Several weeks ago, my husband began complaining that his “athletics’ foot” had flared up again. Even though I know that you do NOT have to be an athlete to get this malady, just the idea of him and athlete in the same sentence made me laugh. However if they were to ever rename it, “arm chair quarterback” foot, he is a champ!
But back to my story. He started treating himself with several over-the-counter athletes foot creams and sprays, such as Lamisil, Tinactin and Lotrimin, only to notice that the problem seemed to be getting worse. I finally agreed to look at it ONLY if he agreed to let me treat it MY way for a while since his way was not working.
I pulled out my jar of calendula cream and a q-tip and slathered it between the toes. By day’s end, he had to admit that the “sting” had gone. I applied it twice a day and within a couple of days, the redness has disappeared and by week’s end, the area had a normal color and was showing signs of healing. The signs of infection were gone and new skin was beginning to grow over the areas that were raw. I told him to continue using the cream until it was all healed up.
Did I make a believer out of him? Who knows. But I know that calendula cream is the best and a staple in my medicine cabinet. But most importantly, I saw first hand that it worked on his athlete’s foot problem!
Greensboro, NC, USA