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Home remedy test for raw itchy feet: What really works?

Posted by Anonymous on August 25, 2009

UPDATE 4/19/2011:

My dreaded foot itch is back.  I’ve used Lamisil, terbinafine hydrochloride 1% for a week and while it provides some relief, the fitch over all seems to slowly spread. Thumbs down. Going for the Miconazole nitrate 2% and hydrogen peroxide treatment.

10/19/2009:

Miconazole nitrate 2% worked best for me long term and sitting for 5 minutes with a paste made of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda on the itchy area provided instant relief as did soaking in Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%. Total cure took about 2 weeks but was much improved after the first four  days of treatment.

UPDATE 9/1/2009:

Day 11 of itchy feet. Added Miconazole nitrate 2% to my twice daily attack. Also using Tolnaftate 1% twice daily. Starting to get results.

Got perscribed Fluocinonide USP 0.05%, but since over use can cause your skin to become thin and die, I’m not going to use it.

ORIGINAL Post:

I must have picked up some kind of foot fungus… but I can’t see it. My feet look normal, but they itch like hell.

I asked pharmacist what would be best three days ago. He said “Lamisil” (active ingredient = Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1% – anti fungal).  So I tried it. It got better at first… then worse! Perhaps the three times a day I tried to use it was too much, since it says use once per day for a week, but the itch was just too bad so I had to try using it more often.  It does say “Stop and ask a doctor if too much irritation occurs or gets worse.” I’m checking with my doc tomorrow… but meanwhile…

Tonight I was just about to go completely freaking nuts, and the itch was spreading the more I scratched.. when I found a Yahoo! Answers page with some foot itch remedies.

The first thing I tried is baking soda. I grabbed a styrofoam ice chest, filled it foot high with water and dumped a huge amount of baking powder in there.

So, as I type this, my feet are soaking in baking soda water.  10 minutes so far, no itch! Fantastic. After taking them out and drying them off, the itch starts to return, so I make more Baking Soda water, this time with added sea salt.

Here are all of the tips from “Go Green”:

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Add baking soda into a bit of water. Make it into a past and rub it on the affected area and between your toes. Let it sit for five minutes, then rinse, clean and dry. Repeat this process daily until your foot condition is gone.

Results:  ***** Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Instant relief!


Clorox. Make a solution of one-half up of Clorox bleach and a gallon of water. Then, soak your feet in it for fifteen minutes twice a day until your athlete’s foot disappears. According to people who swear by this remedy, the chlorine bleach kills the fungi related to this condition.

(Not tested, don’t want the fumes)


ConAir Pro Style 1600 Hairdryer. One reason why you may be getting athlete’s foot is due to excess moisture in between your toes. So, before putting on your socks and shoes in the morning, make sure your feet are completely dry by holding a hair dryer a few inches from your toes.

Results: ** Mild itch while drying. Okay 1 min after. 2 min later, some irritation.


Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap. Soap up your feet with this product, dry them and then apply a dash of the soap as lotion to your feet. Make this part of your daily routine in order to eliminate athlete’s foot.

Not available.


Heinz White Vinegar. For ten minutes, soak your feet in this product. You should do this up to four times daily for several weeks. The vinegar is acidic and will kill the bacteria and fungi on your feet, thus, eradicating your problem.

* This was the most painful for me.


Kingsford ‘s Corn Starch. Sprinkle this cornstarch onto your feet and into your shoes to absorb moisture and reduce friction.

* Soaking in it was nice.  Powder on wet feet wasn’t very soothing.


Listerine. This remedy is only for users who aren’t afraid of a little pain. If you wash your foot with Listerine it acts like an antiseptic killing your foot fungus. However, it will sting and burn in the process. So beware.

Results: ***  No great relief, but not painful at all. Used Advanced Listerine Arctic mint. Poured directly on feet. Then soaked in diluted Listerine for 5 minutes.


Morton Salt. Dissolve eight teaspoons of salt into one quart of warm water. Afterward, soak your feet in it for five to ten minutes daily until your problem disappears. The salt will attack the fungi on your feet.

Results: ** (added sea salt to baking soda water, makes a little itchy. **** Dead sea mineral bath salts and hydrogen peroxide, not bad.  )


Preparation-H. Coat your feet with a fine layer of this product in order to sooth itchy toes.

Not available.


My addition:

Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%.

Results: *****  Aaaaah! Very nice. Cool. Refreshing.  Zero pain. Zero itch!

