Home Remedy for Jungle Foot
Jungle foot, (also known as trench foot or immersion foot syndrome) is a serious condition that results from your feet being wet for too long.
The condition first became known during World War I, when soldiers got trench foot from fighting in cold, wet conditions in trenches without the extra socks or boots to help keep their feet dry.
Good to Know
Being in wet shoes and socks exacerbates trench foot more than wearing water shoes while swimming. With jungle foot or trench foot, the blood vessels constrict to try to keep the rest of the body warm. As a result, the feet don’t get the oxygen and nutrients provided by blood. The loss of nerve function impairs the feet’s ability to pick up on warning signals like pain.
East Bay Angels provides a foot salve made with coconut oil OR shea butter and all 3 oils (peppermint, eucalyptus & teatree)
We also provide (when we have the supplies): socks, Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap diluted with water and a towel and a bucket and when we have it -- a gallon of water, especially at sites where there is no access to running water within 2 miles.
Right now (as of Feb 6) we have all of these things to give out which is cool.
We are going to Ashby and Seabreeze today and if we run out, we are taking down a list of people who need us to put together this foot care remedy.
Using this formula offers several benefits including:
It smells good! which reduces foot odor while fighting the fungus
No side effects unless person is allergic to coconut
Lower cost than antibiotics
No use of potentially harmful chemicals