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The effect of Allium sativum (garlic) foot soak on the athlete's foot of selected individuals in Cebu City.


Daisy Mae P. Quintana,
Mae Crystal R. Reyes,
Yannie Lace C. Salvador,
Marie gil S. Seno,
Karisna Khate A. Sesante,
Maria Fe R. Silot,
Herley C. Tatad,
Armi Leslie D. Te,
Maida B. Tupas,
Christine April A. Zamarro

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College of Nursing - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
October 2005


Design: This study utilized the quasi-experimental design to determine the effect of garlic on Athlete's Foot.


Setting: The study was conducted in Philippine Public Safety College - Police National Training Institute - Regional Training School VII located at Apas, Cebu City. The group chose this particular location since it is where the researcher's target study subjects were mostly to be found. At the same time, it satisfied the criteria set by the research group.


Subjects: This study included 24 study subjects, both male and female aged 20 to 40 years old who were engaged in daily strenuous physical activity and were interdigital type of Athlete's Foot as evaluated by Dr. Mercyrose L. Montalban, a general Medical Practitioner. On the other hand, the study excluded those who had a history of or an on-going use of commercially available medications. It also excluded those individuals with other feet problems such as wound, allergies or scabies. Another was those that had feet injuries or fractures and lastly persons who were hypersensitive to garlic.


Procedures/Interventions: Upon arrival of the study subjects, they were gathered in a room assigned by PSupt. Medardo Estapa de Guzman. they were asked to be seated on their respective chairs. The evaluators assessed the characteristics of the athlete's foot according to the following criteria: appearance, itchiness and odor. The study subjects were provided same size basins containing the garlic foot soak prepared an hour ago. They immersed the affected feet for 10 minutes. After the set time has passed, the implementors assisted the subjects in removing their feet from the foot soak and drying the affected areas using individuals towels. This procedure was repeated twice a day for ten days. The evaluators reassessed the characteristics of Athlete's foot on the tenth day of the application on the garlic foot soak.


Results: Based on the results of the Monitoring checklist before the application of Garlic foot soak, out of 24 study subjects, 18 had mild Athlete's Foot while 6 had moderate Athlete's Foot. After the application of Garlic foot soak, 24 of the study subjects experienced significant change in the characteristics of Athlete's Foot. 23 belonged to the None category and 1 in the Mild category showing a reduction in the signs and symptoms.


Conclusion: There is a significant change on the characteristics of athlete's foot before and after application of garlic as foot soak.


Objective: This study aimed to determine the effect of garlic foot soak on Athlete's foot of selected individuals in Cebu City.



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