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Mycil Athletes Foot Powder Puff

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Dosage Form: Powder / Type: Viral / Fungal / Yeast Infections

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      19.06.2009 11:48
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      The best Athlete's Foot treatment I've found.

      I occasionally suffer from that stupidly named fungal infection, Athlete's Foot (I'm not an athlete, why do I have to get it?). As anyone who has suffered from it will know, in the early stages it causes intense, almost unbearable itching.

      Rubbing the affected area (usually between the toes) brings a relief so strong that it's almost pleasurable. Unfortunately, this rubbing causes the skin to flake off; the later stages of the disease leading to cracked skin and open wounds which are vulnerable to secondary infections (and, of course looks horrible!).

      Luckily, there is a swift, effective treatment for this itch causing parasite; Mycil foot powder. This is supplied in a 'puffer' containing 55g of powder and costing around £3.00. Mycil has two active ingredients. Tolnaftate is an antifungal agent that kills the fungus causing the infection. Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic that combats a wide range of bacteria that can be present during an outbreak of Athlete's Foot. Mycil's dual action makes it really effective in quickly destroying the cause of the disease.

      To my eyes, the powder looks and feels just like talc, white and soft. There's no significant smell to it which makes it quite a nice medicine to use.

      The powder is applied liberally to all affected areas, twice a day after careful washing and drying of the feet. The area between the toes must be given special attention. Socks and shoes should also be dusted with the powder.

      I find that, straight after application, there's a lessening of the itching and my feet feel better (this may just be due to the action of rubbing the feet, however). The powder feels dry on the skin (it probably works to absorb moisture in the same way talc does), and is comfortable to use all day.

      Within a couple of days, the symptoms have lessened or almost completely disappeared (it does, of course, take quite a while for the damage caused to the skin to be repaired, but at least that damned itching disappears quickly!).

      It's important, however, to continue with the treatment for at least a week after the symptoms subside (I assume that this is to ensure that the fungus has been completely eradicated and will not flare up again).

      As you might expect, being caused by a fungus, the disease likes warm, wet conditions in which to thrive. In order to prevent another outbreak, the feet should be kept clean and dry. Feet should be thoroughly dried after washing and shoes that prevent excessive sweating should be worn (or use a product such as Odor-eaters that absorbs moisture).

      Athlete's Foot is a communicable disease. Most at risk of catching it are people who use public bath or showers; where walking barefoot effects transmission of the fungus. For people who regularly use facilities like this, Mycil can be used as a prophylactic, preventing the disease from getting a hold again. Applying Mycil powder regularly, especially after using a public shower or pool, guards against future infections (wearing sandals is also effective).

      Mycil is available in spray form, too. I have used this, but don't like it (it feels greasy when sprayed and I don't like the thought of breathing in any 'over spray'). Potential purchasers should be aware that the spray does not contain the antibacterial agent so will not prevent secondary infections.

      I always keep a bottle of Mycil in my medicine cabinet so that I can immediately treat any signs of a recurrence. I have tried other treatments (such as Daktarin), but find Mycil's combination of effectiveness and ease of use difficult to beat.

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        03.05.2009 16:16
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        Starts to work within 48 hrs

        Mycil Athletes Foot Powder.
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        I noticed an itchy rash in between my toes a few months back and at first never really gave it any thought. On a visit to the doctors over something else I happened to mention it to him and he told me it was Athletes Foot brought on by my work boots!

        My chemical boots are acid resistance and as such don't allow my feet to breath and after a 12 hour shift my feet are killing me. The doctor told me that the environment in my boot is perfect for the fungal infection to grow.
        He actually said it was a bit like trench foot, the more your feet sweated the more moisture was drawn from the foot and the more the athletes' foot prospered.

        The Mycil:
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        It costs around £3.00 for the 55g pack and it is quite distinctive, bright blue with a yellow footprint on the container.
        (It can also be bought in a cream but I did not try it.)

        I bought the Mycil and then proceeded to change my socks in work, they're work socks, at least 3 or 4 times a shift.

        I was getting sick of that itchy feeling between my toes and on top of my little toe, strange how it only affected one foot?


        The Science:
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        Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, it loves wet or dampness between the toes so always dry your feet. And always use a talc, medicated being the best, after a bath or shower.

        The Mycil attacks the infection on 2 fronts,
        Firstly, there is a strong antifungal (Tolnaflate) that kills off the Fungi responsible for the infection.
        Secondly, included in the powder is an antiseptic (Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride) that's help with the healing of the skin.


        Application:
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        Wash your feet and dry make sure they are properly dry, apply the powder liberally between the toes once in the morning and once early evening. It is also an idea to put a little inside of your sock and shoe. Within a couple of days you will find it's all but gone, after 7-10 days it should have cleared completely.

