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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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Is vinegar good for skin fungus?

Is vinegar good for skin fungus?

Not likely: There are some people who will use apple vinegar to treat fungal infections in dogs. Not aware of efficacy in humans. ...Read more

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I heard that listerine baths help with skin fungus. Is it true?

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

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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?

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

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Does vinegar treat a nail fungus?

Does vinegar treat a nail fungus?

There are many : Treatments for nail fungus. Not all of them work and some are better than others. I find most topicals in general to not be so effective. My recommendation would be for oral and even laser as the most effective treatments. You won't cause any harm trying the vinegar so feel free to try. I don;t think the success rate will be high. ...Read more

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How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

Usually good: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water) treat your shoes with lysol spray dry thoroughly between your toes. Be persistent, this is the KEY! If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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Does vinegar help with nail fungus?

Maybe: Vinegar is a form of Acetic Acid that soaking 2x per day may help with the nail fungus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to soak feet in vinegar everyday for toe fungus?

Is it safe to soak feet in vinegar everyday for toe fungus?

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 proving that. ...Read more

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Does vinegar work well on finger and toenail fungus?

Does vinegar work well on finger and toenail fungus?

No: No, you will likely need more focused treatment than vinegar for nail fungus. Your family physician or a dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Husband has bad fungus in toe nails. Thick, yellow/brown disconnected. What can he do? Will vinegar soak help? consq of not treating?

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 protein will improve his ability to eliminate fungus and become healthy. Meanwhile topical vinegar soaks for 5 minutes every day before a shower can help control topical growth of fungus. ...Read more

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What amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?

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

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What can I use to get rid of toe fungus? It's only on my big toe. I've used vinegar and anti fungal cream from the store with little effect for weeks

See a dermatologist: First confirm that it is fungus. The pills- terbinafine- are still by far the most effective treatment. Now they are generic, a 3 month treatment costs $10. They are quite safe except not to be used if you have hepatitis. Meanwhile, keep toenails short + ventillated. Never sleep in sox. ...Read more

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Is raw apple cider vinegar good to fight toenail fungus?

Is raw apple cider vinegar good to fight toenail fungus?

Not bad.: The vinegar is an acid, which most opportunistic fungus and bacteria don't like to live in! the issue is that it often can't penetrate the nail enough to get to all of the fungus. There are oral medicines and a couple topical solutions that are fda approved for this condition. See a podiatrist for all the options that may be best for you. ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar really work on getting rid of foot fungus?

Not bad.: The vinegar is an acid, which most opportunistic fungus and bacteria don't like to live in! the issue is that it often can't penetrate the nail enough to get to all of the fungus. There are oral medicines and a couple topical solutions that are fda approved for this condition. See a podiatrist for all the options that may be best for you. ...Read more

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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv. ...Read more

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I have athletics foot fungus on both feet. Sprays creams and vinegar doesn't help. I have a rash small bumps with unbearable itching. What do I do?

I have athletics foot fungus on both feet. Sprays creams and vinegar doesn't help. I have a rash small bumps with unbearable itching. What do I do?

If it comes back: Again and again, a few things you can do: 1) follow and finish the prescription- make sure you have 100% compliance to the medical order. 2) buy some otc Miconazole powder and spill it inside your shoes, leave it on overnight, and cleaning them out next day. ...Read more

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