We rarely give a second thought to our feet until something goes wrong. So let's take a look at a couple of the most common foot problems, athlete's foot, and warts.
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that causes itching, burning, peeling, and cracking of the feet and toenails. It is usually found on surfaces of athletic showering areas and around public pools. There are at least four kinds of fungus that can cause athlete's foot.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide contains several remedies and prevention strategies for foot care. For a severe case of athlete's foot, put 4 tbsp of Sol-U-Mel in hot water and soak feet for 20 to 30 minutes, morning and night, for one week. After soaking, carefully dry feet, especially between the toes. Apply Dermatin, which contains doctor recommended 1% clotrimazole and T36-C5 Melaleuca oil. Or you can use T36-C5 followed by MelaGel which contains 23% T36-C5, cocoa butter, and natural beeswax. Be sure to wear clean white cotton socks, changing them daily. Place a few drops of T36-C5 on clean socks and rub them together before putting them on. At home, and whenever possible, wear sandals. Keep feet dry and clean.
For plantar warts The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends a daily application of T36-C5 followed by Renew Intensive Care Therapy. The Renew lotion will help to decrease and soften cornified tissues around the wart.
Your feet will look and feel better after using Body Satin Foot Scrub which contains crushed Asian bamboo and jojoba beads to gently buff away rough dry spots. To revive tired feet, spray Body Satin Foot Spray which contains glycerin and natural oils. Give your feet extra moisturizers like those found in Body Satin Foot Lotion.
For the final beautiful touch apply Sei Bella Nail Polish. The United States Department of Labor warns of the health hazards found in nail salons and nail polishes. They recommend whenever possible to use products with the least hazardous chemicals in them. Sei Bella Nail Polish is free of the "toxic trio:" formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).
If we live to be 80 it is calculated that we will have walked 150 million steps. So let's take good care of our feet!
~ Richard M Barry
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Foot and Toenail Care Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
Several weeks ago I was moving furniture in my home barefoot and hit the inside of my right toenail. The following day my toe was having that sensation of an ingrown toenail and continued to worsen as the day wore on. By evening the toe was painful, red, and swollen. I referred to my copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide which suggested soaking my toe in the Sol-U-Mel solution, and after drying to apply the T36-C5 followed by the MelaGel or Triple Antibiotic Ointment. Upon the initial soak, the throbbing pain subsided and I was able to sleep through the night! I did another soak the next day followed by T36-C5, MelaGel, and the Triple Antibiotic Ointment. There was a slight infection so I continued with treatment for two more days keeping the area covered loosely with a band aide at night. By the fourth and fifth day it was difficult to even tell there had been a problem!!! There was minimal if any pain during the remainder of the treatment. I was so excited to tell my friend Barb as we sat in her living room on the floor going through her Value Pack -- she pulled out the T36-C5 and asked "What do we use this for?" I was able to share my story right then! Thank you Melaleuca for the fabulous products!
Everyone I enroll receives a "Wellness Guide" as a gift from me. It's a little thank you and helps them get to know the products and the very many remedies in which they can be used! Thank you RM Barry!!!
My mother was in her early 80's, bedfast with Alzheimer's. For years her toenails had been strange. They would pull away from the skin and catch on the sheets. There was a white powder-like substance under the nail. One day I decided to put a drop of T36-C5 on each of them. The very next morning the white powdery stuff was an off-white color. And from then on her toe nails grew out in a normal fashion. No more catching on the sheets!
Thanks for such a great newsletter, and I love all of the stories. My wife, Kathy, and I love the Melaleuca products, and are always finding new and fun ways to use the products. I'm 56 years old and just started running four years ago, thanks to the Melaleuca products. One of the problems runners have is foot care. I developed an in-grown nail on my big toe, and kept trying to deal with it, but it developed an infection, and was very painful. I decided to use the MelaGel on it, over one weekend, as a last ditch effort before going to the doctor. Amazingly, my toe felt so much better by morning, and I kept applying the MelaGel on the area, and even on the toenail. It was amazing how the inflammation went away, and I was able to deal with the toenail by myself. I have also developed blisters periodically, from running on trails in the mountains. I apply the MelaGel to each blister, and it's amazing how quickly they heal, and the pain being relieved. I love using the Melaleuca products!