Monday, June 29, 2015

Natureplex Athlete's Foot Cream (Dollar Tree)

Doesn't just work for athlete's foot! (wink, wink)
Let me start off this review with a story that will be as uncomfortable for you to read as it is for me to share:  A couple years ago, on the family trip to the beaches of South Carolina, I contracted a rather painful rash that developed in my--nether regions.  At first, we thought that it was just getting dry from all the ocean water, so I bought a couple bottles of Skin-so-Soft, and started thoroughly feeding the area with moisture.  It got worse.  Finally, after about a week (and after we had already returned home from the beach), that’s when I learned that it was jock itch…which starts because of excess moisture.  So I was literally feeding the problem every time I was spraying it with moisturizer.  Which I had been doing for the better part of seven days. Ouch.

Immediately, my quest for a cure began. 

For reasons that are still completely unknown to me even now, I initially bypassed trying this product, simply because it didn’t specifically mention that it cures jock itch.  I guess I had been suffering so long that I wanted something that I knew for a fact was going to work.  So even though athlete’s foot and jock itch are both funguses, and this is an antifungal cream, I opted to pay $7 at a local chain pharmacy, simply for a product that clearly stated it was for “jock itch”.  The store brand cream was surprisingly “pasty”, kind of like Neosporin, and was rather difficult to maneuver around (and into) the affected areas.  Pairing that up with the fact that my seven dollars only bought me a .5 oz. tube, I felt like I was rubbing liquid gold all over my balls, and thus I felt like I had to use it rather sparingly.

I’ll spare you any more graphic details by just saying after a few more applications, it was slowly starting to clear up, but my tube was halfway gone.   So I went to Dollar Tree and purchased a tube of Natureplex Athlete’s Foot Antifungal Cream to see if it could help remedy the problem.  I quickly learned I should have just done it to begin with.  Probably the biggest thing that stood out to me was the size of the tube…1.25 oz.  For a dollar.  When I had just paid $7 for .5 oz.  God I hate getting gypped.

Anyway, Natureplex’s product is actually much easier to apply, simply because it has a consistency similar to lotion.  And the fact I got so much for so little, allowed me to use it much more liberally, which probably helped in clearing it up that much quicker.  Now, this is the only product I’ll buy to treat my random little outbreaks, and it kills it before it even has a chance to flare up.  So don’t get suckered into spending ridiculous amounts of money for a little tube of the “name brand” stuff, because this works just as good, if not even better, for literally a fraction of a price.  When it’s all said and done, this has got to be one of the best all-around deals in a store that’s literally chock-full of them.

Overall: 10/10.  Let me just say it now to anyone that might be as uninformed as I was:  Athlete’s foot and jock itch are both funguses.  So even though this doesn’t specifically state it’s for jock itch, it will still work the same way as the grossly expensive “name brand” jock itch creams do.  In fact, with the consistency of lotion, Natureplex’s Athlete’s Foot cream is actually easier and more comfortable to apply than similar creams.  You also get 2.5 times more product than the national brands, for about 85% less money.  Moral of the story:  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Unless you’re talking about Dollar Tree’s antifungal cream, in which case it’s more than worth it.  One of the hands-down best deals at the Tree! 

3 comments:

  1. While I've never used these products personally(at least to the best of my knowledge,who knows what my parents used years ago - I'm willing to bet "Butt Aid" didn't exist back then lol). When my daughter was a baby, we would go through a lot of diaper rash ointment, and often used the cheapest stuff available at our local Rite Aid which oddly ended up being the "Desitin" brand, at the time (8-9 yrs ago) we found 18oz (?) tubes on sale for $2 or less. It seemed to soothe her better than the oddly more expensive house brand they sold.

    Besides toothpaste and shampoo, I don't buy too many personal hygiene products from Dollar Tree. While not always a bad thing, a lot of their items are generic brands that I've never heard of which comes with risks (not all "drugs" are equal) and the name brand items are usually sold in smaller containers which at $1 isn't really a bargain.

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    1. I noticed the same thing about the name brands there, so I also avoid those (even most single-serve varieties of Coke they carry cut down to 16 oz. bottles, rather than 20). But I always get their shampoos (used to have a 32 oz. bottle for $1, but now I use a Head & Shoulders knockoff), and baby powder. Their anti-itch cream is also great to have on hand.

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  2. Immediate relief. 100% difference overnight. Jock itch totally gone in 3 weeks. Excellent product

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