The inappopriately named "Athlete's Foot"

I remember Potassium Permanganate was commonly used and was going to suggest it. Iodine solution is another one. Another option is Tea Tree gel applied directly or Tea Tree oil - sometimes it's recommended to dilute it rather than apply directly.
Careful with the tea tree oil it varies in strength. Knew someone advised to use one drop twice a day, he used a couple of drops 3 or 4 times a day. Ended up with contact dermatitis. that was worse than the tinea.
 

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Tinea (ringworm) can be easily treated with any generic cream containing clotrimazole (mostly at one percent). The problems arise when the initial infection seems to clear up after about a week, and then folks stop applying it. The "re-infection" is actually not that at all, for the original infection never went away. That's why it's imperative to continue the treatment for at least three weeks.

Another very effective, and swifter, cure is, believe it or not, garlic. just crush up a few bits of it and paint it on the appropriate spot. You might find that friends and colleagues start giving you suspicious looks and a wide berth, but you'll be free of infection in no time. Also very effective against thrush infections of the mouth/throat and other places.

Crotch rot showed up a lot out on scheme in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Our standard treatment was to issue the patient with Mycota powder and cream. But some opted for an "instant cure" - iodine (the use of which is now prohibited). I was amazed at the incredible heights from a standing stance achieved by some of the comrades who submitted to this treatment.

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Tinea (ringworm) can be easily treated with any generic cream containing clotrimazole (mostly at one percent). The problems arise when the initial infection seems to clear up after about a week, and then folks stop applying it. The "re-infection" is actually not that at all, for the original infection never went away. That's why it's imperative to continue the treatment for at least three weeks.

Another very effective, and swifter, cure is, believe it or not, garlic. just crush up a few bits of it and paint it on the appropriate spot. You might find that friends and colleagues start giving you suspicious looks and a wide berth, but you'll be free of infection in no time. Also very effective against thrush infections of the mouth/throat and other places.

Crotch rot showed up a lot out on scheme in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Our standard treatment was to issue the patient with Mycota powder and cream. But some opted for an "instant cure" - iodine (the use of which is now prohibited). I was amazed at the incredible heights from a standing stance achieved by some of the comrades who submitted to this treatment.

MsG
Liking the garlic tip. Some creams with miconazole for example can thin the skin.
 

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Liking the garlic tip. Some creams with miconazole for example can thin the skin.
Garlic is, as stated, actually a highly effective antimycotic, as well as being a versatile cure for a number of other ills. It's not for nothing that it's known as "Russian penicillin".:smile::smile::smile:

Although tinea infections can be cleared up in a fairly straightforward manner, it becomes a severe problem when the nail-beds become infected. That not only applies to the toenails, but also to the fingernails, which makes the nails very "crumbly" and can often cause secondary infection anywhere on the body by scratching. The infection can also be passed on to others by touching.

There's an awful lot of shite shot about fungal infections of the nails. A lot of the alleged "cures" are really, really expensive and provide no guarantee of success. And many of them are just out to make money off desperate folks at their wits' end. So what can be done?

Clearing up such infections has to be regarded as a very long-term affair. The abovementioned one-percent clotrimazole cream is just as effective on nails as anywhere else. The patent on clotrimazole expired decades ago, so it's now produced by any number of generic companies. One company in particular, "Stada" (but there may be more), produces a (very cheap) three percent cream that's ideal for treating fungal infections of the nails. It's worth shopping around the various independent chemists (don't bother with Boots) until you find it.

The cream should be applied at least once a day to ALL nails, even if only one or two are infected. It shouldn't be applied after a bath or shower, since the nails absorb moisture and that acts as a barrier to the (slightly greasy) cream. Because nails grow very slowly, you're looking at a treatment period of at least a twelve-month. But with patience, determination and the religious application of the cream every day, even the worst fungal infections of the nails can be conquered. Hope this helps

MsG
 

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Garlic is, as stated, actually a highly effective antimycotic, as well as being a versatile cure for a number of other ills. It's not for nothing that it's known as "Russian penicillin".:smile::smile::smile:

Although tinea infections can be cleared up in a fairly straightforward manner, it becomes a severe problem when the nail-beds become infected. That not only applies to the toenails, but also to the fingernails, which makes the nails very "crumbly" and can often cause secondary infection anywhere on the body by scratching. The infection can also be passed on to others by touching.

There's an awful lot of shite shot about fungal infections of the nails. A lot of the alleged "cures" are really, really expensive and provide no guarantee of success. And many of them are just out to make money off desperate folks at their wits' end. So what can be done?

Clearing up such infections has to be regarded as a very long-term affair. The abovementioned one-percent clotrimazole cream is just as effective on nails as anywhere else. The patent on clotrimazole expired decades ago, so it's now produced by any number of generic companies. One company in particular, "Stada" (but there may be more), produces a (very cheap) three percent cream that's ideal for treating fungal infections of the nails. It's worth shopping around the various independent chemists (don't bother with Boots) until you find it.

The cream should be applied at least once a day to ALL nails, even if only one or two are infected. It shouldn't be applied after a bath or shower, since the nails absorb moisture and that acts as a barrier to the (slightly greasy) cream. Because nails grow very slowly, you're looking at a treatment period of at least a twelve-month. But with patience, determination and the religious application of the cream every day, even the worst fungal infections of the nails can be conquered. Hope this helps

MsG
1% is freely available OTC. 2% is only available OTC for specific conditions, otherwise it is a POM for off-licence indications.
 
only my left foot is affected.

Let Christy take it :)

Obviously I try and do all the right things - frequent washing, changing of socks, hosiery and footwear, and tried proprietory products but it still flares up to the extent of getting itchy blisters round the tips of my toes and quite painful cracks under my toes.
Foot powder shoes
Foot powder feet
Change towels frequently

Keep the shoes and socks off as much as possible
 

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Let Christy take it :)


Foot powder shoes
Foot powder feet
Change towels frequently

Keep the shoes and socks off as much as possible
Alternatively, immerse toes only into a bowl of H2SO4. Very painful at first, but you will never suffer from athlete's foot again. Not recommended for those suffering with blobby knob or clatty clunge!
 

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