Next day: Itch gone all day, but returns in the evening about 7 PM. Purchased some cheaper anti-fungus spray. Bad choice. Makes the itch worse. Back to Baking Soda and some new ingredients from the store: corn starch and white vinegar.


I now have some of the most sterile feet on the planet. Plus, I found a use for some very old bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide and Listerine and for that Baking Soda that has been sitting in my freezer soaking up odors for over a year.

Some advice from medicinenet.com:

Powders, especially medicated powders (such as with miconazole or tolnaftate), can help keep your feet dry. Finally, your feet can be soaked in a drying solution of aluminum acetate (Burrow’s solution or Domeboro’s solution). A homemade remedy of dilute white vinegar soaks using one part vinegar and roughly four parts water, once or twice a day as 10-minute foot soaks may aid in treatment.

The second part of treatment is the use of antifungal creams and washes. Many medications are available, including miconazole, clotrimazole, terbinafine (Lamisil) sprays and creams, and ketoconazole shampoo and cream, etc. Ask your health-care professional or pharmacist for a recommendation. Treatment for athlete’s foot should generally be continued for four weeks, or at least one week after all of the skin symptoms have cleared.

More advanced or resistant cases of athlete’s foot may require a two- to three-week course of an oral (pill) antifungal like terbinafine, itraconazole (Sporanox), or fluconazole (Diflucan). Laboratory blood tests to make sure there is no liver disease may be required before taking these pills.

Topical corticosteroid creams can act as a fertilizer for fungus and may actually worsen fungal skin infections. These topical steroid medications have no role in treating athlete’s foot.

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55 Responses to “Home remedy test for raw itchy feet: What really works?”

  1. Intrachresodist said

    Tinea?

    • Xeno said

      I had Tinea before as a kid, but this doesn’t look like it. Still, it was my first thought, but it should have responded to the Lamisil, I think… Will ask the doc about that. The itch is just around the area where my sandals were touching, tops where the strap was, and back of the heel where the support was. Time for new sandals, for one. Woke up at 3 AM for another baking soda treatment and this time tried Tea Tree oil. Got me through the rest of the night.

  2. Silkyray said

    I have the same problem your describing xeno.

    I suspect it’s: ‘Moccasin’ tinea is extensive hyperkeratotic tinea, in which the skin of the entire sole, heel and sides of the foot is dry but not inflamed. The affected area does not include the top of the foot. This is usually caused by T. rubrum.

    Nothing I have tried has worked to any great extent and the itching is persistent.

    • Xeno said

      Thanks! I will keep nuking my feet with various things until something works. Not bad at the moment. Could be, but doesn’t look like Trichophyton rubrum. No breaking or cracking skin, no whiteness, no spots or patterns. Just very mildly red all over, if anything.

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  4. Itchypods said

    “My feet look normal, but they itch like hell”.

    Ok, this describes my problem perfectly. I’ve had this for several months, but the last two months have been unbearable. My feet are in otherwise perfect condition, smooth, no rash, bumps etc. I’m going to try several of the remedies you’ve tried. Tonight I placed (5%)white-vinegar-soaked paper towels on my feet and tied plastic bags around them. I let my feet “pickle” like this for 30 minutes and it seemed to provide three hours of sanity (going on four…). Last week I wiped my feet with (7%)pickling vinegar and that worked better than the regular (5%)white vinegar I had been wiping them with previously. However, I’m now moving on to this paper towel/wrap method…it seems to provide a more lasting effect. I’m sure the (7%)pickling vinegar paper towel/wrap method will be even more effective. Thanks for listing your experiences with the remedies you found. I’ll be following suit!

  5. erna said

    nice post!!!!!!!!!!

    http://szaharani.com/warm-water-soak/

  6. NoMorItch said

    Great post, Got me thinking. Back on Oct 10th, I took all that was said – as my feet looked normal but the ITCH made me insane! 2 1/2 months of it; Soaking every night with all kinds it itch treatments and physician suggestions, only to have it come back alsmost immediately.
    I took items from this post and put them together and now 6 weeks later still no itch. (I gave it time before I posted this, just in case.)
    1st: I got a towel, a little tub big enough for my feet to get in a bootle of vingar ( I only had special cooking type with orange rinds soaking in it – but Hey! gotta do what ya gotta do!), A glass with Baking soda made into paste with water, a basting brush, and a bottle of peroxide.
    2nd; I painted my feet with the baking soda paste and let it dry
    3rd: I poured a little (1/8th – 1/4 cup?) peroxide in the tub and put my feet in. The reaction between the two bubbled and burned, but in a good way.
    4th: I poured the vinigar on my feet (Still in the tubs with everything else) and left then in it for 5 minutes or so. Rinsed and dried.
    I did this every to every other night for a little over a week, maybe 2. No more itch! It worked! If it does come back, I’ll know what to do.
    Thanks for the help!!!