        If it fails to cure the athletes' foot go to the doctor because it will probably be something else.

        I would heartily recommend this product. It worked a treat and in the end this is all you really want?

        Greg

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          10.03.2008 09:51
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          A great product which wokrs fast.

          I suffer from athlete's foot occasionally even though I rarely move any faster than a brisk walk and I have found that Mycil is brilliant for getting rid of it FAST!

          Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which appears as a rash between the toes and has nothing to do with being an athlete. The thing that usually brings on my attacks is me being in a rush and not drying my feet properly when I get out of the bath.

          Mycil is a double action powder and contains an anti fungal to kill the bacteria together with a powerful antiseptic also effective against the wide range of bacteria associated with athlete's foot.

          The powder comes in a 55g puffer pack, currently costing round about £3.50 depending on where you buy it. The pack itself is a very distinctive bright blue with a yellow footprint on it so it is easy to spot.

          The puffer pack makes it very easy to apply. You just wash your feet, dry them very carefully especially between the toes and then powder liberally with Mycil. It is also advisable to dust your shoes and socks too.

          The instructions on the pack advise you to repeat this night and morning for a week to get rid of the infection, but I have to confess that I only do it for a couple of days and it is gone! I do usually use Mycil as soon as I feel that first tell tale itching, which is why it's easy to get rid of.

          Talking of that irritating itching that's associated with athlete's foot, it disappears virtually as soon as you apply the powder - ooh bliss! And my feet feel clean and fresh again.

          Mycil can also be used to treat prickly heat and tenderness due to excessive perspiration.

          There is a sensible if obvious warning on the pack that, if symptoms persist or if anything unusual happens, you must consult your doctor.

          Mycil is also available as a cream although I would think that the powder would feel nicer when your feet are itching and hot.

          Being a plastic puffer pack the whole thing can go in the plastic recycling bag once it's empty so that's another advantage in my eyes!

          In conclusion I would just say that I would recommend this product totally. It works well, its works quickly and it helps to ease the problem as soon as you apply it - what more would you want?

          This review is also on Ciao.

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            12.12.2001 21:22
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            A Powder Puff is not something that I ever thought I would write about but this one is a bit different. I occasionally suffer from athletes foot and this is primarily caused either from not drying your feet or between your toes properly or from feet that sweat more than normal. Formerly I used to use "Ammens" medicated powder which is made in the USA. This I used to pick up whilst on my travels in West Africa. It did the trick most of the time but on one instance it did not and a few days later I experienced a very severe condition of athletes foot. The in-betweens of my toes used to itch so badly and I just could not resist scratching and scratching until it got so sore that blood used to appear. I was on the verge of going to see my doctor when one of my friends recommended Mycil Powder Puffer Powder. I used it for a couple of days and noticed the difference almost immediately. On the first day of use the itching stopped almost completely and by the second day and onwards I could see that the skin was gradually returning to normal. One week later and it was almost back to normal. You simply have to sprinkle the powder between your toes at least twice a day. Once in the morning and again the evening. Make sure that you wash your feet and thoroughly dry them especially inbetween your toes. From that first experience I now apply this powder as soon as I start feeling any itch in my feet and plus I make sure that I dry in-between my toes dilegently every time I take a bath or shower. Mycil Powder contains two active ingredients namely Tolnaftate and Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride. The first ingredient, Tolnaflate, is an antifungal that kills the fungi responsible for athletes foot. It also helps treat skin infections related to jock itch and ringworm. The second ingredient, Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride is a powerful antiseptic that acts against a wide range of bacteria which are
            present with athletes foot. This combination is extremely powerful in dealing with your problem and will provide almost guaranteed results. When using this powder it is recommended that you wear slippers or sandals at least for the first day. This allows circulation and will induce early recovery. Closed footwear will encourage your feet to sweat and thus prolong the treatment and the agony. Mycil Powder Puffer comes in a can of 55gms and they cost £3.15 each. Since I only suffer from this occasionally (one or twice a month) this lasts me for ages. Also since the results are usually achieved so quickly, you end up only using a little at a time and therefore the can would probably last you for upto six months. Mycil is also available in Ointment and Spray form. Both versions provide the same excellent results but the main reason why I prefer the powder version is because you can even sprinkle a bit on your socks and in your shoes for added results and prevention, when you start getting any itchy feelings. Overall I highly recommend this product to anyone suffering from athletes foot. It is an expremely effective and high quality product and has been around for a long time. One thing I cant figure out though is why they call it Athletes Foot. Can anyone enlighten me on this because I'm certainly no athlete.

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            Mycil powder contains 2 highly effective ingredients to treat and prevent athletes foot: Firstly, an anti fungal that kills the fungi responsible for athletes foot and similar skin conditions such as dhobi itch.