/ NEW ARTICLE: Hand and Foot Care
Your feet. Do they smell? This article has tips on how to avoid the smelly-rock-shoe syndrome.
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I hear the sound of barrels being scraped...
I, however, am enjoying the word 'avulsion' this morning.
Your enjoyment might be lessened if you search for "skin avulsion" in google images.
I don't think I'm going to do that, if it's all the same to you.
...and I thought it was something you bought at B&Q ...
Indeed. But is there any evidence for this healing? None that I can find.
Cotton socks are about the best thing for promoting the conditions that fungus likes to grow in - they trap moisture against the skin and let it get warm and wet. Synthetic, wicking socks are far better in this regard.
I've tested the effects of Vitamin E based preparations on skin and they do work.* I should point out that the concentration of Vit.E that I was using was vastly higher than any commercially available preparation.
I tested a bog standard moisturiser, Climb On and my own Vit E preparation there was a noticeable improvement from
no moisturiser<moisturiser<Climb On<<Conc. Vit. E
*I'm a research chemist.
Did you publish anything on the research?
tea tree oil helps to get rid of athletes foot, (got fined by the MHRA for claiming it on a product once many years ago ).
No it was done entirely off my own back* so to speak, mainly because organising human trials can be tricky. Wouldn't be nearly enough to publish on.
*Mostly other places which were easier to reach.
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