Beat Athlete’s Foot without Over-the-Counter Drugs

athletes-foot-fungusAthlete’s foot fungus can often be difficult to treat. Over-the-counter medications are available, but for some people they fail to eliminate the problem. For that reason many people turn to somewhat unusual home remedies to cure them of their infections.

Absorbine Jr., a menthol-based pain reliever, is harsh on the skin, but many individuals claim that it’s highly potent for treating athlete’s foot fungus. A vinegar soak can also do fungal feet a lot of good. Odor and itchiness can be reduced by regularly submerging the feet in vinegar for a few minutes a day.

These unconventional methods can often be very useful for dealing with athlete’s foot, but the best care for a fungal infection can definitely be obtained by visiting a doctor. If you have athlete’s foot, contact podiatrist Dr. Stephen A. Kinard, DPM of The Foot and Ankle Associates of North Carolina, PLLC. Dr. Kinard can get you the care you need for your condition and help you figure out the reason why your infection developed in the first place.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It’s commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in “commons” areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal product
  • Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?

  • Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
  • Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
  • Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.

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