Natural Cures for Athlete's Foot

Iodine  

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Posted by Chuckbrt (Alden, Mn) on 07/13/2011
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Athlete's foot is a fungus, surface applications give temporary relief. To kill the fungus from within a person needs to take an anti-fungal. I had cracked and stinky feet, started taking Iodine and two days later the stink was gone. A week after I started Iodine, the cracks were healing.


Posted by Superslide (Las Vegas, Nv, Usa ) on 05/07/2010
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My friend had a minor case of athletes foot and small blisters on his feet almost every day. We have been taking an iodine supplement that has greatly improved our over all health and got rid of his athetes foot. But the blisters still kept popping up. Mind you, he has had them forever. Every day after work, he would be popping them. So since the iodine has helped his athletes foot, maybe the body needs a little more help with the blisters. It has been amazing!!!

Recipe::
Take a bath to soften the skin.
Cotton ball with regular iodine disinfectant from pharmacy.
Coat foot with iodine.
Let dry or put on a nylon sock.

Results::
soft feet for first time ever.
In 3 days, only one blister appeared.
Much more comfort when walking around.


Ketoderm, Black Walnut Oil  

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Posted by Catherine (Tahiti)
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I tried doctors prescription of ketoderm, ciclopiroxolamine, econazole and numerous other things. I also tried the ACV and garlic oil rubbed on the skin. Lime rubbed on skin and left for 20 minutes. Also vera gel, colloidal silver, black walnut oil and iodine. I believe that the ketoderm works but my problem is that from all the drying products my skin would look worse so the aloe vera gel counteracted that and I've used the black walnut oil three times and it is working rapidly. I used the paragone liquid that I use to kill internal parasites on my skin topically. It has red clover and some other stuff in it but works great. I've been to three doctors and have had this for 3 months. It does go away with convectional medicine but will return the minute you stop treatment. I looked for every type of holistic cure and I think the problem with some like ACV is that they would make little wounds on my skin that would burn when I applied it. the doctors prescribed medicine did the same. I also eat raw garlic and drink a little bit of ACV each day. I also take noni which is a tahitian drink they sell at Costco. I stopped eating cheese and cut down on starch. I was using coconut oil last week but it didn't seem to do anything.


Listerine  

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Posted by Megan (Jacksonville, FL) on 10/24/2008
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I tried soaking my feet in Listerine after seeing a posting about toe nail fungus. It not only works on toe nails, but will get rid of athlete's foot issues very quickly. And this is much easier than pressing onion, etc. I love this site! I found it looking for Ted's Mange Cure, which is fabulous. Thanks!

Replied by Jillian
San Jose, Ca
04/22/2010

I used listerine when both my big toenails became infected, thick, yellow, crusty, and painful. the listerine did the trick. 15 minute soak in pure mouth wash for a few nights. pain went away, and the infection stopped spreading. my doctor confirmed that the toenails were no longer infected. I just had to wait for the yellow toenails to grow out.

CAUTION. DON'T USE GREEN/BLUE varieties. My green feet were much harder to explain than my yellow toenails (but at least that faded after a week). Smells great, feels tingly fresh, and worked. :)


Medication  

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Posted by Lee (Fruita, Colorado Usa) on 08/29/2011

I have fought with severe athlete's foot for 12 long years. Have used prescriptions, OTC remedies, hydrogen peroxcide, and vinegar. It helped, but did not cure. In desperation I tried a veterinary product used to treat fungus infections in animals. It is called Vetericyn, and comes in a spray bottle. I used it 3 times a day for a week. Just simply sprayed it on all over my feet and up to my knees. It began clearing up overnight! It's been a month now, and I am not bothered with athlete's foot anymore. I cant explain it, I just found that it works.

Replied by Helen
San Diego, Ca
08/22/2012

This post has been the answer to my prayers! I can't say explain how happy I am that I came across it. I'm a female, 26 years old, and have had athlete's foot for as long as I can remember. I've always been embarrassed about walking around barefoot or in sandals because of my dry, cracked, peeling feet. I had the mocassin type of athlete's foot (notice "had").

I tried the vinegar soaks, I tried vaporrub, diluted bleach, and hydrogen peroxide. All of which provided temporary relief but never cured the problem. Last year, I finally decided to take Lamisil pills and it did go away after a few months. I was very excited by the results, however, last month (6 months after finishing the treatment) it came back. I started noticing my feet were getting dry again and flaky until eventually it got worse, my foot looked like a freaking map with the skin between my toes peeling in a circular pattern! All that money gone to waste!

