Athlete’s foot, is a common fungus infection in which the skin of the feet, especially on the sole and toes, becomes itchy and sore, with scaling, inflammation and blisters. Blisters that break, exposing raw patches of tissue, can cause pain, oozing, swelling and disagreeable smell. Sometimes this disease can spread to the toenails and other body parts. It is also possible to spread the infection through contaminated bed sheets, towels, or clothing. Athlete’s foot is more severe and more common in people taking antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, and drugs to suppress immune function, and in people with obesity, lowered immunity, and diabetes. Try these natural remedies for athlete’s foot and get rid of this painful disease.
Who are at risk of athlete’s foot
You don’t have to be an athlete to suffer the itching irritation of athlete’s foot. Those who frequent public pools, gyms, and shower rooms, who sweat a lot, or wear tight unbreathable shoes are most likely to develop this problem.
Athlete’s foot is seven times more prevalent in men than women and is more common where conditions are hot and humid. Prolonged exposure to moisture, nail injuries, and cuticle damage can all lead to fungal infections.
Natural remedies for athlete’s foot
It’s important to take care of athlete’s foot as soon as possible, before the infection spreads. If a rash or any unusual irritation develops, discontinue using natural remedies for athlete’s foot . If, after having used this treatment for two weeks and athlete’s foot symptoms continue, consult your physician.
Anti fungal powder
Make an antifungal foot powder by mixing 1/4 cup (55 g) baking soda with 10 drops each of‘ essential oils of tea tree, geranium, and lavender. Combine ingredients and store in a glass jar. Liberally apply to affected areas.
Apple cider vinegar in warm water
Add 1 cup (235 ml) of apple cider vinegar to 3 quarts (2 .8 L) of warm water and soak your feet in it. Dry the feet well, especially between each toe, and apply some tea tree oil, an excellent anti fungal agent to the affected area.
Garlic and olive oil remedy
Take 1 whole bulb garlic (10 cloves crushed), and enough olive oil to cover garlic in small jar .Place crushed garlic in the jar, and pour olive oil on it. Cover and let it sit for an hour. Rub oil on your feet at night time and cover w/socks over night. Its an effective natural cure for athletes foot.
Tea tree and olive oil
Tea tree oil has known anti-fungal properties when used topically and in combination with olive oil (which is high in fatty acids and antioxidants) you have a salve which hydrates and nourishes your chipped and infected nails, while simultaneously fighting the fungus.
Garlic cinnamon cloves tincture
20 to 30 garlic cloves, minced
2 to 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 to 4 teaspoons powdered cloves
5 oz. 100-proof vodka
Add garlic, cinnamon, and cloves to vodka in a dark-colored glass jar or bottle with lid. Seal tightly. Store out of direct sunlight for two weeks, shaking to mix every few days. The tincture will be ready to use in 14 days.
To treat athlete’s foot, apply the tincture to the entire sole of the foot as well as between all the toes. Apply twice a day, morning and night. Let dry, then dust the entire foot with cornstarch.
Marigold flower and coconut oil
Coconut oil is a great-all-in-one ointment. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral.. Add the fresh marigold flowers to coconut oil to make an ointment which helps in healing athletes foot.
Natural remedies for foot odor
You can put sage leaves in your shoes for waster-smelling feel. And remember to choose natural fiber footwear so that your skin can breathe.
Pine, tea tree and eucalyptus oil foot odor remedy
Soak your feet in warm water laced with pine, tea tree and eucalyptus oils to banish odours
Powdered pimento is a great deodorizer for persons with athletes foot. Just sprinkle a little in your socks or shoes and you should be good.
Lavender and tea tree oils are potent antimicrobials, so they’ll kill the bacteria that are causing foot odor. The oils smell good, too. You can buy them in health food stores and bath-and-beauty shops. Apply one of these oils (dilute 15 drops in a carrier oil) at bedtime, rubbing enough into your feet to coat the skin. Slip on socks to protect your sheets. Repeat the treatment for at least four consecutive nights.