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Why can't alcohol or iodine cure athelete's foot?
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Why can't alcohol or iodine cure athelete's foot?

Pts are prepped before injections or invasive procedures (surgery) with betadine or alcohol or other topical stuff intended to kill microorganisms on the skin.

So why is it that this method will not work for fungal infections such as jock itch or athelete's foot?
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