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The scourge of athletes foot struck recently while on a ski trip, something I had not expected and prepared for, fortunately it only flared up on the last day as we were preparing to travle home so while the flight home was a bit more uncomfortable than expected we were able to stop off at a chemist on the way back and I decided to opt for Lamisil as a friend had raved about how good it was. A small tube set me back the best part of £8 which made it a bit more expensive than Daktarin but I have had mixed results with the latter in the past and wanted to try something new.
The small tube contains a thick white cream, once the foot has been washed and dried thoroughly you just apply a small amount of cream on and around the affected area and leave it to absorb into the skin. It does have a slightly cooling effect once applied however that fact that I had been rubbing the area to dry it before also meant that it had become irritable again. The cream has a very feint medical smell to it but nothing very strong.
I would love to say that this is one of those use it once wonder cures but it is not, it took three days of treatment to completely get rid of the infection however there was a marked improvement after the first day so although it is not the one hit wonder you might be led to expect from the product name it does solve the problem in one continuous treatment over two to three days and there has been no relapse of the symptoms for me over the past two weeks since everything cleared up.
For me this is easiest the best athletes foot treatment that I have ever used and certainly it is well worth the little extra that I paid for it.
Over the years myself and my other half have suffered from the unpleasant condition of athelte's foot. This condition I didn't realise can be contagious until a friend told me. Once one of us managed to get rid of it then the other one of us got it back, and this went on and on for ages.
Someone mentioned to us about Lamisil Once which is meant to be designed for lots of foot problems, and one of them is Athelete's Foot. This condition causes us both intense itching to the point that it is really very painful.
The doctor has precstibed lots of creams and lotions in the past but it always keeps coming back despite taking extra good care over our foot hygiene.
We both suffer from hot and smelly feet and I think this is the problem. We stuck to our own towels and we both applied Lamisil cream quite thickly to all of our toes and rubbed in as directed. The lotion is thick and white in consistency and had a slight medicated smell, which was fine as I personally quite like this.
It stung a bit on first application but we soon got used to it and let it get to work.
We left it on overnight and by the next day both of our feet appeared to be much improved, not completely gone altogether but a definite improvement nonetheless.
We applied it again the following day and did not need to use it by day three and the conditon had completely gone and our feet looked fine and healthy.
This is a miracle cream in my opinion. I would highly recommend it to people who suffer from the same condition as it works very quickly indeed and is so simple and easy to use - anyone can apply cream to their feet and rub in and leave. It really is that simple. Remember to keep taking good care of your feet afterwards though in case it pops back.
It expensive at £6 a tube in Teso but a little goes a long way and it really is worth it.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I very seldom get athletes foot, and haven't had a bout of it since I stopped going to the gym (too expensive and I found more fun ways to exercise) and stopped putting my feet through the trauma of regular sweating inside non-breathable trainers. The last time I had althete's foot, however, it was very unpleasant so I used Lamisil Once to treat it.
I didn't notice the symptoms for a while as I was busy and distracted, and it wasn't until my feet started stinging in the bath that I noticed they looked sore and the skin felt itchy and very uncomfortable.
I paid £8 for a small tube of this cream, which was recommended by a friend who raved about how good it was. I thought at the time it was expensive, but my friend said that it was the most effective athlete's foot treatment she'd ever tried, and was much better than the others, so I gave it a go.
To use this product you have to first wash and dry your feet really well (both of them, even if it only looks like 1 foot is infected), and then apply the whole tube of cream to the feet evenly. You don't massage the product in, you just have to make sure it's sitting on top of the skin in a thin layer, even inbetween the toes.
After a few minutes of drying time, you can wear shoes and socks again as normal, but you shouldn't wash your feet for 24 hours, to give the product the maximum amount of time needed on the skin.
I found that Lamisil Once was much better than other products and cheap powders I'd tried in the past, as it seemed to kill the fungal bacteria and keep them from reoccuring as opposed to some treatments which only seem to stop the fungus for a while before allowing it to come back.
I found that within a few days my feet were feeling much better, and not long after they were virtually back to normal, with all discomfort gone. The fact that you only need to apply this once is a big bonus for me, as I'm busy and don't always have time to remember to regularly dose my feet with treatment - with Lamisil you just treat the athlete's foot once and then it's gone, so it's very simply.
The only minor negative I have about this product (and it's very minor) is that it can sting a timy bit if you have any open sores or cuts on your feet, but other than that it's perfect and I can highly recommend it. It's well worth the money I paid considering the time, effort and discomfort it saved me.
Athlete's foot is a common condition in young people and adults. The fungi love warm, moist places with the result they are primarily a problem for people who wear tight-fitting trainers or don't dry their feet properly. You probably have this infection if you develop a red itchy rash in the spaces between the toes with a small degree of scaling.
Lamisil Once is a treatment you need only apply once to the infected area (probably best to treat both feet as it spreads so easily).
