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Athlete's foot symptoms and treatment

Athlete's foot is quite persistent and very unpleasant fungal infection that occurs in the area around the fingers on feet. If not treated it can extend to nails causing nail fungus. It most commonly affects active athletes as well as people who are often in shoes and have increased sweating of feet.

Athlete's foot; SYMPTOMS

For the development of fungal infections extremely favorable are moist and warm floors, and caution is needed when staying in the locker rooms, pools etc. For athlete's foot it is a characteristic that it usually appears at the beginning between the ring and little finger, but it can be extended to the nails and feet. Characteristic symptoms of athlete's foot are itching, redness, odor or bubbles and cracks may appear on the skin. Often peeling of the skin in these places has a more intense white appearance - as "boiled leg" which can be painful. Skin changes always occur on the side of the soles, are not symmetrical and know to persist for several years, or withdraw of their own.

Athlete's foot; PREVENTION

The infection is easily spread to other parts of the body as well as to other people if you do not take care of your hygiene. After we touched infected foot it is necessary to immediately wash your hands or the infection can very easily be transferred to other parts of the body. Most commonly because of this it extends to the groin and armpits. The same applies to the use of towels. Underwear replace exclusively only when you have already pulled the socks on. In public places such as sports locker rooms, swimming pools and the like be sure to keep on feet slippers.

Sweating and athlete's foot

Regularly wash the soles of the feet, which then should be dried thoroughly with the towel. Wear only cotton socks and change them at least once during the day. The best shoes are leather shoes because the plastic and rubber cause sweating of feet since they retain moisture. If you have increased sweating of feet, do not wear the same shoes all day but at least change them once. Antifungal powder spray can be used from the inside of each piece of footwear.

Athlete's foot; TREATMENT

Our recommendation is to first start with natural methods of treatment (see recipes below), but if this method does not bring the desired result, please contact your doctor. If the athlete's foot is not treated in time cracking of skin on the feet occurs, and thus opens the passage to bacteria that further complicate things and can lead to much more serious conditions. In case of severe redness, swelling, accompanied by fever, hypersensitivity of skin already in contact and seek the help of an expert.

Athlete's foot cream

For the treatment of athlete's foot doctors usually prescribe clotrimazole, ketoconazole, econazole, miconazole or cyclopiroxolamine in the form of a solution or creams. These antifungals are used for at least 4-5 weeks and are applied once or twice a day.


Natural antiseptic; GARLIC

How it has excellent antiseptic properties garlic is one of the fiercest enemies of fungus on your feet.

Recipe No. 1
  • Mash a couple of cloves of garlic and apply them on your feet, wear cotton socks that will keep the skin throughout the night.
  • Apply therapy for 7 days.

Recipe No. 2

Onion juice for athlete's foot
  • Make juice from 1 head of garlic and add 5 drops of essential oils of lavender and eucalyptus.
  • Apply this liquid on feet several times a day.

Recipe No.3

Garlic, sage and apple vinegar
  • In a larger glass bottle put 100 finely chopped cloves of onions, 100 grams of fresh sage leaves and 2 cups of apple cider vinegar.
  • The jar is sealed and at room temperature allowed to rest for a month with daily mixing.
  • After that strain the mixture.
  • The treatment for athlete's foot is carried out at least 2 to 3 times a week pour 5 tablespoons of liquid in a basin of warm water in which you then place on your feet and hold for 20 minutes.

Baking soda as a remedy for athlete's foot

This is also one of the most effective and simplest recipes for all fungi on feet. On all your shoes (shoes, sneakers, etc.), use one teaspoon of baking soda, shake and let it stand overnight. In the morning shake the shoes and clean the baking soda and in the evening repeat the process.
The antifungal tea tree oil

Although efficient if used alone it is more effective in combination with other herbs.

Antifungal bath 
  • Spoon of chamomile, ginger, licorice, oregano and sage pour into the liter and a half of boiling water. Cover and let it stand for 30 minutes then strain and pour into in the basin.
  • Soak your feet in the bath and keep it there for twenty minutes.
  • Dry your feet well and then lubricate with oil of tea tree oil

Sage lotion
  • Pour 50 grams of sage leaves with 300 ml of 70 percentage alcohol.
  • Shake well and then close and leave for 14 days in a dark place.
  • Strain into a clean bottle and add 60 drops of tea tree oil.
  • On well washed and dried feet continually apply this lotion every night before bedtime.

Glycerin lotion

For athlete's foot this preparation proved excellent
  • Pour 100 ml of alcohol in a glass bottle or jar, add 10 drops of lavender oil, 25 drops of tea tree oil and 25 ml of glycerin.
  • Blend shake well and store in a cool, dark place.
  • Lubricate the affected area every day.

Calendula ointment treats athlete's foot
  • First it is necessary to dissolve 200 grams of pork fat (unsalted) over low heat and add 2 handfuls of marigold flowers and mix well.
  • Reduce temperature and simmer for one hour with gentle stirring.
  • Remove from heat, strain and add a mixture of 50 grams of beeswax.
  • Again, return to the heat and stir until the mixture is melted.
  • Fat obtained from marigold is poured in glass jars and stored in a cool, dark place.
  • Continually brush fingers and feet in the morning and at night before bed.

Apple cider against fungi on the feet
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar pour into a glass bottle and add 10 drops of lavender oil, 6 drops of tea tree oil.
  • Give it a good shake 
  • Then add 30 milliliters of distilled water and shake again.
  • Apply this mixture 3 times a day. 

Apple vinegar bath
  • Add a tablespoon of mixture of apple cider vinegar and 10 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl of warm water.
  • Keep feet for twenty minutes in the foot bath.

It is equally effective for athlete's foot and nail fungus.

Athlete's foot powder
  • In a plastic bag, pour 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 15 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of essential oil of germanium.
  • Fasten the bag, shake and let it stand for 24 hours.
  • Powder is added in a glass jar or bottle and apply to the affected foot and then put on cotton socks.

Red clover against fungal infections
  • A handful of flowers of red clover cover with 2 dl of boiling water and cook until it thickens.
  • Remove from heat, and allow it to cool.
  • Apply the medicine in a well-washed feet and leave in for at least 30 minutes.
  • Repeat for the next 10 days.