By: Terry Graedon August 27, 2018 5 Comments
    Is Urine a Good Remedy for Toenail Fungus?

    Experimenting with a military recommendation for preventing athlete's foot led one reader to conclude that it is also an effective remedy for toenail fungus. Still, it is a bit controversial, probably…

    By: Joe Graedon March 19, 2018 11 Comments
    Can You Cure Athlete’s Foot With Listerine…

    Doctors like to use fancy Latin names for common ailments. That's why they call athlete's foot tinea pedis. Tinea is loosely translated as ringworm, a fungal infection. Pedis is Latin for foot. Accord…

    By: Terry Graedon January 15, 2018 8 Comments
    How to Fight Fungus with a Sock Soak

    Have you ever had to fight fungus on your feet? The infection may show up between your toes or spread over the soles. To get rid of it, you may have tried an antifungal lotion or cream, such as clotri…

    By: Terry Graedon October 2, 2017 11 Comments
    Should Your Dogs Lick Your Athlete’s Foot?

    Sometimes, a home remedy is a bit too weird. Many people feel that way about an athlete's foot remedy we heard about years ago: letting your dogs lick your feet. Could Dogs Lick Athlete's Foot? Q. It'…

    By: Terry Graedon May 2, 2016 1 Comments
    How to Eliminate Foot Fungus from Your Shoes

    Not long ago, we heard from an older adult who is staying physically active. She realizes that activity can help her stay healthy and sharp, but occasionally there are stumbling blocks. She wrote us t…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2015 6 Comments
    Going Barefoot Cleared Up Athlete’s Foot

    Athlete's foot is a very common skin problem, causing itching and sometimes discomfort. The skin between the toes or elsewhere on the foot sometimes becomes very irritated and peels or cracks, which …

    By: Joe Graedon July 8, 2015 0 Comments
    Will Shea Butter Fight Foot Fungus?

    Athlete's foot seems like a simple health condition, caused by an ordinary fungus. Most of the time that's the case, but there may be several varieties of fungus at work in a bad case of athlete's foo…

    By: Joe Graedon June 8, 2015 13 Comments
    Remedies for Summertime Athlete’s Foot

    Most people are pleased to put winter in the rear-view mirror, but the hot humid weather of summer can bring on its own maladies. One reader requests remedies to vanquish summertime athlete's foot. Q.…

    By: Terry Graedon August 18, 2014 70 Comments
    Warning–Don’t Use Bleach to Treat At…

    People are aware that bleach (sodium hypochlorite) has powerful cleaning power. People use this familiar household product to remove stains from sheets, towels and white clothes. They also use dilut…

    By: Terry Graedon May 26, 2014 24 Comments
    Athlete’s Foot Succumbs to Household Produ…

    It's that time of year. Your body's natural reaction to heat and humidity is to sweat because when moisture evaporates it cools the skin. There's one place, however, where sweat can't evaporate easily…

    By: Terry Graedon September 27, 2012 23 Comments
    Will Urine Cure Nail Fungus & Athlete’…

    Q. Two months ago I instituted a quasi-experiment for a home remedy to treat my toenail fungus, which is on both feet. Each morning I treat only the right foot, using urine (heard on your syndicated p…

    By: Joe Graedon June 28, 2012 12 Comments
    Foot Fungus Fight Isn’t Fun

    Are you afraid to put your best foot forward? This is the time of year when millions of Americans wish their feet were more presentable. Normally we take our tootsies for granted. We count on them to…

    By: Joe Graedon November 20, 2008 8 Comments
    Listerine Conquers Athlete’s Foot

    Q. A few weeks ago I heard Listerine mentioned for jock itch. I didn't have jock itch, but I was suffering from a very persistent case of athlete's foot. I had used several over-the-counter medication…

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2008 0 Comments
    Coping with Athletes Foot

    By: Joe Graedon March 11, 2008 6 Comments
    Remedies For Getting Rid Of Athlete’s Foot

    Q. Do you know of a home remedy for athlete's foot? I have had a fungus between the fourth and fifth toe for quite a while. I was using Lamisil AT but it does not work well for me. The doctor also gav…

    By: Joe Graedon June 17, 2002 0 Comments
    Fighting Foot Fungus Isn’t Fun

    Are you afraid to put your best foot forward? This is the time of year when millions of Americans wish their feet were more presentable. Normally we take our tootsies for granted. We count on them to …