Athlete's Foot


How long did the symptoms of your athlete's foot last? Was there anything that helped with symptom relief? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Gamgee, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I have athlete's foot. I have had it for three years now. Soaking my feet in Epsom salts made it go away for a while but also dried my feet out so bad that the skin was cracking open around my flex points... between the toes and the middle of the arch. I stopped treatment and started rehydrating my feet and it came back.

Comment from: Winifred, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 02

I still have my athlete’s foot problem after 6 weeks. I did get antibiotic. I am trying to find out what I can soak my feet in, it is smelly especially between the toes. I used Lamisil spray also.

Comment from: NwChristian, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 27

I have had athlete's foot for most of my life (from youth to age 73 to at present). It has come and gone, at least between my toes, but not my toenails. I've never taken prescription medicine for this, but have treated it with OTC items. It has just returned with a vengeance. I am using a combination of tolnaftate cream and lidocaine cream (to reduce pain and itching); thus it is impossible to keep the area dry. I am frustrated.

Comment from: Smokey_Joe, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 10

I cured my athlete's foot, which bothered me for decades and finally was causing toenail separation, by using Vicks VapoRub applied over the entire surface of the foot and pushed under the toenail with a plastic iodine applicator. I was told by a podiatrist that the ingredients in Vicks VapoRub penetrate through the skin, and kill the fungus. I am an electrical engineer in the defense industry.

Comment from: Andrew, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 10

I have suffered from athlete’s foot since age 13. I am not 53 years. Only 2 years back I was able to completely eliminate this problem by taking oral tablet GRISOVIN (griseofulvin 125mg). I used to have watery blisters on the soles of both feet, in between the toes and near the nails and sometimes on my fingers and palms of my hands. I have tried topical creams etc to no avail until a dentist told me about GRISOVIN. I also realized I probably have a contact allergy especially when wearing rubber tongs. All of that is over. What a relief. I only have to take the tablet once a day until all the symptoms have disappeared and continued for 2 weeks before stopping. Hope this info helps. I noticed this particular drug was not listed.

Comment from: Jewls, Female (Patient) Published: April 12

My hubby has had athlete's foot for over a decade and no creams or such really helped too much. Tinactin spray helped about the best until his mom went for a pedicure and the lady working on her feet made a suggestion for my hubby... it works! The next time you're in the shower, take your bottle of Listerine in with you... poor some over your feet (away from the water stream), let it soak for a couple of seconds and rinse. It gives a bit of a burn, but has really helped him. Hope it can help you too!


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