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Body Butter from The Body Shop works for athlete's foot, jock itch, and thigh chafing. It seems like the opposite of what we are supposed to do, right? Keep the area super dry to kill the fungus? NOPE.
First off, I think ANY thick hand cream that seems extra heavy will probably do the same thing--I just happened to have a big jar of Body Butter Brazil Nut around my wife gave me for dry elbows and knees, so I tried it. It works on athlets's foot, all chafing, and jock itch right away!
Please know that I have had athlete's foot on my right foot for over 6 years and none of the prescription creams or over the counter stuff worked--NONE. I work outside in the Florida heat would have crazy itchy red toes at the end of the day. No powders, or any brush-on stuff worked long enough to stop it. I even tried putting anti-perspirant on all the areas, but nothing worked. I tried body butter in desperation one night to relieve itching and pain and to my shock it started curing the area by the morning.
Shower and clean all areas and put it everywhere you need it. Do your morning routine with no socks or underwear to let it soak in. Clean areas at night and reapply. That's it. In 1-2 days it will be much better. I do it every day to keep fungus at bay. This stuff even works for a long, hot day on the golf course--just apply in the morning and go.
Stops crazy itchy red toes, chafing, red heat rash, jock itch, belt line redness, everything. It has solved my problems. Try it--it works! Thanks.


Lemon wedge between toes seems to work!




I occasionally get Athlete's foot. Or, sometimes my feet will just be irritated and itchy enough to keep me from falling asleep at night. I've tried Cortizone cream, and I've tried Lamisil. Neither take away the irritation or itching. So, I looked up home remedies and saw a posting about tea tree oil. I bought some generic body lotion. I put a quarter size amount of lotion in my hand, then mixed it with about 3 drops of tea tree oil, and applied it to my foot. I did this for each foot. The relief was almost instant, and it lasted for a couple of hours. Whenever I felt the irritation again, I just applied more lotion and tea tree oil. After about 3 or 4 days, all of the irritation was gone! Tea tree oil is fairly inexpensive (I got it for $7 at my health food store) and it has many applications.

I hope this helps!


Starting when I was around 11 or 12, the skin on the bottom of my feet began getting very thick and discolored. It would crack and bleed, etc. And the itchiness, although very mild, made me constantly pick at my feet if I was in an idle sitting position.
A little while after this, I started getting random rashes across my arms and legs. It would go away and come back. This went on until I was 18, and each outbreak was worse.
I eventually started having difficulties breathing.
Because I have what they deem an 'unavoidable allergy' to Blue Dye #1 (which is used in things that are not even blue, not even noticeably dyed, in 'natural' food such as raw fruit, and things like vanilla ice cream and frosting, etc, due to such a consumerist market) it was assumed my allergy was getting worse and I was being exposed in some strange way.
But even after going to purely organic foods and ridding my life of everything that could possibly contain the dye; I was still having allergy symptoms.
At 18 I developed a blood clot in my left bicep that gave me a rare form of deep vein thrombosis and cut off circulation to my arm, and was admitted to hospital. Where I proceeded to enter full anaphylactic shock several times and almost died.

What happened was that I had Athlete's Foot, and developed an allergy to the fungus. This is called an 'id reaction'. And they discovered that it was also the cause of my blood clot, and that the allergy was affecting my blood vessels, my heart, and my brain.
Many things were tried to get rid of this, as it was indeed life-threatening. I was on 24 hour antihistamines, and on a 12 week course of an antibiotic. But no cream or anything worked to get rid of what was on my feet and fueling the fungus.
The only thing that worked to completely get rid of the initial outbreak???

Something called Burrow's Solution. It's an antibacterial and astringent solution that treats a variety of skin problems. After soaking my entire body in the solution four times a day for 2 weeks, every instance of the fungus on my skin was completely gone.

I am so amazed that more people have not heard of this stuff before!!! You can buy it at your local pharmacy under the name of Domeboro. It's about $15 where I live. And it is basically many little packets of this powder that you pour into a bottle of water, and shake it and stir it up until it is completely dissolved, and then pour it into a bath and soak your whole body. Or, you can just pour it into a little container and soak your feet!!! It's marvelous.
You would need maybe 2 boxes to soak your feet twice a day for 2 weeks. But then I guarantee you will be symptom free!!! And only need to use it occassionally.
And unlike things like apple cider vinegar and bleach, you literally cannot feel this working. It like, doesn't hurt or anything at all. It feels very cool when you get out of it though, but in a very pleasant way. Every time I use it I feel like my skin is brand new and it's so smooth.

It's only 5 months after this incident and I have been AF free, but I still soak my feet in this stuff once a week just to make sure I don't get any more reactions, although I am switching it to twice a month soon.