    • Itchypods said

      NoMorItch – That’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing. When my feet get itchy I still use the vinegar (7%) method and it works perfectly. It also leaves them extra soft and smooth. :)

  7. Trudy said

    So far I have tried everything on the market, prescription and all from Dr,s and nothing has worked, today my feet are red and itchy
    it is 4 am and cannot sleep..,driving me insane.
    Will now try the baking soda method, and will try wrapping my feet in the pickling 7% vinegar when I get it later.
    Absolutely nothing brings me relief for long. Even saw on the net, to use your own urine on your feet, I tried that too.
    Didn’t seem to do diddly ! other than making your feet sting ! Discusting isn’t it…what to do next?

    • Anna said

      Hi Trudy. I would recommend the pickling vinegar method – that’s the one that worked for me. I still use it once in a while. My feet weren’t red though, just extremely itchy. I would recommend using a foot file to get rid of any dead skin cells first, so the vinegar absorbs better. Fold some paper towels in half (or use a couple of the “half sheet” type). It’s best to use two layers of paper towel for each foot because it holds more vinegar. Soak paper towels in the vinegar, and then place them against your feet. To keep the paper towels against the bottom of your feet you should put your feet in plastic bags. I use those really thin, clear plastic bags that are available in the produce section of the grocery store. I tie them in a knot around the ankle area. I trim the excess plastic off the knot. Then, to make sure there’s even better contact (i.e., paper towel with soles) I wear tight socks over top of the plastic bags. I usually “pickle” for an hour. It shouldn’t sting at all. You can go about your daily activities while you pickle. Then take them off. No need to rinse, unless the smell of the vinegar bothers you. Your feet will be wrinkly, at first. I find this is a really good way to moisturize my feet, but most importantly, it takes away the itch. For me, it works wonders. I hope it does the same for you. Good luck!

      • Kristen said

        This is an excellent idea! My husband has suffered from sweaty, itchy feet for years. I just started last night to look up home remedies and the first thing I tried was the baking soda paste idea. We slathered that all over his feet and he sat like that for about an hour and he only got a slight amount of relief. Maybe he has to do it several times before he notices a significant amount of relief? I think we will try the vinegar next I so want him to feel better!! Thank you for the help – I will let you know how it goes!

  8. Happyfeet said

    Spent an hour or more going crazy with the itching, tried the creams soaked them etc in the end took a Benadryl hayfever tablet ….. 45 mins later I am sitting here feeling very much relieved :) Never thought of doing this before but it seems to be working.

  9. Aquamom said

    I have read that this type of itching (on soles, sides and tops, without rash or bumps or dryness) may be associated with high blood pressure (?)

  10. sharon said

    please see a doctor before it’s to late
    the more you wait the more you worried and it get worst.

  11. Shelly said

    Ive been having the same problem and none of the store products have helped at all. So I now have a mixture of baking soda and vinigar mixture at once pasted on my feet. Lol I hope nothing bad happens ;) Ty for all the ideals I sure hope I get some relief.

  12. cathy said

    Just soaked my feet in warm water and baking soda plus Dr. Scholls foot bath salts, it looks like dried oatmeal powder, and it smells great… Stop the itching and dry feet right away. I also use zincofax cream on my feet if I cannot soak them,,,

  13. cathy said

    The zincofax cream, is actually the diaper cream for babies but it has the zinc in it which heals the sores or cuts. I have been using jars of this stuff on scratches or zits, works wonderfully!

  14. Cathy said

    Just airing your feet and allowing them to breathe is another suggestion or walking through the salt water and sand exfoliates the dead skin!

    • Terri said

      It’s 3am and I’m trying everything. My left pointer toe started itching yesterday and I can’t even sleep thru it. My husband says athlete’s foot, but I live in south Texas and haven’t had anything but a flipflop on in months! I did, however, get a pedicure 4 days ago. But only itching on ONE toe? Am sitting with baking soda / water paste at the moment and feels good. What happens when I wipe it off??

