Category Archives: Fungus

Athlete’s foot formula safe for pregnancy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Which athlete’s foot formula is safe for someone who is trying to get pregnant? A: Topical products made of natural products that do not contain hormonal additives should be fine. Both the Sha Hsein Chin ointment and the Tujin anti-fungal liniment are effective. Also keep your feet dry by using talcum…

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Natural cure for toe fungus?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Are there any natural cures for toe fungus? A: In traditional Chinese medicine, fungal infections are classified as either “damp heat” or parasitic infections. Several herbs have shown effectiveness in treating fungal infections, as topical and as an internal medicinal, including Cortex Dictamni, Folium Isatidis, aloe, and camphora. I recommend you…

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Get rid of fungus on my toes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, For a long while I have had a fungus on my big toe and other toes that will not go away. What should I do to get rid of it? A: Fungus likes wet, dark, and damp places. Furthermore, it appears that your immune system may not be strong enough to…

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What to do for peeling hands?

Q: Dear Dr, Mao, Every spring, my hands peel. What causes this and how can I keep it from happening? Moisturizers have not been working. A: This may be a fungal condition, which often is exacerbated during the spring season. If peeling is confined to hands only, you may try anti-fungal treatments such as: 1….

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