Tired of the severe itchiness, flaky skin, ruptures and blisters resulting from athlete’s foot? Then this review may be for you. Tineacide Antifungal Foot & Shoe Spray is a formulated antifungal. The manufacturer asserts that it destroys 99% of foot fungus and bacteria on contact. It is specifically designed to help prevent athlete’s foot – not merely the infection, but those all-too-commonly occurring reinfections.
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus in the vast majority if cases. It can also be due to a bacteria or psoriasis though. The fungus loves warm, moist conditions. As a result, the skin between the toes presents a happy place for the fungus to multiply. It causes horrible itching, redness, skin flakiness, skin ruptures and blisters in some cases. Left untreated, it can spread to the toenails and other body parts as it is highly infectious. Consequently, one of the most common challenges is preventing reinfection.
The spray uses a clinically studied active ingredient to reduce odor, penetrate the skin to get rid of the fungus and to last long as a method of protection against reinfection or secondary infection.
- Undecylenic acid 10%
Undecylenic acid 10% is a good, clinically tested ingredient for eliminating the fungus and reducing the symptoms such as itching. It is the active ingredient, with the rest being inactive. The acid can work not just topically but under the epidermis to kill the fungus and prevent it from causing future symptoms. It helps not only to keep the fungus latent but to destroy it as much as possible.
It should also be able to help the skin cells fight off invaders such as toxins and fungi, providing added protection. The spray format allows you to kill fungi on any shoes or socks still housing the fungus so you don’t get a repeat infection.
This is a great ingredient for treating this infection but it is not the strongest dose in product form. We have come across products that offer medical strength undecylenic acid as a constituent ingredient.
Spray the product onto your feet, toes or anywhere affected as well as your shoes and socks. This will help avoid cross- and reinfections. Clean the area affected, dry it thoroughly and spray it on twice a day.
It may cause a burning sensation when first sprayed on. See a doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Do not make contact with your eyes or ingest the product.
Tineacide Antifungal Foot & Shoe Spray is available for purchase on Amazon at $13.95. This is for a 2 oz bottle and there does not appear to be a higher volume bottle retailing for a discount. This bottle should give you 500 sprays. Used twice a day, it should therefore last for just over 8 months.
The product is backed by a money-back guarantee – but no time frames are stated and it is not clear if you can return an open spray can. You need to call the call center and obtain authorization in order to facilitate receiving your money back.
Conclusion – Dr. Blaine’s Tineacide Antifungal Foot & Shoe Spray
There is no doubt that the acid is clinically proven to treat athlete’s foot. This spray formulation is fairly cost effective and easy to apply. The best aspect of this product – and probably its best use – is on killing the fungus in shoes, socks or anything else that had contact with your feet to prevent later reinfections.
There are not an abundance of reviews for this shoe spray and the consumer reviews that are available, are mixed to good. Most people report at least temporary relief from the symptoms, however a major complaint is the smell. There are also reports of allergic reactions and this feeds into one of our other concerns – the fact that the manufacturer has not been totally transparent as to all the ingredients the spray contains.
It is likely that the spray penetrates deeply but herbal carriers to further allow for sub-dermal action would have been better. Try a product with a stronger strength undecylenic acid should this not work as desired.