Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that will lead to foot itch, scaling, flaking, burning, cracking and peeling of the affected area. Fortunately, most cases of athlete’s foot can be cured with home remedies and basic good hygiene. Try the following home remedies for athlete’s foot to get rid of that annoying skin disease.
Vinegar can do wonders. Either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar works. Spray it directly over the affected area or to soak your feet in the mixture of vinegar and salt.
Tee tree oil can cure athlete’s foot within about a week. Wipe the tea tree oil to your feet with a cotton wool bud.
Though sound gross, but urine really works. Piss your infected area and rinse it off after a couple minutes. Do this daily until your athlete’s foot goes away.
Hydrogen peroxide (3%) that you can buy at the grocery store can help cure athlete’s foot. Apply it 3 times a day and followed by application of Neosporin, you will see big improvement within two or three days.
Keep good hygiene. Wash your feet twice a day with soap and water and remember to dry them thoroughly especially between your toes. Change your socks 2 times daily.
Betadine is a good solution. Add 2 capfuls Betadine to one quart warm water and then soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. But if you are pregnant, skip this one.
Cinnamon tea can provide a good soak for athlete’s foot. Ass 8-10 broken cinnamon to 4 cups water and boil the mixture. Let it steep for 45 minutes and then soak your feet for half an hour.
Rinse your feet with lemon water. You can also try to soak your feet in warm salt water. Both can help treating the fungal infection.
Eat immune-boosting foods to lower the risk of fungal infection. So, increase the intake of broccoli, red meats and scallions. High acid foods like tomatoes also contribute to skin rashes. Garlic also very effective for athlete’s foot for its antifungal properties. Yogurt is also a great fungus-fighting food that you can take more to fight against your athlete’s foot.
Remember to disinfect all shoes, socks and towels that touch your foot otherwise you will get re-infected by the fungus left on.