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athlete's foot

(9 Posts)
babyrose Fri 21-Feb-14 08:22:29

2wk ago I started getting symptoms of this so I picked up some cream for it (canestan athlete's foot once a day) I've had to use a twice a day to help but now its started on my other foot and its driving me nuts! Anyone else have/had it and how did you get rid of it?

heatseeker14 Fri 21-Feb-14 09:54:27

Try to make sure you rotate your foot wear and if possible only wear shoes that allow air to circulate, avoid synthetic material. Try using a cold rinse at the end of your shower just directed at your feet. Also make sure you dry your feet properly and that towels/slippers are frequently washed. I experienced fungal foot problems after using those silly synthetic fashion pumps that made my feel sweat, since then I have only worn leather shoes/boots. It can take a while to clear keep applying the cream and try to keep your feet cool and dry.

babyrose Fri 21-Feb-14 10:05:39

Thanks Heatseeker, the only the is my work safety shoes they are big and clumpy heavy shoes. I got them when I first started my job 2.5 years ago.

I have the docs today so hopefully will get something to help.

heatseeker14 Fri 21-Feb-14 11:42:18

No problem hope you get it sorted.

babyrose Sun 23-Feb-14 19:31:48

I got antibiotics and cream.and new work shoes that actually fit! Hoping things improve very soon!

thenightsky Sun 23-Feb-14 19:35:24

I always use Lamasil Once. Expensive but works first time.

babyrose Mon 24-Feb-14 08:39:44

I may try that thanks.

Ilovewaleswhenitrains Mon 24-Feb-14 08:45:59

I discovered that Waitrose baby bottom butter cured my athletes feet.

babyrose Tue 25-Feb-14 08:30:44

Thanks very much everyone. Symptoms are starting to go now! Yipee!!

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