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42 Comments for the Athlete's Foot Home Remedy

Heather

I know this will sound nuts nut it really work... urinate on your feet where the affected areas are let it soak there for a minute or two then rinse off with warm water. It does not have to be your own urine.. its easiest done in the shower or 'peeing' in a cup. You will feel results after one or twice and see results in a week or so.. the more you do it the better!

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Anonymous

I have found that this method actually seems to make the infection worse, or can often times cause a reoccurence after you have gotten rid of it.

Anonymous

I watched the 1996 movie Courage Under Fire. In it, a medical soldier gave this tip as a cure. Curious, the next time I had conjured up a case of athlete's foot I tried it and I found that it worked and I only had to do it twice.

Scott

After 8 years in the marines and more than a couple cases, this method did provide some relief.. although I'd recommend some walgreens bought creams or sprays as well.
Regarding the statment that ' it does not have to be your own urine'
This may be true.. but..

Anonymous

My husband had a severe case of athletes feet. The dr told him that urinating in the shower is one cause of the fungus that causes athletes foot. So I really don't see how urine would cure it.

cs

wow what a thought, I don't see how this could cure athletes foot. It just sounds grose, but hey if you're desprate why not give it a try!

Arkinats

Its always worked for me in the past.

chip

It's possible that the toxins in urine would kill anything. Thats why we eliminate waste from our bodies. I would recommend many of the other remedies plus probiotics orally along with proper diet.

Chip

As long as you can keep the area dry and clean then the fungus cannot live. Washing in the a.m. and in the p.m. before bed will be highly beneficial. I forget the p.m. wash at least 90% of the time. If i could remember then mine would not re-occur. I also sweat alot in the summer and my shoes don't ventilate well. Because of that i must wear new shoes every 4 mos or so and sock with high percentage of cotton. Polyester is no good.Air is good for foot but bad for fungus. It also hates direct sunlight/u.v. rays.

Natasha

In regards to the 'toxins' in urine, urine is actually non-toxic, and sterile. That is why it is safe to drink in emergency situations. It is also used to neutralize the sting of jelly fish. Urine contains urea, which is an active ingredient in many anti-fungal treatments (and many common skin lotions!) As athletes foot is a fungus, I'm guessing if urine is effective, it has something to do with pH.

Anyhow, if you're looking for something more natural than an over-the-counter cream, my highest recommendation is direct application of high quality (therapeutic grade) tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia.) Tea tree works great for a variety of things, and as essential oils are highly concentrated, you only need a few drops per application (depending on how widespread the problem is...) so it is well worth the initial expense. If you are eager to start your own essential oil collection, patchouli and cedarwood are good anti-fungals as well, and can be used in combination with tea tree (and have a more pleasant scent, imho.) I would recommend adding lavender and chamomile to the blend, to soothe the irratation. However, tea tree alone should be effective.

Anonymous

This actually does work, granted it took me 2 weeks to get up the nerve to actually pee on my feet. I'm glad I did, and I would of done it sooner too if i only knew.

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