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Five Star Reviews:
Works quick with little product!!
July 21, 2016
This lotion is so great!! It works well for
Rashes I get sometimes... I can put it on and the next day it's all cleared up... Nothing else over the counter does that for me!!
... -azole creams and it doesn't dry out my skin like some of them
July 13, 2016
Medline Antifungal Cream is just as effective as any of the perscription -azole creams and it doesn't dry out my skin like some of them.
It also has a pleasant smell and drys quickly without a greasy feel.
Recommend for Women's "Chestal Region" problems!
July 1, 2016
I hope I'm not premature with my praise for this product, but I'm going to enter my praise for it based on this summer's experience, so far. I listen to The People's Pharmacy on the radio (they also have a podcast and online site) and heard a program about "under-breast rash." Many women (and probably some men, too) suffer from this problem and it is not often discussed. Like many who experience the problem, I have tried many, many things and my first inclination is always to go for the most natural methods before considering anything else. However, this "under-breast" situation is a persistent problem for many women. It can become extremely uncomfortable at best and quite painful, even dangerous for infection, etc., at worst. Like a baby's diaper rash, it is related to moisture, body chemistry, warmth, organisms, etc. Many women have tried everything from cornstarch to talc to brand-name moisture absorbent products to zinc oxide to paper towels to coconut oil - and probably lots more. I don't even remember now how I happened upon THIS product here on Amazon but probably it was one of those "recommended for you" things related to some other purchase. I decided to give it a try. This has been a great discovery and so I wanted to share with anyone who suffers from these persistent, problematical kinds of skin issues, such as the "under-breast rash," this product has worked very well for one customer so far. I hope it will continue to be effective because, so far, it is a big blessing in this one customer's summertime life!
June 27, 2016
It works on my athletes foot after 3-4 weeks of use twice a day....and the smell is quiet pleasant.
This cream is a great product for the money - does what is says ...
March 11, 2016
This cream is a great product for the money - does what is says it does. The fragrance is subtle and doesn't smell medicinal.
and feels good on the skin
February 3, 2016
If you need to use an anti-fungal cream, you should try this one. It's pleasant smelling, and feels good on the skin.
Smells great! Works fast too.
September 5, 2017
My older son has been using it for a while now and recommended we get some for our youngest son as well. It smells nice. He’s been using it regularly since it arrived. He has mentioned his feet and jock itch are feeling much better. We will continue to purchase more because we all know playing football they are always at risk for fungal infections.
... versicolor and have tried every over the counter thing recommended by the internet
May 2, 2017
I have tinea versicolor and have tried every over the counter thing recommended by the internet, different types of athletes foot medication, dandruff shampoo, to little avail. The spots are still there. But after using this product the spots immediately faded after one use and when I use it daily they don't show themselves at all. When I feel them coming on after a hot day I use it and feel better immediately. There is a bit of a scent to it that isn't necessarily bad, just a little strong.
This stuff really works!
June 10, 2016
I know it looks scary but let me explain...
Pitted keratolysis is a descriptive title for a skin condition affecting the soles of the feet.
It affects those who sweat profusely (hyperhidrosis) especially if they wear occlusive shoes or boots for long periods.
The result is very smelly feet, due to infection of the soles. Either the forefoot or the heel or both become white with clusters of punched-out pits. The appearance is more dramatic when the feet are wet. Very rarely, the fingers are similarly affected. There is a variant of pitted keratolysis where there are more diffuse red areas on the soles.
I have tried different things to take away the smell that this would give my feet and even tried buying products from Mexico and some worked but only for the day and it would only take away the smell. But this product here is actually curing my feet.
The first two pictures are from the day I received the product and before starting to wash them. The next two pictures are a week after using the product and wow I'm so amazed. After the first day my feet stopped smelling. My feet aren't completely cured yet but for a week this is some really good stuff here!
I only washed my feet with this once a day as I'm always busy and running errands or at school or working. I used this as if it was like soap and would simply scrub my feet with this product and a sponge. If your feet smell please check the bottom of your soles and make sure you don't have this. It is really embarrassing having to hide my feet all the time, but not anymore thanks to this soap. Thank you guys, I am forever grateful!
I can't help but rave about this stuff, but I wanna get the word out!
August 7, 2015
This. Stuff. Is. Amazing.
I've struggled with toenail fungus and athlete's foot for years due to an injury and then working in an environment where my shoes were always getting wet. My doctor at the time told me it was a vitamin deficiency, and by the time I realized she was wrong, it was too late and all 5 toenails were infected. I tried EVERYTHING you can get OTC, and probably spent hundreds on all sorts of potions and lotions and topical treatments. I found a new Dr, who prescribed medication to try and kill it. Nothing worked. The past two years, I've hid my foot 24/7. I used to wear flipflops year round, and it was so frustrating and embarrassing.
