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I Heard That Listerine Baths Help With Skin Fungus Is It True
No: I have not heard of this and sounds dangerous to use a product inconsistent with its intended purpose. Please see your md and/or dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Dtr gets red itchy bumps on skin (esp. Feet) in weather warmer than 50 deg F. It is not a fungus or infection, only feels better with cold bath. Why?
Likely heat rash: Heat rashes are very common especially in moist places like the groin, arm pits, and feet. They can take many forms and can itch or not. Usually triggered by hotter temps that you describe but there are substantial individual differences in the level of heat and moisture required for triggering. If it is a huge problem for you, see a Dermatologist for suggested treatment. ...Read more
How do you completely get rid of toe fungus? I've been using listerine and soaking my feet in it for 20mins and it works. But will it work permanently
You: Can soak in listerine until ur foot turns blue and it will not help. I repeat it will never kill the fungus. The fungus lives under the nail in the bed and matrix. You must get a culture from a reliable lab that deals with tissue like bako. Labs like quest just don't have the know how. Then you can choose a real fda approved topical, oral or laser procedure. I do them all and they work. ...Read more
What amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?
Treat the cause 1st: Not the symptoms. If there's fungus present, this points to the person's immunity status being compromised or reduced. So that's the first thing that should be addressed, so that the fungus doesn't continue growing indefinitely. Soaking the foot in any type of solution is only a temporary measure that may not help long term. More important to treat the root cause first, not just the symptoms. ...Read more
Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil
Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more
When I get up in the morning and lean my head back and gargle with listerine, I spit out a brownish flem, does this mean I'm infected.?
Coffee drinker?: It's fairly normal for a bit of mucous (phlegm) to accumulate deep in the throat during the night. If you're a coffee drinker and like to consume your morning cup of joe prior to your listerine, it can 'stain' that brown. The heat from the coffee can loosen it up making it easier to come up when you gargle, but it'll still be brown. ...Read more
So I've heard that listerine plus vinegar plus warm water on feet for 10 minutes can make dead skin off, but is there a bad thing that it could maybe do?
Not really: I did a search on web and didn't really find any testimonials as to the success of this mixture other than statements of it feeling good. I believe that it may vary from person to person, the source of the dead skin and the duration. If in doubt, I would check with a dr. Or a holistic practitioner. ...Read more
Over the past 4 days I have noticed that the skin on the left side roof of my mouth is peeling. I have gargled with reg. Listerine. Should I worry?
Is it true that you may get even more pimples/skin problems if you take a full bath more than daily? I am asking this because the water is quite salty
No: This is just one more bit of folklore. Instead, i'd urge you to have your acne treated scientifically. If two weeks on benzoyl peroxide has not worked, or you have acne on your trunk, get with your physician. A topical or systemic antibiotic will usually clear you, or for severe / cystic acne, a dermatology consultation is in order. ...Read more
I would like to know what you thing about a bleach bath for a fungi on my back back. I have tried different fungus?
Antifungal: Low concentration bleach baths can sometimes help people with eczema. With a fungal infection such as tinea corporis or yeast such as tinea versicolor, see a dermatologist. They may do a culture or scraping to identify the type of organism and then give you oral and/or topical treatment. ...Read more
My 7 years old son has a sort of fungus on his two knees, so can I bath him with kojic acid soap..
Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?
Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read more
I have been for the months now being disgusted by scrotum fungus. These fungus makes scales on when they are dry off when I get bath it is worse for me I get a severe painful when water contacts the effected area. How can I get rid of this?
I have noticed a change in pigmentation on my penis, specifically the glands and area where circumcised below glands. White patch like areas. More prominent after a bath. No pain or other symptoms. I do a fair bit of running. Wondering if fungus?
Possible fungus: The only way to know for sure and to get appropriate treatment is to see your doctor. Catching this early on is best. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Severe pain from anal fissure, fungus infection, inflammation. Under doctor care but pain is awful. Will anything help? Sits bath not help. Stuck in bed
Rectal Pain: You need to tell doctor of your pain so that he or she understands your condition more. Are you doing everything you were advised to do at your doctor visit. Has the doctor seen the condition recently. There are several different medications for inflamitory pain in this area from steroids, anti fungals, anti-inflamitory (nsaids). Call your treating doctor now, and give accurate update. ...Read more
What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is the gold standard for fading dark marks. It is available in over the counter preparations at a 2% strength or prescriptions can be given for stronger strengths. Test it on a small area for a few days before using on larger areas to ensure you are not allergic. Discontinue if redness, peeling, or dryness develops. Be sure that the jock itch is well controlled before fading. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: You will need confirmation of the scalp fungus by a physician & likely require several weeks or months of oral medication to eliminate it if confirmed. Topical anti-fungal & shampoos can reduce some of the process, but the fungus gets down in the hair root & must be killed through the blood supply of the hair & scalp. ...Read more
Any: Any area can be infected, but most likely are intertriginous areas (i.e. Groin, skin folds etc). ...Read more
Skin fungus: Find out which one it is and use right med. Or try OTC Rx first and if that does not work see Dr. ...Read more
A long time: The most common problem with a fungal infection is that people undertreat it. Even after the rash appears to have gone, you should continue to apply your medication for about two more weeks. Fungi can live very deep in the six and you want to treat the rash ideally for one complete skin cycle, which is six weeks. ...Read more
Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This skin condition can be controlled but not cured. Treatment is with topical anti yeast medication like Nizoral cream or oral medication like ketoconazole. ...Read more
Antifungal medicine: Fungus infections of the skin usually change the skin color, but after a few to many months, the color should be back to normal. Common "ringworm", jock itch, or athlete's foot rashes are treated with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream. Tinea versicolor rash on the back and chest is treated with selsun blue shampoo. A doctor can check to be sure the rash is fungal, and give details on treatment. ...Read more
My 28 month old son has an apparent fungus in his head which caused some of his hair to fall off leaving a patch what meds can I use?
Needs prescription: He needs to see his doctor and will need prescription medicine called griseofunvin and an anti fungal shampoo. So make an appt with the pediatrician. ...Read more
Is skin fungus stubborn?!?! how long it's takes 2 go away? Been a week now on pills &cream ketoconazole 2% I have left 2 pills and no improvement!
Yes, stubborn: You may need to use the anti fungal cream for many weeks. Be patient and persistent and you will get rid of this infection. ...Read more
I always get problem with my skin. Why it's always appear fungus that make me so itch? Is there any food that must to avoid for me? Thanks before doc.
Fungus: Food has no relation to fungal disease. ...Read more
What substance can obstruct the skin pores, making it impossible to wash. Could it be a fungus, because the skin is sparkly, very thin, no perspiratio?
Skin obstruction: Crazy glue or similar can obstruct skin. ...Read more
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