Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that is often also referred to as ringworm on feet. This condition is generally characterized by itchiness, flaking and scaling, especially near toes and heals but the entire feet can also get affected. Following are some of the proven natural ways to cure athlete’s foot.
Natural Ways To Cure Athlete’s Foot
The strong anti-fungal properties of ginger make it a very good natural remedy for athlete’s foot. Simmer one ounce of chopped ginger in one cup of hot water for half an hour. Do not filter the liquid. Once the mixture cools down, apply it directly to your feet. It is better to wash your feet with clean water first. Dry it with a soft towel and then apply the ginger infusion. Do it 2-3 times a day for optimum benefits.
Organic Neem Oil
Organic neem oil has powerful anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can be very effective in treating athlete’s foot. This all natural oil can be applied directly to the feet. But, do not use your fingers; use a fresh cotton ball instead. For best results, apply Neem oil on clean dry feet.
Coconut And Sesame Oil
Coconut and sesame oil are also powerful natural anti-fungal. Mix equal quantities of each oil and apply it on your feet using a clean cotton ball. Do it two times daily for faster results.
Mix 3-4 ounces of oregano leaves in a bathtub filled with water. Let the herb steep in water for 15-20 minutes. Soaking your feet in this herbal infusion will also prove to be very helpful in treating athlete’s foot. Do it for 10-15 minutes several times a day. Though you can use the same infusion for several days, you are advised to prepare fresh infusion everyday. For optimum benefits, try this natural remedy 2-3 times daily consistently for a week.
Another great natural remedy for athlete’s foot is to sprinkle some baking soda on the affected areas. Wear soft, cotton socks after that. You can even go to work after that. Alternatively, you can try this remedy at night. Sleep with your toes sprinkled with baking soda and feet covered with socks. Though this remedy doesn’t relieve itching but it does soak up moistures and speeds up the healing processes.
Organic Corn Starch
Organic corn starch can also be used in a similar way as baking soda (the way explained above). Both the remedies are equally beneficial.
Ozonated Olive Oil Paste
You can buy ozonated olive oil paste from any health food store. Wash your feet and dry it with a soft towel. Now, apply this paste thoroughly to your feet using a fresh, cotton ball. Try this remedy two times daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. You will feel significantly relieved within just 2-3 days. It will clear up the fungus to a great extent. The best thing about ozonated olive oil paste is that it also prevents future outbreaks.
Place some crushed garlic or slices of fresh garlic between your toes. You can wear socks after that. It will obviously make your feet stinky, but the garlic will act as an anti-fungal and will help in curing the problem. For faster relief, you can also take garlic supplements.
Apple Cider Vinegar And Himalayan Crystal Salt
Mix half a cup apple cider vinegar and two tbsp. of Himalayan crystal salt in a one glass of warm water. Soak your feet in this mixture for 10-15 minutes several times daily. The acidic environment that it creates will kill all the fungus. Dry your feet thoroughly after you are done with soaking.
The best thing about the above natural remedies for athlete’s feet is that all of them are generally safe and very effective.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.