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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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Dermatology, how does selinium sulfide kill fungus?

Dermatology, how does selinium sulfide kill fungus?

Unknown: The real answer is that it is not known at this time how selinium sulfide kills fungus. It is known that it does have antimitotic action, resulting in a reduction in the turnover of epidermal cells though. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Robert Killian
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My doctor gave me fluconazole against fungus. I am terrifyed to take it, because im scared it will hurt me, or even kill me. I have health anxiety. ?

My doctor gave me fluconazole against fungus. I am terrifyed to take it, because im scared it will hurt me, or even kill me. I have health anxiety. ?

Unnecessary Phobias: I do not know what you would have us say here. You state your problem and already have your answer. You can always live with your infection if you do not want to take the medication (a medication that is used by millions of people every day without trouble.). ...Read more

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Would applying tea tree oil and corn starch under breasts and in between help to kill a possible fungus (flat, reddish areas in the middle of breasts)?

Fungal Infection: I am not sure why you would try this combination which has absolutely no anti-fungal properties when there are numerous anti-fungal medications or treatments available without prescription. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus.Thanks

I don't think : One is stronger they just work differently. Try one. You should see improvement in about two weeks. The thing is many people need maintenance therapy or the fungus will grow back. Also, the shoe gear need to be lean and may need "medication" or shoe spray as well. ...Read more

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