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GekiDan
10-08-2009, 07:03 AM
Since the Philippines was passe by the typhoon Vetsana and Parma last two weeks, people are complaining that they are getting "alipunga" or Athlete's Foot :sick: because of the knee high flood driven roads. They soaked their feet extensively on flood waters while cleaning their muddy houses.

In an interview yesterday on television, a home owners tells the reporter his process of cleaning and treating his athlete's foot. He cleanse it with water and rinse it with kerosene.

Do you think it's good for the skin? And how can we take care or treat our skin which was infected by athlete's foot?:confused:

vencasand
10-08-2009, 01:30 PM
i really don't think kerosene is good for the skin. this is a hard one to answer. flood waters carry bacteria also from sewers and dead animals. it might not just be athletes foot it could be some kind of infection. i don't know what is available in the phillipines medicine wise. there is a topical blue liquid called gentian violet that kills both bacteria and fungus but the foot would be blue for a while. you have to apply this once or twice a day. there is also miconazole 2% cream, clotrimazole 1% cream, spray, liquid, that are over the counter in the us. stronger stuff we need a prescription for, ketoconazole, econazole, nystatin, and others. the men need to keep their feet dry. i don't know how to do that other than boots. tea tree oil is very good for bacteria and fungus too. i hope i helped.

GekiDan
10-09-2009, 06:01 AM
Thanks for your suggestions vencasand.
This might be helpful for my fellow Filipinos to cure their skin disease and I hope they can read this. And as far as I know, those creams are highly available here in a good price.

I just heard on TV some first aid for this kind of skin disease.
Get some lukewarm water and put 4 teaspoons of salt (not iodized) on it. Get a towel and use it to put some of he mixture on your skin. Then for the foot itself, you can put it on the mixture three times a day.

chinee
04-12-2010, 08:40 AM
Clean your feet with hot water that your feet can absorb , then put salt on it. have it done for a few minutes then rinse. Or you can go to a spa parlor and have a foot spa. Always wear a clean sock and dry shoes to keep your feet in a dry mode also.

sampath
07-29-2011, 06:05 AM
i really don't think kerosene is good for the skin. this is a hard one to answer. flood waters carry bacteria also from sewers and dead animals. it might not just be athletes foot it could be some kind of infection. i don't know what is available in the phillipines medicine wise. there is a topical blue liquid called gentian violet that kills both bacteria and fungus but the foot would be blue for a while. you have to apply this once or twice a day. there is also miconazole 2% cream, clotrimazole 1% cream, spray, liquid, that are over the counter in the us. stronger stuff we need a prescription for, ketoconazole, econazole, nystatin, and others. the men need to keep their feet dry. i don't know how to do that other than boots. tea tree oil is very good for bacteria and fungus too. i hope i helped.


great research, thanks...

Bach
08-08-2011, 01:51 PM
I don't know whether or not this would be effective, but it really doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I am pretty sure that there are chemicals in kerosene that are carcinogenic. There are plenty of safe products out there that effectively treat athletes foot.