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What are different home remedies for Athletes foot? – Part 1

WHAT IS ATHLETE’S FOOT?
• Athlete’s foot is a common dermatitis of the webs of the toes and soles of the feet.
• Athlete’s foot is a very common skin condition that affects the sole of the foot and the skin between the toes.
• It is usually a scaly, red, itchy eruption and occasionally may be weepy and oozing.
• Athlete’s foot may spread to the palm, groin, and body especially when it is due to fungus.
• Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and can be spread person to person.
• They can spread even by walking on contaminated objects and floors.
• Athlete’s foot may cause foot itching, burning, pain, and scaling.
• It can be treated with antifungal medications that are available over the counter, when the cause is fungus.
• Keeping the feet dry by using cotton socks and breathable shoes can help prevent athlete’s foot.
• The medical name for athlete’s foot caused by a fungus is tinea pedis.

COMMON REMEDIES ARE:
• Dilute vinegar soaks or sprays (roughly one part white household vinegar to four parts water).
• Dilute Clorox baths or soaks (approximately ¼ cup household Clorox bleach in one bathtub of water).

HOME REMEDIES FOR ATHLETE’S FOOT

1. Tea Tree oil with Antifungal Properties
• Prepare a solution of water and white vinegar – one part of white vinegar to four part of water.
• Soak your feet for 20 to 30 minutes twice day.
• Sprinkle some baking soda between your toe fingers and rinse your feet after fifteen minutes.
• It is as effective as an expensive antifungal powder.
• Rub tea tree oil between your toe fingers, it has anti-fungal properties.
• For immediate relief from itching or burning, soak your feet in an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine.
• Corn starch is effective in soaking moisture.
• Keep your toe fingers dry by sprinkling some corn starch on them.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar
• Dilute a cup of apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water.
• Use this diluted solution to wash the affected skin.
• Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and can easily help kill off the fungal strains.
• Undiluted apple cider vinegar may be used for athlete’s foot treatment.

3. Betadine
• Fill a basin with one quart of water and add two spoons of betadine in the basin.
• Soak your feet in the warm water and betadine solution to get rid of any microbes.
• This also helps prevent bacterial infections from spreading in your feet and making you sick.

4. Garlic
• Crush 1 clove of garlic and mix with a few drops of olive oil to make a paste.
• Apply to the nail and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.
• Clean off in warm, soapy water.
• Dry feet thoroughly.
• Repeat daily.

5. Yogurt
• One of the greatest of all fungus-fighting foods is yogurt that contains live acidophilus.
• Acidophilus helps control vaginal and oral yeast.

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