You Have Athlete’s Foot? We Know How To Heal It!

Athlete’s foot is a common and contagious skin disease that causes itching, scaling, flaking, and sometimes blistering of the affected areas. Its medical name, is tinea pedis, a member of the group of diseases or conditions known as tinea, most of which are dermatophytoses (fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails). Globally, athlete’s foot affects about 15% of the population.

  1. Apple cider vinegar

This natural product contains acids and ingredients that regulate the pH of the skin, prevent reproduction of fungus and overcome the athlete’s foot. Its application on the feet helps relieve the feel of itching, unpleasant smell and redness.

How to use the apple cider vinegar?

Mix ½ l of water and ½ of apple cider vinegar in a bowl and soak the feet in the mixture, in a period of 20-30 minutes for best results.

Wipe the feet and dry them well after the treatment. Repeat this treatment every day, until you don’t get rid of the problem.

  1. Tea tree oil

This oil has powerful anti-fungus, anti-bacterial and antibiotic effects, so it is an ideal remedy for fighting the bacteria, viruses and fungus.

How to use the Tea tree oil?

Mix equal amount of Tea tree oil and olive oil and soak a cotton wool in it, then spread it over the area affected by the fungus.

  1. Cinnamon

The cinnamon is an aromatic spice with antibiotic effects and improves the health because it destroys the bacteria and fungus.

How to use the cinnamon?

Prepare a cinnamon tea, of 6 cinnamon sprigs in 6 cups of water. After it boils, let it cool down a bit, then spill it in a bowl and soak the feet in a period of 20 minutes. Then dry well the feet. Repeat the treatment every day, until you don’t get rid of the fungus.

  1. Aloe

The beneficent effects of this herb are ideal for eliminating the unpleasant symptoms of the athlete’s foot, and at the same time protect and renew the foot tissue.

How to use the Aloe?

Squeeze the gel of one Aloe leaf and apply it on the affected area, twice a day.

HOW TO PREVENT THE ATHLETE’S FOOT?

Persons that expose their feet on wet and warm places, are risking to getting the athlete’s feet. The healing is not simple, so it is best to take adequate measures and prevention of this health problem.

Use adequate footwear!

It is best to use footwear that allow the feet to ‘breathe’. That way prevents additional moisture and heat, which represents the ideal habitat for  the fungus.

Do not borrow shoes and socks!

And besides you trust the people close to you, do not ever borrow or lend them your shoes, socks or similar stuff, because that way the fungus could be transferred!

Do not walk barefoot in wet places!

Some persons don’t have problems walking in wet places, such as the pools, locker rooms and public baths, and exactly at these places they could get affected. In this case, it is best to use slippers that you will disinfect at home.

Always dry your feet well!

The nails and the area between fingers represent a place for humidity storage, when the feet are not dried well. Before putting on socks and shoes, check your feet, and see if they’re dried completely.

Use a powder!

The anti-fungus powders are better than sprays and crèmes for this usage, because the powders provide the dryness of the feet.