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254 Home Remedies for Athlete's Foot

Tiffaney G

Athletes foot remedy. I have been battling af for over 5 years. I have been to dermatologists, podiatrist,primary care physician, diabetic specialist(I don't have diabetes, but gor so desperate, I thought this specialist would have the solution). Oral medication, topical medications you name it I've used it. These drugs would not work at all, I wasted hundreds of dollars when the solution was right in my kitchen.

I just had the worst af episode, my feet were swollen, oozing with puss and I could barely walk or put on shoes.
I soaked my feet in distilled vinegar, antibacterial dish soap( dawn) and bacitracin 2 times a day. Dry feet real good, do not reuse towel, use paper towel or wah rag that you can dispose of. Apply tea tree oil . And watchas your feet begin to clear up immediately. Use disinfectant spray in you shows and wear cotton socks.

I have ne'er felt better. This issue made me so depressed and weld conscious of getting a pedicure. Trust me it works. Be well

Anne

I have never had athletes foot before in my life. However, i am a 2 ed semester nursing student and just by default, i knew what it was. It came on quickly it seemed, but by the end of the first day i knew exactly what it was. It was extremely itchy, red with a few pustules. I zoomed to CVS to get an anti-fungal and instantly drenched my toes in that. By the 3rd day, it was not getting any better what-so-ever. It was so painful (i have a high tolerance for pain) i was convinced my toe was going to fall off. I even toyed with the idea of going to the local urgent care to seek treatment at 2 am when i couldnt sleep. Prior to that i did some quick internet reading and found TEA TREE OIL was a good home remedy for this. It was not until late afternoon i was able to obtain some from CVS. I swear to you, it started working and felt relief with in 10 min. I soaked my foot 3 times that night, and once the next day and it was like it was never there.. My foot had a sore feeling because it was so cracked and inflamed. I am upset with myself for waiting 3 days to get the tea tree oil!! dont waste your money or time with the other stuff... TEA TREE OIL is your CURE! Stop reading this, and get that tea tree oil NOW!!

Anonymous

I have had this on and off for several years but only during the winter and I used to buy all the expensive stuff from walgreens such as lamisil and the other ones and they have never really worked. As I read these different entries and remedies I tried them all with little success. The lysol helped a little but now I tried epsom salt that has peppermint oil and baking soda in it. (by Dr. Teals) it was amazing and my feet felt a lot better especially since I had it between the toes and on the top. Afterwards my mom gave me this tea tree oil therapy which is not just tea tree. I has eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, lavender and teaa tree oil. It stopped the itching almost instantly and I was finally able to sleep throughout the night and not wake up once. this is only the second day I have used it and I feel like itll be gone in less then a week. Hope this helps all that are suffering. Good Luck.

Anonymous

I had athletes foot and it went through its stages where it was really red and had little bumps all over that had puss in them,I would non stop itch them, eventually I tried a few remedies, including desatin(baby but rash cream) and soaked my feet in epson salt, it changed the way athletes foot was presenting it self, it turned really dry and still kinda itchy, making my feet crack under my toes, and in the creases. Now I am using tea tree oil, and wearing socks. and sleeping. When I woke up the first time after using it my feet were super dry, the infection wasn't as bad but my feet cracked even more, so then I would put vitamin e oil on them and sleep with socks, this moistened and healed my foot, then the next day I slept with tea tree oil and back and forth until it was gone. Hope this helps, sorry it was so dang long.

Dave J.

I have had Althete's Foot off and on for several years and finally tried the clear wine vinegar and soaked my socks and shoes with it for a few weeks and it is now completely gone. The skin on your feet looks like you have been in the bathtub too long, but I was surprised at how well it works. You can get it by the gallon from Smart & Final, which makes it a very cheap solution.

Caleb

FAILPROOF CHEAP WAY: I had athletes foot for about 8 months. Then I just soaked my foot in really hot water (almost at the point you can't stand it) for about 20 minutes. I did it again 3 days later. and then it was all gone. Trust me it works... don't spend money on anything... its all scam to make money off of you. The fungus can't live in extreme heat, and the soaking, draws all the fungus out of your foot. IT WORKS!

