My Husband Had Athletes Feet for so many years, working every day in work boots, and alot of times working in wet conditions. We tried everything on the market, and never won the battle completly, untill he started using a blow dryer to dry his feet after towel drying. That and using Blue Star Ointment, just that little jar that last forever, and a blow dryer!. it has been so many years since he has had this foot problem, and it never ever flares up. also use blow dryer if you are bothered with Jock itch, towel drying is not enough.our whole family uses a blow dryer, It Works!
I have plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the feet)and developed an awful case of Athletes Foot complete with cracking between my toes and oozing/weeping/itching. I went to see my podiatrist who told me to do the following:
Soak feet 2X a day in hot water and Epsom salts for 15 minutes. Dry feet well, especially between the toes. Use a blow dryer to dry between toes. Apply Dakins solution (a diluted mixture of bleach, purified water and baking soda) with a cotton ball. Let feet air dry. Then apply Gentian Violet with a Q-tip to affected areas only. After several days the macerated areas of your feet/between your toes will start sloughing off.
Gentian Violet will stain your feet 'Barney purple' so let it dry completely before walking around and don't get it on clothes, carpet etc. Continue this routine for a minimum of 3 weeks and it will eradicate your Athlete's Foot.
Use 1 cup of white vinegar and three cups of warm water, as hot as you can stand. Submerge feet or affected areas in mix for 10-20 minutes. If you have open blisters or sores, this will burn but not as bad as peroxide. Soak feet. Then dry with paper towel, works better than bath towel. Get in between each toe and make sure they are very very dry. Use paper towel to rub off any dead skin. Apply Tinactin generously to affected area. It immediately relieves the itching and burning. Rinse hands very thoroughly and dispose of water. I just tried this and it seems to be working.
To cure Athlete's Foot, use Sesamy Seed Oil.
Just rub some Sesamy Seed Oil in between your toes and the bottom of your feet.
Since I started using it, I never had any umpleasant odors in my feet at the end of the day.
Soak your feet in a basin in over the counter Hydrogen Peroxide (Brown Bottle). Soak for 20-30 minutes. Save the same solution to repeat the following day. Twice is all that I do and it works.
I've had really bad athletes foot now for over two years. No medicines that any doctor has given me or otc has worked. My feet burned so bad, I could hardly walk. Especially in hot humid weather. The only thing so far that has helped was 'Dr. Bronners peppermint soap'. I wash once in the morning and then once in the night leaving a small amount of soap on my foot and drying with a hair dryer between my toes. Also, changing my shoe insoles every few hours throughout the day. You need to use Dr. Scholl air pillows which allows you feet to breathe. You also need to have a couple of pairs of them to switch off when your feet get damp. Also switch your socks if them get hot and damp. My feet are finally responding by becoming smoother and burning less. Hopefully they'll continue to heal and the skin will become less thick on the heal and sides of my foot and between the toes. Dr Bronners peppermint soap is all natural and can be bought at GNC and most other healthfood stores. It works the best if you make a lather between your hands with a dime sized squirt and rub it into your feet after you have washed and rinse them with this soap. I hope this works for you like it has for me because there really is no safe cure.
sandals are the answer but flip flops are better, if you cant wear them outside the just walk about when in your home with them. most fungal infections cannot live in dry conditions. drying your feet also removes the smell.
1. Boil water enough to soak your feet
2. Add about 1/4 cup table salt
3. use a spoon or any object to mix the solution
4. add water additional water to cool down the water a bit
5. soak your fit for about 9 mins
6 dry your feet
Do this before and after work (morning and evening)
soak feet in warm water with a cap full of clorox. dry feet well and apply otc medicated power.
Why not just got both of your feet off then you won't have to worry about athletes foot every again. (lol)
Seriously I use suave facial toner.
It dosen't cure it just relieves the itching until you get to Walmart in the morning and get Dr Scholls.