Two weeks ago I came on this website to look for another remedy and came across this post. After doing some research and reading all the great reviews online, I ordered a 16 oz bottle and as soon as I received it, I started spraying it on my feet 3 times a day. After 2 days, while in the shower, I noticed my skin peeling a lot more than usual. I used a foot file to scrape it off and continued with the spray. I'm not exagerrated when I say that after 4 days of using the product the cracks and peeling between my toes and along my feet had completely healed! It's like they were never there! It was absolutely amazing to see the results. Today marks a week since I started using the product and my feet are healthy and smooth. Vetericyn truly is a miracle in a bottle! I plan on using it every now and then to prevent any reoccurences.

Replied by Kim
Santa Fe, Nm
03/17/2013
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I tried this and it did not help my athlete's foot. It is pricey so I might just give the product to someone with a dog so it doesn't go to complete waste.


Multiple Remedies  

Posted by Fred (Germantown, Tn ) on 02/12/2012

First, urine contains urea, more in the first morning specimen, it's more concentrated. Urea is the active ingredient in some antifungal ointment medications. If you have ever had to collect a clean catch urine at a doctors office (you clean the outside of the ureter area then collect) this would be most sanitary: you are not then getting periurethral bacteria or candida in the specimen. I would suggest doing this if you are using your urine. Secondly, there is a possibility that alternating some of the more successful methods here may help. There is no reason that ACV couldn't be used for several days then another for several then back to ACV, plus use the OTC ointment, alternating with Vicks, or other by night. Just don't mix bleach and ammonia, a poisonous gas results. Thirdly, I read on another site that corn meal helped. Fourthly, get rid of your shoes, buy new, and treat the new shoes before wearing and then daily. The fungal spores are in your shoes, and are really as hard to kill there as the fungus on your feet, so you reinfect by using your old shoes. If freezing killed fungus it would be gone forever after a winter freeze. Expensive, but necessary, I would think.

Please do not wash dishes in a dishwasher you have washed your fungal shoes in: fungi are hard to kill, one time with hot water and steam and dishwasher soap might not be enough either, or might not get deep inside the nasty shoe well enough to kill every spore.

I am going to try alternating several things method to get rid of moccasin type. Will let you know. I don't see why we have to choose either/or: perhaps there are different benefits of different treatments?


Nu-Stock  

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Posted by Jean (Franklin, WI) on 07/06/2008
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A number of years ago, we acquired a German Shepherd with a severe case of mange, covering about 1/3 of his body. The vet's expensive prescription products hardly touched it. After a lot of study, I found a product generally used for horses to heal wounds and rashes. It's called Nu-Stock. It cleared the mange up after only 2 applications and it has never returned. His hair grew back very quickly, and although he wasn't too thrilled with the first application, he WANTED the second one very much. The itching stopped immediately.

A couple years later, my daughter had a rash that no doctor seemed able to get rid of. We tried the Nu-Stock and it cleared right up and hasn't returned.

I've had a problem with athlete's foot for years. I tried all the other remedies and it got rid of "most" of it, but there was a spot on the ball of one foot, including two toes where it just wouldn't go away. One day it occurred to me to try Nu-Stock. After just a couple of applications, the skin was back to normal, all itching gone, and it appears to be healing permanently. I think this is going to finally kill it!!!

Doing a little studying, I've found that Nu-Stock is 73% sulphur, 25% mineral oil, and 2% pine oil.

I've also discovered that there are other health products made for pets that aren't available for people. For instance, in the local Farm & Fleet, you can buy a cheap package of electrolytes for your pet's water. 16 oz. of DMSO was only $5. And there were other things as well, most of them in the section for horses! Isn't it amazing that you can buy products for your pets, cheaply, and you can't get prescription products that work for yourself???

EC: Yes, agreed! Years ago we bought a 5 lb container of glucosamine at a tack shop in Burbank, CA for about $45 to give to our dog for his arthritis. The tack shop also sold chondroitin in large containers too.

Replied by Jean
Franklin, WI
02/22/2009

Just an update. The athlete's foot tried to return once. I applied nu-stock before bed, then again three days later. Athlete's foot hasn't returned. This is some powerful stuff. It didn't hurt the skin, and yet in that seven month period of time, I only had to use it about 6 times.

More important than that, I also had a problem with the NAIL FUNGUS ... you know the thing where your toenail gets discolored, dark and thick. THAT'S GONE TOO !!! :D Seven months after my first post about Nu-Stock, I have normal toenails. I love this stuff! :) If anyone is having trouble finding it, I got it on EBay...$7 for a large jar plus shipping.

Replied by Bestalex17
Los Angeles, Ca
07/08/2011

Hi, I read your post about nu-stock and how if helped your dog to get rid of his skin condition, I have a cat that has skin problems for more than a year, I tried 3 different vets and they prescribed the smae thing antibiotics and cortisone.

