Athlete’s Foot sufferers who prefer a more holistic lifestyle can now opt for natural remedies if they so choose. For example, application of apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil directly onto areas of the affected foot can help immensely. There are a variety of liquid solutions that can be made to wash the feet in.
In one solution, mix one part white vinegar with two parts warm water and soak the feet can soak for fifteen minutes. In another solution, grind garlic into a fine paste and mix into a tub of water. A third solution could be boiling neem leaves in water for ten minutes, allow water to cool, and wash the feet in this twice a day.
Athlete’s foot can be treated with either prescription drugs or natural remedies like those aforementioned. Consult with podiatrist Dr. Edward Lang and his staff at New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.
Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story
If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools.
Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.
What is Tinea?
- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
- Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.
- Although many people never experience athlete’s foot, around 70% of the population may suffer from tinea at some point.
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