If you have an itch on your foot that you can’t stop scratching, then you might have a dreaded case of an athlete’s foot. But there’s no need to worry because here are five ways to treat yourself – without a doctor and without a prescription.
Meet at the store
Your best athlete’s foot remedy might be available at your local grocery store or drugstore. Look for clotrimazole or miconazole as the active component in your lotions and ointments. These are lotions that may be directly applied to the foot. These are lotions that may be applied to the foot directly.
Simply reapply the cream after showering on clean, dry feet, then cover them with a pair of cotton socks. After that, the cream should be used two to three times a day for two to three weeks.
- Follow the natural way
Another fantastic option to cure an athlete’s foot is to use a natural oil instead of the store-bought one. Tea tree oil is recognized for its antifungal effects, which help to eliminate foot fungus.
You will need to start with clean, dry feet and then apply the oil to the affected areas. You can repeat this process as needed throughout the day until the symptoms are gone.
And it makes your feet smell good.
- Kitchen cures
When you want to get rid of your athlete’s foot, you may just have to open a few cupboards. Baking soda and vinegar have been shown to help treat this fungal disease, but not at the same time.
For baking soda, you can soak the feet in a mixture of powder and warm water. And if you have apple cider vinegar, use that instead of baking soda.
- Cleaning your feet from fungus
Some people believe that immersing your feet in bleach is an effective way to treat an athlete’s foot. However, this must be done with care or you could injure your feet. You should only use two tablespoons of regular bleach in one gallon of warm water.
Within a week, soak your feet for 10 minutes and observe the benefits.
- Scare away the itching and redness
While garlic is effective against vampires, it is far more effective against athlete’s foot. This is because the antibiotic ingredients in garlic help cure the infection. Simply rub a clove of garlic (the one that has been cut in half) on the affected area several times a day.
But with all of these ways to treat an athlete’s foot, the best advice is to avoid catching it in the first place. Make sure your feet stay dry and avoid walking barefoot in conditions that might harbour the fungus – public showers and shoe stores where you try on barrier-free shoes.
And of course, good hygiene will always keep your feet clean and happy and hopefully itch-free.