I was just working on a small engine with stale gas. I came in the
house and that is all I smell, and that smell is horid. I washed my
hands with Goop, Lemon dish detergent, and even straight bleach. I
still cant get rid of that odor.
On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:20:31 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Boraxo powdered hand soap is the overall best.
Waterless cleaner from an auto store is probably good.
To make it easy to clean one's hands, take liquid dish soap and rub it
into your hands like lotion, in advance. Then the dirty sits on top
of the soap, at least in the cracks and mabye everywhere.
The vinegar and baking soda worked pretty good. Thanks.
Just curious why not to use bleach on skin? Swimming pools are loaded
with bleach. I have been putting bleach in bath water all my life. I
my parents did it, and they said it was to prevent bacteria on the
skin that causes athletes foot and other similar conditions. It never
bothers me. About half cup for a tub of water.
On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:36:10 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Never heard of this.
I never had athletes foor for more than a week until I was 52. And I
only had it 3 or 4 times and it went away without any effort on my
About 8 years ago I got it between my little toe on one foot and the
two adjoining toes, and it doesn't go away, and it doesn't spread.
Powder makes it subside, but then it comes back.
Strangely, I got it when I hadn't been to any hotels or locker rooms,
and when I had spent more time without socks than ever before. I
thought being with socks made athlete's foot grow, and without socks
kept your feet dry.
I know this is getting off topic, but are you sure it's athletes foot?
I get a thing called Chillblaines in cold weather. It's the skin
semi-freezes and causes the blood vessels to burst. The itching is
almost unbearable. I thought it was athletes foot, but it took 5
doctors to finally identify the chillblaines. The odd thing is that
when the temperatures are severely cold in mid winter, I rarely get
the red-raised lumps between the toes. It's late fall and early
spring when my feet sweat in rubber boots, then get chilled. This is
a fairly rare, and there is no cure for it. The itching is beyond
bearable. The doctor gives me cortosone cream, which is of little
help. The last few times they gave me an anti-inflamatory medication
which helps somewhat. It lasts about 5 to 8 days and they just go
away. You could have that rather than atheltes foot. Athletes foot
is a fungus, chillblaines is not a fungus or bacteria, it's inside the
toes themselves. You can google some info about it, but there is not
too much online.
I have never had athletes foot, but from what I was told from other
that have had it. it's irritating but tolerable. This chillblaines is
beyond tolerable. The itching is so severe I cant sleep at night.
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