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Does urine clear up athlete's foot?

Last Updated: 17th January, 2020

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According to some experts, human urine (yes, your own wee) can cure all manner of skin conditions, from spots to athlete's foot. Christy's research found that when applied topically to the skin, urine can help decrease the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and acne, along with fungal infections.

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Similarly, it is asked, does urine really kill athlete's foot?

Some people say urine might cure athlete's foot because of the urea that it contains. It would have to be a very large amount of urea (more than how much is normally found in urine) for it to be considered useful to treat tinea pedis (“athlete's foot”). So in reality, no, it probably does not work.

what kills athlete's foot in shower? I advise no more than 1 tablespoon of bleach in half a gallon of water. The soaks will help kill off the fungus. Air Out: During an acute bout of athlete's foot, it's helpful if you can let your feet air out as much as possible (without walking barefoot).

Keeping this in view, does urine cure toenail fungus?

Urine contains urea, which is used at high concentrations to remove fungus-infected toenails (Dermatology, online, May 2013). The concentration of urea in urine is far weaker, but we have heard similar stories from other readers. It may take months of foot soaks to get rid of nail fungus.

What kills toenail fungus fast?

Oral antifungal drugs. These drugs are often the first choice because they clear the infection more quickly than do topical drugs. Options include terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox). These drugs help a new nail grow free of infection, slowly replacing the infected part.

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Hai Khlifi

Professional

Can peeing in the shower cause athlete's foot?

According to some experts, human urine (yes, your own wee) can cure all manner of skin conditions, from spots to athlete's foot. Madonna famously said that she keeps athlete's foot at bay by peeing in the shower, and Bear Grylls has claimed that it can be essential for rehydration.

Shena Oroviogoitia

Professional

How do you cure athlete's foot in one day?

How LamisilAT Works As an Athlete's Foot Cure
  1. Apply LamisilAT Cream twice a day as directed. Wash your feet with warm water and soap, paying particular attention to the areas between your toes.
  2. With proper use, all itching, burning, and cracking subsides.
  3. Treat for 7 days — even if your symptoms disappear.

Ramata Eihvald

Professional

How long is athlete's foot contagious?

Rarely, athlete's foot can be caused by non-dermatophytes, like yeast (candida). Athlete's foot is mildly contagious. It can be spread through direct contact with the infection and by skin particles left on towels, shoes, or floors. Walking barefoot may increase your chance of contracting athlete's foot.

Munir Schnegg

Explainer

Can you get rid of athlete's foot forever?

Several weeks of treatment with a medication applied to the feet can usually cure athlete's feet in people with new or short-term symptoms. Chronic or recurring athlete's foot infections also can be cured this way, but may require significant changes in foot care and several weeks of treatment.

Lynsey Christie

Explainer

What causes athlete's foot?

Athlete's foot occurs when the tinea fungus grows on the feet. You can catch the fungus through direct contact with an infected person, or by touching surfaces contaminated with the fungus. The fungus thrives in warm, moist environments. It's commonly found in showers, on locker room floors, and around swimming pools.

Herve Mathewes

Explainer

Does peroxide help athletes foot?

Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide can effectively kill the fungus on the surface level of the foot, as well as any surface bacteria that could cause an infection. Pour hydrogen peroxide directly onto the affected area. Do this twice daily until the infection subsides.

Selica Altimir

Pundit

What does human urine cure?

Known today as urine therapy, urophagia, or urotherapy, the medicinal use of urine is still practiced in some parts of the world. Reports dating back to ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt suggest that urine therapy has been used to treat everything from acne to cancer.

Nayhara Geerling

Pundit

Is pool water good for athlete's foot?

For control of athlete's foot infection, persons with active tinea pedis infection should: Keep feet clean, dry, and cool. Avoid using swimming pools, public showers, or foot baths.

Lutgarda Muscalu

Pundit

What does Vicks VapoRub do to toenail fungus?

Although designed for cough suppression, its active ingredients, camphor and eucalyptus oil, may help treat toenail fungus. A 2011 study found Vicks VapoRub had a “positive clinical effect” in the treatment of toenail fungus. To use, apply a small amount of Vicks VapoRub to the affected area at least once a day.

Tove Bolsico

Pundit

What is the most effective toenail fungus treatment?

Prescription medicines include griseofulvin (Fulvicin®), itraconazole (Sporanox®), and terbinafine (Lamisil®). Of these medications, itraconazole and terbinafine are the most effective. They cure 70 to 80% of infections with one course of treatment.

Jinjie Mijes

Pundit

How can I increase my urine flow?

Go with the Flow
  1. Keep yourself active. Lack of physical activity can make you retain urine.
  2. Do Kegel exercises. Stand at or sit on the toilet and contract the muscle that allows you to stop and start the flow of pee.
  3. Meditate. Nervousness and tension cause some men to urinate more often.
  4. Try double voiding.

Debroah Mitterbacher

Teacher

How do I stop my pants from smelling like urine?

wiping from front to back to reduce your risk of getting a bacterial infection. wearing 100 percent cotton underwear and loose-fitting pants. regularly washing your vulva with warm water. wearing panty liners or frequently changing your underwear if you're prone to urine leakage.

Mena Fuchss

Teacher

Can't pee What to do?

If you do have to force yourself, here are 10 strategies that may work:
  1. Run the water. Turn on the faucet in your sink.
  2. Rinse your perineum.
  3. Hold your hands in warm or cold water.
  4. Go for a walk.
  5. Sniff peppermint oil.
  6. Bend forward.
  7. Try the Valsalva maneuver.
  8. Try the subrapubic tap.

Quilen Hillion

Teacher

What causes fungus toenails?

Fungal nail infections are caused by various fungal organisms (fungi). The most common cause is a type of fungus called dermatophyte. Yeast and molds also can cause nail infections. Fungal nail infection can develop in people at any age, but it's more common in older adults.

Laree Taieb

Teacher

What is urine made of?

Pee is your body's liquid waste. It's mainly made of water, salt, and chemicals called urea and uric acid. Your kidneys make it when they filter toxins and other bad stuff from your blood.

Cancio Utermark

Reviewer

How do you kill athletes foot?

Sprinkle antifungal powder on feet and in your shoes daily. Antifungal creams and sprays are also effective at managing the infection. Continue treatment for one to two weeks after the infection has cleared to prevent it from recurring. Make sure your feet get plenty of air.

Ladislau Burckhard

Reviewer

What is urine therapy How does it work?

In alternative medicine, urine therapy or urotherapy, (also urinotherapy, Orin Therapy, Shivambu, uropathy, or auto-urine therapy) is the application of human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, including drinking of one's own urine and massaging one's skin, or gums, with one's own urine.

Baha Xian

Reviewer

Can athlete's foot spread through bed sheets?

direct, skin-to-skin contact, as may occur when an uninfected person touches the infected area of somebody with athlete's foot. indirect contact, in which the fungi can infect people via contaminated surfaces, clothing, socks, shoes, bed sheets, and towels.

Shyla Miserachs

Reviewer

Should I sleep with socks on with athlete's foot?

You should keep your feet clean and dry. Wear shoes or sandals that allow good airflow. Do not cover your feet during sleep. Wear cotton socks, and change them every day or if they get damp.