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Athlete's Foot

Postby Hopeless » Wed, 22 Sep 2004 7:18 pm

i'm sorry this is such a disgusting subject but am at my wits end. I suffer from athletes foot, have been for years. tried everything.. all the alopathic meds (oral and topical), the aromatherapy oils (tea tree,lavender, etc etc), the powders, everything. It goes off for awhile but returns speedily.
Does anyone know if Acupuncture and /or Homeopathy or Traditional chinese medicine would help?

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Postby helper » Sun, 26 Sep 2004 5:02 pm

Hi,
When I was young, I remember my mum soaking my feet in rice water for about half an hour every day. ( ie the water that is used to washing the rice before cooking it.) It works!

Try it.

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Postby spring_tomorrow » Mon, 27 Sep 2004 3:16 pm

Have you seen a doctor? Or do you self-medicate? Usually general practitioners might not be able to help, you may want to consult a dermatologist or a specialist in NSC.

Try spraying anti-bacterial foot spray on your feet as frequent as possible and also on your foot wear. Make sure your feet is always dry and wear toe socks often to absorb sweat esp. in between toes.

I've heard about using TCM for this condition, but it seems like it will only prevent the problem from becoming worse and not treat it.

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Postby Hopeless » Mon, 27 Sep 2004 6:59 pm

spring_tomorrow wrote:Have you seen a doctor? Or do you self-medicate? Usually general practitioners might not be able to help, you may want to consult a dermatologist or a specialist in NSC.

Try spraying anti-bacterial foot spray on your feet as frequent as possible and also on your foot wear. Make sure your feet is always dry and wear toe socks often to absorb sweat esp. in between toes.

I've heard about using TCM for this condition, but it seems like it will only prevent the problem from becoming worse and not treat it.


Seen several doctors over the years. Even did a test for fungus at that skin hospital here and they said it was not fungus (i dont think the person who did the 'scrape' did a very good job or maybe the test turned out negative because i had already been applying a fungal cream.

Nothing's worked, i realise i need to keep my feet dry and not wear the same shoes everday etc etc, One pharmacist said my shoes MUST be dried in the sun,, of course i worry about the shoes being destroyed..

One doctor of mine a year ago, sweet man, said well.. hundreds of people may have really sweaty feet and may even walk areas where another person with athlete's foot has walked, this person may STILL not get it. Some just do! He mentioned that my toes are rather close together which doesnt help them to get dry in between the toes.

i cant help but believe most of these ailments are within, not outside so am wondering how to treat that rather than just topically.

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Postby spring_tomorrow » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 6:05 pm

Would you like to consult another skin doctor/dermatologist? I know one specialist at Mount Alvernia. He's pretty good because I went to him for treatment of warts on my feet and surprisingly one treatment was all i needed to treat my condition. And the doctor is very nice and friendly too. If you need his contacts, email me at spring_tomorrow@yahoo.com.sg

I'll be happy to give you the details. :)

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Re: Athlete's Foot

Postby joyfulgal » Sat, 13 Nov 2004 2:42 am

Hopeless wrote:i'm sorry this is such a disgusting subject but am at my wits end. I suffer from athletes foot, have been for years. tried everything.. all the alopathic meds (oral and topical), the aromatherapy oils (tea tree,lavender, etc etc), the powders, everything. It goes off for awhile but returns speedily.
Does anyone know if Acupuncture and /or Homeopathy or Traditional chinese medicine would help?


Hi, i'm a distributor of elken and there's actually a supplement called colostrum IG6 which is very good are curing such problem as it contains high amount of immunoglobins that have anti-viral, anti-bacteria, anti-fungus and anti-inflammation functions. Problem causing athletes foot is due to fungus infection, and is often exacerbated by the lack of anti-fungal action in people with weak immune system. Thus, you might be the one with weak immune system and fungus have invaded your foot.

pls emai me at joy31@singnet.com.sg if you are interested to find how more about how the product can actually help you ya.

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Postby Han » Sat, 13 Nov 2004 3:26 am

Hi Hopeless,

I think what joyfulgal states regarding fungal infections due to a weak immune system is very true.

I used to battle fungal infections on my feet and fingers since young all the way to adulthood. It would appear and dissapear without warning. Worst was during my BMT days. Sometimes, it gets so bad that it's bleeding and appears to be rotting. Well, I shall spare the details... :lol:

However, eversince I started exercising and eating well (lots of fruits and veges, multivitamins, etc.), the fungal infections totally dissapeared! Even my Mom asked me how come I stopped getting those infections.

I believe this was due to the improved immune system I had, thanks to the lifestyle of dieting and exercise. I even stopped falling sick (used to get sick easily and frequently. flu, fever, sore throat etc)

Sorry if I went off topic for a while. But I just wanted to support joyfulgal's statement regarding the link between infections and immune system.

Hope this helps you in some way. :wink:
Han Ayden, Body Transformation Specialist, http://www.physiquemakeover.com


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