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Natural Cure for Foot Fungus

By on August 20, 2015

Athlete’s foot is a common infection caused by a fungus. It most often affects the space between the toes. Symptoms include itching, burning, and cracked, scaly skin between your toes.

You can get athlete’s foot from damp surfaces, such as showers, swimming pools, and locker room floors.

To prevent fungal transference, try these strategies:

  • Keep your feet clean, dry, and cool
  • Wear clean socks
  • Don’t walk barefoot in public areas
  • Wear flip-flops in locker room showers
  • Keep your toenails clean and clipped short

Treatments include over-the-counter antifungal creams for most cases and prescription medicines for more serious infections. These usually clear up the infection, but it can come back. But we also have a few natural remedies that are sure to work as well.

Try these 5 Natural Solutions:

  • No shoes. Go barefoot or wear sandals whenever you can, and not in a moist environment.
  • Select socks wisely. Socks made of natural fibers like as cotton or wool help to absorb perspiration and keep your feet dry.
  • Soak them in Betadine. In a gallon of warm water, add shot glass of Betadine (available at pharmacies) and soak 30 minutes once daily. 
  • Clean the feet. Wash your feet twice a day with soap and water, and dry them thoroughly.
  • Treat the shoes. If you have funky feet, you’ve likely got funky shoes.Treat your shoes with an anti-fungal spray or powder.

If your athlete’s foot infection doesn’t respond to home remedies or over-the-counter treatments within 3-4 weeks. You may have eczema, psoriasis, or some other serious condition. See a dermatologist.

 

Some content for this article provided by the National Institutes of Health.