      • Xeno said

        Depends on the cause. Can you get a good picture of the part that itches the most? Xeno735@yahoo.com Your husband may be correct, but it could be a fungus or something else from the pedicure. Do you walk through grass with flipflops on?

      • Denise said

        Thanks for all of the suggestions. This is a new problem for me also, & is driving me insane too. So I plan to begin trying the remedies offered here. I just wanted to ask any of you if you have this symptom too, and that is that the front part of the soles of my feet seem to have thickened, in addition to this terrible, terrible itch, but my feet look completely normal other than that, no redness or anything. I have been having regular foot baths with cool water & Epsom salts, but that only brings very temporary relief. Also, does anyone here know exactly how to diagnose athlete’s foot?

  15. Mitzie said

    hmmmmm as it is i’m having the same issue, i have tried almost everything but I realised washing my feet with chlorax and savlon helps, peroxide helps and soaking in vinegar to a lesser extent, I am going to try baking soda….

  16. jjaazzy said

    I came here cause I have the same issue it’s been going on for about 6 weeks now. First someone told me it’s dry feet so I had DH rub on some moisturizer, well the extra rubbing or increased circulation sent me running…. the itching was unbearable. What I do is run to the tub and hit the feet with the shower massager with the hottest water that I can stand on the hardest spray I have……. That seems to help. But I want this problem behind me so I am going to try the baking soda / vinegar trick. Is this regular household white vinegar?

  17. Helen said

    Can i use baking powder instead of baking soda? The top of my feet itch like mad and i need something that i have at home without shopping!

  18. shay said

    Afrer trying a ton of home remedies, creams and sprays the best thing that worked was the clorox. 3 days in a row and gone.

  19. Sandra said

    I just tried hydrogen peroxide followed by a lot of Purell (hand sanitizer.). Took a minute for it to truly stop all itching, but so far so good. Even if I have to apply every few hours, it’s better than the insufferable itching. Tomorrow I’ll try the vinegar and/or baking soda if itching resumes. May also try Benadryl also.

    I have had the little bumps come and go for a decade now. Simply cannot isolate cause. Pretty sure not stress or wearing closed shoes. For years, it occurred every summer and I thought some plant or weed was the culprit. Now here it is December and it’s started again so I’ve ruled out plants as the cause.

  20. Sandra said

    Update: Vinegar worked but only for a short time. Tried paste made from baking soda and vinegar. Better and lasted longer but the absolutely best thing is hand sanitizer. I used Purell last night and this evening when the itchiness was driving me nutso, I grab a bottle of Bayer Advanced hand sanitizer. Stung a little where I had scratched my arch raw, but then there was immediate relief. And it lasts for hours and hours. Has anyone else tried hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol?

    • Denise said

      I haven’t used it on itchy feet, since my soles seem kindof thick, but hand sanitizer has worked wonders for me as an aftershave on my legs!!!! I can’t stand the itchy, even with lotion on after, I’m going crazy. I use the extra moisturizing from Sams club, and it stings, but my legs don’t keep me up itching all night. Sanitizer is amazing!

  21. mary alderman said

    I got this itch on my foot it starts out as a blister it swells really big so i pop the blister because cant walk but as soon as the blister drains of a greenish pus i clean it with peroxide 30 minutes later foot itching nonstop . my boyfriend had this problem first and still has it. I ve never had a problem until he slipped on my slippers to walk to the bathroom and days later my foot itches with a blister. please help me tried some of everything no relief yet.

  22. Ken Chan said

    I think the bottom of my foot was infected by some fungus, most probably from the public swimming pool 8 years ago and it has not gone away since. Every day or second day, it itches like hell and I have to use sanding stone to sand it down and then heat a small long sharpening stone to apply heat on the itch area, which is painful if you are not careful. I would not recommend it. I had tried so many different medicines and seen doctors without success. I will try the Clorox as suggested by Shay and hope it works for me. Pharmacy medicines all did not work either. The skin of the itch area is like a penny coin and is slightly thickened. I would like some real help if any one out there knows of a great remedy, but I shall try the clorox (bleach) treatment.

    • Xeno said

      Sounds like you have been way too rough on your skin. Have a dermatologist take a look, or if you can’t, email me a photo of it and I’ll ask a doctor friend’s advice.

