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This Is a RE-POST (page 8) but

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:


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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First of all I would like to say thank you for this remedy and I am most definately going to try it. What I want to know is do you spray the vinegar on the top and bottom of the feet and do you dry your feet after you spray the vinegar on or do you let your feet air dry?


Spray the vinegar directly on the infected areas usually the bottom of your feet and between toes. pay special attention to any trouble spots like your heels or the sides of your feet (mine started to creep eventually). Air drying is preferable but if you're in a hurry I would 'pat' dry so as not to remove too much vinegar.


okay so i have a question, when spraying shoes do i spray diluted or or straight?


What kind of vinegar? Cider or Distilled? Diluted or not?


Thanks! This worked in 3-days on mine and it was disgusting. Thanks YMCA. I just poured it on 3-times a day and the fungus was GONE GONE GONE!!! Thanks again!!


I sprayed undiluted vinegar in my shoes, but I don't own any $600 designer shoes. Because vinegar is an acid that could potentially cause some damage to leather's texture, or color; I think I would just saturate a small cloth with the vinegar and carefully wipe the insides of each shoe if they were precious to me.

I've used both white and cider vinegar but the cider vinegar does seem less harsh and is supposed to have more natural healing properties.I think it has to do with ph.


what do i use to clean the tub with the same thing? i usually bleach the tub to removed hairballs from the drain, will this work? and do i need to get a new yub mat?

Fungus free

Bleach your tub, shower and both sides of mat. Also sanitize floors, towels, clothes and sheets, basically anything that can decontaminate you. I read to pour a cup of vinegar into washing Machine to kill fungus on clothes. Sounds like vinegar works well to treat athletes foot but I used rubbing alcohol, rubbed on with cotton ball and it was gone instantly. Good luck all!


Try blending coconut oil, olive oil, lavender oil and east cape manuka oil together and apply it twice a day. East cape manuka oil has amazing anti-bacterial properties. I use a lotion by mama nature which is already pre-blended. I don't get athletes foot these days.


I tried vinegar every day for nearly a month and still had af. Along with the crazy itch and burn and cracked cuts on my toes. Then a friend told me to use bleach after a week of using bleach it was almost completely gone. Another week and it was gone. Vinegar may work for some but not all. Good ole bleach did the trick.

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