Athlete’s foot, trench foot, tinea pedis are some of the terms for a foot fungal infection. Foot itch, fungus between the toes, and dry skin on the feet are all symptoms of a fungus on the feet which could mean infection.
The affected skin may be itchy, red, scaly, dry, cracked or blistered and symptoms can become worse in the summer due to humidity.
Most people pick up the infection by walking around barefoot in communal areas like gym showers or locker rooms.
Here are the most effective natural ways to treat foot fungus at home:
• Tea tree oil
This is one of the most popular natural remedies. Tea tree oil is said to work as well as or better than most anti-fungal medications home remedy for foot fungus.
Apply tea-tree oil as a light coating to the affected area two or three times daily and continue for two weeks following the disappearance of the infection. It must be 100 percent pure tea tree oil and can be found in health food stores.
• Crushed Garlic
The potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of fresh garlic cloves can kill the fungi responsible for athlete’s foot.
– peel three to four cloves of fresh garlic
– crush the garlic pods slightly using a large spoon
– now place the crushed garlic pods between the toes
– wear a pair of clean socks and prop up your feet for a couple of hours
– after three to four hours, take off the socks and remove the garlic cloves.
Repeat this natural treatment for a couple of days to cure the fungal infection.