Product Type: Scholl in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Scholl Athlete's Foot Powder
Member Name: dawnmarywhite
Scholl Athlete's Foot Powder
Date: 15/07/11, updated on 15/07/11 (82 review reads)
Advantages: Gentle, effective, keeps feet dry
Disadvantages: Can be a bit messy
I have been very prone to Athletes foot since I was really young, my feet just need a hint of moisture and they are all cracked and itchy. So after having to get in my turtle pond (don't ask), I was fully expecting the onslaught I received! When I next went shopping I was excited to see a special offer in Tesco on Scholl spray and powder (£1.62 each) so I had them and a Canesten cream!. It was blitzing time.
This product comes in a white plastic bottle, with the typical talcum powder lid - that is you turn it to reveal the dispensing holes. The main colours are blue and yellow and there is a picture of a poor infected foot on the front, with the typical areas affected by Athletes foot highlighted in red. This reinforces the idea this is a targeted product that will get to work on your problem. The product is 75g of soft thick white powder.
The back of the bottle displays the usual directions, safety and product into. It tells us the active ingredient is Tolnaftate (1% w/w) which is a strong antifungal. Apparently one of the best available without prescription. It is recommended to use in conjunction with the spray and cream in severe cases, which I did. Mine wasn't particularly severe in terms of area affected, but it was very itchy and painful and I am mighty impatient! It's important to note this is not to be used on children under 3 years old
This product is really gentle; there is no friction from applying it, you don't even need to touch the area. Being powdered it is brilliant at preventing moisture which can of course exacerbate Athletes foot. I did not experience immediate relief when I used it as I did with the cream and spray, but you know it's going to be good since it keeps between your toes as dry as possible. I used it twice a day, in the morning after showering and again in the evening after giving my feet a good wash and dry. I kept this up for over a week after my feet healed to prevent reinfection. (my routine was cream then spray then powder). I would also use this to give my socks and shoes a light dusting.
All in all it's been really effective in conjunction with the other treatments. My feet started to heal pretty quick, and this was great at keeping my feet a moisture free zone. When I took my socks off to wash my feet before the second application, I could still see the powder in between my toes, even if I'd been out that day walking about. I do generally get little recurrences though, and I have to start treating again. It seems to take a lot of beating in me once it gets a hold (it's always been this way) and I don't lay any blame for this at the feet of Scholl.
It should last more than long enough to clear up your infection and continue treatment afterward. You get plenty in the bottle, although I do tend to be a bit heavy handed with it as ensuring I get it between all my toes does mean I use more than is probably necessary! And it can be quite messy, best to apply it over a towel or something as you will get it on the floor! I truly still find it lasts well though. And let's face it, when you think of feet you think of Scholl, don't you? It's a brand defintely worth £1.62 in my opinion.
Summary: Trust Scholl!