Does mouthwash help corns on your feet and or foot fungus?

Foot fungus can be very difficult to treat permanently if not done correctly. Firstly it is important to make sure you keep the area completely clean and regularly disinfect it using a solution of some reliable antifungal agent such as Juniper oil or Tea tree oil. Using a gauze pad or cotton ball soaked in this solution, clean the infected nails and dry the area thoroughly. Next, change towels, bedding, footwear and hosiery frequently to contain the fungal infection. Finally, do not keep your feet covered in tight shoes and socks. Instead allow them to breathe by wearing shoes half a size larger than you need or opt for open-toed sandals.

Corns are a hardened skin that has thickened and can be very painful, although there is no danger of them spreading through contact. Indulge in a warm footbath into which some Epsom salts have been added, once every two days. You can also include some drops of essential oils like lavender and rose. After lightly scrubbing the hardened skin with a pumice stone or some natural alternative, moisturize your feet generously. Try a blend of glycerin and rosewater or lavender. Blend half a cup of rosewater and quarter cup of glycerine and store it in airtight containers. Apply generously to feet after a shower or footbath. There seems to be some discussion about the effectiveness of mouthwash in helping deal with foot fungus. There does not seem to be any concrete support yet to support or negate the claim. Although various people seem to report its efficacy, it seems to work at about the same rate as other home remedies and does not speed up the recovery process.

answered by M W

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