Patients are always asking me for natural or non-chemical remedies. Sometimes, there are good ones, sometimes not.
Inexpensive apple cider vinegar (it need not be organic) is a good one. Soak a cotton ball with it and use it these three ways to treat minor skin conditions:
1. Bug Bites: Reduces itching and swelling of bug bites, especially mosquito bites.
2. Athlete’s Foot: Mix 3 parts vinegar with 1 part water and soak feet for 15 minutes once or twice a day. It can help eliminate the fungus.
3. Smelly Pits: Sweat doesn’t smell bad. It’s the bacteria that breaks down your sweat that does. Rubbing apple cider vinegar on your pits can help kill bacteria and odor.
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