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17 Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot

17 Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot

photo credit to rapidhomeremedies.com

photo credit to rapidhomeremedies.com

Athlete’s foot is also known as tinea pedis, it’s like ringworm but on the feet. It is a common fungal infection of the feet caused by trichophyton fungus which result in redness, itching, cracking, flaking, dry skin, discolouration of toenails, peeling, and scaling with burning sensation on the soles of the feet and between the toes of the athlete’s foot. It can also affect the scalp which could lead to hair loss, scaly patches and jock itch. Excessive sweating, weakened immune system, minor injuries to the nails or skin, wearing closed shoes for a long time and also keeping your feet wet for longer periods of time will increase the risk of getting athlete’s foot.

This fungal infection can spread from one person to another person through direct contact with contaminated surfaces or it can also spread from one part of the body to other part. So it’s important to treat this fungal infection as soon as problem appears or else it may spread to other parts or to others. It affects men more than women why because men regularly wear heavy, often airtight shoes and fungus loves to live and grow in that hot, dark and moist environments which is caused by the thick, tight shoes. 

To help you feel comfortable kicking off your socks, and to spare you chemical-laden creams, here are some natural ways to let fungus know it’s not welcome on your feet, click the link below…

17 Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot