Home Remedies to Treat Athlete’s Foot

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Athlete’s foot or foot fungus is a common skin infection of the webs of toes an soles of the feet. Fungal infections can cause itching, burning, pain and scaling. Most cases of athlete’s foot cause only a little redness, itching and flaking – however in severe cases, blisters, fissures or cracks might form. Athlete’s foot can be treated with oral or topical anti-fungal meditations. If you think you are afflicted with foot fungus, you may want to try some natural remedies before using conventional medicines.

Warm Salt Water Bath: Soak your feet in a warm salt water bath to treat your foot fungus. Use 1 teaspoon of salt for every 1 cup of water. Soak for 10 minutes every day or every other day, depending how serious your infection is.

Go Barefoot: Fungus thrive in moist environments. Especially avoid wearing closed shoes and go barefoot as much as possible to give your feet some ‘air’.

Use Tea Tree Oil: Studies have shown that Australian tea tree oil is an effective treatment. Try dabbing tea tree oil on affected areas and see observe your foot improve gradually. Alternatively draw up a bath using tea tree oil and soak your feet in it.

Vinegar Bath: This is an Ayurvedic remedy. Mix 1 cup vinegar for every 4 cups of water. Mix in a tub and soak your feet for 20-30 minutes. Do this twice daily.

Prevention Is the Best Cure: Avoid sharing towels, walking in community swimming areas and locker rooms. And try to keep your feet as dry as possible!

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Prabjote Kaur

Prabjote is one of the co-founders and editors of Almonds & Raisins. She went through a long weight loss journey that turned her into a fitness enthusiast and a health junkie. You're likely to find her jogging at the gym or experimenting in the kitchen with superfoods. Prabjote has completed the Accredited Certificate of Nutrition from Cadence Health where she is currently studying to become a certified Lifestyle, Food & Wellness coach.

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