If you are suffering from a serious bout of athlete's foot, it is something that you should really be taking care of immediately. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that is caused by dermatophytes. Also known medically as tinea pedis, athlete's foot starts as the fungus is gets its way into your foot through a variety of ways.
The fungus can be contracted by frequenting damp and warm areas such as locker rooms and common showers, which provide an ideal breeding ground for the fungus that causes athlete's foot. Walking barefoot in such facilities from this, the fungus can be transferred from the barren floor into your foot.
Practicing bad foot hygiene can allow the fungus to thrive and breed easily. The fungus lives off the dead skin cells in your foot and it will be just a matter of time until the symptoms of the infection becomes evident.
With the infection slowly developing, the skin surrounding your foot becomes dry and scaly. Inflammation and blisters may also develop gradually during the course of the infection.
The blisters especially those found in between the toes are more likely to break out, exposing raw skin that can cause a great deal of pain and burning sensation. Itchiness on the surrounding skin is also one of the disturbing and troublesome symptoms of athlete's foot.
But the sufferer may worry no more. There are a number of treatments available to get rid of athlete's foot. Over-the-counter anti-fungal medications are now available in drug stores that will be able to effectively cure your athlete's foot.
There are topical foot creams as well as oral applications that can cure you of such fungal infections. What you may not know is that there are also several home remedies that may be able to help you get rid of athlete's foot.
You may not know it, but there are several home remedies available that can help you get rid of irritating and troublesome fungal infections such as athlete's foot. A home cure for athlete's foot can be found in any ordinary kitchen.
Garlic has proven itself as an effective fungicide that can kill the athlete's foot fungus. Crushed raw garlic placed on dry socks that you wear while sleeping is enough to help you get rid of the disease.
Essential oils are another group of home remedies that can be used to effectively treat your athlete's foot. The use of tea tree oil is, by far, the most common and natural treatment for athlete's foot. It has excellent anti-fungal properties that work just as well as other over-the-counter medications.
This essential oil can be applied directly to the infected skin three times a day. This treatment should be continued for two weeks to ensure that the infection is completely eliminated.
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