|Submit Date:||17 Sep 2004|
|Browse Category:||athletes foot|
|Treatment used:||vinegar, tea tree oil, soaking, sunshine...|
|You can buy this remedy at:||health food store|
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|Country of Remedy:||USA|
|Remedy Source:||Diabetes and the Hypoglycemic syndrone,Thrash, New Lifestyle Books, Seale, AL, p95|
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"Treatment for Acute Case of Athlete's Foot
The toes are inflamed, cracked, weeping or oozing and may
be infected, red, or tender, red and swollen.
1. After showering , dry the feet thoroughly, especially between
the toes. avoiding trauma to the tools.
2. Soak the feet 20-30 minutes, 4 to 6 times daily, in
warm water, no hotter then 103 to 104 degrees. Add one to
four tablespoons of vinegar per quart of water. When the acute
infection has been cleared, pure vinegar can be applied after the
morning shower and air dry or dried with a blow drier before
3. Rubbing alchol can be applied during the day to encourage
drying. Use a towel between the toes, because the alcohol can
be trapped between skin surfaces. After alochol has dried put
goldenseal powder (can stain fabrics so be careful) or use
cornstarch. Use clean socks after each treatment.
4. Try to avoid the use of nylon stockings. As long as the feet
are badly infected use canvas sneakers or sandals avoid plastic
shoes or nylon linners. Put shoes in the sun every other day
and alternate pair of shoes if possible.
5. Warm and cold alternating foot baths with no medicine are also
good treatments for acute infections. Start with a warm foot bath,
at about 99-102 degrees for 6 minutes, immediately followed by a
cold foot bath using cold tap water for one minut, then back into
the warm bath and follow once again with the cold. Do the warm
to cold procedure three to six times. For severe cases, this
treatment may be repeated every 2 hours. Afterthe baths dry the
feet completly, using the alchol method described above, and dust
with cornstarch or goldenseal.
6. Expose feet to sunshine for 5-20 minutes per day, depending on
tolerance. This is a excelleant treatment.
7. The use of tea tree oil has been found effective in many cases.
It can be obtained at a health food store.
8. Sometimes a "id" reaction occurs. This is a painful or itching
rash which appears somewhat like the rash on the feet. It is a allergic
reaction to the fungus products or to overly vigorous treatments.
It will subside when the inflamation of the feet calms down.