Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Anti-Fungal Supplements
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
- Baker's Yeast
- Boric Acid
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil
- Dietary Changes
- Essential Oils
- Green Tea Leaves
- Hair Dryer
- Herbal Parasite Cleanse
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hypoallergenic Baby Wipes, Aloe
- Ketoderm, Black Walnut Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Oregano Oil
- Potassium Permanganate
- Remedies Needed
- Salt Water
- Tea Tree Oil
- Topical Silver
- White Vinegar
- White Vinegar, Salt, Ginger Soak
05/16/2009: Cyro from New York, NY: "I have been reading and trying remedies from this site for the past year .... it's always the first place I go when I am in search of a cure for myself, family or friends. I'm currently in the process of assessing a sudden decline in health upon returning from many months in India. Although I tested negative for parasites, I'm fairly certain this is at least part of the issue. Also candida, and perhaps a gluten-intolerance as well.
But I am writing about my feet. My last day in India I got a pedicure in Delhi as my feet had been through so much over the months and needed a good cleaning. My feet were so callused and dirty that I let them scrap off the skin on the bottom of my feet (something I don't ever do). At the time it felt good and I had no reaction. NOW I realize it's as if the padding on the soles of my feet never grew back!!!
In addition I believe I have athletes foot, which I have found remedies to try. But my question is, it has been one month now, what can I use to restore the skin on the soles of my feet?????
Thanks so much for your help, i appreciate your experience and input."
EC: We weren't sure which page to post this question and decided (for now) to put it on the Athlete's Foot remedy page.
05/17/2009: Anonymous from USA replies: "Neem cream/oil may be a helpful beginning for your healing. :) Wishing YOU well!"
05/17/2009: Sandy from Bangalore, India replies: "Apply coconut oil to make the skin grow back on your foot."
[YEA] 04/30/2012: Jimbo from Glendale, Calif. Usa: "For: athletes foot. if you live near the pacific ocean (any ocean). Walk along the sandy beach and let the ocean waves wash up on shore over your feet. The natural salt water will heal your athletes foot. (30 minutes or more, if you have the time. It will cost you nothing. I had A/F as a kid and the salt water cured it every single time.
Go for it! and heal your feet."
[YEA] 11/05/2008: Jay from Altona, Fl: "Salt water cured Athletes Foot and Foot Odor
I keep a spray bottle in the bathroom filled with a mixture of salt and water. After showering I spray my feet with the saltwater and leave it on all day. By that I mean that I do not wash it off at all. This cured a case of athletes foot that was resistant to all OTC drugs I tried. I also spray the saltwater into my tennis shoes and that kills the fungus that is in the shoe.The saltwater also eliminates foot odor. I use about 1/2 (one half) cup of salt in the bottle."
Tea Tree Oil
[YEA] 11/02/2013: Travis from Austin, Tx: "When I was a teenager I had a bad case of Athelete's Foot. I remember trying everything available at the store and nothing worked. I had heard that Tea Tree Oil cures it since it is antifungal and gave it a try by rubbing the oil (undiluted) on the foot on and around the infected area with a cotton ball. Then put on a sock so that the Tea Tree Oil does not rub off. It cured the problem in a couple of days."
[YEA] 11/02/2009: Moises from New York, Ny Usa: "Athlete's Foot: I mixed one part tea tree oil with 4 parts olive oil. Twice daily I washed me feet with soap and water. Then I dried them. Then I used an eyedropper to apply the tea tree oil dilution between the toes.
My athlete's foot cleared up in less than a week. This was after using Lamisil ointment for more than 3 weeks.
The first time I used Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride 1%), years ago, it also worked in a few days. Each successive time, it required more days to eliminate the athlete's foot. I have only tried tea tree oil one time. So, I do not know yet if its effectiveness diminishes with repeated use, the way Lamisil does."
04/15/2012: Bill from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "I put tea tree oil on a cotton swab and wipe around my toes. Interestingly, after reading several posts, I just realized my out breaks occur after taking anti-inflamitories. Another must-do is wipe down your shoes and either wash socks in anti-bacterial soap, or lay out in the sun to disinfect them."
[YEA] 04/03/2007: Heather from Santa Clara, CA: "Starting when i was very young i would get terrible athletes foot, so bad i could barely walk. I found out that all the messy creams help for short term, but it comes back. My mom heard about tea tree oil, which dries out your skin, and it cleared it up within a week. every once in a while i use it even when i don't have athletes foot just to make sure i don't get it again. it also clears up pimples you dilute about 1 drop with 2 of water, you have to dilute it if you use it on your face and a little bit really goes a long way."Replies
11/30/2011: Claudia from Oceanside, Ca replies: "I tried tea tree but it dried out my skin so I stopped use. What did you do help the dryness?"
