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How does eucalyptus oil treat foot fungus?

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People love this popular plant because of its fresh scent. But it does more than smell good. It also works on toenail fungus. Scientists say it may work just as well as treatments you get from your doctor.

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

National Library of Medicine: “Terbinafine.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tea Tree Oil.”

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

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

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

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

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

National Library of Medicine: “Terbinafine.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tea Tree Oil.”

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 20, 2020

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