Athlete’s foot is caused by an organism that lives on the skin and breeds best under warm, moist conditions. Sweaty footwear often encourages the growth of athlete’s foot. These tips will help you get rid of athlete’s foot.
1. When you are suffering from an acute attack of athlete’s foot, keep the foot uncovered and at constant. Use soothing compresses to cool the inflammation, ease the pain, lessen the itching and dry the sores. Look for a salty solution to soak your foot in.
2. Rub in baking soda. For fungus that is in between your toes, apply baking soda paste. Take one tablespoon of baking soda and add a little lukewarm water. Rub that on the site of your fungus, then rinse and dry thoroughly.
3. Apply an over the counter anti fungal medication until the infection clears. You can help guard again the return of the infection by continuing to use the anti fungal cream. Use this especially during warm weather.
Tips & Warnings
- Remove dead skin from your feet by scrubbing with a brush. The dead skin could house fungi that can reinfect you. Pay attention to dead skin found in between your toes
- pour lysol on a rag and use it to wipe the inside of the shoe
- Air the shoes in the sun
- Wash socks in hot water to kill fungus
- Dry your feet thoroughly, use a hair dryer to speed drying, wiggle your toes and dry between them, then apply powder
- Avoid plastic shoes and footwear that has been treated to keep water out. These type of shoes trap perspiration and create a warm, moist spot for the fungus to grow.
- Do not wear the same shoes two days in a row
- Dust the inside of your shoes with antifungal powder or spray