Home Remedies for Athletes foot
A fungal infection called athlete’s foot can cause itching, skin peeling, blistering, and reddening. It is most common between the two toes. It can also affect the sole or other parts of your foot.
A prescription cream or other over-the-counter treatments are the best options for athlete’s foot. You may be able to clear the infection at home if it is not severe.
Here are five home remedies to athlete’s feet
Tea tree oil is antifungal and may be used to treat athlete’s feet.
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that comes from Australian tea tree leaves. A 2002 study compared two different concentrations of tea tree oil and a placebo in treating patients with athlete’s foot. After four weeks of treatment with tea tree oil, 70% of athletes’ feet patients experienced improvements. This compares to 39% who were given placebo.
These steps will teach you how to use tea tree oil for athlete’s foot.
- Get a good shower, then dry your feet.
- Apply the oil to your skin and nails.
- Keep going until the infection disappears.
Tea tree oil products such as soap or foot soaks can be very helpful in treating the infection. These products can be purchased at a natural drugstore or food store.
A tea cup can be a great way to relieve symptoms of athlete’s foot.
A small 2013 clinical trial found that 12 weeks of foot baths containing green tea polyphenols — micronutrients found in plant-based foods — improved symptoms of athlete’s foot in elderly patients compared to a placebo.
Black tea may also be helpful in relieving athlete’s foot symptoms, particularly the unpleasant odor.
Galante claims that cornstarch can be used to treat athlete’s feet by absorbing excess moisture. It prevents fungal infections from spreading by keeping your feet dry.
If you don’t have cornstarch, Dr. Scholl’s drugstore-brand foot powders are also available.
It is important to disinfect any items that might be harboring athlete’s foot fungi, as it is very contagious. It’s a good idea for your shoes to be disinfected in order to prevent reinfection.
It is essential to practice good hygiene because molds thrive in warm and damp environments.
Tips to prevent the spread of athlete’s foot include:
- To keep your feet dry, wear sandals whenever possible
- Alternate shoes every 2 to 3 days
- Avoid socks made of fabrics that dry quickly, such as nylon
- Socks made of moisture-wicking materials, such as wool, should be chosen
- When you take a shower, wash and dry between your toes
- If you get sweaty feet, keep your socks clean and dry.