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selena matlock

In a large bowl (big enough for feet):) fill it part way with hot water and add...
1 cup of vinegar
1/4 cup of epson salt
3 table spoons of Boric Acid

Boric acid mixes very well when whisked!
so whisk it up and soak feet for at least 15 min , dry thoroughly,
dusting with cornstarch is good for keeping dry.
We noticed right away the decrease in odor and after only one week and four treaments the fungus is leaving! Yay!!
It is very important to treat your feet well. shoes that breathe and sandals, clean socks always! let them piggies get air!

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In some cases cornstarch can actually feed the fungus and make it worse.


Take it from a medic-
True Boric Acid IS NOT meant to be used on a rash of this nature and can be toxic to adults, children, and pets alike! If you want true help in getting rid of the Athletes Foot, the key is not only keeping your foot dry but drying out the raised rash which is often accompanied by blisters or sores. change your white cotton socks at least 2 times daily. As athletes foot can lead to jock itch and a variety of other problems, do NOT take a BATH. Get a basin (clear plastic storage bins work great) & Soak your feet in warm water (NOT HOT-hot water irritates the areas and makes the rash worse). You can either add regular table salt to the water, vinegar, or plain tea bags (all three of these options will help dry out the rash and give an anti fungal cream or spray a better chance of being fast acting). Beware of corn starch as it often 'feeds' this sort of rash and makes it worse. Remember that chemicals like bleach & household liquids like Listerine may kill the fungus and germs but they also kill the good bacteria working as well. They can also have adverse affects. It's always best to consult a doctor before trying home remedies as you may be allergic to many of the ones suggested online. Also, I've seen a case where a man used Listerine on his foot and ended up with 'jungle rot'-NOT a pretty picture. While it's GREAT for toe nail fungus, it's not so great for your whole foot!
Something else to consider is your stress level and body PH. High acid foods like sodas & tomatoes can contribute to skin rashes. Try adding more water, vitamin c, fish oil, nuts, or ph balancing foods to your diet! Hope this helps!!


Use boracic acid powder, not true boric acid. You can find it with the laundry detergent at the supermarket under the name 'Borax'
It was given to me in fizzy-tablet form when I picked up a case of tinnitus in the Army.

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