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254 Home Remedies for Athlete's Foot

Mike

Which ever remedy you use Always remember to put your socks on Before you put on your underwear. Or you could end up with jock itch,,,,,,

Anonymous

ummm.... no offence...but everyone has had to take a piss ...while being in the shower and was simply too lazy to use the toilet....now...make sure ur very dehydrated so ur pee shuld be yellow...if its clear than its mostly just water... now... peee on ur feet ( it would be no different from a jellyfish sting) and tadaaa...ur feet are cure...ur urine is full of amonia...and other things but thats not important...just pee on ur feet and ur good to go

Jen

Hello.. I have been battling Athlete's foot for about a year now. I treated it last year with apple cider vinegar (AVC) after reading many of these home remedies. It cured it! However, when this winter rolled around, the AF came back. I wanted to come onto this site and write a post because ACV was the only thing that saved me the second time around.

I have tried all the creams, sprays, garlic, hydrogen peroxcide, teas, ect and nothing worked. It was so painful and swollen I could barely walk after a day of work. I would sit at my desk in cry because I was so uncomfortable.

I went to my local supermarket and got the biggest container of ACV they had. I began soaking my feet in only ACV three times a day (morning, on my lunch break and at night after I showered) for 15 minutes. The pain and itching has dramatically decreased. I now am soaking only twice a day and after this weekend will reduce to once a day for a week. It is honestly the only solution I found that really helps. I made it a point to write this because I know how upsetting it can be to deal with (and embarrassing).

Currently I lysol my bathtub after every use and only wear flip flops in my house (even though it is winter). I try to change my socks twice a day, change my bed sheets every couple days and put baby powder in my shoes after each wear.

Also, during the most painful AF period I left and went on a weekend vacation to Puerto Rico and the sun and salt water cured my feet as well.

I hope anyone suffering with AF can find relief with ACV and lots of patients. And remember that even though you THINK it might gone, its not. Soak for another week just to make sure!!!!

Good luck!

Ann

Try a foot soak of hot but not too hot water with some tea tree oil for 15 to 20 minutes a day.

Juniper

I had moccasin type athlete’s foot, in which the sole of the foot is affected. The thick skin on the sole makes treating this type of athlete’s foot very difficult.

After trying several commercial treatments I decided to try the following approach. First, after showering when the skin on the foot is softer, I used a pumice stone to remove dead skin. Next I soaked my foot in apple cider vinegar for 10-15 minutes, then dried my foot with rough towel to further exfoliate the skin. Finally I applied a 50/50 mixture of neem oil and tamanu oil and put on a pair of clean, cotton socks.
After doing this twice a day for about 1 month my athlete’s foot is gone. It is important to practice very good hygiene during this process. Clean your tub/shower, pumice stone, rough towel, and socks thoroughly after using to avoid re-infection and wash your hands after applying the oil.

It takes a little time and effort to get results with this treatment, but it works.

Anonymous

I got athletes foot a few monthss ago and used lamisil which I know is not a home remedy but after my athletes foot went away I got a hard rough spot on the bottom of my foot that itched a little bit (but not bad at all) I tried putting bio oil on it and the next morning it was gone and I haven't had any problems since.(:

Carlo

Ok so i picked up AF at the gym, I had it bad on my big toes, the itching and burning were so fierce sleep went out the window. After checking out cures on this website I I tried the salt and vinegar bath,it helps but the fact that you have soak your feet which brings actually more humidity. After I tried tea tree oil but it just wasn't strong enough; then I tried oregano oil and that one almost burned the skin off my feet. so I looked up more remedies posted here and the I saw the Lysol spray. Desperate and lucky to have a bottle lying around I used it. believe me I loathe using chemical stuff, since I'm totally pro natural products. however, in this case it worked instantly, I was able to sleep that night, the soothing feeling was great. I'm still convinced it's highly toxic for you, and just having to breathe the stuff while you are in bed is horrible. but hey, extreme measures for extreme times. Just spray it on your toes twice/thrice a day. Also put it in your shoes and clean the crap out of your bathtub. Good luck.

DeeDee

I use warm water with two cloves of crushed garlic and a splash of rubbing alcohol for soaking my feet if I get a bad case. It kills the fungi

CPSW

P.S.

in addition to treating your shoes and socks with the cider VINEGAR, use the household cleaners to thoroughly clean and disinfect your tub, shower, bathroom floors, carpets and other areas where you are typically barefoot and have left some fungus. The fungus will just stay there, waiting to reinfect you after all your hard work.

Also keep a small bottle of the cider VINEGAR spray on your night table. When your feet start to itch during the night the VINEGAR will PUT THE FIRE OUT right away.

XO


CPSW

CPSW

This Is a RE-POST (page 8) but
I AM ON A MISSION.

I'm encouraged by the fact that the original post got so many responses and that overall VINEGAR post seem to get the most votes every time. I thought the purpose of this site was to share effective NATURAL CURES. Too many of these post still advise using chemicals. Remember what everything you put ON your skin is the same as EATING the thing. Household cleaners, OTC and prescription meds tax your body over time.

Please TRY VINEGAR and remember to also treat your shoes and hosiery with the apple cider VINEGAR ( whatever your ph ) in order to KEEP ATHLETES FOOT AWAY.

BTW Skip the bleach soak. Thanks to VINEGAR, I am now almost 3 years athletes foot free!!!

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I just had to add my two cents. I've seen some really bizarre home remedies on this forum, but please try Vinegar its cheap, all natural non-toxic and on the money!!!

I had athletes foot for close to 40 years. I got it as a teen camp counselor when I monitored kids from the poolside while barefoot. Last Summer I just happen to read about the vinegar cure online which recommended soaking feet in a small amount of vinegar added to warm water. But Instead, I did my usual 1/2 cup bleach to a foot tub of hot soapy water with my usual cool water rinse, scrape, scrub and dry pedicure routine.

Then, being the extremist that I am, the NEXT DAY after showering I put some undiluted vinegar in a smallish spray bottle and THOROUGHLY sprayed my feet 2- 3 times daily for about 3 weeks. It was Summer and I was usually in flip flops or open sandals. The Vinegar was quite cooling and the itching stopped immediately. But what I finally figured out, which only two of the 71 respondents on this forum barely mentioned, is that:

YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST TREAT YOUR SHOES AND HOSIERY TOO

so that you don't re-contaminate your feet. Funny I don' recall reading that on all those tubes of Dessenex, Tinactin and Lotrimin I've consumed over the years.

I got a bottle of vinegar and poured a little in the toe area of EVERY PAIR OF SHOES I OWN. I swished it around then THOROUGHLY wiped the insides out heel to toe. I even put a few pairs in the sunlight to dry. Not only did the acidic vinegar kill the fungus but it also acted as a natural deodorizer so my shoes were all smelling 'springtime fresh' when they dried- not at all vinegary.

I am happy to say I am 8 months athletes foot free, I have NOT had one ferocious midnight itching episode since my treatment; and. my feet are actually starting to look attractive. I'm finally looking forward to being barefoot on the beach.

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