No More (Foot) Fungus Among Us

August 1, 2002

Patients with mycotic toenails whoare unable to take oral antifungalagents may find relief with this oldremedy. Instruct them to fill a bastingpan with warm water, add 2 or 3 capfulsof chlorine bleach, and soak bothfeet in this solution for 10 to 15 minutestwice a day for 2 weeks.

Patients with mycotic toenails whoare unable to take oral antifungalagents may find relief with this oldremedy. Instruct them to fill a bastingpan with warm water, add 2 or 3 capfulsof chlorine bleach, and soak bothfeet in this solution for 10 to 15 minutestwice a day for 2 weeks. (Havethem wash their feet after each treatment.)The toenails will first becomewhite; this is a result of the penetrationof the nails by the bleach, whichdestroys the fungus. New nails willgrow in 2 to 3 months.
- Michael Rothstein, MSN, FNP
   Tappan, NY