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Foot Care - Using Vinegar on a Daily Basis
My Problem Area - Between Toes
Vinegar Works For Me
For years, my feet smelled sour. Upon occasion, I'd discover that the skin between my toes was turning white and getting all loose and it would burn and hurt and itch. Usually I would get the tube of athlete's foot fungus ointment and spread it between my toes for a few days and sometimes it would help to alleviate my symptoms. Sometimes, I used a spray that was designed to cool your feet. Other times, I tried powders in my shoes.
Nothing seemed to help on a permanent basis.
I tried cotton socks. I tried leather boots. I avoided 'man made materials' in my tennis shoes, opting for all leather I had always had trouble with my feet sweating in my shoes and plastic or vinyl shoes seemed to aggravate the problem.
Years ago, my feet would get patches of small blister-like spots that would feel sore and they'd break open, leaving spots that were itchy and oozing That was when I stopped wearing socks with polyester in them and started mainly wearing white cotton socks.
That seemed to help slightly but never fixed the problem of the athletes foot fungus troubles.
Others Offered Advice
I tried leather boots. I tried wool socks. I tried Mentholatum Deep heating ointment. Some of the combinations worked temporarily.
I accepted the advice graciously, faithfully trying out all methods offered.
I Even Tried Epson Salt Foot Baths
The epson salt comes with fragrance so you can smell soothing vapors as you soak your feet and there is baking soda infused so you can try to eliminate your smelly feet while you fix your sore feet
It felt really good to soak my feet in hot water but my feet would get all prune-like from the water.
Then I Tried Vinegar
I had been using a dishpan to soak my feet but someone told me to use vinegar. Vinegar comes in a gallon jug but I only needed enough to get my feet wet. I had gallon size freezer bags and my feet just happen to fit in them.
So, I slipped my feet inside two bags, put a cup full of vinegar in each one and zipped them shut around my calves.The vinegar felt cool and I could feel my feet start to immediately feel different than before.
They started to feel cooler. Less sore.The vinegar surrounded each toe and I pictured the foot fungus getting pickled. I left my feet in the bags for a good 15 minutes. Then, I removed my feet and dried them on a bath towel.
I put my socks on and slipped on my shoes.
My Feet Showed Improvement After A Few Days
The skin that previously was all white and dead looking sloughed off and there is actually healthy new skin between my toes.
It worked. My feet feel better. I filled a squirt bottle full of undiluted vinegar and I keep it handy to spray my feet with vinegar before I put my socks on.