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Listerine To Help With Interdigital Fungus
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
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
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
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
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
Ethanol: 21 to 27 percent depending on which version you are considering. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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