Athletes Feet Home Treatments Remedies And Cures

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When searching through the Internet, you will often see advertisements for home treatments, remedies and cures for Athletes feet, but how do you know the best choice to make for your condition?

This article will give you valuable tips on making the best choice for yourself. As not every rash that appears on the feet is a fungus infection, it is wise to have your family doctor, podiatrist or dermatologists properly diagnose the condition of your feet.

These experts can then prescribe the proper medication for you if needed.
Using over the counter products on a inflammation that is not athletes foot risks making your condition worse.

If athlete's foot is not treated the skin blisters and cracks and can promote bacterial infections.

When the fungus is diagnosed, your doctor can prescribe an anti-fungal cream to remedy simple cases and in more severe cases, may prescribe foot soaks before applying anti fungal creams.

If your athlete's foot is resistant and severe, oral anti fungal pills may be prescribed. Oral anti fungal Medications may include griseofulvin, itraconazole (Sporanox), or terbinafine.

Check with your doctor for possible side effects and your doctor should know of any other health concerns or symptoms you have.

As with all prescribed medications, it is critical to continue use of your prescribed anti fungal creams and to take all medication even if the condition seems to have improved or heeled.

Though your skin may appear improved, the fungus infection can persist for some time afterward and can recur.

Athletes Feet Home Treatments Remedies Cures

Treatments, remedies, and cures are usually simple, uncomplicated, and can be done at home. Again, over-the-counter anti fungal powders or creams can aid in the control the infection.

These creams usually include miconazole, clotrimazole, or tolnaftate. Lotrimin and Lamisil are two popular top selling brand names. You should read all product packaging carefully and use only as directed.

Continue using the medicine for 1 - 2 weeks after the infection has cleared from your feet to stop the infection from returning.

Over the counter treatments do work, but you have to be persistent, this type of athletes foot treatment requires frequent applications on a daily basis.

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Athletes Feet Home Treatments Remedies Cures

Baking Soda
Bicarbonate of soda is a very inexpensive and for some people a very effective foot powder to dry and soothe feet. Simply sprinkle a little baking soda between your toes before putting on your shoes and socks.

Corn Starch Powder
Athletes Foot Home Treatments Remedies Cures
Fill a clean salt shaker with corn starch and sprinkle lightly over your feet and between toes after drying well. Corn starch has the ability to absorb moisture and sweat; you can also sprinkle the insides of socks and shoes to help wick moisture away from your feet.

Salt Foot Soak
Athletes Feet Home Treatments Remedies Cures
A effective foot soak for athlete’s feet is a mixture of two teaspoons of salt for each pint of warm water.
Soak your feet for 5 minutes or until the water cools, repeating twice daily.
This saline solution will help you provide a natural unappealing environment for the fungi and also help lessen excess foot perspiration.
The saline solution will also help to soften your affected skin enabling anti fungal medications deeper penetration and to be more effective.

Tea Tree Oil
Athletes Feet Home Treatments Remedies Cures
One of the most common home remedies for athlete's foot is tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia).
It has been found that Tea Tree is an antiseptic with the ability to kill many of the fungi and bacteria that are the cause of Athletes foot. Tea tree oil can also help improve the burning, itching, inflammation, and scaling, all uncomfortable symptoms of athlete’s foot

Apply directly to the affected areas, if you find using Tea Tree Oil full strength, stings,it may be diluted with water.

Vinegar Foot Bath
Athletes Feet Home Treatments Remedies Cures
A Foot soak of one half cup vinegar to two to three pints warm water has been found to be one of the least expensive foot soaks for athlete’s feet.

This white distilled vinegar that is 5% acetic acid can also be applied to a cotton ball and lightly swabbed over the feet twice daily.

In conclusion, many people face this same problem. This is nothing to be ashamed of. Thousands of people across the world also suffer from athlete's foot.

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