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Default  Posted: 2:12 PM, March 14th (Friday)

Okay my DS has Athletes foot and it won't frickin go away. I have bought over the counter stuff. Can someone tell me is there anything else that works?

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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, March 14th (Friday)

And I won't put him on the meds because of all the horrible side affects and the testing they have to do while on it.

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Default  Posted: 4:19 PM, March 14th (Friday)

Sandals. Leave closed toe shoes outside in the sun to dry out and don't wear them again until it is gone.

I've also read that tea tree oil can help.

Posts: 3445 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: The Valley of the Sun
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Default  Posted: 4:27 PM, March 14th (Friday)

Baking soda in the bath (2-4 tablespoons).

It's supposed to be a hostile environment for fungus, yet easy on the rest of the body.

Worked when DD was getting some itches.

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Default  Posted: 4:33 PM, March 14th (Friday)

I''m very prone to fungal infections. I just leave it alone and it disappears by itself in 2 weeks. Granted, I used to live in AZ, so things dried very quickly. I haven''t had a case since I moved back to NY, though.

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Default  Posted: 6:20 PM, March 14th (Friday)

Ok...this is a really gross old farmer's trick. I've heard it works. Let me state that I have not personally tried it, just heard about it second hand! When he gets in the shower, have him pee on his feet. Something about the acid in your pee kills the bacteria. The old farmers in my area swear by this.

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Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, March 14th (Friday)

Has it actually been diagnosed? I have seen exzema treated like athletes foot and that just made it worse.

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Posts: 6605 | Registered: Aug 2008 | From: Not Oz
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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, March 14th (Friday)

Make sure he washes and dries his feet every night before applying his creams. I've also heard to only wear white socks. No dark colors. And make sure that he is wearing shoes that are made from natural materials like leather. Most man-made materials cannot "breath" and are prime breeding grounds for bacteria.

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Default  Posted: 6:58 PM, March 14th (Friday)

You only need "those" meds for about ten days. I once got Caribbean foot fungus MUCH worse than our little old American fungus.

Only getting a rx for Nizoral worked. You don't need testing for that short of a course.

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Default  Posted: 9:31 PM, March 14th (Friday)

I soaked my feet in vinegar water.

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Default  Posted: 9:48 PM, March 14th (Friday)

I haven't had it in a while, but oddly would come home with it when I was in the hospital. Also got it once from a spa......

This is what works.....

Fill a clean bucket/soaking pan with water...put in about two capfuls of Clorox. Soak feet for about 15-20 mins. Make sure entire foot is covered. Do for a day or two, once a day. This has worked for me every time, and the relief is pretty much immediate.

One time I didn't actually have Clorox, so I tried this method...found it on the internet....
Pour a substantial quantity of Listerine on a paper towel. Rub foot down with Listerine soaked paper towel. This also worked.

Good luck!

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Posts: 1043 | Registered: Jan 2008 | From: east coast
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Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, March 15th (Saturday)

If the real Anti-fungal cream did not work then I would see the doctor for a steroid cream.

Keep the feet dry and without socks after putting on the cream and be diligent about the process.

Those things can get worse.

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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, March 15th (Saturday)

Cotton socks only. If he ha sweaty feet may need to change socks partway through the day.
Baking soda in his socks. If he's had the same tennis shoes or daily shoes the whole time get him new ones.
Now here is an old time trick that absolutely works Absorbine Jr. They sell it where the icy hot and stuff is. It's green it is liquid smells very strongly an burns like a mother but twice a day for 2 weeks it will be gone.
Another treatment for it that has worked and my old German Grandma did was 1/4 cup a bleach to 4 cups of water and soak for 5-10 minutes. It actually will kill it and slough off any dead skin leavin your feet soft and smooth the alkaline property of bleach basically destroys the dead tissue and the fungus.

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