Athletes Foot treatment can be easily done at home with home remedies that are natural and safe. Common people also know the disease by the name of Foot Fungus. Athlete’s foot has nothing to do with Athletes, and neither has it happened only to Athletes.
Read more to know, what actually Athletes foot is, why does it happen and Athletes Foot Treatment with home remedies.
What is Athletes Foot
Athlete Foot is also known as Ringworm of the foot, it occurs because of a fungal infection. The fungus when the feet are moist and warm, Infection starts growing. Athletes Foot affects the top layer of the skin of the feet and the skin between toes. The skin gets flaky, scaly and the affected area itch.
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How do you get Athletes foot
Usually men get targeted by Athletes Foot, and the reason is very obvious, they usually wear formal shoes, or sport shoes most of the time which keeps their feet warm, and the sweat gives the infection enough moisture to penetrate easily.
Athletes foot is contagious, so if you come in contact with a person who has Athlete Foot, you have chances to get the infection easily. The fungus that causes Athletes Foot is known as Trichophyton, which is very commonly found on floors. You must be thinking, staying and walking barefoot can cause Athletes foot. No, not at all, fungus needs warm and moist atmosphere so being barefoot will only reduce the risk.
Now, you must want to know
How to prevent and/or Treat Athletes Foot
Prevention is always better than cure, if you wear shoes and socks most of the time. You are at high risk of getting infected by Athletes Foot. Keep your feet dry, and change your socks daily. Wash your feet as soon as you remove your socks and shoes.
Some people tend to have more sweat, and cannot avoid Shoes and socks because of their professional front. They must try products which will help them get rid of unwanted sweat. Wear pure cotton socks, washed in Dettol to be on safer side.
Clean your shoes, you can keep them in the sun for a while and then use Lisol spray to treat fungus inside your shoes waiting for your feet again.
Athletes Foot treatment Home Remedies
Athletes foot should be treated on time, or it can get really bad. Athlete Foot if untreated can cause severe skin blisters and cracks which can bleed too and cause severe bacterial infections growing at very high rates.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Take Apple Cider Vinegar and Warm water in the ratio of 1:3 and soak your feet in it for 15-20 mins. Do not ever rub the towel on your feet to dry them up. Pat them dry with care. Let them have some air.
Garlic juice has Anti fungal properties, either you can use a bud to apply garlic juice in between your toes and affected area. Or else, you can mix a few drops of olive oil with Garlic juice and leave it on your feet for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.
A pinch of turmeric and yogurt. Cover the affected area with Turmeric and Yogurt for around 20-25 minutes. Yogurt will soothe the soreness of your feet, gives it enough moisture and turmeric has amazing healing powers. You can do it daily or twice a week as well.
It might sound like crazy, but believe me its not. Warm water, enough hot that you can easily soak your feet in. Add 1 teaspoon salt for every cup of warm water. Soak your feet for as much time as you can, but do remove your feet when the water is still a little warm. Wrap your feet in a towel for a few minutes and then pat them dry.
Boil few leaves of Neem in water, Soak your feet in warm Neem water for 15-20 minutes. Neem can be very effecting in killing fungus
Make a paste of Baking Soda and water, and apply it on the affected area for 10-15 mins. Baking Soda helps in killing Bacteria and Fungus and this is one of the best athletes foot treatment.