[toc]Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection caused by Tenia Pedis fungus. It occurs between the dark and dump areas like between fingers of your foot and the bottom surface of your fingers and toes. That part of the skin is rough and dead which assists the growth of this fungus. This is quite an itchy and irritating infection generally seen in men and youngsters.
This fungus grows in moist and humid places like in the bathrooms and gymnasiums from where you are prone to getting this infection. It might be communicable too in case you share shoes or socks with an infected person. But it can be cured easily with following natural cures:
5 Natural Ways To Cure Athlete’s Foot
These leaves have natural antifungal properties and are highly effective in curing athlete’s foot in particular. Dry some oregano leaves and then boil them in less water so as to make it concentrated liquid.
Now, add this to some more warm water in a container such that it can cover your feet completely. Keep your feet dipped in this solution for some time say 15 to 20 minutes. Remember that you don’t dilute the solution too much while adding water again. Do it once a day and make a new solution every time.
Tea Tree Oil
It has antimicrobial properties so it is effective in treating athlete’s foot. Add around half a tablespoon of tea tree oil in an amount of warm water that is enough to keep your feet dipped in.
Soak your legs in it for 10 minutes and follow it every day until the infection goes. You can try it with cotton as you can soak a piece of cotton in tea tree oil and use it to mop the affected parts of your feet gently.
This is known for its properties of absorbing excess oil and moisture, thus this turns out to be one of the best cures for athlete’s foot as Tenia pedis only grows in moist places.
Take it as powder and sprinkle it on the affected areas. Or sprinkle some of it inside your sox before putting up your shoes. It will absorb moisture and restrict the growth of this fungus so fast that you can observe a considerable change in a matter of 2-3 days.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This fungus is highly sensitive to acidic surroundings. If you expose it to acid, it suddenly dies and disappears. Vinegar, in this case, is the best choice as it is acidic in nature and also not harmful for our own skin.
Make a solution of apple cider vinegar in warm water and soak your feet in it for at least 10 minutes a day. You can also spray vinegar directly or the solution on the affected part, after a bath.
Crush and make a thorough paste of olive leaves. Apply this paste on the affected areas properly; make sure that it reaches everywhere like in between two fingers. Keep it for some time then rinse it properly. Its antifungal properties are well capable of taking of Tenia pedis and make your feet free from infection. Do it once or twice a day.