When you are overcome by that painful, burning and itching sensation that often accompanies athlete's foot try a natural solution first. As you have probably already heard tea tree oil has many beneficial uses and treating athlete's foot is one of those uses. Here you will find a couple of remedies you can try at home to get rid of that annoying burning itch associated with athletes foot.
Fighting Athletes Foot with Tea Tree Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar:
Begin by adding 1/8 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar to a small bowl (or you can add in 1/8 a cup of water instead) and 6 drops of a quality tea tree oil. Mix the ingredients together thoroughly and then using a cotton ball dunk it in the solution and apply it to the affected areas of your feet.
To apply you can also pour your Tea tree oil solution into a spray bottle and apply a mist to the affected areas. With either application process you want to be sure to allow your feet to dry out completely before putting on any shoes, socks or before touching your feet. Some drying out is to be expected for some and should clear up once the use of this solution is discontinued.
Treating Athletes Foot with Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera Gel:
If you have tried the solution above and the have found that you are one of the few who face issues with your skin becoming too dry here is a natural option that will help fight the foot fungus without drying you out. Start with 4 oz. of pure aloe vera gel and mix it together with 4 to 6 drops of pure and natural tea tree oil. Pour into a fine misting spray bottle and spray directly onto your feet 2 times a day. Continue this athletes foot treatment daily and extend it for several days after your symptoms clear, for optimal results and also to help prevent it from returning.
Reminders & Warnings:
If you suffer from athlete's foot here are a few things that you will want to do to help prevent and heal athletes foot: be sure to wear clean cotton socks, change your socks often, let your feet breathe as often as possible, clean your feet good and regularly, try to keep your feet as dry as possible so as to not promote fungal and bacteria growth and if possible get rid of those old shoes and replace them with new, clean and breathable models. By following and maintaining these simple steps you can help prevent athletes foot from recurring.
As with any and all home treatments for athletes foot or any other condition be sure to check with your doctor first before starting a new treatment and make sure that you are actually dealing with this condition and not something with similar signs or symptoms. If you notice any puss or oozing infections make an appointment with your doctor as these can be signs of a more serious condition.