Athlete’s foot is a clandestine invader that hits the area of feet, toenails and the sole. It is a contagious fungus that usually breeds on feet. Direct contact with the affected person or walking barefoot on the contaminated surface may cause trouble for you too. The ideal place to thrive the fungus is a swimming pool area, locker room or LU’s. The Medical name of athlete’s foot is the Tinea Pedis. So don’t take the name lightly as it is not only for the athlete’s you may also become the dupe. So let’s discuss the Home remedies for athlete’s foot.
Home Remedies For Athlete’s Foot Causes and symptoms:
The main cause of getting the athlete’s foot is the moist or soggy environment around you or wearing the tight shoes for a long time. Some other factors that may increase the risk are:
- Sharing the towel and socks etc. with the person who is already affected
- Sweaty feet
- Any minor injury of skin or nail
- Wetting feet for a long time
- Wearing the tight shoes like army shoes etc.
- Visiting the public places bare feet
Following are the symptoms of the Tinea Pedis that help you to diagnose the infection:
- Itching or inflammation on the soles of your feet
- Stinging or burning between toenails
- In worst case, the blister may appear on the skin of your feet
- Dryness on the sides of feet or sole
- Crumbly toenails
- Cracking skin
Athlete’s foot is not a serious problem but may become worst if not cured properly. It is better to take precautionary measures to avoid any fungus infection. So make sure that your bathroom surface is clean. Never share your towel with an affected person and change the bed sheets if an affected person has used it. Wear clean socks and open sandals. Unclean socks are the major cause of the proliferation of the athlete’s foot as they create the damp and warm environment for feet.
Home Remedies to Getting Rid of Infection:
If you have got the infection then don’t worry following are some home remedies for athlete’s foot that can help you to cure this infection at home:
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Take one cup vinegar and add one cup water to make a mixture and apply this paste on the affected area with the cotton ball.
It works as the anti-fungus so apply coconut oil with the cotton ball in the affected area.
Studies have proven that a person’s saliva can help to cure the athlete’s foot. So, apply it on the affected area.
Take 8 to 10 sticks of cinnamon and boil them in water and then soak your feet in the water for half an hour.
Add one teaspoon of Epsom salt in one cup of water and soak your feet into feet.
Take raw honey and rub onto your feet and cover your feet with a clean cloth overnight. This will make your feet soft and cure the infection too.