Basic Information: What is Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot Treatment?
Stiefel Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot Treatment will be examined in this review. This powder kills the fungi causing Athlete’s foot while also soothing chafing, burning, itching and scaling. This product absorbs moisture too, making the Athlete’s Foot easier to treat. Continue reading it you want to learn more about this product and if it might work for your feet.
- Miconazole Nitrate 2%
- Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer
- Microporous Cellulose
Miconazole Nitrate is an antifungal and the only active ingredient. It kills the infection causing Athlete’s Foot. The talc absorbs the feet’s excess moisture. It works to keep the skin dry and allows the condition to clear up faster as the fungus has less chance of surviving in the less than ideal conditions created for it by this product. This does not have starch and thus it should not make infections worse as some products do. In the state of California, the ingredient Acrylamide is a substance known to cause cancer.
Before applying the powder to the affected area, you must wash and dry the area thoroughly. A layer of the powder should be thinly applied in the morning and at night (twice daily) and it should be treated in this manner every day for 4 weeks. You should also take care to change your socks and shoes every day to give the powder its best chance of working to kill the infection. Apparently, this powder may also be used on jock itch, ringworm and similar infections but it is uncertain how the directions of use could change.
The price for this treatment powder can vary depending on the retailer you purchase it from. It is stocked by a number of online retailers that are listed by the manufacturer on their website but Amazon is an example of one of them. One seller on Amazon sells a 2.5oz bottle of Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot Treatment for $5.59 as it is on offer. Ordinarily a single bottle would cost $21.31 while a two-bottle pack would cost $16.32.
What to Expect
After trying this for the correct amount of time, I have found that it is effective if you keep using it. Stopping use of the powder seems to cause a flare up of the infection. If you have sensitive skin, you might find this product to be a bit harsh on your skin. It feels a bit grainy, which is not pleasant but it does dry out the skin. You should only put a thin layer onto your skin as well or else you will dry it out too much. You will find yourself spilling a fair amount of this powder trying to apply it as well but be sure to use only a small bit. Also, expect a strong fragrance of baby powder.
Keep an Eye Out
This product can both dry out and irritate your skin. If you have sensitive skin then it is quite possible that you will have a reaction to it. This powder contains a chemical that is considered a carcinogen in the State of California. It is worrying that this is not clearly pointed out anywhere on the manufacturer’s website or on the label. It is not known how serious the carcinogenic effects may be but if you have had cancer or have a history of cancer in your family then you may wish to consider avoiding Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot Treatment. If your skin becomes irritated or if your Athlete’s Foot infection worsens then you should stop the treatment immediately and consult with a healthcare professional. If the infection has not improved by the end of the 4 weeks of use then you should also consult with a healthcare professional.
Stiefel do not appear to offer a guarantee for Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot Treatment. This means that the product cannot be returned to the manufacturer for a refund. It may be possible to return items to the retailer they were bought from originally but this is unclear. This lack of a guarantee seems to point to a lack of confidence in the product, which is disappointing. Overall, this treatment powder appears to have been received positively although there have been a number of complaints, too many to simply ignore. Customers have complained that the powder merely kept the infection at bay and that they could not stop using it without risking a full infection within one day of ceasing use of this product. Many people were also unhappy with its texture.
The Bottom Line
While the product does work, you will most likely have to use it on a continuous daily basis if you want to be free of the embarrassing fungal infections that may arise on your feet and other areas. While the price appears to be quite fair, considering the amount that you receive and the amount of powder that can be wasted attempting application, it may not be as good value for money as it initially seems. Compared to similar products, you get less product for this price when you buy Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot Treatment. This powder has been received well despite its drawbacks. It does manage to fight fungal infection to some degree at least and it does succeed in keeping one’s feet dry. Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot Treatment has a potentially harmful substance in it and if you were required to use this product long term then you would be risking exposure to this substance for quite some time. It may be inadvisable to buy this product for a number of reasons but whether you choose to purchase it or not is entirely up to you to decide.