I do use apple cider vinegar too:
To clean the insides of my shoes!!! It works wonders. If you don't do this, then the AF may come back.
You also should throw away any pumice stone or grater-thing after every use while the AF is still in affect.


Hi. I have athletes foot and the itching amd burning along with the splitting between the toes is unbearable. One night I was just tired of it so I got a bucket of warm water with salt and garlic powder. My concoction relieved the burning and itching then I dried my feet really well and applied baby butt rash cream to my toes. It would


for athletes foot soak feet in one part bleach and two parts water it shouldnt come back



I had some white stuff between my toes since i was about 12. the doctors gave me some medicine a while back to get rid of it but it didnt work. i pretended like it wasnt there but having recently gone on a health and all natural mission i decided to try out a natural treatment. i stumbled accros a video which briefly spoke on the benefits of honey and garlic now 23 i tried treating it by crushing or grating garlic and mixing with honey and applying between my toes one night and woke up the next morning to a ridiculous change, there was lituraly 90% less white over night. having continued this treatment for around 4 daays i have been looking between my atleast ten times a day to check that i am not seeing things... but yeah, honey and garlic is another option if you would want to try it



Thank you sooo much for this site!

I've had athlete's foot on both feet (moccasin style) for two years. Guess where I got it? Yes from getting a pedacure! Don't ever let them scrape the bottom of your foot with that cheese grater! About a week later i started seeing the athlete's foot. Although I did not know til later what it was! Hundreds of dollars later in creams and medication (Liver damamging) that literally did NOTHING! I was lucky enough to come upon this site and have been soaking my feet in apple cider vinegar diluted 50/50 twice a day for 30 min for about a month and a half now and IT'S GOING AWAY! I can't believe it, I'm going to throw a party I'm soooo Happy! It was really painful at first, stinging really bad, but you have to be relentless and keep doing it, never give up! I'll probably do it for the rest of my life as it makes your feet really nice removing all the dead skin.

Dr Foot

My problem started 4 years ago when I hurt my fingernail trying to help a neighbor. Consequently I then ended up getting the dreaded ' Nail Fungus ', in my exposed area. I am really not sure where it came from as I was still in denial about it being in my big toes already..and If I really think about I might have gotten that from a nail salon.
I am a guy and twice a year or so I would go to the local nail salon for apedicure. That is when I first noticed it , a month or so later in my toes...And still being in denial, I never really did anything about it,,,think it would go away..Oh, I tried to use some paint on stuff and maybe a week or 2 of some other weak ass cream...And it continued to grow..)))
Finally a few years ago I started realizing I had a real problem and no medical insurance to even get help..That is when I started reading these blogs. My first understanding was that Lamisil ( what the doctor prescribes that will possibly hurt your liver ) also comes in a much smaller %,,,1% instead of 10% like the doctor prescribed...
This is found in Creams sold for Athletes Foot.,,But being super broke because of the economy and having few resources..I went to the Dollar Store and found the 1% cream there for guess what,,,a $1...That is when I finally found a cure for my nail fungus,,The amount is so small if wont hurt your liver ( ask a doctor, which I am not ) but will kill the nail fungus also,,,problem it takes forever,,,
You have to apply it multiple times a day for maybe year,,,maybe a little longer...You keep covering the nail for what seems like an eternity and eventually the half moon will return and your nail will be beautiful again,,,But during this time yiou need to be using an emery board helping the nail stay this as not get all crusty,,,,Yuck and so it will absorb..But trust me it does work..I stil have a problem in both thumbs but it was my fault for not bombarding the nail with applications.. Now it is looking great,,and my finger is perfect..
But now lets get back to my feet,,,I kept thinking the fungus was gone but it was not,,,my nails were not there pink healthy shape...but slightly cloudy and even had spots in the big toes...Horrific!!! I am from the beach and live in Flip Flops even in the winter indoors,,But last Summer I had a meltdown,,,my feet for the first time got ' Athletes Foot '...In weeks my nails were turning to jello, feet swollen, toes bleeding...I was in shock and this is what I did..
1) Clean everywhere that your AF has
touched with either bleach or Apple
Cider Vinegar..
2) Soak your clean feet with Apple
Cider Vinegar 2 times a day for a
1/2 hour each time
3) After soak use the Dollar
Store Lamisil'''' and cover your
nails and toes,,,repeat till all
signs are gone, then do it for
another1-2 weeks,,,
** For me the problem was nail fungus and athletes foot,,,The Apple Cider Vinegar and Lamisil worked for both,,But you must practice good hygiene,,,
Sorry it was so long,,,I wanted people to know how bad I had it and all is well,,,But only if you are relentless,,even 3-4 times a day it wont hurt you....KILL that fungi

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