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What effect does garlic have on athlete's foot?

Garlic may be useful in treating fungus infections. In several studies, even in small quantities, the garlic compounds ajoene, diallyl trisulfide -- a garlic extract containing allicin -- and a number of other sulfuric garlic compounds inhibited fungi by interfering with fungus metabolism.

With a cream containing 0.4% ajoene from garlic, one study was able to cure 100% of patients with athlete's foot over the course of two weeks.

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