It comes in a small discreet tube and should be applied after you have cleaned and thoroughly dried your feet. I applied mine after having had a shower before going to bed - the cream is not coloured or greasy so shouldn't leave marks on sheets or clothes.
The instruction leaflet has a diagram that shows you exactly where to apply the cream to your feet, you should refer to those instructions, but the idea is that you apply it to the soles and sides of your feet.
Once open the cream is not to be reused however there was more than enough in one tube to not only treat my feet properly but to also treat my partners feet, saving us more money.
My fella suffers from athletes foot from time to time as the area he works in is hot and makes him sweat especially in the company issued footwear.
He has tried everything then he saw this advertised in a magazine. He tried it and the results were well worth it.
It is expensive at £10 for 4g but the results are worth it. The packaging is a blue box with a clear window revealing the small tube of the clear solution. The solution contains a fungicide terbinafine hydrochloride which will actually kill the problem rather than just inhibit it like a lot of other products out there.
Wash your feet and dry before applying the product. When you apply it you do it by applying it on the problem area and the rest of your foot including your soles and the sides. They recommend that you apply it to both feet even if it doesn't seem like you have a problem on that foot. leave it to dry for 2 or 3 mins. You use the whole tube so there is atually only one application per tube. This is ok as you only need to use it once as it carries on working for seven days. Once you have applied it you must not wash your feet for 24hrs to give the product chance to work. It works by sealing the skin and will start working immediately and is supposed to carry on working for two weeks! I can confirm that it does exactly that.
It certainly worked and can honestly say the problem hasn't returned yet.
Yes it is expensive but believe me you will be pleased with the results. It also states that is for ages 18yrs+ so do not buy this for your children.
There are a few side effects that some may suffer but my fella never suffered from any of these:-
the product is not suitable if you are pregnant or brest feeding.
You can purchase this product from any decent pharmacy. Lamisil also do treatments available in tablets, sprays, gels and creams.
I am really impressed with this product as it has got rid of his athletes foot which I know it drove hime mad when it flared up.
Athletes foot - chances are you've been subjected to this highly contagious pesky fungus infection of the feet; either you have had it or you know someone close who has. Apparently 1 in 5 people within the UK are suffering from it at any one time so this infection is really common.
Signs & symptoms include really itchy feet, burning, stinging & inflamed skin. If it is left without treatment then the infection can spread to both feet & also turn into nasty smelly sores - not nice.
I do quite a bit of sport so my feet spend a lot of time sweating away in either trainers or walking boots - it seems that this is a fine breeding ground for the fungus that causes athletes foot.
After trying all the various brands out there I finally found one that seemed to work - Lamisil. Previously I liked the cream as it soothed my feet whilst at the same time killing off the fungus. My pharmacist told me that Lamisil actually kills the fungus & its spores in 7 days whilst the other brands merely stop the fungus from growing, so if you don't take the product as directed to the letter chances are the fungus will start to grow again. A skin cell takes approximately a month from "birth" to "death" when it flakes off, so if the athletes foot has infected a very new skin cell then in theory some of these other products should be used for a month to ensure that the fungus has been suppressed for that full time otherwise it will simply grow & infect other skin cells. I'm far more likely to take a medicine for a week rather than a month & even a weeks hard at times!
I now use Lamisil once as being really quite lazy if I can find an easy way to do something then I'm quite happy to pay a bit more for it! I have to say the results with this tiny little tube have been quite amazing. I don't seem to have the same number of outbreaks that I used to & I guess that might be because you cant get the dose wrong. If you use Lamisil Once properly then this formula will continue to kill off the athletes foot for up to 2 weeks - all with one single application - I think thats amazing!
The proper way to use this product:
1. wash both feet & dry them
2. apply Lamisil Once to BOTH feet, use all of the tube and make sure all of the feet are covered including between the toes. Don't massage in, this product is designed to sit on top of the skin.
3. leave to dry for a couple of minutes - this will form the athletes foot killing film around your feet
4. wear footwear as normal
5. don't wash feet for 24 hours
If you have any sores or cracked bits then this will sting, however grit your teeth in the knowledge that its only one application!
Lamisil Once is expensive - it costs between £7-£10 depending on where you buy it from, however for me that cost is well worth it as I don't have to phfaff around with reapplications every day & I'm not having the same number of infections that I used to.
Lamisil Once is a single dose treatment for Athlete's Foot. The clear solution is applied only once to the affected areas. It releases the active ingredient into the skin where it continues to fight the cause and relieve the symptoms of Athlete's Foot. At 3 months after treatment with Lamisil Once, the incidence of relapse or re-infection is low. Lamisil Once combines the fungicidal action of terbinafine with a breakthrough delivery system a film which delivers the active ingredient immediately and progressively from just one application. One application is as effective as a full course of Lamisil AT 1%cream, which requires a daily application for seven days. This single-application capability addresses what has until now been the biggest barrier to the treatment of Athletes Foot the common failure among patients to complete the full course of treatment.