Can Mouthwash Prevent Athlete's Foot?

Playing A Surprising Treatment for Athlete's Foot?

The Doctors discuss if applying something meant for your mouth could help with a problem associated with your feet. They weigh in on the idea that mouthwash can be used on your feet to prevent athlete's foot.

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"There is theoretically some truth to this," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says.

He explains that it would depend on which type of mouthwash is used.

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Dr. Travis says mouthwashes containing alcohol would act an antiseptic and could kill off bacteria and fungi that result in athlete's foot.