Hydrotherapy is a field of alternative medicines which treats diseases using an efficacious functional water having various physical and chemical properties, and its demand is currently increasing. Hypochlorous acid water is verified to be biologically safe and eco-friendly, so is highly regarded as a effective disinfectant. This study was performed to confirm the effect of hydrogen-rich sterilization water (HRSW) generated by electrolysis of water on the athletes food in human. Resultingly, HRSW revealed improvement effect of 90% (very effective: 48%, a little effective: 42%) on tinea pedis during 2 weeks of food bath, and 64% (very effective: 18%, a little effective: 46%) on toenail onychomycosis after 1 month or more. In this study, most of participants answered to have partial improvement of symptom after food bath in HRSW during experimental period, and their satisfaction was very high despite of repetition of deterioration and improvement. it suggests that long-term foot bath in HRSW may improve the symptoms of tinea pedis and toenail onychomycosis which especially requires prolonged treatment. Consequently, our study indicates that HRSW containing electrolyzed hypochloric acid may have a therapeutic effect on various bacterial and mycotic infections including tinea corporis and tinea capitis due to its strong sterilization power. Further, it is expected to play important roll for the health management of immunodepressed patients and elderly persons in daily life due to its effectiveness, accessibility and safety.
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