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How to prevent yourself from getting smelly feet and even athlete's foot.

They get to know an alternative but very effective remedy to cure (and prevent) smelly feet and athlete's foot.

Unfortunately I'm nearly an expert on foot care problems like sweaty, smelly feet (foot odor), nail fungus and even athlete's foot (tinea pedis). I suffered from it several years ago. I've tested nearly anything but the most important fact to cure the problem is the following: Keep the feet dry!

Generally foot odor and athlete’s foot do not arise alone from the sweat, which surrounds your feet. It is rather bacteria existing on the skin, which are decomposed by the sweat. The waste product of this decomposition leaves a very unpleasant smell and is an ideal breeding climate for athlete’s foot and nail fungus.

Fortunately this can be combat effectively and naturally with special zederna insoles made from cedarwood (you can also call it cedarsoles). Without chemistry – 100% natural. The wood of the cedar tree is even used in the boat building sector because of it's antibacterial features. Cedar wood is extra fungus-resistant. One of the few trees in nature who has such abilities. Fortunately this effect also works against human fungi just by wearing them inside your shoes.

The antibacterial effect will diminish approximately after 2-5 months. It depdens on your daily usage. Occasionally you can clean the insoles with mild soap or shampoo. Let them dry at room temperature and do not put on radiator or oven.

Moreover the cedarwood binds all the moisture (sweat) which surrounds your feet. And it's fresh odor gives your feet a menthol- or even eucalyptus-like flavour.

It is very comfortable to wear such polished cedarsoles on the naked foot and of course with socks or nylons. Normally the inserts wood side should be above (against your foot) and they are suitable for daily use in all kind of shoes. You can also use them for children's shoes, because you can easily cut them into lower sizes with common scissors. The back normally consists of a stabilizing cotton layer.

Cedarsoles are flexible and adapt your foot form after a few steps.

Another big advantage: Once you put these insoles into your shoes the effect (normally) starts. Annoying treatments with gels and powder belongs to the past. You never have to apply anything else.

So, I think it's a very good way to cure sweaty feet. By the way they also prevent you from getting other foot disorders.


I'm using tea tree oil. I made a website and I'm taking a picture of my toes every week to show people whether it works or not (hopefully it does). It's at teatreefornailfungus dot com, and its non-commercial. It's only been 3 weeks so far so there isn't much change yet.


my daughter is barely 16mos old, and i noticed part of her left big toenail looking yellow/bumpy/flaky 1.5wks ago. since my parents both have nail fungus & have been helping me taking care of her for almost a yr now, i knew fairly certain what it was. our pediatrician told me to use lamisil, but after reading the labels, i didn't feel comfortable using it. then i stumbled on this site & read all the posts.

this is what i did:
- tea tree oil and vaporub w/ bandage after every bath at night. no socks, just pj w/ footie
- alcohol & tto in the morning. no bandage/shoes, just socks
- wash the pj's everyday, separate nail clippers for feet & hands.

after a week, the bumpy part has moved up on the nail bed & new growth looks to be healthy. will have to confirm after it grows out, but looking good so far!

i also had my dad start doing the same thing. he's had nail fungus since before he and my mom got married. after less than a week, the black spot on his nail is gone.

thanks so much guys!


Been trying someone else's recommendation of WD40. Am so over spending big dollars on stuff at the chemist that doesn't work so was desperate enough to try this and it works. Spray WD40 on the nail and leave it to air dry. Do this twice a day and trim back as much manky nail as possible. Pretty soon the new nail will start growing as this doesn't kill healthy nail. Keep using it for a while even after the infection appears to be gone, to make sure it really is.


Forget the expensive and dangerous pills, the useless topical applications - there IS an effective home remedy to cure this. All you need is: Apple cider vinegar, the cheapest kind will do, kitchen string, cottonballs, and a pair of sharp sewing scissors. First thing to do is cut the toenails back as far as you can. Next, soak the cottonballs in the vinegar and tie them onto the affected toenails. The more time you spend with these smelly things tied on, the faster you will be rid of this, so put them on before bed, put them on whenever you are at home, always remember to do this. After only a couple days the discolored toenail will have softened enough so that you can clip it all away. This will be a somewhat shocking experience, but you must face the fact that the affected nail can't be saved - every discolored bit, even down to the cuticle, must eventually be removed, exposing the nasty fungus and the bare skin beneath. OK now that your poor toenails look like broken eggshells lined with rotting orange rind - peel away the fungus with tweezers, scrape it away with scissors, and rub the exposed toe clean with a wet cloth or paper towel. Continue to regularly apply the vinegar soaked cottonballs as before, every day, as often as possible, continuing to trim back the discolored bits as needed, continuing to peel and rub away the exposed fungus as it tries to grow back, until, after about 3-6 months, the nail will finally have grown back healthy. And that's it, that's all you need to do.

Marilyn Welsh

After reading online about a 50/50 vinegar and water soak, I tried it for a while after my shower before going to bed. I didn't seem to be noticing any improvement. Then one day I decided that I didn't like doing it at night because after my shower I wanted to go to bed! So the next day while sitting at my computer I decided that this would be the perfect time to do it, so I put my feet in the vinegar water while I did my computer stuff. Suddenly I noticed that 2 HOURS had gone by and I was still soaking my feet. My feet by that time, of course, were 'pruny', and I had never seen my feet pruny before! I thought, 'Well, that fungus is well-soaked by now!' I skipped the next day (no special reason) but did it again on the third day, again with completely dry nails, for another 2 HOURS. Then I did nothing more. A month later my fungus was better and is now completely gone.

My assessment of the whole thing:
1) The vinegar soak needs to be done on ABSOLUTELY DRY NAILS. Doing the vinegar soak after a shower or bath defeats the purpose because the toenails have already soaked up water and can't absorb the vinegar.
2) The type of vinegar (white, apple cider, etc) is irrelevant. It's the acidity that kills the fungus. All vinegar has the same pH level or else it isn't vinegar.
3) It may not take 2 hours when the toenails are dry. It may only take 15 minutes ! It may not take two applications, it may only take one; however, this is how I did it, and it worked, on me and two others who followed these instructions exactly. One person complained of pain before the time was up; I suggested she endure the discomfort for the entire two hours. Her case was severe and longstanding, but did respond.

You're welcome ! ! !


Put pure emu oil on your toenails daily for about a month and you will see tremendous results (at least I did).
Tougher cases may take longer.


Cut a lime and squeeze the juice over effected area


I used a soak of 50% white vinegar 50% hydrogen peroxide (about 3 capfuls of each) for 20-45 mins /day for 10 days and then when the nail is nice and soft I apply 'Fungi-Nail' underneath it. The infection is almost gone. I have not been completely consistent but the rest of the infection should be gone soon. I believe it will take another month or so for the damaged nail to grow out completely.


I had fungus on my big toe for 10 YEARS. I kept it from spreading to other toes by keeping nail short and clean. I used EVERY remedy i heard of for months at a time...tea tree oil, vicks, bleach, vinegar, an expensive prescribed brush on nail polish from doctor, etc etc. Nothing worked at all. 10 years later, i tried NONYX, a topical gel and 6 months later i am 95% cured of the fungus. It is very easy to use and i saw results about a month in. The chemical makeup of it is basically a super high concentrate of a natural acid which is also found in vinegars. In any case, i highly recommend it. After 10 years, i'm finally looking down at a healthy toe.

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