Do you suffer with itchy feet? Is it coupled with red patches and scales? Have you tried applying lotions, but nothing really works? Are you wondering what you have? Well, it’s probably athlete’s foot.
Athlete’s foot is a fungus related to the ringworm family Tinea pedis. However, don’t let the name fool you, anyone can get it. As a matter of fact, if you’re not careful, it can spread to your groin and hands. At that point, it is called ringworm. So how do you treat it?
Normally, you can treat this foot condition with over the counter remedies. Most of them are household goods you keep in your cabinet on a regular basis. Here’s a list of some popular ones:
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Add baking soda into a bit of water. Make it into a past and rub it on the affected area and between your toes. Let it sit for five minutes, then rinse, clean and dry. Repeat this process daily until your foot condition is gone.
Clorox. Make a solution of one-half up of Clorox bleach and a gallon of water. Then, soak your feet in it for fifteen minutes twice a day until your athlete’s foot disappears. According to people who swear by this remedy, the chlorine bleach kills the fungi related to this condition.
ConAir Pro Style 1600 Hairdryer. One reason why you may be getting athlete’s foot is due to excess moisture in between your toes. So, before putting on your socks and shoes in the morning, make sure your feet are completely dry by holding a hair dryer a few inches from your toes.
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap. Soap up your feet with this product, dry them and then apply a dash of the soap as lotion to your feet. Make this part of your daily routine in order to eliminate athlete’s foot.
Heinz White Vinegar. For ten minutes, soak your feet in this product. You should do this up to four times daily for several weeks. The vinegar is acidic and will kill the bacteria and fungi on your feet, thus, eradicating your problem.
Kingsford ‘s Corn Starch. Sprinkle this cornstarch onto your feet and into your shoes to absorb moisture and reduce friction.
Listerine. This remedy is only for users who aren’t afraid of a little pain. If you wash your foot with Listerine it acts like an antiseptic killing your foot fungus. However, it will sting and burn in the process. So beware.
Morton Salt. Dissolve eight teaspoons of salt into one quart of warm water. Afterwards, soak your feet in it for five to ten minutes daily until your problem disappears. The salt will attack the fungi on your feet.
Preparation-H. Coat your feet with a fine layer of this product in order to sooth itchy toes.
Pine-Sol. Mix one-quarter cup Pine-sol into a basin of warm water. Next, soak your feet in it for ten to fifteen minutes. Repeat this process every few days until they are healthy again.
* Dr. William Scholl, founder of Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, lives by the credo: “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.”
* Eskimo women who have difficulty conceiving children carry a piece of an old shoe with her at all times to boot their fertility.
* Just like fingerprints, no two footprints are alike.
* In a radio address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted – in the air.”