The problem's still there, I wonder if this Nu-stock would help to this condition.


Oil Pulling  

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Posted by Chloe99 (Seattle, Wa) on 11/14/2011
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Had a bad outbreak between toes.... Very painful. I drizzled ACV from a cotton ball on the toes and it helped, but when I "Oil Pulled" it went away almost by the next morning! Was completely healed in 3 days!!


Oregano Oil  

Posted by Cheryl (Manteca, California-USA) on 02/22/2009

Hi-Please do yourself a big favor if you are bothered by what the dr calls-athlete's foot type rash. For over a year I tried every cream, spray, powder on the market-doctor after dermatologist with biopsy gave me everything-presription including 2 mos of Lamisil pills and cream. The dermatologist got mad when Lamisil didn't work after her biopsy. Well, I prayed so hard and then found Oil of Oregano-wow! 3 days cured-its been months and its still gone. I diluted with olive oil under my tongue and later used the gel capsules to fill and take orally. I diluted this very strong oil with olive oil on the rash itself-stops that horrible itch,too. I later learned Extra Virgin Coconut oil is anti-fungal and mixed the oregano oil with this and used this on the skin. I need to know more-Iam very grateful to Earth Clinic-I learned about the evcc-extra virgin coconut oil from this site. Also, I really never knew what the rash was from-I think it was a Candida fungus type rash -it seemed way worse when I ate sugar. So, I also had to clean up my diet dramatically and I still stay away from processed white flour and sugar etc. But, try Oil of Oregano-anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti parasitic/worms. Great for wiping Candida out. Blessings and good health to you all. I would say-research all you can about all of these oils: Thuja, Thieves oil etc as to there healing qualities.


OTC  

Posted by Mike (Mlps, Mn) on 02/11/2014

I have a better solution for athlete's foot, My wife used the old bag balm and "lotrimin" powder, over the counter treatment here. I had tried sprays and creams and the powder itself and it seems to rub off to easily then the fungus takes over again... I had blisters. It took weeks for the powder to work, just a few days for the mix and it's gone ... 8 years now and no recurrence!


Phythium Oligandrum  

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Posted by Sam (Miami, FL) on 06/22/2014
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A friend of mine was unsuccessfully trying to cure some fungus on her feet for many years. She found Pythium oligandrum skin/nail fungus treatment (3 x 2 g) on shop.owndoc.com. It was a100% success.

Pythium oligandrum is a harmless fungus that eats harmful fungi, and then dies of starvation when all bad fungi have been eradicated. Pythium oligandrum is a parasite to other fungi such as Trichophyton, the dermatophyte fungus that causes various conditions knonw as Tinea - Athlete's foot, nail fungus, ringworm and jock itch


Popcorn  

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Posted by Circle (Harrisburg, PA) on 01/07/2009
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Years ago I used to have athletes foot, but I noticed that eating popcorn cured my athletes foot. The plain popcorn after its popped and the itching and redness went away!

If you have athletes foot, try it and let me know if it works for you, because I know it did for me and does every time. It may take a day or two (or shorter) but it certainly worked, at least for me anyway.

Also changing socks frequently, and not walking in your socks and then putting your shoes over them because it brings bacteria from the floor/carpet into your shoes. So its good to always make sure you have a clean pair of socks to put on before putting on your shoes and also make sure the inside of your shoes stay clean.


Potassium Permanganate  

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Posted by Scopus (Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England) on 01/20/2013
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I have suffered on and off from athlete's foot between the little toes all of my life. For many years I kept it at bay by rubbing surgical spirit on it daily.

For some reason it came back with a vengeance about 8 months ago. I tried all the normal creams that the doctor could give, including Lamasil, and also Grisiofulvin spray. While they mostly kept the infection at bay to a greater or lesser extent, it would end up with thick, smooth white skin between the toes, with the fungus still alive underneath.

For a while I tried neat cider vinegar applied directly and while this exfoliated the thick skin quite successfully, it did not cure the condition. Then eventually I started to paint the infected area with a 1% solution of potassium permanganate (a very effective, old fashioned remedy that doctors in the UK are no longer licensed to prescribe) and after 2 weeks the athlete's foot has gone totally from one foot and has nearly gone from the other.

EC: More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_permanganate

Replied by Len
Aurora, Co
06/03/2013

How often did you use this? has it come back?


Salt Water  

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Posted by Jimbo (Glendale, Calif. Usa) on 04/30/2012
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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.


Posted by Jay (Altona, Fl) on 11/05/2008
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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.



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