From: Gas Bag on
If you have socks that are severely infected with tinea/athlete’s
foot, what is the best laundry product to soak/wash them in? How much
do I need to use? I can guarantee you that normal washing powder does
NOT get rid of the problem. Whatever product or ingredient you
recommend would need to have a "sledge hammer" effect on the tinea, as
I’m really facing the mother-of-all-battles here. Also, hot water and/
or bleach are not an option here.

It’s not me that has the severe tinea problem, rather it’s my
housemate, and the problem is beyond belief. I’ve said to a few
people I know that his socks are undisputable proof there’s
extraterrestrial life already on earth. He’s started using antifungal
foot powder designed to kill tinea, and it’s made a huge difference
already. Despite that, I need a laundry product as well, and I want
to make this is as cost effective as possible.

Please help!
From: E Z Peaces on
Gas Bag wrote:
> If you have socks that are severely infected with tinea/athlete�s
> foot, what is the best laundry product to soak/wash them in? How much
> do I need to use? I can guarantee you that normal washing powder does
> NOT get rid of the problem. Whatever product or ingredient you
> recommend would need to have a "sledge hammer" effect on the tinea, as
> I�m really facing the mother-of-all-battles here. Also, hot water and/
> or bleach are not an option here.
>
> It�s not me that has the severe tinea problem, rather it�s my
> housemate, and the problem is beyond belief. I�ve said to a few
> people I know that his socks are undisputable proof there�s
> extraterrestrial life already on earth. He�s started using antifungal
> foot powder designed to kill tinea, and it�s made a huge difference
> already. Despite that, I need a laundry product as well, and I want
> to make this is as cost effective as possible.
>
> Please help!

Water at 140F/60C is supposed to kill tinea. At that temperature,
sodium percarbonate (such as OxyClean) works well.

At cooler temperatures, water containing equal parts of baking soda and
household bleach (such as a tablespoon each per quart) disinfects.

Baking soda sprinkled in footwear discourages tinea.
From: carole on
On Oct 28, 3:37 am, Gas Bag <shazl...(a)yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> If you have socks that are severely infected with tinea/athlete’s
> foot, what is the best laundry product to soak/wash them in?  How much
> do I need to use?  I can guarantee you that normal washing powder does
> NOT get rid of the problem.  Whatever product or ingredient you
> recommend would need to have a "sledge hammer" effect on the tinea, as
> I’m really facing the mother-of-all-battles here.  Also, hot water and/
> or bleach are not an option here.
>
> It’s not me that has the severe tinea problem, rather it’s my
> housemate, and the problem is beyond belief.  I’ve said to a few
> people I know that his socks are undisputable proof there’s
> extraterrestrial life already on earth.  He’s started using antifungal
> foot powder designed to kill tinea, and it’s made a huge difference
> already.  Despite that, I need a laundry product as well, and I want
> to make this is as cost effective as possible.
>
> Please help!

I had a problem with tinea.
Put on a pair of shoes I hadn't work for a year and got it back again.
However, discovered that I can get rid of it by taking right
combination of cellsalts (orally), that it only affects me when my
system gets out of balance.
Calcium is the major cellsalt (I use calcium carbonate tablets from
chemist), followed by sodium (bicarb - 1/2 tsp) and potassium (cream
of tartar 1/2 tsp) in a little water, as often as needed. Whenever it
starts to come back I take the cellsalts and it goes away.

carole
www.cellsalts.net