  23. keyplayer said

    I spent some time researching home remedies and trying them and with a few working ok for short periods. I was compelled to find a long term solution. My research lead me to believe that fungus caused by moisture was the cause of my constant itching. I began to believe that if I could stay out of shoes all together it would help. it does. I went bare foot as often as I could and started to use a product called Lotrimin Powder every time I put on shoes. I bought several pairs of new shoes so I could make sure to not wear any that were wet or moist. I change socks as often as I can and always put the powder on when entering shoes. This seems simple but it really works. I also recommend getting out of your shoes whenever possible. Even sleeping in your socks keeps your feet moist. Let your feet breath and they will be happy.

    • Xeno said

      I agree with most but found that only certain anti-fungal meds really work on some foot problems. If one doesn’t work in a few days to a week, switch. The active ingredient in lotrimin is Clotrimazole (1%) so if that three times a day for a week fails, see a doctor or switch to Miconazole Nitrate 2%.

  24. Large tub of peanut butter… It is amazing and quite an experience.. Try adding some smuckers jelly and a ripped up piece of wheat bread… Won’t help your feet much but you can say that you’ve been knee deep in peanut butter..

  25. prema said

    best home remedy is powdered camphor with coconut oil. crush a few camphor mix well with oil and apply on yr feet and hands overnight / day……i personally experianced which gave me a best result

  26. Warren16002 said

    I get these little puss filled bumps on the tops of my feet the right foot is worse this time. They itch like mad and end up breaking open yesterday I soaked it in vinegar and when I dried it off with a coarse towel I scrubbed the area. About an hour later I had a large dried yellow pus trail about 3 inches long running from the area down the top of my foot. That’s another interesting thing they don’t scab like normal they scab with like puss Its not a bug bite and it does not seem to be contagious and it hasn’t spread to any other area. It’s not athletes foot either. Just maddening its been a good three weeks now and while my left foot has healed up I haven’t had any luck with the right side.

    I have tried listerine. Hydrogen peroxide. Rubbing alcohol and now vinegar. 2 years ago I had a dr prescribe some anti fungal crime junk that did no good either.

    • Xeno said

      Try Clotrimazole fungal creme for at least 5 days in a row yet?

      • Warren16002 said

        I believe that was the first thing the dr’s gave me last year and after that they gave me a steroid ointment. Neither seemed to do anything

      • Xeno said

        There were two I tried, one did diddly squat, the other cured my foot itch completely but I had to keep using it according to the directions.

        Try Miconazole Nitrate 2%.

  27. Tricia said

    Has anyone tried Vick’s vapor rub? It works for me…it’s very soothing too.

  28. Witch Hazel gives instant relief … why this rash/itch issue comes up occasionally I haven’t figured out, but Witch Hazel is a wonderful remedy. You can buy it very cheaply at a Drug store or Walmart

  29. PG Wherever said

    TIGER BALM FTW!!!

  30. Tosh said

    I have the same problem.It is horrible.I have it mainly on and around my toes and the bottom of my feet.when it starts around the toes I put bandaids on each toe as tight as possible.for some reason it seems to relieve it enough so I can get some sleep but it is very annoying and will not permanently go away.

  31. I’m not 100% sure, but it might be a potassium deficiency… since relieving the itch with Witch Hazel, I then started to take Potassium as the diet I’m on says to take Potassium supplements and I didn’t know that until 3 weeks into the diet- now, no more itch…

  32. jjaazzy said

    Finding this thread saved my sanity. I went to the Dr. with this itchy problem and they just looked at me…they didn’t know what to do but then I found this thread and oh what a relief…… I had to do a couple of treatments but I am happy to report that the problem has been gone almost a year now. So weird anyone know what it is that we got? For those that tried and it didn’t work you have to use a stock pot something big and dump the baking soda in there a bunch of it maybe 2 cups worth.. so get the big box and get the gallon Vinegar…….. and dump about 1 cup or so of that…….. these items are cheap in the store. I had to do about 3 application over the course of a couple of weeks or even up to a month….. but it does work………. I don’t know why but it does.

  33. j said

    Thanks for this post. Ultimately I think, 15 min foot spas of hot water, bleach (white king), apple cider vinegar and baking soda every 8 hours killed it (I only did this 3 times). I have used anti fungal powder to prevention reoccurrence and morning rinses of bleach. The bleach hurt initially but it stopped the itch.

