acetic acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria and prompts a release of protons, which causes the cell to die by denaturation of proteins. Japanese scientists looked at rice vinegar to disinfect Salmonella and found that for strains that formed biofilms (a slimy matrix that protects the bacteria under it) vinegar just couldn't get past the slime to kill the Salmonellae. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide help kill tinea versicolor? Since they are used to prevent infections of any kind? Used and burns were tinea
Very difficult: First you must determine if you truly have a fungal nail infection. This can be done at your podiatrists office. The lab will then confirm the diagnosis. Topical treatments at best are 15% . Oral medications are 40% to 60%. In my office we use laser because it is 90%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Septic systems: Per Cornell University Cooperative Extension: “Don’t flush antibiotics, other prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medicines into the septic system.” "Moderate use of household cleaners, disinfectants, detergents, or bleaches will do little harm to the septic system itself, though it may impact the environment beyond your drainfield." See: http://waterquality.cce.cornell.edu/septic/archive/C ...Read more
What can I use as an alternative to Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to fight nail fungal infection?
Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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