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I think I have athletes foot, But...

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  • Posted By: dickduran
  • February 13, 2008
  • 11:07 PM

About three weeks ago, possibly more, I noticed that my feet were itchy something fierce. I talked to my family and I went to the store and purchased some "spray" like tinactin or something.

As proceeded to scrub my feet daily, use bleach to stop the itching and used the spray in the morning and night like the directions say. I take showers on a daily basis, that must be said.

The tops of my toes are very read, swollen a bit, and very itchy. I can feel my feet "heat up" before my feet start to itch. Usually about this time I try to change shoes, socks, clean feet, and add new anti-fungal cream, powder, or spray.

Now three weeks later my feet are still itchy. I have tried the spray, an anti-fungal cream, i purchased an anti-fungal powder and my feet are still itchy.

Yesterday I got so fed up with my itchy feet, I grabbed a bag of snow from my lawn and put my feet in it to numb my feet. This worked really well. after that I put powder on my feet. There were no problems.

Today I almost made it the whole day, but at 4:00pm, my feet got really itchy again. Mind you, I changed socks and added new powder onto feet, into socks and into shoes. That did nothing to stop the itchy feet. I then went and did the whole "feet in a bag of snow" again. This is where I am at again.

Today I called a podiatrist, but who knows when they will be able to see me. IFANYONE KNOWS OR HAS EVER HAD THIS HAPPEN, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU DID TO GET RID OF YOUR ITCHY FEET OR ATHLETES FOOT.

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  • Ive had athletes foot a few times when I was a teen (caught from public showers). The anti fungal powder worked well for me. My toes were red, very itchy and a bit peely. I could be wrong, but I thought that when one gets that, it just usually affects ones toes and around them, not the whole foot??. You may want to look that up to see if athlete's foot does fit what you are suffering form. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlete%27s_foot In the army Ive heard that army doctors used to get people with that to pee on their feet. Pee apparently kills it. Ive also had chilblains in my toes, this will cause swelling, itchiness and redness too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilblain
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
    • 00:43 AM
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  • . As proceeded to scrub my feet daily, use bleach to stop the itching from the wikipedia section for athlete's foot "Household Bleach (not recommended)The use of household bleach as a direct topical application or soak for tinea pedis is not recommended, as it is a well documented irritant (clearly labelled in the United Kingdom as "Harmful" by COSHH). It is used diluted as an environmental decontaminatant to prevent the spread of dermatophytes between animals, and from animals to humans.Household Bleach (not recommended)"
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
    • 00:51 AM
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  • I got athletes foot like 6 times. Its pretty common especially for atheletic guys. I just noticed the flaking, my feet would itch like crazy and smell bad. I used Lamisil but the one with foot odor control and within a week i killed it. The odor is not always there, so it depends. Here is what I do when I get it: 1. Wash my feet twice daily, dry very thoroughly and wear no socks at home. Change my socks often and never wear the same shoe 2 days in a row. Switch around, spray your feet in the morning and at night. 2. Whenever I dried my feet or touched them, I washed my hands. 3. Use a seperate towel for your feet after you shower4. Put sneaker balls in your shoes overnight to absord odors and germs5. Do not touch your balls, or it will spread. A lot of guys scratch their feet, then touch their balls and it spreads. At least wash your hands, do not mix the two together.6 Important: keep using the product/spray for a few weeks afterwards to ensure it's totally dead. And try to stick to always drying your feet thoroughly after a shower. Sometimes it comes back for me if I start playing sports again, the itch and odor but within 2-3 days I get rid of it.
    JoshS18 1 Replies
    • February 17, 2008
    • 03:07 AM
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