For foot fungus, athlete's foot I use OxyClean (the pre-soak). First I scrub my feet with soap and water then soak them for a few minutes in a tub of Oxyclean made according to directions on the label. Oxyclean works best in hot water so I use the warmest water possible without burning my feet. Oxyclean is made from hydrogen peroxide so it's a fungicide. After soaking my feet for a few minutes, I air dry them with the solution still on.
This is what is clearing up my athlete's foot:
You will need 3 things: Sea Salt, Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoo, and Caladryl lotion. It's best to do this every night before bed. Don't skip a night. Be patient and vigilant. This will actually work.
1) In a bowl or plastic tub of warm/hot water, mix 1/2 teaspoon of SEA SALT and 1 teaspoon of Head & Shoulders DANDRUFF SHAMPOO and soak affected foot for 30 min.
2) After soaking for 30 min. rinse and dry affected area, and apply CALADRYL lotion. This is the pink stuff normally used for poison ivy. It will keep the itching down and probably works to keep it from spreading.
3) Practice good hygiene: Always wear clean socks and never wear shoes that are too old. Feet weren't made for shoes. Take off your shoes during the day, and go barefoot at home as much as possible. This will solve any foot odor problems while keeping your feet fresh and helping to make your shoes last longer.
4) The idea is to heal, not to attack. I know it's frustrating and you want to rip your toes off but absolutely never use harsh chemicals. The people on here claiming it works are saying that to amuse themselves. Harsh chemicals will poison and burn your skin, possibly very badly. Not only does it not work, but now your skin will have to heal from athlete's foot - plus chemical burns.
Good luck and be good to your feet :)
I tried most of the remedies, and they worked for a while, but the condition always returned. Most fungicides are made with copper salts, so I made a copper toe ring. I wear it all the time and have been symptom free for 20 years, except the time I lost it once and the itching came back. The ring has to fit very closely, so it has to be custom made.
The best way I have found to make one is to tie a small copper wire (14 to 24 ga) snugly around the toe with a simple overhand knot. Slip it off carefully trying not to stretch it much larger and solder the ring together. Cut and file off the excess, then work the ring back on. It will not be easy to get it on, but once you do you can forget it.
If your toe turns green, then you really needed to wear some copper because your body chemistry was deficient in copper too.
Okay, this cure worked for me in about a week - a week and a half.
First: Afetr every bath/shower/swim ALWAYS dry your feet. The fungus won't feed on it then.
Second: Soak your feet 1-2 times a week in about 2 cups of water and 2 cups of apple cider vinegar
Third: Grab a cotton ball/a tissue soaked in ACV and leave it rested on the area for a good 45 minutes.
Lastly: File your area daily with a foot file then apply tea tree oil.
Hope it works for you! worked fast for me and it still hasnt come back.
Long time ago the itching was making me nuts, and I had no ointment or way to get to the store. I sprayed the old fashioned (not perfumed) lysol between my toes. It burned like an S.O.B.(!!!!) but the fungus was GONE. I can't remember if I rinsed it, but probably. It hurt, but sure was effective.
comet! sounds pretty wierd but it worked for me! everyday in the shower i got a little bit of commet bathroom cleaner and put it on the infected area and left it for about a minute. after about a week or two i could see it heeling. then i started putting athletes foot powder in my shoes and socks and i was cured!
I've tried all the home remedies with no success. I had SEVERE athlete's foot- the kind that wakes you up in the middle of the night. The thing that finally got rid of it was Soft Scrub with Bleach. I scrubbed my tub every day and I rubbed it directly on my feet. Within a couple of days, I noticed my athlete's foot clearing up. Within a month it had completed cleared up. I still scrub my tub once a week with Soft Scrub and the athlete's foot hasn't returned in a year.
Hey, I actually got this remedy out of a medical book.
-Try to keep your feet as dry as possible during the day
-if your socks or shoes get wet, replace them.
- soak your feet with 20 drops of teatree oil and water 2-3 times a day.
-When wearing shoes, brush your feet or the inside of yours shoes with garlic powder.
-eat lots of garlic or take garlic capsules
Hope this helps! also if you have yellowing toenails, this remedy also is good.
great cure for athletes foot!
bowl or small tub and fill 3/4 way full of water as hot as your feet can stand.then add:
a little bit of salt
a 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide
and regular body soup(liquid not bar)
then mix together and soak feet for 20-30 min.repeat as much as needed.
then dry feet very well and put baby powder on them or noxzema skin cream or any noxzema brand that is equivilent and keep dry.
it wooks great relives itching and heals over time!
use vicks vaporub on your fungus infected toenails,apply at nite and put on a pair of socks(to prevent staining sheets) the fungus will go away after about a month.