Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Something to mentally file away if you ever need it. A few nights ago I was on the way to a church meeting when my athlete's foot kicked in, with the ball of my left foot itching in a way designed to drive one crazy. This is a rural area with no pharmacies or other places to buy medication. I had to try something, so decided to stop at a gas station and buy a beer, go to church and pour it on my foot, hoping that the alcohol would help. They had rubbing alcohol so I got that instead, only to be assured by a couple of people at church that alcohol would do no good for athletes foot. Desperate for relief, I went to the kitchen looking for some kind of improvised treatment. In desperation I picked up a can of regular Coke, went to the rest room and poured it liberally over my foot. Kind of sticky, but my foot didn't itch again until the next morning!