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Is sulphur effective in killing fungus infection on skin?

Is sulphur effective in killing fungus infection on skin?

No: You need an anti-fungal medication to treat a fungus, and since fungal spores live for 30 days, you need to treat any fungal infection for at least 30 days. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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


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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Thin out thickened toe nails and keep nails short
Monthly
Apply topical antifungal
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Avoid sharing personal nail care instruments
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Avoid tight shoes
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What kind of cleaning products kill athlete's foot fungus in the gym?

What kind of cleaning products kill athlete's foot fungus in the gym?

Standard likely.: Anything with bleach in it should kill athlete's foot fungus. The problem is that people who have it do not always treat it, and they can pass it on to others. People should wash and dry thoroughly, and change socks/clothes dailty. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?

How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes?  Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?

Sunlight has no: Effect. When infected, you must treat it with at least a topical antifungal. Occasionally, an oral antifungal will be used if teh problem is severe enough. See your podiatrist or dermatologist, . ...Read more

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How to kill toe nail fungus?

How to kill toe nail fungus?

Fungus B Gone: Try tea tree oil 1-2 x daily under nail or vicks vaporub at night. Dr. Haley suggests otc urea cream to soften the nail. May take 2-4 months before you notice normal nail by your cuticle. Treatment applied to your nail often doesn't work as well as prescription pills. Your toenail must be tested for fungus before pills can be prescribed. Also, treat any lurking athlete's foot. Slow going. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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What is the best way to kill toe nail fungus?

What is the best way to kill toe nail fungus?

Topical or systemic: There are many otc antifungal medications on the pharmacy shelf. In my experience they all take a long time and do not work very well. I have patients use vick's vaporub on the nail and am having good luck with this treatment. They use it every day. There are 2 prescription medications on the market, Lamisil and sporonox. They can take their toll on the liver, discus this with your doctor. ...Read more

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