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Q. I've had psoriasis for as long as I can remember. It gets better in the summer, but in the winter my skin becomes itchy, red and flaky. I always had a patch on my right ankle, but I just... (Read More)
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Q. My husband had ridiculously horrible toenail fungus for years. I told him to soak his feet in cornmeal water (1 cup cornmeal and a couple quarts of water in a container big enough to fit his foot; let it... (Read More)
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Q. What can I do for a VERY itchy scalp? I have tried blue dandruff shampoo, but it didn't help. A. Some people report that soaking the scalp in milk of magnesia, apple cider vinegar or amber Listerine before shampooing... (Read More)
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Q. I have had fungus on one of my toes for a long time. I have been to the dermatologist and podiatrist repeatedly and even had the nail removed. I was given strong pills, but they didn't work. The podiatrist... (Read More)
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Q. I have had a rash under my breasts for over a year. It's very itchy and red and though I try to keep the area dry and clean, the rash never goes away. I have tried many things but... (Read More)
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Now that kids are back in school, some parents are getting the dreaded phone call. When kids start scratching their heads and lice are detected, parents are called to come get their children, take them home and treat them. Many... (Read More)
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Q. I would like to tell you how I cured my acne, which started at the age of 10. It was ugly and painful and I tried everything. In my 20s I read a natural foods cookbook that stated: "It... (Read More)
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Q. After reading about hydrogen peroxide and Listerine, I wanted to add my method for treating mosquito bites. This was used on me when I was a child. With a cotton ball, dab Cepacol mouthwash on the bites. This stops... (Read More)
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Q. One of your readers wrote about success using Listerine for acne. I had equal success using Listerine for my psoriasis. Large red areas on my legs itched severely. The doctor could offer no cures except to enter a clinical... (Read More)
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Q. The humidity this summer is driving me crazy. I have what men probably call jock itch. It looks like a fungal infection in my groin area. I have tried over-the-counter creams without much success. I have eaten tons of... (Read More)
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Q. My kids love summer camp but last year they came home with lice. We tried three different lice shampoos and special rinses with limited success. It took us months of treating and retreating to get rid of the bugs.... (Read More)
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Q. Our family is getting together with friends for a big beach vacation. I know my husband will be parading around in his flip-flops or bare feet. He is oblivious to his incredibly ugly nail fungus. I am embarrassed every... (Read More)
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Q. I thought I'd share my experience using Listerine as an acne treatment after reading about it in your column. I have tried all types of antibiotics and topical prescriptions on the market. Nothing has worked as well as applying... (Read More)
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Q. My daughter had head lice several times when she was very young and her hair was long. The lice shampoos did not work at all. Finally we used mayonnaise in her hair. We applied it from the scalp to... (Read More)
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Q. After trying lots of medications my personal physician prescribed for adult acne, I read a comment in the People's Pharmacy column about using Listerine on the face. I tried it cautiously, being skeptical at first. Within a short time... (Read More)
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Q. I am having a problem with dandruff. I have tried everything on the market for it, including a prescription from the dermatologist. Ketoconazole 2% shampoo had a long list of possible side effects that included baldness! I did use... (Read More)
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The very word makes your skin crawl. Even though dermatologists reassure us that lice do not pose a serious health risk, dealing with an infestation can be traumatic. Hygiene has nothing to do with lice, but parents still feel stigmatized... (Read More)
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Q. I read in the paper a few years ago to soak nails with fungus in amber-colored Listerine every day for 20 or 30 minutes. I am so happy to say that it worked! I soaked my toes every morning... (Read More)
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Easing Shingles Pain

Q. I recently developed shingles and the pain was excruciating. My doctor was slow to diagnose the problem because I didn't have blisters. Once I got a prescription for acyclovir, the pain became bearable. Please tell your readers to get... (Read More)
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Q. I have had a chronic rash under my breasts that has been quite troublesome. By chance I started rubbing my antiperspirant stick on that area after every shower, and it works like a miracle for me. I have not... (Read More)
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