I saw this online one day by chance. It had decent reviews, and cost half of what I'd usually drop on the newest cure at the drugstore, so I decided to give it a try.
Within a week, my feet were noticeably smoother, the dead skin was coming off, but they were no longer cracking, itching, and painful. Now, about a month later, the skin on the affected foot looks just as clear as the healthy one. Two toenails look perfectly healthy, they were the least infected to start off with. The other three are noticably stronger, no longer cracking, and all three have clean pink nail coming in.
After a week or so of only using this on my feet, I decided to try it as an all over body wash, and now I'm hooked! I used to have to reapply deodorant throughout the day, now I could really go without it if I wanted. Also (TMI) but for the ladies, I haven't had a single yeast infection since using this stuff. And it makes my skin feel SO fresh and clean, without drying it one bit. Even the most "moisturizing" body washes used to dry my skin! For me, at least, this product is a miracle.
And for those that say it didn't work, I would bet they used one bottle, and were mad that a month's worth of treatment didn't clear an infection that had spread over YEARS. The thing that sucks about toenail fungus is, regardless of what treatment you use, it usually takes months, maybe even a year, of constant use and attention to get rid of it. Look up costly laser treatments, or antifungal pills, or anything else. None of them are quick fixes, and they usually either cost a fortune, involve removing your toenails, or damage your liver.
And just fyi, I'm not at all affiliated with this company. I wish I was, so I could get this stuff more often! After telling the customer service rep about my experience (they contact you once they see you've received it to make sure you're satisfied ), she asked me to post my story on here, and I promised I would.
Also, the customer service in general is amazing. I wish every company was like this one. They respond immediately, and keep in contact to make sure you're fully satisfied. So really, evenif you're not up to the commitment required to cure a fungal infection, you still have nothing to lose by trying it.
I’m Tracking my Progress!
January 23, 2014
After reading all the reviews, I have decided to try this Antifungal Wash on my Athletes foot. I’ve posted pictures of the bottom of my left and right foot. My feet burn, itch and are peeling all over the bottom. I plan on using this wash twice daily. I will update my photos in 10 days so everyone can see a comparison. I’ve already tried Lotrimin ultra with no success so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this stuff works. Sorry the left foot is a little blurry I took these myself and the lighting was not the best. Wish me luck!
**UPDATE** 2/5/14 The two photos on the right are my updated left and right foot pics. It has been 12 days and I could not be happier with my results. I washed my feet twice daily with the Antifungal wash and started noticing improvement within a couple of days. My left foot was the worst and you can see in my updated picture that there has been a huge improvement.
I applied the Antifungal wash with a small nail brush which gave a nice lather and really helped scrub the toenails and nasty funk off the bottom of my feet. This product has done the job and I will continue to use it as part of my daily foot regiment in the shower.
Four Star Reviews:
Give it a try
October 6, 2017
This stuff is really good . Have been bothered with athletes foot for a while and this is helping to clear it up.The over the counter creams not so much .
Working a little bit
August 23, 2017
It is a working but not at all & fast.
June 29, 2016
While the cream is nice smelling and not greasy, it doesn't seem to work very fast, so don't expect to get any relief right away. I found it takes at least a week for the cream to make a difference. But I hung in there and kept using it and eventually I noticed the areas that I treated started to feel better and in about week the inflammation was subsiding as was the itching and the little bumps. I like it and will buy it again.
March 3, 2016
Have been using for several years, keeps athletes foot at bay
November 4, 2015
This cream is great but perfumed so if you are very allergenic like me beware. I only use it on my feet though it was intended for other spots also.
This has got to be the best smelling fungal cream I have ever used
July 12, 2015
This has got to be the best smelling fungal cream I have ever used. I originally got this for my husband for his athelete's foot problem, but irealized it has other uses as well. It smells great, non drying, non greasy and hubby doesn'tind using this at all. The other OTC creams he says were too harsh and drying.. Not to mention smelling like chemicals.
He's been using it for 5 days so far and his condition is already improving.
Only works well once you've penetrated through the thick nail otherwise wash your feet 3 times a day as suggested
October 30, 2017
I've been using this product for about 9 months now and it's only amazing if you use it 3 times a day, change out your socks often and interchange between 2-3 different pairs of shoes.I've had severe fungus on my toenails for almost 24 years already. It's something I'm not proud of especially during the summer months when I want to wear slippers but I cannot, so I try to hide my nails using merrel hiking sandals. I've gone to those laser treatments at the doctor but all that does is warm-up the nailbed but doesn't do anything to completely erradicate the cause which is fungus that is embedded inside the nail.I've let my nails thicken-up and then had to practically chisel them down to size. During those laser treatments, the doctor would literally use a dremmel to flatten down my thick nails to almost what they would look like but the nerves beneath there are sensitive and you can really feel this once you get to the thin layer of normal nail which brings me to my point.I think in order for this product to be most effective would be to dremmel/flatten-out the thick nail to a thin nail and then let this stuff work in and do its magic otherwise it has a hard time penetrating to the source (unless you use this 3 times a day keeping the nail soft). Trying to chisel away using a nail clipper is difficult and provides uneven working surface. So if you're handy enough, my suggestion is to dremmel the thick nail away with something like the sandpaper grinder tool in the set, go medium rpms, use a vacuum to draw away flying fung-infected nail (you don't want to breat that stuff) and get it down to the thin layer, then let this stuff do its magic.
