Calendula might work too - it's one of those cure-alls for topical issues.
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I also find that going barefoot as often as possible tends to keep it more controlled. Urine doesn't work. I wish I could tell you something that would definitely make it go away but I have not found anything yet.
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I have also heard that grapefruit seed extract is anti-fungal, although I have never tried it. I wonder if the gentian violet that women use for breast fungal infections would work?? They say that stuff works wonders! Although you'd have purple hands and feet.
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It seems harsh, and I don't know if you'd want to try something like that while pregnant, but there should be minimal absorbtion by your skin and if it clears it up rapidly it might be worth it.
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I just got a recommendation to bleach all of my socks, and wipe out all of my shoes with a very mild diluted bleach solution. This will kill the athletes foot so that you don't pick it up again each time you put your shoes/socks on.
For the skin I have had partial success with tea tree oil, but was told to mix 1/2 tto and 1/2 oregano oil. I think it's OK during preg to use topically. I have to get to the health food store to get some. I'd rather use this in my shoes too because I can't stand bleach, but I don't know if it would be as effective...
I will try it and see...
I had a fungal infection on my feet a while back too. My sister-in-law suggested that I tried Zerofungus because her son has athlete's foot and it worked for him. So far my fungal infection has cleared up and I hope it doesn't come back soon. I'm thinking of getting new tennis shoes, those might be the culprit. Ugh. I resulted to a treatment because I can't stand the smell of garlic and rubbing them against my feet won't make me feel comfortable at all.
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