Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis is a foot fungus that appears between the toes. This itchy and scaly foot fungus can be painful and, sometimes, may have a burning sensation.
How does Athlete’s foot appear?
Well, it doesn’t matter if you are an athlete or a sporty person, you can easily spend hours in the gym or at the office in a pair of sweaty shoes and socks – it’s all that this bacteria needs to develop harmoniously between your toes.
Can I get rid of Athlete’s foot?
Well, given my experience, it’s very easy to treat this nasty and painful toe fungus and very cheap also. I used natural remedies to eliminate Athlete’s foot and some patience – these are the only things you need.
Below, I will tell you how to apply each treatment to eliminate for good this ugly foot fungus in a few days.
Morning: Hydrogen Peroxide
This substance will effectively kill the fungus on the surface level, as well as any bacteria that can cause an infection.
How-to: pour 3% hydrogen peroxide directly on the affected area. It may sting a bit and it will make some bubbles.
Evening: Sea Salts Foot Bath and Vicks VapoRub
Sea salts have antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it a strong natural treatment for foot fungus. On the other hand, Vicks VapoRub has antifungal properties due to eucalyptus oil and menthol, and many people said that is one of the best remedy for Athlete’s foot.
How-to: dissolve 1 cup of sea salts in a basin with warm water. Soak your feet for 20 minutes and let them dry without using a towel.
The next step is to rub Vicks VapoRub on the affected area by massaging it into the foot. Let it act overnight.
Morning: Rubbing Alcohol
It has the same effects as hydrogen peroxide.
How-to: you can pour it directly to the affected area, but this can sting a bit harder than hydrogen peroxide or you can soak your feet for 30 minutes in a footbath with 1/3 rubbing alcohol and ¼ water.
Evening: Vicks VapoRub
As I said, Vicks VapoRub is extremely effective to kill bacteria which is causing foot fungus.
How-to: rub your feet with Vicks VapoRub to get deep into the skin and insist on the affected area. Let it act overnight.
Morning: Apple Cider Vinegar
We already know the effects of this ingredient over foot fungus. It’s a natural disinfectant with antifungal properties.
How-to: add equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar in a basin, and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes. Pat your feet dry.
Evening: apply Vicks VapoRub as I mentioned above.
Morning: Tea Tree Oil
This incredible essential oil has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties, and it’s the main ingredients in many fungal products.
How-to: mix 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (I used coconut oil) with 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil, and apply this remedy directly on the affected area.
Evening: the same Vicks VapoRub treatment
Apply it as such insisting on the affected area.
Repeat the same steps as in day 4.
In 5 days I managed to kill that nasty toe fungus with the steps I mentioned above, but if the fungus is stubborn and doesn’t want to dye in 5 days, I suggest continuing the day 4 treatment for another week.
Of course, there are a number of over-the-counter treatments for Athlete’s foot such as powders, sprays, ointments and lotions which are strongly effective and a bit expensive, but in many cases Athlete’s foot responds well to OTC drugs.