Anonymous

So for about 3 months my feet were non stop itching and burning. During the first month I tried using the spray powder on my feet and shoes. Seemed like it got worse. So then I started to use the creams. Still itchy n burning. Did that for the 4 weeks plus an extra two just thinking it wasn't long enough. Still didn't help. I learned that tea tree oil was a fungus fighter and bought some at Sally's and applied to my feet for 3 nights and slept w socks. Helped a little. Bought some body wash BODY ESSENCE TEA TREE OIL ...noticed I used it everyday n had no problems. So I put it on my dry or wet feet and let it set for about five to ten mins every evening. I feel I'm cured after about 5 days.

Anonymous

The key is persistence with almost any remedy here.

The apple cider vinegar worked but stank up the house but it was the most effective.

Tea tree oil, lemon, garlic, and regular tea also worked in the past.

After scratching your feet, wash them and don't scratch your other areas.

keep your feet dry, starch or baking powder in the shoes.

DontSelfDiagnose

Ok, I just want to make sure that all of you who are treating AF know for certain that AF is actually what you have. I was treating it, and it turned out that mine was actually dry skin. The 'treatments' were making it worse. I suggest going to a doctor to get diagnosed before doing anything to it. Those of you who had luck with the body butter, probably had dry skin, not AF. My doctor gave me a steroids cream, which if I had AF would have made it worse, and a motion/moistuizer called aquaphor and told me not to use soaps, to use cleansers on my feet. I felt better instantly and cleared up with in a week.

44 and Free of AF

I agree with many of the remedies for Athlete's Foot, especially Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree Oil. No question they will work, as do some of the OTC remedies. The real trick is keeping it gone...forever. Here is my story and I am sticking to it:I am a fairly active 44 year old male. I have suffered with stinky shoes and AF since I was 9 years old and this method I figured out really worked for me. I am so thrilled you have no idea! About 4 months ago, I had a very bad case of AF and decided to do some online research into the causes of AF. As it turns out, I have what is called hyperhydrosis, or excessive sweating of the feet and have since I was a child. Because of this, all shoes I wore smelled badly, socks were sticking to my feet from the sores and skin was badly damaged...to the point where it hurt to walk. My solution, Gold Bond Powder for feet for 10 days on both my feet and in my socks 'AFTER' applying Maxim Anti-perspirant roll on first(right out of the shower.) Yes, for real! In 2 weeks, all signs of AF gone. 1 month, most dead skin gone. After 2 months... Let's put it this way. No shoes I wear smell like anything but leather or sneakers. My feet are so soft, healthly looking and clear, that they remind me of how they were when I was a child. In fact, my 8 year old daughter said my 'new' feet look almost like hers. I have had NO, ZERO, ZIP recurrance of AF after 4 months. Yes, Maxim is not cheap, but you can get it on Amazon.

My proceedure is to shower and wash my feet, roll on the maxim afterwards and let them dry... That is it. Doesn't matter if I am wearing work shoes, dress shoes, tennis shoes or flip flops, no socks, with socks, etc. BTW, Yes, I use to have to throw away flip-flops because my feet made them smell so bad. My wife and daughter are litterally stunned with this transformation. No stinking of anything. And, in closing, it makes absolute sense. The sweat and heat make a perfect environment for AF. By rubbing the Maxim into my feet and between the toes, the Aluminum Chloride severely hampers the sweat from those regions. Please understand I don't do the whole foot, only areas that were prone to AF (Not whole foot). Also, once your feet clear up, you don't have to apply Maxim every day. Every third day seems to work just fine for me now. It is awesome to finally be rid of this health issue and huge embarrasment and yes, it was hugely embarrasing to me to have to take off my shoes in public and smell them from 10 feet away. I love my new feet! Try it and see if it works for you, too, and best of luck.

J

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