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Athletes Foot was an ongoing battle for me for about 2 years ...I am glad to say that it is finally GONE. however I still give my feet attention once a week and this only takes 5 mins in the shower

you need to try everything! something that works on one person may not work on another.
Even doc recommended prescriptions didn't work for me!!

My cousin is a podiatrist and she recommended ($4 Friars Balsm) from the chemist/pharmacy for me and I would use it every night before bed applied with a cotton swab this I think was what actually helped me the most.

a list of other things I used and used to do:

Tea Tree ( to kill bacteria and help with the stinky smell)

Hospital Grade Disinfectant or diluted Bleach in a foot soak once a day

foot scrubber
spray on 24 hour deodorant
Nipple Cream really helps when your feet are dry and itchy ... and try to avoid scratching as much as you can because it only makes the fungus spread and take longer to heal... use the tea trea as often as you need and keep your feet clean even if you go to a friends house ask if you can wash your feet and keep tea tree with you to reapply when needed
Use your own judgement with this and it will go away ... even if it takes over a year just be patient ... and good luck or if you really can't stand it go see a podiatrist ... its worth it


I have had Athletes Foot I came here to find a remedy. Well I have to say I did the Vinger and Bleach soak. Just want you all to know I got massive Chemical Burns from this. So just becareful doing this.


I discovered that Head and Shoulders shampoo works too. I used a scouring pad to scrub the affected area after pouring H&S 'Dry Scalp' on the pad. It works. Dries out the skin a bit. Treating the shoes and socks is another matter.


my feet were so bad and it had spread to both of my hands the itching was so bad I wasnt getting any sleep both my hands and feet were bleeding from scratching so much after trying EVERYTHING from alot of sites I finally tried tea tree oil today OMG I should of done this treatment weeks ago first washed my hands and feet dried them off put 100% tea tree oil that I got from local pharmacy first aid section and Itching and burning and all the pain is COMPLETELY gone hoping I will finally be able to sleep first day so dont know how well it gets rid of it but symptoms GONE !!!!!!

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.


MY PROBLEM IS that the fungus is on my RIGHT HEEL. Only the heel, not on the toes. My doctor suggested 2.5% hydrocortisone with Denorex Powder afterwards. It's a week, some relief but I do not know if it will ever go away.

I've had this ailment for 4 months thinking it was just an insect bite at first.

The itch comes and goes, the pain goes and goes, burning comes and goes also.


Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash Cream! This stuff works wonders! Depending on the severity, it takes a day or two, sometimes longer. The only thing about it is, you have to be diligent about it. Apply at least twice a day! Dries area out good!

D.C. Martin

Nothing seemed to work and my feet were on fire and itching so bad I was going crazy. I got the apple cider vinegar, put one part vinegar to four parts water in a five gallon bucket and started soaking my feet. The relief was instant. After the soaking, I scraped the dead skin off my feet and toes with a callous scraper that you can buy at the drug store, continued with Lotrimin ultra cream and poured baking soda on my feet and toes. I soaked my feet twice a day and did the cream and baking soda routine, and my condition was cleared up in four days. I would suggest continuing the process for two weeks and periodically after that. Creams and sprays by themselves did nothing, but the vinegar and water sure did the trick.


Vagisil, the overnight cream. I've been battling athlete's foot since i was about 8 or 9 (am now 27) and just could not get rid of it. This year I even took the perscription pills and it came right back. I put the vagisil cream on my feet as a last resort because NOTHING else I tried worked, and the next day there was a very noticable difference. A few days later my feet were looking healthy and felt great!


Urine and fecal matter contain uric acid which kills the fungus that causes athlete's foot.

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