Not So Novel Anti-Fungal Approach

People’s Pharmacy which is a US online pharmacy advice publication, was chided by one enthusiastic reader for failing to recommend his favourite athlete’s foot treatment, bleach.

"One treatment is all it takes.  Don’t worry; it’s only bleach," he wrote.  The publication came back with sound advice: "Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) should never be applied to the skin. It can cause irritation, burns and blisters.

"That’s why you’ve never seen such a recommendation here."

I’m sure the pharmacist who responded so appropriately was tempted to simply say, "We haven’t recommended it here because it’s an astoundingly stupid idea."

Other remedies suggested by readers for anti-fungal treatment included soaking the feet in dilute vinegar, amber Listerine, baking soda or Epsom salt solutions . 

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Source:, Friday 22 August 2014