Had terrible athlete's foot between toes and blisters. Tried everything over the counter. Finally threw all socks away and bought new. Soaked both feet in straight Clorox for 15 minutes. Feet were raw and burned all hair off but NO MORE ATHLETE'S FOOT! A few days later, the redness was gone. Haven't had athlete's foot since.
Hi everyone ! After 40 years fighting foot fungis, I found my solution here ! I had used every med known to man including ' OXSTAT Cream ' at $ 140.00 for a 4oz tube! which worked for a year or two . Then I found a post here that recomended bleech. 1 capfull to a gallon of water for 10 min a day. IT has taken about 10 months of treatment but my feet continue to heal and new layers of skin continue to grow. I had layers and layers of callus skin that had to peel and die.
I am now almost finished treatment, and I use 2 capfulls of bleech to a gallon of warm water for about 12 min at a time. Thank you for this web site!
Purcell hand sanitizer works great.
Vick's vapor rub works good too
I had a very bad case of athlete's foot small blisters, peeling, cracking you name it. Tried bleach, iodine, epsom salt soaks all the creams nothing worked. My grandmother told me to try 2 tablespoons full of alum to just enough warm water to soak my feet. After one soak no more itching. Yeah!
The Taylored cure.
This one is for real bad cases on the sole, sides and heel. Mix two cups water, half a cup baking soda,two table spoons salt, and 34 cup hydrogen peroxide in a pot and heat till boiling. Stir as needed. Let cool, and soak feet for about twenty mins.
Towle dry, and apply anti fungus cream.
I had a case of athletes foot that wouldn't go away, and it got to the point where it was taking over the skin between my toes. I tried bleach, Epsom salt, Lysol, and even gasoline. Finally I got so sick of the hot, dry itch and crusty-toe that I experimented with muratic acid and it worked like a champ. I put about 4-5 ounces to a half gallon of cool water and soaked 2 minutes. Burned like hell in the affected areas, but it cut through the funk and dead skin like magic. It leaves your feet a little raw for a few days where the infection was because for me, it was getting deep. Two, three-minute sets a few days apart killed it all, plus cleared up some callouses, and had my toenails like brand new. Follow up with Desitin Zinc-Oxide cream.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your advise re Betadine to help cure Athletes foot, my partner was at her wits end we tried absolutely everything, sprays, creams etc... Eventually I ordered some Betadine from EBay and we've been using it now for three days and the difference now is amazing she's on her way to a full recovery. No more painful sores and itchy toes. So a BIG BIG thank you for your amazing advise it's very much appreciated ;)
I have gotten athletes foot a few times in my life and up until this recent episode, Tinactin has always eliminated it.
This latest experience with it was completely awful and by far the worst I have ever had it. I tried Tinactin, Lotrimin, Vinegar soaks, Apple Cider Vinegar soaks, Tee Tree Oil soaks, Powder, Iodine, Vicks Vapo Rub, Super Hot Water...you get the point. I tried pretty much everything everyone has written on this board and nothing would shake it.
After border line losing hope(and my mind), I read somewhere to try Betadine. Completely desperate for a remedy I ordered some off Amazon...and thank god it worked. Hallelujah!
Here is what I did. I used hot water and 3 cap fills of Betadine to soak both my feet for 20 minutes each foot. I did this twice a day. At night, I put therapeutic tee tree lotion on my feet to help with the cracking skin, itching, and added treatment. In the morning, I wash my feet really good, dry them really good, and use a light dust of foot powder until I get home and can put on flip flops. Wash, rinse, repeat for as many days as it takes to eliminate it.
It has been 4 days of this and the dreaded, seemingly indestructible fungus appears like it's pretty much gone. Just for safety measures, I am going to keep doing this for at least another week.
I know how awful this crap is and I was losing hope after trying nearly everything. Trust me when I say to try Betadine. I had an absolutely awful case of athletes foot and Betadine is the only thing that worked. Best of luck and thanks to those of you who recommended Betadine. You saved my sanity.
Spray infected area with Lysol disinfectant,burns like heck for about 30 seconds but once that goes away instant cure.