Seems to be working so far
July 31, 2017
This seems to be working so far. During the last few years, I've rarely gone more than a couple of months without a recurrence of athlete's foot.
Since buying this, I've made it over 3 months. I'll call it a triumph if I make it 3 more months, but so far so good.
I purchased it for a antifungal soap to see if ...
March 13, 2017
I purchased it for a antifungal soap to see if it with the other Item I purchased to help with my ugly toe nails, It is to soon to determine if it is helping. But I think it is.
Feet don't smell anymore
March 11, 2017
I bought this product for my son, he wears tie up leather boots for 12 hours everyday and his feet sweat really bad that causes foot odor.
We got a boot dryer and he uses this product everyday with a foot scrubber and what a difference his feet are less itchy and don't smell any more.
January 3, 2017
I can't really attest to how it works for fungus because it turned out that I had psoriasis, but this soap did help a bit with the itching right after I used it and I really liked the smell.
It's Working for Me!
December 13, 2016
I tried two consecutive tubes of the leading antifungal over a three week period and my Athlete's foot stopped itching, scaling, and flaking. That said, the discoloration remainded and the last little extra healing needed to totally get rid of my AF remained elusive. One week of soaking my feet in warm water with this product and a new pumice stone has done the trick. I'm totally AF free for the first time in in a decade. Needless to say, I'd buy this product again.
Three Star Reviews:
Works, but wish it was completely unscented.
November 19, 2016
I like it but the scent of the product overwhelms me at times.
Not for Me
September 8, 2016
Not effective for my itching and burning toes. Hydro cortisone cream stopped it cold.
the only reason I put a three is because I ...
May 12, 2016
the only reason I put a three is because I was the Medicine did not go well with my body. thanks
January 10, 2014
Smells great & softens skin, but does not do anything for the fungal matter. Would not buy again. Have found other products work better.
March 5, 2013
I ordered this cream and it was sopossed to have a free antifungal powder with it... I just recieved the cream that I like but did not get the powder that was pictured with the cream...I did get the products in good time though........
Works well, but expensive compared to competitors products.
June 29, 2017
Works well, but is expensive compared to products that were similar.
I do not love the smell of Tea Tree oil
April 13, 2017
I've been using this for a few weeks now and so far, it's ok. I do not love the smell of Tea Tree oil, but I already knew that, and I'm fine with it. I am just not sure if it actually helps treating anything - so far it seems pretty much like any other soap. Not good, not bad, just soap.
Good but not cost effective for a daily use
March 2, 2017
I do like this soap however it's not a cost effective for a daily and regular use. It's is definitely effective for a skin issues one may have as it provides nice cooling and calming effect, reduces itchiness, and it's not irritating. However downside is that there is no foam and I felt like I have to use a lot of product to get the clean feeling afterwards. I used up the entire bottle in a week.
I recommend if you need to treat a small area for a period of time, but for a daily use there are bar soaps equally good and more cost effective.
Good for helping to control but not eliminate fungal issues
February 2, 2017
I've been having a persistent fungal problem in a personal area. Used as directed, topical creams would knock the infection out and clear up smells and itchiness, but symptoms would return in a few weeks. While this soap did not clear up the infection completely, it made it easier to control. It is important that it be used with a washcloth or similar, as the scrubbing action is needed for the soap to work. This isn't a miracle product, and people should approach using it as skeptically as any other "home remedy" style product, but I did find it helpful in controlling what seems to be a chronic problem.
It works for others, but it severely irritated the skin on my feet.
December 14, 2016
I bought this based on the high reviews, but ended up returning it after a couple of uses. I have no doubt that the satisfied users were happy, but my skin had an adverse reaction to this soap -- it severely irritated the skin on top of my feet, resulting in red dots that lasted a few days. So I highly recommend that future users perhaps try this on a small area of skin first.
June 15, 2015
It smells like Tea Tree oil, which is to be expected, but it doesn't lather well. Because of that, I feel like I need to use a lot. I do feel very clean and get a "chill" on my skin after showering. It is also very drying so I have to lotion down good, especially my legs and feet. I bought this product because ringworm was going around my family. My husband and 3 kids are taking Jujitsu and we thought that they were bringing it home with them. I honestly don't think that it's a cure but I believe that it can prevent after you exercise or do contact sports. Hope this helps!
