By: Terry Graedon September 20, 2018 4 Comments
    Do Mouth Microbes Help the Immune System?

    Humans support a variety of microbes on our skin, in our digestive tracts and elsewhere. As a result, some observers have noted that there are more bacterial cells than human cells in our bodies. As w…

    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: Joe Graedon June 15, 2015 40 Comments
    Nurses Know that Home Remedies Knock Out Nasty N…

    Q. I have nasty nail fungus on a thumb and both big toes. My doctor will not prescribe pills because of possible liver damage, so I would like anything that will get rid of the fungus. My thumbnail re…

    By: Joe Graedon August 4, 2014 69 Comments
    What Can You Do To Get Rid Of Toenail Fungus?

    If you have noticed that your toenails are thick and yellow, you are not alone. Nail fungus affects a lot of people, so we are glad that we can offer some popular remedies for nail fungus. Q. What is …

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2013 125 Comments
    Remedies Offered for Troublesome Under-Breast Ra…

    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 they all seemed t…

    By: Joe Graedon June 27, 2013 26 Comments
    Going Without Panties Didn’t Cure Jock Itc…

    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. …

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2012 11 Comments
    Soothing Rash Under Breasts

    Q. Thanks for your recent column about rash under the breasts. I had been suffering for so long. As soon as I came home I would take off my bra or put a piece of cloth between my bra and my skin. Zeas…

    By: Terry Graedon June 7, 2012 6 Comments
    Reaction to Fungi Triggers Inflammation

    Your gastrointestinal tract is home to trillions of bacteria. This microbiome contains more 1000 different species of microbes. Scientists have long suspected that fungi also take up residence in our …

    By: Terry Graedon August 7, 2011 21 Comments
    Heat and Humidity Make Skin Itch

    Most people think of dandruff and its flakes as a winter-time problem. Cold air and central heating are thought to dry out the skin and make the scalp flake. But skin problems are not restricted to co…

    By: Joe Graedon December 22, 2008 180 Comments
    Breast Fungus Secrets Exposed

    Fungi love damp dark places, so they often thrive in the crevices between toes and in folds of skin. The groin is especially susceptible. That's why men often complain of jock itch. Women can have joc…