Athlete’s Foot Home Remedies
There are various methods and remedies you can opt to choose from to treat athlete’s foot. Below are the things you can do to treat and control the spread of the disease to other individuals:
- In the acute stage, irritation can be relieved by soaking the feet for 20 to 30 minutes 2 to 3 times a day in a solution of water and a cup of salt or water a half a cup of lemon juice.
- Soaking the feet as well in a solution of potassium permanganate would also help relieve athlete’s foot itch.
- Talcum powder also helps relieve the itch, and it also decreases as well the spread of the infection to other parts of the body. It absorbs the moisture in the area and at the same time kills the fungi due to its component.
- Application of hot compress would also alleviate the discomfort of the itch. Rather than scratching the site, applying hot compress would lessen the itch.
- Onion extract and garlic is a good cure for athletes foot. Recent studies have shown that the extract of onion and garlic would also kill the fungi responsible for athlete’s foot. The component of garlic, which is ajoene, can counteract and kill the fungi.
- After taking a bath, it would be best to take the time to dry spaces in between your toes. You can also try to opt to use a blow dryer in doing so as the heat of the blow dryer can help alleviate the itch and at the same time dry up the area.
Treat Athlete’s Foot
For treating athlete’s foot, application of aloe vera gel or rubbing apple cider vinegar is very effective. Other treatments for tinea pedis are dusting garlic powder on the feet and taking foot bath by mixing hot water, Epsom salt and Clorox and then soaking the feet in the solution is beneficial. Other solution which can be helpful in curing tinea pedis can be made using warm water, crushed garlic or ginger and alcohol or coconut oil, glycerin and rose water.