[YEA] 08/30/2011: Beazy01 from Newark, De, Us: "When I was twelve I ended up getting athlete's foot from sharing my roller-blades with all my friends. My mom bought me all kinds of foot powders and treatments. None of them ever worked over the 1 year period I had to deal with the horrible itch. One night, an act of pure desperation led me to grab some white toothpaste and slather it on. The hunch came from its effectiveness on acne. Went to bed with a cold tingle on my feet. Woke up the next morning and was so elated to see that my feet looked 100 percent better and most importantly the itch was nonexistent."
[YEA] 12/31/2008: Melissa from Lawton, OK: "Remedy - Topical Silver
Ailment - Athletes Foot
My husband had athletes foot for months and was desperate for a cure. He tried all over the counter applications with nothing working. Next he tried apple cider vinegar internally and externally which helped for the first few applications but then it came back in full force. He then tried a qtip soaked in silver and put on his badly cracked red skin. He has been applying for a week now and the crack is gone and the itching soreness of athletes foot is gone!"
EC: Topical silver treatments and silver dressings are typically used for contaminated or infected wounds.
08/05/2011: Bellen from Kent, Ct: "thank you for reminding me of the use of urine. I will apply the information to my problem with athleet's foot."Replies
[YEA] 12/06/2011: Farmer Rose from Athens, Ga, Usa replies: "I haven't had althlete's foot since I was a child & I am 40 now so I was very surprised to find it creeping back in...!!! But I do a lot of hard manual labor in boots all day & let my shower get too dirty one time & there you go. So, I cleaned my shower and bleached all my floor mats, & put a bowl in my shower. When ever I got in I would pee in the bowl and add Hydrogen Peroxide to it. I like to take long showers, so while I was in there, I soaked one foot as I bathed and then the other & so on. After bathing, I dried the fungus area and put Calendula cream on it & put powder in my shoes. I ate lots of garlic, took a few epsom salt baths, stopped drinking alcohol & eating sugar/wheat and changed my socks several time a day. What plagued me my whole childhood, was gone in a week!!"
[YEA] 06/09/2009: Kin from Auckland, New Zealand: "Urine for Athlete's Foot
Saw quite a few latest Posts regarding Athlete's Foot, so decided to post my experience. Urine works well for Athlete's Foot. I have Athlete's Foot for about a year, tried AVC, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Grapefruit seed oil, they all work to certain degree but Urine is the best cure. Iodine works well too but urine is the most effective.
I soaked my feet in my own urine daily for about 15 minutes in a leak proof plastic bag; let my feet dried off before I had my shower. I saw improvement within days and after about a week or two, it was almost 100% cured. It's free and easily available. Pee on your feet method did not work that well for me. Wonder if urine can be used externally for face and hair?"
06/09/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Kin, the answer is yes it can be. Urine can be used external on the face and hands, also can be taken internally. For more details on this go find yourself a copy of a book titled "Your Own Perfect Medicine", which is written on urine therapy. Very interesting reading. Seems it is effective against lots of things."
[YEA] 05/02/2009: Rob from Robertsville, MO: "i had athlete's foot so bad i would pull large chunks of skin and my feet would bleed my cousens girlfriend told me her grandpa told her brouther to pee on his feet when he first got in the shower then wait till last to wash them i started doing this that night and it took about 2 weeks its been about 4 years cince ive had any problem with my feet"
[YEA] 03/04/2009: Scott from Anaheim, CA: "I tried everything OTC and nothing worked well. Literally everything. I am even put VICs on my feet before sleeping for 1 month. It cleared up the nails, but it came back really quickly after stopping. The nails started to get dark again. I did vinegar soaks and that didn't help either.
Finally, I decided to PEE on my feet twice a day (morning pee and night). I remembered a few years back, I had this bad headache that wouldn't go away and I ended up drinking my own morning urine for a week after trying everything else. It fixed that headache. Its really amazing, but it cleared up my feet in a matter of days, not months or 1 year. Don't believe those that say it doesn't work. Urine has thousands of nutrients, many of which can't be detected with our equipment. It literally cleared it up in 1 week. I also resorted to spitting on my feet and rubbing in the SALIVA letting dry. Remember dogs and cats always licking their paws? Its Saliva they are spreading and used to clean their paws."
