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I have really bad athletes foot. Help! cream and spray is not working.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:14 AM on Jun. 11, 2011 in Health

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  • Athlete's foot is a fungus. You might be getting rid of the fungus on your feet but constantly reintroducing it so it looks like it isn't going away. Clean any area that your feet touch thoroughly. That includes showers and baths, floors, get new socks and shoes (if possible) or only wear new socks in your shoes. If you choose to soak your feet as the pp suggested, go with peroxide over bleach.

    If you haven't already visited your doctor or podiatrist / chiropodist to discuss this problem, do so. Over the counter remedies are less effective than prescriptions.
    Nonoluna

    Answer by Nonoluna at 7:32 AM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • well this is a bit exterem sounding but lol its worked... Get a bucket of water put bout 2 tablespoons bleach in it and soak your feet. do this a couple times a day if you can.
    BethInWI

    Answer by BethInWI at 7:25 AM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • I ended up with a prescription from a podiatrist that finally made mine clear up. Fungus can be difficult to kill and reinfection seems to occur a lot.

    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 7:52 AM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • blue star ointment works for dh
    Kimedbs

    Answer by Kimedbs at 7:55 AM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • You can also soak your feet in a water/ACV (apple cider vinegar) mixture; be sure you use a vinegar with the "mother" ... Bragg's is a great brand to try.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 AM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • you can soak your feet in all of these & it will work;

    apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, bleach or tea tree oil

    of course, you want to dilute it....

    they also say if you pee on your feet in the shower that it helps. Also, spray bleach on your shower floor EVERY time you're done showering. That fungus can live in your shower & hang out there. If it's not killed in your shower, it will continue to reinfect your feet.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:40 AM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • Make sure you clean your shower out really good, it can keep being reinfected, also wipe any shoes you wear barefoot down with alcohol. Go to the health food store and get tea tree oil, the pure kind, rub it all over your feet and sleep in plastic wrap around your feet, this does 2 things, makes the tea tree oil penetrate deeper, and smothers the fungus,, good luck!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 12:43 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • Try Melaleuca oil
    Dew1

    Answer by Dew1 at 6:36 PM on Jun. 13, 2011