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Are there alternative treatments for athlete's foot?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Alternative treatments for athlete's foot have been used in many cultures, and research has shown that some are as effective as over-the-counter creams and ointments. For example, garlic, which has antifungal properties, can be helpful. So can moxibustion, a Chinese medical technique in which moxi sticks are lit and held near the skin; the resulting smoke and heat sometimes can get rid of athlete's foot. So can two Mexican botanicals: Ageratina pichinchensis and Solanum chrysotrichum. Always clear it with your doctor before trying any alternative treatments.

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