Day to Day Adventure: Make it Work! Athlete’s Foot

Monday, July 25, 2011

Make it Work! Athlete’s Foot

There has been a battle going on at our house.  Michael has had blistery itchy toes on one foot for a while.  He never could fine the time to head to the doctor & have it looked at during the school year.

“Athlete's foot is a very common infection that affects mostly men and young people. Athlete's foot attacks the area between toes, soles of feet fingernails and toenails. This infection is cause by a fungus called tinea pedis it lives off the dead skin cells, and thrives in moist, warm places, such as gyms, locker rooms, showers and swimming pools, Athlete's foot is also very contagious and is transmitted by coming in contact with wet floors, or by touching infected shoes or socks. “ source

Luckily it wasn’t so bad to make him miserable(probably why he couldn’t find the time—HA!)

But in the hot weather as he has been sweating more and it was getting worse & spreading.  So Dr. Mom started searching on-line for any kind of home or natural remedies we might try.  Let me tell you that there are a TON of pages to search through! 

One recommendation I saw over and over was to soak the foot in apple cider vinegar!

I LOVE vinegar.  It has so many uses! 

Michael has been soaking his foot daily in the apple cider vinegar and I am happy to report that the blisters are healing and the swelling & redness have been greatly reduced.  It isn’t cured but I have every confidence that if he can keep up the routine for another week or two that it will be GONE!

Home cures are so much less expensive than prescriptions & doctor visits.  Just another great way to MAKE IT WORK around our home!

1 comment:

  1. I agree that vinegar is such a wonderful home remedy. I recently discovered the many wonders of Borax. I think you have just inspired me to write a post about it! Stopping by & following from the Monday Hop! Angela


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