By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2016 5 Comments
    How to Cure Swamp Rash with Milk of Magnesia

    The ingenuity of our readers always impresses us. We recently heard from a reader who recommended an unusual treatment for a friend. She later had an occasion to use this home remedy herself. Who knew…

    By: Joe Graedon June 29, 2015 16 Comments
    Listerine to the Rescue for a Rash Under the Bre…

    Certain problems tend to crop up on a regular basis. Hot sticky weather is often a trigger for skin problems from heat rash to athlete's foot. Many of these may have their origin in yeast or fungus, w…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2014 7 Comments
    Toilet Paper in Public Restrooms Triggers Nasty …

    Q. I have a number of allergies and chemical sensitivities. Here's the latest reaction: every time I use an airplane toilet or a Port-a-Potty, I have very uncomfortable swelling of my privates. It hap…

    By: Terry Graedon November 18, 2013 2 Comments
    Is Spermicidal Lubricant the Source of Irritatio…

    Q. If a spermicidal lubricant is used during sexual relations, can it cause the man genital irritation or discomfort? A friend of mine told me that after using this type of lubricant several times, he…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2013 0 Comments
    Dandruff Shampoo Clears Underarm Rash

    Q. I have had an underarm rash off and on for years. I read about coal tar shampoo for rosacea and found that it worked well. I thought perhaps my armpit rash might be caused by fungi too. I shampoo m…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2013 0 Comments
    Saving Skin from Swimming Pool Rash

    Q. I've had trouble with itchy, red blotchy skin after I swim in the pool. At the suggestion of a local swim coach, I started applying Aquaphor ointment before I swim. No more rash! Our pool is disinf…

    By: Joe Graedon June 7, 2012 7 Comments
    Milk of Magnesia Solved Man’s Underarm Ras…

    Q. My husband was having a real problem w/ underarm rash. After trying an antifungal cream which worked temporarily, I told him about milk of magnesia. He will never go back to any deodorant and absol…

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2011 41 Comments
    Some Poison Ivy Remedies Make Itchy Skin Worse

    If you are out enjoying beautiful warm weather by walking in the woods or working in the yard, remember the adage: Leaves of three, let it be. Not every three-leaved plant is poison ivy or poison oak,…