✓ Sunflower Oil (oral / on skin)
Sunflower oil is made from the pressed seeds of sunflowers. It has been shown for a long time that this oil can help to get rid of athlete’s foot for being an antifungal medicine. You can apply the oil to your feet or taking it by mouth as an athletes foot home remedies.
✓ Green Tea (oral / on skin)
In Chinese Medicine, green tea (or Matcha) is used to get rid of the fungus. The normal way to use it, is soaking the feet every day in green tea (for a couple of months) to notice less symptoms like peeling and redness. Chinese healers say that nutrients in green tea, called polyphenols, have antifungal powers and are great athletes foot home remedies.
✓ Tea Tree (on skin)
People have used tea tree oil as a home remedy for centuries. This oil, that comes from the leaves of a tree that grows in Australia, has been shown to kill bacteria and fungus. Aboriginal people say it reduces the itching, scaling, swelling, and burning of athlete’s foot. You can apply it twice a day on the affected area as athlete’s foot home remedies.
✓ Vitamin B2 (oral)
Vitamin B2 is known to promote skin health by helping to maintain healthy levels of inflammation. It is often used for skin problems such as fungal infections because this vitamin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes and of normal skin. EC Regulation 1924/2006 EU Health Claims.
✓ Bitter Orange (on skin)
Bitter Orange has been used for years by people who live in the Amazon Rainforest. Old indians use bitter orange oil as a natural fungus fighter in case of athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch. You can applied a watered down form of bitter orange oil to your feet three times each day as athlete’s foot home remedies, the fungus might clear up after a week or two.
✓ Neem (on skin)
Indian Ayurvedic medicine has been using neem for centuries for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. For example they used it as a powerful remedy to kill the fungus causing athlete’s foot. This oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, fatty acids, carotenoids,… among others. For your athletes foot home remedies, you can apply the neem oil, or extract, directly to the affected area a few times a day, massaging it into the skin.
✓ Apple (on skin)
✓ Garlic (on skin)
Garlic has been used for generations to treat as an effective athlete’s foot treatment, most of all thanks to its derived compound known as ajoene. Garlic cloves can be finely crushed and steeped into water or, easier, you can mix garlic powder into water to have an antifungal athletes foot home remedies.
Athletes Foot Home Remedies
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection. It usually occurs between the toes. Often, it’s between the 3rd and 4th toes. These are prime places for the fungi looking for heat and moisture.The infection is contagious and can spread to other parts of the foot including the toenails. Nail fungus can develop if athlete’s feet isn’t treated.
Athlete’s foot is not just a problem for athletes, contrary to what it sounds like. This fungal infection, which often occurs between the toes of athletes’ feet, is common.
Topicals are the best treatment for athlete’s feet. Since Athlete’s foot is a chronic condition that can recur, people often need to continue taking antifungal medication.
This infection is often accompanied by the same athletes foot symptoms:
- A burning sensation
- Cracks or scabs
- Redness and irritation
As athlete’s foot prevention, avoid humidity.
Learn more about athletes foot home remedies and treatments: Wikipedia.
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