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How does baking soda treat foot fungus?

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In the lab, plain old sodium bicarbonate limited growth of the most common types of fungi that cause skin and nail infections. You probably have a box in your pantry already.

SOURCES:

The Corvallis Clinic: “Toenail Fungus.”

National Library of Medicine: “Undecyclenic Acid Liquid.”

National Center for Biotechnology Information: “Tolnaftate.”

National Library of Medicine: “Tolnaftate.”

Davies, K. The International Journal of Clinical Foot Science, Jan. 20, 2006.

National Library of Medicine: “Terbinafine.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tea Tree Oil.”

Derby, R. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, January/February 2011.

American Family Physician: “Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Sechi, L. Journal of Applied Microbiology, February 2001.

Bramston, C. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, September 2015.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 20, 2020

SOURCES:

The Corvallis Clinic: “Toenail Fungus.”

National Library of Medicine: “Undecyclenic Acid Liquid.”

National Center for Biotechnology Information: “Tolnaftate.”

National Library of Medicine: “Tolnaftate.”

Davies, K. The International Journal of Clinical Foot Science, Jan. 20, 2006.

National Library of Medicine: “Terbinafine.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tea Tree Oil.”

Derby, R. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, January/February 2011.

American Family Physician: “Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Sechi, L. Journal of Applied Microbiology, February 2001.

Bramston, C. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, September 2015.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 20, 2020

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