“ Brand: Boots / Type: Foot Cream „
I have really horrible feet and from time to time I suffer from Athlete's foot breakouts. It's not a nice feeling or a nice look and this time around instead of itchy feet I just got lots of peeling skin around my toes and it didn't look very nice at all. I thought initially that it was just really dry skin but after using a foot file and moisturising regularly it did not go away so I had a thought that it might be athlete's foot again and I was right.
To quote an article I read, "is a fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itch of affected areas, and in severe cases, swelling and amputation of the foot. It is caused by fungi in the genus Trichophyton. The disease is typically transmitted in moist communal areas where people walk barefoot, such as showers or bathhouses, and requires a warm moist environment, such as the inside of a shoe, in order to incubate."
I hadn't tried this particular cream from Boots for athlete's foot before but I usually like to buy store brands as they are generally cheaper and tend to work just as well so I purchased a 15g tube of cream from Boots for around £5. On the packaging it says this cream is for, "the treatment of athlete's foot and for the effective relief of the itching and burning, cracking and scaling which accompanies these conditions."
The cream comes in a little tube which is made of that squeezable metal packaging which I think keeps the cream inside nice and fresh. Upon first opening the cream there was a seal at the top of the tube which I broke with the point in the back of the lid. You are advised to cleanse and dry the affected area and then apply the cream in a thin layer and rub in gently. The cream is white and doesn't really have a smell which is nice as some medicated creams can often smell really strong but this doesn't. After I apply the cream I tend to put socks on over it so the cream does not rub off when I am walking around. I like to apply the cream last thing at night before I go to bed so it also has a better chance of staying on. The cream soaks in well and disappears after a few minutes which is nice.
This cream worked really well for me. It says you are only supposed to sue it once a day for a week which I duly did and the peeling skin really healed up nicely and now I have no traces of any athlete's foot which is nice. I guess I am probably a bit susceptible to this fungus so I can't say that this cream won't stop me getting it again but at least it will clear it up when I get it again!!