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J. D.

In the 50's there was an athlete's foot medication called Jim Wade's Athlete's Foot medicine. Almost all the ball players in high school had a case of AF or jock itch. The stuff worked wonders, usually one treatment, but is now discontinued. The ingredients were salicylic acid, acetone, alcohol and something else. I've made my own by dissolving 5 aspirin (the salicylic acid) in 2 T. fingernail polish remover (acetone) and 2 T. alcohol. Forget the other ingredient in the Jim Wade. Let it sit for a day or so then apply to affected areas. This clears my AF up in one treatment.

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Any compounding Pharmacy can still make it for you. Its very simple and can be made in varying strengths.

Nolan Raborn

I am happy to see that folks still remember Jim Wade. I sure wish I could still find it.


I realize that this post is several years old, but I’m replaying just in case anybody is still curious about the ingredients for Jim Wade Foot Medicine. I have a small bottle that has a few drops left in it and the label lists three ingredients on it: Salicyclic Acid, Ethyl Alcohol 70\\%, and Glycerin. And it’s true, the stuff works better than anything sold in the stores today.

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