By: Joe Graedon August 28, 2022 12 Comments
    Will Vicks VapoRub Help Your Athlete’s Foo…

    If you have ever struggled with persistent athlete's foot, you know it can be hard to eradicate this fungal infection. Of course, there are plenty of over-the-counter products for treating it. In addi…

    By: Terry Graedon June 9, 2022 5 Comments
    Show 1304: Fixing Your Foot Problems

    In our nationally syndicated radio show this week, we have a guest live in the studio. Podiatrist Jane Andersen will be ready to answer your questions about foot problems and what you can do about the…

    By: Terry Graedon May 23, 2022 86 Comments
    Warning–Don’t Use Bleach to Treat Athlet…

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

    By: Terry Graedon April 28, 2022 26 Comments
    Will Urine Cure Nail Fungus & Athlete’…

    For many years, readers were eager to share their home remedies for toenail fungus. During much of that time, doctors had little to offer patients who wanted to clear this unsightly infection. The pre…

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1223: How to Care for Summer-Stressed Skin …

    During the pandemic, fewer people by far have been making ordinary appointments with the dermatologist to have their skin checked. However, some skin conditions can become much worse if they are negle…

    By: Terry Graedon October 3, 2019 12 Comments
    Show 1183: How to Manage Your Foot Problems

    Do your feet hurt? Foot problems can interfere with both work and leisure time activities. You won’t want to walk the dog or go dancing, not to mention stand at a cash register or move about a clini…

    By: Terry Graedon May 20, 2019 14 Comments
    Cure Your Athlete’s Foot with Time-Honored…

    Have you checked out your toes lately? Look closely at the area between the toes to see whether there is red or peeling skin. If there is, you might have athlete’s foot, and you may find that the ar…

    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 12 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 10 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 13 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 10 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 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: 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 9 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 …