03/05/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hello Scott, Thought you might like to know that there is another theory of what is actually happening when an animal licks its wounds. Allegedly, licking the wound sends any pathogens present to the digestive tract where the immune system kicks in and starts producing antibodies against these pathogens to kill them off and bring about healing.
However I suspect that the saliva probably starts softening up the pathogens for the kill."
[YEA] 12/23/2008: Rosy from Orlando, Fl: "This is going to sound nasty but it works. I got athletes foot once from a pair of combat boots I bought at and army navy surplus store. What you want to do is pee in a paper cup and then poor this over your althetes foot. Let it set for a few minutes then wash off. I used to do this in the morning and evening. It cleared up in about a week."Replies
[YEA] 02/08/2010: Naturo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania replies: "Urine as a cure for athlete's foot is the most economical, safe, and timely remedy known to me. I tried tea tree oil, aloe, black soap, coconut oil, Burt's foot cream, all of the former offered little to no resolve. I had a serious case of athlete's foot known as "trench foot" which was a name gained from the soldiers of many wars where moisture would collect in the boot or shoe, creating the necessary conditions for bacterial growth. My condition was so bad that the epidermis was cracking and in areas of the foot - primarily the ball of the foot, there would be lesions that would bleed. The cure is simple, apply urine (fresh and warm) to the infected area allowing it a minute or so to absorb into the skin; this is best done prior to sleep. Repeat this day after day until you see desired results. Note, although the symptoms may subside i.e. itching and cracking, the actual bacterial infection may not be gone. Thus, one should continue daily treatment for at least 1 week beyond the epidermic symptoms remediation.
Tested and true."
[YEA] 05/08/2008: Steve from Plano, TX: "Urinating on Foot cures athletes foot. I know this sounds foul but it works and is free. I learned this in the Army since athletes foot is pretty common. Your first morning's urine is best because it will have the highest concentration of enzymes. So when taking a shower in the morning, try this procedure and you should see the fungus die off pretty quickly."Replies
[YEA] 07/25/2008: Jonny J from Woodland Park, Colorado replies: "YES! I also have been using urine for athletes foot and have ALWAYS had complete success. Just Like the post says, Just pee on your feet in the shower and it'll kill it dead. Don't be grossed out either. First of all you ARE in the shower. Secondly, If you read up on urine its not as bad as you may think. its even used (fresh) on the face in some cases. (I personally will use soap for that one though!)"
[NAY] 03/07/2010: D.ether from Chicago, Il replies: "This is a nay to the use of urine to cure. I noticed a few months ago that I had a portion of skin in between my middle and ring finger. After reading that urine helped I tried it. It caused a further infection that spread over my whole hand and caused eczema which I hadn't had since a kid. I am still fighting it and it has not gone away. So to be frank don't urinate. Bless."
09/03/2011: Kimberly from Lansing, Illinois replies: "It's actually quite possible you were experiencing a healing crisis from the urine. When your body heals it very often brings up "old" problems and clears them out of your system if you stay with it. I'd certainly give the urine therapy another try for awhile at least and see if it clears it up."
[YEA] 02/03/2010: Candy from Ofallon, Mo: "Athlete's foot: I have used vaporub on my feet for years, it cures this problem within a day or two, no waiting six weeks. Also when we were kids my parents would rub it on the inside of our throat if we had a sore throat, a sore throat was also gone in a day. This product probably works due to the euclyptus.There are a lot of these products in the store but the one that works must have euclyptus, mint, and camphor. It also make your dry feet very soft."Replies
[NAY] 06/24/2010: Tina from Toledo, Ohio, Usa replies: "Vicks didn't work for me. Tried it for weeks. It did seem to slow down the fungus and moisten my feet but not get rid of it."
06/25/2010: Brenda from San Antonio, Texas replies: "i find the old saying if your feet stink you need zinc. at least 15 mgs a day with food or it will upset your stomach. also rubbing oil around and on your toes is a good way to fight the fungus. try mixing 10 drops of tea tree oil in 1 oz of olive oil."
[YEA] 09/16/2011: Jb from Central, Maryland replies: "Worked for me! I tried ACV first and got some relief, but it still hung around. Then I tried Listerine with the same results as the ACV. But the Vicks nailed it.
First I did a swab of Listerine, patted it dry, then applied Vicks. I wore socks at night (even though it was summer) and did the same routine in the morning with sneakers for running/working out, and then again after showering.
After a few days, I saw how improved it was so I just did the Vicks. After 7 days it was all gone. I now put the Vicks on two or three nights a week before bed as a preventative and for softness. That's it. And my feet are soft and smooth-- just lovely. Thanks for all the info on this site!"