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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Can listerine to cure fingernail fungus?

Can listerine to cure fingernail fungus?

Old wives tail: Minimal chance of it working. There are a lot better treatment options. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use listerine on a toenail fungus?

Can I use listerine on a toenail fungus?

Wont work: No home remedy works. Over the counter topicals don't work either. Some podiatrist offices sell a topical that may work. There are also pills and laser treatment than can be considered. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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

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Could listerine work on toenail fungi?

Could listerine work on toenail fungi?

No: It would be ineffective. See your physician or a dermatologist for better options. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Peeling in mouth: Did you burn or injure your mouth? This would cause the skin to peel.
If not it should be checked by your dentist for signs of infection, thrush, leukoplakia or oral cancer.
Any abnormal changes in your mouth should be checked by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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

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I would like to know what you thing about a bleach bath for a fungi on my back back. I have tried different fungus?

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

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My 7 years old son has a sort of fungus on his two knees, so can I bath him with kojic acid soap..

My 7 years old son has a sort of fungus on his two knees, so can I bath him with kojic acid soap..

Sort of: Not sure what you mean when you say fungus Skin fungus is not common o. That part of the body, usually it occurs where the skin is most and warn. ..ugh the soap you are using but is safe best to post a pic so the doc can see what those knees look like ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Keep area dry: Keeping skin dry is one of the most effective treatments for tinea cruris, a chronic fungal infection. However this may be something else, or may be associated with diabetes. You should see a primary care doctor or dermatologist to help you make sure it is only a fungus. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

The: The answer is simple. If you are self treating with no results and you want to know if it really is a fungal infection, then you need to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. A diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be started.
All the best. ...Read more

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Is sitting in a bath tab while having fungi in feet can infect genitals?

It is very unlikely: The key to controlling fungus is to be sure they are clean and dry after bathing. If you have athletes foot you should have it treated as well. A podiatrist should evaluate your conditions and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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What will clear darkened skin previously infected by fungus; i.E. Jock's itch?

What will clear darkened skin previously infected by fungus; i.E. Jock's itch?

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

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What can I use for fungus in my son head?

What can I use for fungus in my son head?

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

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What areas of the body can be affected by a skin fungus?

What areas of the body can be affected by a skin fungus?

Any: Any area can be infected, but most likely are intertriginous areas (i.e. Groin, skin folds etc). ...Read more

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I have a skin fungus and im not sure how to get it to go away?

I have a skin fungus and im not sure how to get it to go away?

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

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How can I get rid of fungus on skin?

Assuming: Your diagnosis is correct, topical over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work very well, but since fungal spores live for 30 days, you must keep using it for 30 days, even if it clears up in only a day or two. If it doesn't clear, it's probably not a fungus. ...Read more

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Why do tanning beds give you skin fungus?

Why do tanning beds give you skin fungus?

Fungus and tanning: Tanning beds themselves do not contribute to fungal infections. Its more likely that someone ahead of you had something and the cleaning before you went in wasn't that clean. ...Read more

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How long does a skin fungus rash usually last?

How long does a skin fungus rash usually last?

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

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Darkening of the skin between my breasts from fungus?

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

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Could someone get a skin fungus from the tanning bed?

Could someone get a skin fungus from the tanning bed?

Probably: If the pane you are resting on isn't cleaned in between persons then you could get a fungal infection. It is similar to the fungal infection you can get walking barefoot in a gym locker room
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For how long can I use ketaconozole gel 2% on my skin fungus?

2-4 weeks: Ketoconazole gel is used for 2-4 weeks, depending upon what is being treated. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

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

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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?

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