The People's Perspective on Medicine
Podiatrist Dr. Jane Andersen
Athlete’s Foot

Show 1183: How to Manage Your Foot Problems

Call in your questions about foot problems and get helpful answers from Dr. Jane Andersen, board-certified podiatrist.

severe athlete's foot rash
Alternative Health

Cure Your Athlete’s Foot with Time-Honored Remedies

If nonprescription drugstore remedies don't cure your athlete's foot, do not despair. Some simple home remedies may be able to clear this fungal infection.

toes with unsightly nail fungus
Alternative Health

Is Urine a Good Remedy for Toenail Fungus?

One reader discovered that soaking the affected toes in urine was an easy and effective remedy for toenail fungus.

foot bath at a day spa in a bowl
Athlete’s Foot

Can You Cure Athlete’s Foot With Listerine & Vinegar Soaks?

Have you ever suffered with athlete's foot? Who hasn't? Lots of folks say home remedies cure athlete's foot inexpensively. What's your experience?

Fancy bottle of apple cider vinegar
Alternative Health

How to Fight Fungus with a Sock Soak

Wearing old socks soaked in vinegar and water might be easier than soaking your feet in a foot bath every day to fight fungus.

dogs licking feet
Athlete’s Foot

Should Your Dogs Lick Your Athlete’s Foot?

A reader who lets her dogs lick her feet does not suffer from athlete's foot. Is the dog saliva preventing this infection?

a pair of red canvas sneakers
bare feet
Athlete’s Foot

Going Barefoot Cleared Up Athlete’s Foot

Exposing the feet to light and air by going barefoot instead of wearing shoes all summer helped eliminate an athlete's foot infection.

closeup of shea butter and shea nuts
Athlete’s Foot

Will Shea Butter Fight Foot Fungus?

Using shea butter as a moisturizer can help heal a wide range of skin problems, including many that are triggered by fungal infections.

foot bath at a day spa in a bowl
Athlete’s Foot

Remedies for Summertime Athlete’s Foot

Soaking feet in vinegar and water can help overcome summertime athlete's foot.

soles of feet poking out from under the covers
Alternative Health

Warning–Don’t Use Bleach to Treat Athlete’s Foot

Not every home remedy we get is good or safe. The advice to use bleach on athlete's foot should not be followed. There are much safer home remedy options.

grabbing the sole of the foot in pain
grabbing the sole of the foot in pain
soles of feet poking out from under the covers
soles of feet poking out from under the covers
Athlete’s Foot

Coping with Athletes Foot

foot bath at a day spa in a bowl