By: Terry Graedon October 24, 2021 130 Comments
    Remedies Offered for Troublesome Under-Breast Ra…

    Over the years, we have heard from many women who experience a troublesome breast rash. The skin becomes irritated and red. Often it itches or hurts, especially during hot weather. However, some peopl…

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2021 1 Comments
    Show 1274: Can We Make Sick Buildings Healthy?

    Are you getting enough fresh air? More than a century ago, Florence Nightingale insisted that hospitals needed good ventilation to get lots of fresh air. That would keep patients from spreading danger…

    By: Terry Graedon July 6, 2020 8 Comments
    What Can You Do for Summer Skin Problems?

    When temperature and humidity rise, our body’s natural air conditioning kicks in. That means we start sweating. As the moisture evaporates from our skin, it cools us, at least a little bit. Unfortun…

    By: Terry Graedon May 25, 2020 10 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 December 12, 2019 3 Comments
    Show 1192: How a Scary Fungus Is Threatening the…

    You may have heard about antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They can greatly complicate the treatment of infections. But have you ever heard of antifungal-resistant fungus? Infectious disease experts knew…

    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: Joe Graedon July 1, 2019 8 Comments
    Can MoM (milk of magnesia) Offer Relief from Joc…

    Wherever there are folds in the skin there is the opportunity for jock itch. That means women as well as men are vulnerable. Summertime is the worse time for jock itch. That’s because of the heat an…

    By: Terry Graedon April 11, 2019 14 Comments
    Scary Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection Is Spreadi…

    A life-threatening drug-resistant fungal infection is spreading around the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reporting outbreaks of Candida auris in 12 states. New York…

    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 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: Joe Graedon June 15, 2015 55 Comments
    Nurses Know that Home Remedies Knock Out Nasty N…

    Many people have been reluctant to go to a doctor's office because of COVID-19. Unless something is really serious, the risks may seem too great. Nasty nail fungus infections just don't seem like that…

    By: Joe Graedon August 4, 2014 71 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: 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 182 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…