Dollar General Athlete’s Foot Cream for Athlete's Foot Athlete's Foot Updated February, 2019
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Dollar General Athlete’s Foot Cream Review


Manufacturer’s Claim

Read our review below on Dollar General Athlete’s Foot Cream. The manufacturer claims that this product will relieve the burning and itching symptoms associated with athlete’s foot as well as prevent future fungal infections from occurring. This review will examine all aspects of this product to determine potential efficacy as well as assess if this product offers the customer support you deserve.

Formula

This product formula contains 1 key active antifungal ingredient called Tolnaftate (1%). Tolnaftate is a synthetic substance that has been known to relieve the itchiness and burning associated with athletes foot. The manufacturer’s website does not disclose any other information as to the other ingredients included in the formula, which is a concern. In saying so, we cannot elaborate on if this product has the supportive and hydrating ingredients needed to promote healing – as included in other superior products. This formula is also missing a popular and effective antifungal ingredient – Undecylenic Acid  – which has been known to be a trusted solution and preventative measure for athlete’s foot infections. In saying so, Dollar General Athlete’s Foot Cream is likely not as effective as competing products that contain these ingredients. Furthermore, the lack of transparency may suggest that there are many poor quality binders and fillers included in the formula. This secretive behavior, along with the lack of GMP certification, is highly concerning and may imply that this product is of a poor quality.

Instructions

The manufacturer offers no directions on how to effectively use the foot cream. This is unfortunate as it showcases a lack of consideration for the customer and perhaps promotes the over-use of the product and thus – increases the cost to relieve a fungal infection. Dollar General Health Athlete’s Foot Cream uses a 1% concentration of the active ingredient, which is a market standard concentration that is neither too high or too low.

Cost

A 28g tube of Dollar General Athlete’s Foot Cream retails for $3.00 per unit and can be bought directly from the manufacturer’s website. This low price may indicate poor quality ingredients used during production, which is a concern. There appears to be no package offers available, however, there is a discount of 5% on offer when signing up for a subscription service. The minuscule savings may not be worth the effort often associated with subscription schemes. There is also no indication of the lifespan per tube or how many tubes will need to be bought to get rid of a case of athlete’s foot.

Possible Side Effects

Tolnaftate has been known to induce negative side effects such as itching, dryness, and peeling. These symptoms may aggravate a current athletes foot infection and prove to be counterproductive. We suggest doing a patch test before applying this product – especially if you have sensitive skin. If adverse and aggravated side effects are experienced, discontinue use and consult a physician.

Guarantee

There is a 30-day guarantee offered by Dollar General health which showcases a level of confidence in the product and its potential effectiveness. However, this offer is only applicable to products bought directly from the manufacturer’s website. This policy is also vague as it does not mention if tested products apply for a refund. This, combined with the lack of customer reviews, is a concern. There appears to be very little evidence supporting the efficacy of this product in fulfilling its claims as a suitable athletes foot solution.

Dollar General Athlete’s Foot Cream Review – The Bottom Line

This product contains an active ingredient that, although adequate dosed, cannot offer effective symptomatic relief of athlete’s foot as it may cause counterproductive side effects. The lack of transparency in disclosing ingredients as well as the lack of GMP certification is a concern; especially since the low price may suggest poor quality ingredients used. Furthermore, the lack of directions of use as well as a vague guarantee does not match up to the market standard of customer support required. For these reasons, we do not recommend Dollar General Athlete’s Foot Cream as a viable product purchase.

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