  34. Sophia said

    Hi everyone!
    The horrible itch has striked my feet too, out of nowhere. I went totally mental from it, especially at night, after my feet got warm in the shoes and just here and there… no signs of fungal infection or anything, just a bit red but mostly itching!!! couldn’t sleep or function as a proper human…
    Now, after 5 days or so, it seems to be gone (knock on wood!).
    Here’s what worked for me, not sure if it’s the combination or just the lotion:

    A subscribed lotion from the doctor containing active materials: Diflucortolone Valerate 0.1 % ; Isoconazole Nitrate 1%. (about 3 times a day)
    An hygienic foot wash sop (soaking the feet in water with soap for a bout 15 minutes in the evening and then rubbing the lotion in on dry feet)
    Taking pro biotic pills daily
    Drinking water with a detox hebal oil (I’ve suspected that it might come my liver or something)

    as you can see I was desperate!!!!

    Limasil didn’t work, anti bacterial lotion didn’t work… haven’t tried the home remedies though…

    Good luck to everyone and let’s fight the itch! :)

  35. EJ said

    I’ve been going through the same with my little toe the top side had what seemed to be a bee sting and developed into what looked like a small tiny blister, I thought it was a reaction to a sweat bee. It cleaned out like a pimple would,mbut the itching continues, nearly a year now. I’ve used the peroxide, straight bleach dabbed with a-tips, baking soda, vinegar most of the above methods for relief mentioned, but the itch comes back. I even took my glue hot glue gun and dabbed a pearl of hot glue on it (desperate measures). Well that has worked the best so far. Once the blister heals, the whole tiny itchy spot seemed to be gone for months, but now it is itching again. I did go to the dernpmatologist, but nothing from there has worked, and I hate the way one office visit gouged into my insurance for 1,200.00 for ONE visit. (Have opinions on the way that outfit operates but won’t get started on that.) So, here is what I used today that worked and took away the itching: a First I sprayed CLR bathroom cleaner on the counter, it foams, and dipped a manicure brush in it, then brushed it on my tiny toe area. Then I added three drops of tea tree oil and brushed lightly again, getting in between the toe too. Then I soaked two small paper towels with white vinegar and sprayed them with Tile Brite (contains no phosphates) cleaner. I put the drippy wet towels in a produce bag and slipped my foot in with the treated paper towels and tucked the towls on my little toe and in between the neighbor toe, after 10 minutes, rinse and pat dry. So far no itching and the slight redness has cleared about 90%. Not bad. Ahhhhh oh what a relief it is. That worked for now, however, the glue gun episode was the best. Dermatologist charge hundreds of dollars to burn stuff off skin, so that is how I got that big idea. I think sugar has something to do with fungus acting up. Where I live in the south, the porch and sidewalks mildew and we power pressure the stuff off, spray with bleach, it’s a constant battle, all new to me, not having lived in a humid climate before. Next if the itching comes back, I’ll try a different Dr and see if I can get the diflucortolone vallerate lotion. (Thank you above for the info on that). You know, one would think someone who is a practicing Dr in the South, would know what to do, however I’ve yet to find the smart one. I’m encouraged to have found I’m not the only one going through this. I hope what I have found will help others as well, and save on expensive useless dr visits as well.

  36. Dave C said

    Hi all , I have been suffering itchy feet for about 3 years and it’s bee driving me crazy . My wife went to her podiatrist and mentioned this to her and he suggested soaking them in salt water for about 10 minutes then rubbing a small amount of vicks vapour rub on them . I was a bit sceptical about using vicks on my feet but I had instant relief and had the best nights sleep .

  37. Jess said

    I use white spirit, or turps, and it’s the onlt thing that properly relieves the itching. My dr told me it’s not good for in the longterm as it dries my foot out more…… but in the short term, whilst I find another effective treatment, it’s heaven!

  38. Hi all , I have been suffering itchy feet for about 3 years and it’s bee driving me crazy . My wife went to her podiatrist and mentioned this to her and he suggested soaking them in salt water for about 10 minutes then rubbing a small amount of vicks vapour rub on them . I was a bit sceptical about using vicks on my feet but I had instant relief and had the best nights sleep . http://www.listerinefootsoak.com/foot-soaks/listerine-foot-soak-recipes/

  39. Gaye said

    Hello I’ve been suffering from itchy heels for over 20 years now. Finally after many Doctor’s visits, pharmaceutical consults and online research saying that there’s nothing that can consistently be done to alleviate the symptoms, I turned to my cosmetic science studies background to try and come up with my own solution. I am happy to report that I believe that I’ve attained success. At least for my itchy heels. I am willing to offer anyone who lives in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada the opportunity to find this same type of relief by using my method. If you live in the T-dot and have not found a solution for your itchy heels and you’d like to try what I have discovered contact me. gaye@gayeboston.com

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