Dr Oz: Embarrassing Questions Answered
This episode of Dr Oz featured some of the biggest and most common health questions Dr Oz has dealt with over the years, from Eye Boogers to Earwax. Dr Oz also shared the Tree Oil Toenail Fungus remedy, solutions for Smelly Belly Buttons, and Retin A for Adult Acne.
Dr Oz: Belly Button Odor
Sherry did not hide in the shadows to ask Dr Oz her question. She wanted to know whether it’s normal for your Belly Button to have a distinctive odor. She said she has tried using perfume to camouflage the smell, but it doesn’t work.
Dr Oz said there could be a variety of causes for this problem, ranging from lint to sweat and dead skin cells. These are all causes of body bacteria that can accumulate and lead to an odor.
He suggested using a cotton swab to clean the area with rubbing alcohol. Do this once a day, or use an antibacterial ointment instead. Also, try to make sure you’re drying the area after you take a bath or shower to avoid this issue.
Tree Oil Toenail Fungus Remedy
Depending on the weather where you are, you might want to wear sandals. But problems such as Toenail Fungus can make that a bad deal. Audience member Wendy said she has had this problem for 20 years! As a runner and athlete, she loves to get out and exercise but hates her yellow, crusty toenail.
Dr Oz said that her problem could be her athleticism. That’s because her big toenail might be hitting the side of her shoe as she runs, which is a form of trauma. Additionally, there could be bacteria and fungus growing under the nail bed, creating that unsightly appearance.
To fix this issue, Dr Oz recommended mixing equal parts Tree Oil and Sunflower Oil. Then use a cotton ball to apply this to the fungus area on your toe.
Dr Oz: Retin A Review for Adult Acne
Acne is an awkward but accepted rite of passage for teenagers. But for adults, it can be even more embarrassing. Victoria, another woman from Oz’s audience, said she is tired of hiding her breakouts with makeup and wanted to get advice about the best cure for her adult Acne.
Popping your pimples or attempting to drain a zit can end up leaving scars or deep marks behind. But Dr Oz had another idea.
He suggested using a Retin A oil cream for small scars or zits. But if you have a larger problem, you might want to tackle a larger surface area. Make an appointment with a dermatologist if you have a severe case and he or she can help you find the best solution.
Whatever you do, avoid popping those big pimples, or you could end up leaving a big scar in their place.