Two Star Reviews:
I have to give a fail.
December 24, 2016
It is just not getting the job done. It has a pleasant order and does not burn. But it is not stopping the itching and discomfort. I have to give a fail.
Didn't work for me
July 5, 2016
Did not clear up itching or fungus. Needed to get prescription that was much stronger.
Fungus Returned Worse Than Before
May 6, 2015
Liked it at first, but fungus came back worse than ever. Not recommended. First heard about it from a Hospice nurse. I would probably work just fine for people who were dying, but it didn't work for me.
See my comments for the powder by this same company. My results for both were the same.
March 31, 2015
The cream doesn't make any difference at all towards elimination of an existing fungal infection on me.
April 15, 2011
Shipment received incomplete so I cannot review. Cream was sent, but not the powder, so I returned and reordered... same outcome for second order -- cream arrived, but no powder. Returned and DID NOT bother to order again.
Nice smell but that's about it
July 30, 2017
Nice smell but that's about it , don't waste your money on this product ,there are other natural stuffs out there that works better !
did not work for me at all unfortunately :-(
July 11, 2017
Unfortunately did NOTHING for me :-( ! Based on reviews, was so hopeful but no effect whatsoever.
I liked how it smelled though and used it anyway to ...
June 23, 2017
I bought this for my toe nail fungus and had high hopes for it based on the reviews. It didn't help me at all. I liked how it smelled though and used it anyway to soak my feet in.
Used for over a month, no change in condition
May 1, 2017
Used for over a month, no change in condition (athletes foot). It may work for you, but it did not for me. I will finish the bottle (because it is not making the condition worse) but will not re-order. Customer service, though, is top notch - I think you can try without risk because they do offer a money back guarantee. I believe this does work for some things, it just did not work for my problem.
Personally I didn't like it, I purchased the Oleavine Antifungal Soap with ...
January 27, 2017
Personally I didn't like it, I purchased the Oleavine Antifungal Soap with Tea Tree and Neem for Body, 12 oz before this one for $15, and it was amazing I got the tingly feeling from the peppermint I was looking for. This one didn't have that, and over all I didn't feel clean after showering with it.
One Star Reviews:
August 19, 2017
July 17, 2017
Smells great but doesn't work for me at all.
May 26, 2017
love medline remedy products this one made my condition worse
June 8, 2016
didn't seem to work...still had itching after 2 weeks of use.
June 22, 2014
I've tried all sorts of fungal infection remedies and I'm getting fairly desperate, so I tried this one as it claims to protect the skin better than Lotrimin or Monistat. However, this one has just the same effect - it produces sores, it's excruciatingly painful and it makes my skin peel. More money down the drain. A quick internet search for this product shows that it's made by a pair of get-rich-quick tax-evading jailbirds in Ohio - just proves that I should do my research before I spend my money.
October 19, 2017
I purchased to use on ringworm. FALSE HOPE. I only used this product in affected areas and it agitated the skin like mad. A large, red, swollen rash popped up wherever I had used this on the skin. It's hot and SO uncomfortable... and I still have the ringworm. It's like a massive hive on the areas I've used the soap... I bought because of so many good reviews--but for skin this was a no go. A NO GO.
Not so great for me and my wife.
October 16, 2017
I didn't see any results honestly. Also it didn't foam at all so I felt like it wasnt actively working. I have purchased other anti fungul body washes and at least they made me feel cleaner.
October 11, 2017
Waste of money. Didn't work at all
Apparently this made me break in a bad rash. Beware
October 8, 2017
I used this for a month or so, I suddenly started having itchy irritated skin. Apparently this made me break in a bad rash. Beware!
VISIT A DERMATOLOGIST
October 3, 2017
I had a persistent fungal rash throughout and I tried this for a month. It did not work but convinced me to seek proper medical treatment.
September 11, 2017
Did not work for me......
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Helps treat the most common fungal infections including athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm
Helps relieve itching, burning and irritation
Remedy combines the treatment of fungal infections with the soothing benefits of aloe vera and Olivamine
Our Antifungal formula is a natural blend of powerful broad spectrum essential oils including Tea Tree Oil & four additional essential oils proven to kill fungus and bacteria
Quickly relieves burning, itching and soothes inflamed skin caused by bacteria and fungus related infections
Knocks out Body odor and combats Athletes Foot, Toenail Fungus, Ringworm, Jock Itch, Acne, Yeast infections & other common foot & skin irritations
Washes away harmful fungus and bacteria from the skins surface, and defends against infection recurrence, leaves feet, skin & nails feeling clean and refreshed
Skin Conditioning Aloe Vera & Atlantic Sea kelp help soothe and nourish inflamed skin. Rich in skin nourishing vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E