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Listerine To Help With Interdigital 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Home remedies that can help with tooth infection along with antibiotics provided by dentist? Other than salt water mouth wash. Thanks
Case specific: There are many reasons you might need antibiotics, so the dentist that provided your antibiotics is the best resource. It could be (as in most cases) you require treatment; without this treatment, you may simply continue to get worse. If treatment is completed and you are healing, inflammation management will help: rest (don't use the healing area), ice packs, compression, & elevation. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Garlic: Use of garlic for vaginal yeast infections has not been clinically evaluated. Garlic does have anti-fungal effects. It is has been used for a very long time for vaginal yeast infections. Some women add garlic to their diet while others may insert a garlic clove wrapped in gauze in the vagina overnight. ...Read more
Can you get fingernail fungus from touching a persons toenail who has the fungus with your fingernail? Will it spread finger to scalp while showering?
No: Not readily transmitted from casual contact. Never spreads to scalp. ...Read more
What is the best home treatment for ingrown toenail ? Will warm foot bath with Epsom salt help? Will it help prevent infection/abscess ?
Treating fungal infection in armpit with ketoconazole. Can antiperspirant be worn with the cream, which should be put on first?
Hard: Hard one to get rid off. Needs some time i/v medicines for long time. Keep shoes dry, put purple dye ( gentian violet with q-ip 2--3 times ady. Gallon of water and 1/4 tea spoon ful clorax and soak feet while sitting in open air outside the house for 5 min. . Air dry shoes hot air. ...Read more
Ringworm: It is unlikely that tea tree oil will have very much effect, but if you want to try it, it should not be deleterious. Good luck. ...Read more
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