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Great Diabetic Foot lotion recipe

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Jan B

I don't doubt this helps, but you still need to scrub off the dead tissue. If I only used this mixture, and didn't get the dead stuff off, it would never work. And there's no way you will "wake up" with soft feet after one treatment . . . unless your feet weren't that bad to begin with!

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foxl

I use cocoa butter, myself.

 

But, has anyone ever heard Vicks vapo-rub kills foot fungus? Or slows its growth? It's mostly Vaseline, too ...

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kmac

 

But, has anyone ever heard Vicks vapo-rub kills foot fungus? Or slows its growth?

 

I haven't heard that but I have heard that Tea Tree Oil is good for that.

 

Kathi

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foxl

Yes I have a friend who swears by tea tree oil. It is toxic in some applications (like if you swallow it) and having littles kids and marauding cats, I have yet to try it.

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Barberian

as for the foot fungus ~ vapor rub. I use Selsun Blue shampoo on my head, which obviously runs over my feet as I rinse. As long as I use the selsun every day, I don't need to use anything on my feet. If I switch to another shampoo for whatever reason, my feet get bad quickly with foot fungus. Selsun has menthol and eucalyptus(?).

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foxl
as for the foot fungus ~ vapor rub. I use Selsun Blue shampoo on my head, which obviously runs over my feet as I rinse. As long as I use the selsun every day, I don't need to use anything on my feet. If I switch to another shampoo for whatever reason, my feet get bad quickly with foot fungus. Selsun has menthol and eucalyptus(?).

 

And more notably, selinium sulfate. I noticed the menthol though ... suspect it is "psychological additive," though, perhaps NOT? They advertise that many of these anti-dandruff products "tingle" so you know they are working. Bwa-ha.

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notme

Vaseline and a pair of socks is all I have ever needed to keep my feet soft. I do use a pumice stone on my heels in the summer. Put the vaseline on your feet before the dampness of your shower or bath has worn off and put on a pair of clean dry socks. Your feet will feel as soft as a baby's butt. :reddy::D

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Lizzie G

i didnt even look at the link, but its a first time post and advertising....go figure. i do find the whole 'diabetic foot cream' thing remarkably offensive to be honest. i young , healthy, happen to have diabetes, and yes i need to take care of my extremities, but it's totally offensive to advertise a 'diabetic foot cream'. diabetes does not equal bad feet, and if it does happen to cause some problems, well, we talk to a podiatrist and our friends on the forum for advice on how to manage...right?

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Marcia K in Fl

Wow!

 

I like the post and wrote down the recipe-as a woman I love lotions and such and the idea of making one to my sense of smell sounds fantastic. I thought she was just sharing a good thing. How can someone see this as an advertisement-it was free info on the web. Maybe I am missing something.

 

I have used vaporub on my feet and it works like a charm with a clean sock and sneakers. In the evening my feet are soft as can be.

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