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8 Comments for the Athlete's Foot Home Remedy

lexy

So I have athlete's foot ewww. I went to my regular doctor who prescribed a cream, an expensive cream I might add. After almost a year of using that it seemed to only control it. I will say that like alot of people I backed off using it when it seemed to get better. Not the thing to do. Use it every day every day every day. I eventually went to a dermatologist who told me to use his cream and wear the same dirty sock every night for a week. Again ewww...I did not do this. He did not however say I had athletes foot. I have tried OTC products for athletes foot and again they only seemed to control the problem. One, guess I can't mention the name but it started with a LO, made it worse...much worse. i did try the vinegar...ouch. Not fun and did not work. Then I found someone on one of these home remedy sites that mentioned VICKS vapo rub. Really? Vicks? yes. So I figured I would try it and if it didn't work I would only be out a few bucks. Well remeber the last thing I used had my atheletes foot so bad it had almost surounded my bid toe. The Vicks was at least soothing I thought and somewhat controlled the itch. So I began using it daily, anytime I put on socks or shoes at bedtime just whenever. I am about 1/3 into my little jar of generic Vicks and are you ready for this? wearing sandles. Unbeleivable to me that after all the suffering I have had to enddure and the ugliness it creates Vicks has been my answer. I every now and then get an emery board and rub off the excess roughness. I am now down to one little spot and it is barely red. I continue to use my Vicks (almost daily) and continue to exfoiliate the dead skin my as I type this I reached down and touched the top of my foot and it is smooth. If you are at your wits end please give this a try. For just a few dollars what can you loose right. I even bought the generic. Thank you for whomever posted this remedy in the first place as it has worked for me.
Good luck people.

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Tonia

Okay I'm going to try it and get back with u about the results...thanks!

Jayme

WOW!! My son has athlete's foot. He has it bad, like you have described. He will scratch his feet, with whatever he can get a hold of, (usually a rag to rub between his toes) until he gets blisters. Then the burning starts and the itching starts again from the healing of the blisters, and the athlete's foot. I have tried EVERYTHING. Bleach, vinegar the whole works, but never thought of Vicks. When I read this story, I thought, you know what? Vicks works on alot of things. So, why not try it. I will only be out a few bucks if it doesn't. I'm sure it will.

Thank you for sharing your story. It's the same kind of story for alot of people.Hopefully it will work for my son, as it has for you.

Marq

Thank u for postin this..I have been dealin with AF since i was in the Marine corp..and like u have tried all kind of things BUT never heard about VICKS..Goin to the store now..

Dave

The LO you refer to is most likely Lotramin. It did nothing for me either, though it was prescribed for a different condition.

Jd

Hi my names james I just found out I have af and to be honest im scAred I mean im only 20 and its starting to look bad so im going to try this hopefully it works I need it to

Jennifer

I've been dealing with AF for several years now and had tried creams, soaks, and just dealing with it. It is to the point that I can't deal with it any more. I have never heard of Vicks being used. At this point I am willing to try most any thing but the solutions I have been trying. I will have to let you know how it works. Thank you for posting this comment :)

KAREN

WOW SO I HAVE AF FOR A VERY LONG TIME SINCE HIGH SCHOOL I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO GET RID OF IT,I TRIED ALL KINDS OF CREAMS AND DOESNT WORK IVE HERD FRM ALOT OF PEOPLE VICKS WORKS I REALLY HOPE IT DOES.I HATE THE FEELING OF THE ITCHING AND BURNING EVERY NIGHT DO YOU KNW FOR HOW LONG U HAVE TO DO THIS AND DO U HAVE TO WEAR SOCK WHEN U PUT THE VICKS ON? THANK FOR THIS HOPE IT WORKS FOR ME...

Anonymous

I started trying this remedy, and I think it's actually working! I have athlete's foot on the sides of my right foot. It is not a super bad case, but I do get small tiny blisters. Sorry, I know that's too much info! I've been trying Vicks vapor rub. Today is the third day, and I feel like my foot is clearing up! I'm going to continue using it. I think this might be a real cure.

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