Athletes Foot Home Remedy

This athletes food home remedy relies on vinegar to clear the fungus. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that can cause burning and itching of the foot or feet. Vinegar is acidic enough to kill many types of fungus and infections. Put the two together and the vinegar will help you get rid of your athlete's foot.

Athlete's Foot Symptoms
Athlete's foot can cause burning, stinging, itching and redness in the foot or feet. The fungal infection can also cause discolored, dry, crumbling or cracked toenails. Athlete's foot may cause cracking or flaky skin between the toes or on the soles of the feet.

Athlete's Foot Treatment
Athlete's foot can be treated with relative ease. There are both prescription and non-prescription medications used to treat athlete's foot. These anti-fungal medications can be found in powder, cream and ointment forms.

Athlete's Foot Vinegar Treatment
A vinegar solution of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar and warm water is a great way to treat athlete's foot. Most types of vinegar are acidic enough to help kill many types of fungus. However, apple cider vinegar contains malic acid, which is particularly effective for fighting bacterial and fungal infections. This makes apple cider vinegar one of the most popular home remedies for athlete's foot.

Try soaking your feet in a half and half solution of apple cider vinegar and warm water for 15 to 30 minutes each day to help cure athlete's foot. Rinse your feet after soaking in the solution and make sure to dry them well, especially between the toes. For minor cases of athlete's foot, try dabbing the problematic area with a cotton ball soaked in vinegar.

Other Athlete's Foot Home Treatments
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, so it required an anti-fungal medication to treat. However, you don't necessarily have to go to the drug store and buy medication to treat the problem. There are many natural substances found in the average home that can also help treat athlete's foot.

  • Tea tree oil and a cotton ball may be all you need to treat a minor case of athlete's foot. Dab the problem area once a day with a cotton ball soaked in tea tree oil, or tea tree oil diluted into olive oil, to help rid yourself of the fungus.
  • Baking soda and a little water form a paste you can spread onto areas of your foot affected by a minor case of athlete's foot. Let the paste dry completely and then rinse it off. Dry your feet well. Repeat this process once or twice a day to help speed along healing. 
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