Thymol is derived from the oil of the common herb, thyme. Thymol is recognized for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and even anti-itch properties. As a prescription, the medication is often expensive. However over the counter Listerine contains Thymol and is cost effective alternative.
A reasonable therapy for scalp itching and folliculitis.
Use shampoo and conditioner as usual
Using spray bottle spray Listerine to scalp and gently massage to spread evenly
Wait 1 minute before rinsing with water
No topical treatments have 100% success rate for nails but Thymol can be used to treat fungus with variable results. It will take months for improvement to be seen.
Use a medicine dropper to apply Listerine on and underneath the affected nails daily
OR Soak affected nails for 5-10 mins daily
What to purchase
Listerine “Naturals” is recommended because it does not contain dyes and is available at most pharmacies.
*Special thanks to our trusted colleague, Dr. Jenna Beasley of Florida for this excellent tip.