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Doctor insights on: Listerine To Help With Interdigital Fungus

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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...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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Is it possible for interdigital athlete's foot fungus to pass on to your lips?

Is it possible for interdigital athlete's foot fungus to pass on to your lips?

Fungal: Do you have any symptoms on your lips? If so, I would have a health care worker check it as it may need medicine. ...Read more

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What is the best type of listerine to use?

What is the best type of listerine to use?

All the same: Listerine is one of the best mouth rinse to use. The difference being the flavor. There is listerine complete which has some Fluoride in it. However, if your oral hygiene is good the any of listerines will work. They all kill off bacteria that causes calculus build up. ...Read more

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Crest or listerine white strips, which is better?

Crest or listerine white strips, which is better?

Crest or Listerine: Toothpaste will not whiten teeth. Whitestrips will whiten the parts of the teeth they touch, but not in between or near the gumline.
If you want to whiten your teeth, see your dentist and follow his recommendations for tray whitening and/or in-office whitening.
These will whiten all the tooth, not just the flat surfaces. ...Read more

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Is listerine bad for my septic system?

Is listerine bad for my septic system?

No: I presume you mean is it damaging to the bacteria that break down the waste in the septic tank. No, not unless you are spilling several gallons of it down the drain each day. The caffeine and other chemicals you pour down it on a regular basis have a much greater risk of causing any problems. ...Read more

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Why does listerine leave a white film?

Why does listerine leave a white film?

While film: After using an antiseptic mouth rinse like listerine, occasionally the alcohol can cause the buccal mucosal tissue to slough. May seem like it is peeling off the cheek. Switch to an alcohol free type of mouth rinse. Read the labels to make an educated choice. ...Read more

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How is it that listerine isn't suitable for children?

How is it that listerine isn't suitable for children?

Not for kids: Listerine contains alcohol and is therefore not recommended for children. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of alcohol is used in listerine?

Please tell me what type of alcohol is used in listerine?

Ethanol: 21 to 27 percent depending on which version you are considering. ...Read more

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Can you get drunk on listerine?

Can you get drunk on listerine?

Yes, you can: But the stomach ache is going to be worse than the hangover. Not recommended. ...Read more

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What happens if you swallow listerine?

How much ?: A tiny bit is non-toxic. An entire bottle could be problematic. Call their hotline and speak to a rep who can answer your question in further detail. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use listerine while pregnant?

Is it okay to use listerine while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, listerine is a very good product for the control and prevention of gingivitis. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to pregnancy gingivitis. It is important to maintain very good oral hygiene during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I use listerine a week after I got my tongue?

Can I use listerine a week after I got my tongue?

Tongue pierced?: If that is what you are asking, then usually the answer would be yes (try non-alcohol version) and only use it if you've had no complications during the healing period.

If in doubt, see your dentist.

Please be aware, if you were pierced, that you have a greater chance of chipping your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink listerine in small amounts?

Is it dangerous to drink listerine in small amounts?

How much, how often: If you use listerine to gargle with and you swallow a little this is no big deal, but if you use it to get drunk, it is a big problem and you need help. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does listerine total care take to rebuild enamel?

I'm wondering how long does listerine total care take to rebuild enamel?

Listerine: Listerine will not rebuild enamel. It will minimize gingivitis and give a fresh breath. ...Read more

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Does listerine mouthwash work better than others or are they all pretty similar?

Does listerine mouthwash work better than others or are they all pretty similar?

Better than some : Listerine has good anti- microbial benefits
but it contains alcohol which may dry your mouth out if used long term. I recommend smart mouth or pro health
which are also anti microbial and do not contain alcohol. ...Read more

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What can happen if you repeatedly swallow small amounts of listerine on accident?

What can happen if you repeatedly swallow small amounts of listerine on accident?

Depends on amount: Why are you repeatedly swallowing any listerine?

Most versions of listerine contain high levels of alcohol as well as other chemicals which could upset your digestive tract. Listerine is meant to be rinsed, then spit out, do not swallow. ...Read more

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That listerine bottles warn not to swallow it. What could happen if someone swallows it?

That listerine bottles warn not to swallow it. What could happen if someone swallows it?

A little is OK: You really shouldn't swallow listerine on a regular basis. But if you happen to accidentally swallow a bit you should be fine. People who are alcoholics have been known to drink scope when they can't get any of their regular stuff. Listerine has ingredients other than scope that would probably cause liver and/or kidney damage if you drink enough of it. ...Read more

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Brushing that area more rigorously since and have been using listerine, but it continues to hurt. What can I do?

Brushing that area more rigorously since and have been using listerine, but it continues to hurt. What can I do?

See a dentist: You need to be seen by a dentist. Without knowing what "that area" is or when "since" refers to, there is no way anyone can even begin to advise you. Have a proper dental examination. ...Read more

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I used listerine day and night during my 1st mth of preg. Later, found out that I shouldn't. Am worried that will harm my baby. Pls help. Tq.

I used listerine day and night during my 1st mth of preg. Later, found out that I shouldn't. Am worried that will harm my baby. Pls help. Tq.

Lister one: I doubt that the listerine will cause any issue. You won't absorb much as long as you didn't swallow it. Even if you did swallow some, I'm still not worried. Have a good pregnancy! ...Read more

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What mouthwash is bad for you? Is listerine bad too? My friend says some mouthwash will affect you future., I'm scared I don't know what to avoid.

What mouthwash is bad for you? Is listerine bad too? My friend says some mouthwash will affect you future., I'm scared I don't know what to avoid.

Alcohol: There is some long term concern for using too much mouthwash with alcohol. This has been extrapolated from observation of folks who over use alcohol. If you are concerned switch to an alcohol-free one. Read the label. ...Read more

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Why does listerine burn and sting so much?

Why does listerine burn and sting so much?

Alcohol: Listerine burs due to the high alcohol content. If you have a dry mouth, this can be unacceptable. There are other mouthrinses that have no alcohol and do not burn. ...Read more

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I want to target bacteria that causes gingivitis, not listerine. So are there any recommendations?

I want to target bacteria that causes gingivitis, not listerine. So are there any recommendations?

Oral DNA testing is: The state of the art in bacterial diagnosis. Many dentists connected to the american academy of oral systemic health do this on a regular basis in treating gum disease so that the correct antibiotic can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is listerine appropriate for your teeth and gums?

Is listerine appropriate for your teeth and gums?

Used correctly, no: If you use listerine according to the manufacturers instructions, listerine is safe. If you abuse it, however, it can cause problems with your gums and cheeks. ...Read more