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How does undecylenic acid treat foot fungus?

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This fungus fighter is the main ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) products. You can buy it at your local drugstore as a liquid or a polish you paint onto your nails. It eases the raw, irritated skin that can come with a fungus.

From: OTC and Home Remedies for Foot Fungus WebMD Medical Reference

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 November 12, 2017

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 November 12, 2017

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