Ew, Fungus! 3 Simple & Natural Solutions For Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a common ailment that could affect anyone, but that does not make the issue easier to deal with. There are a few things you can do to reverse the issue, which are natural and simple to do.

1. The Vinegar Soak

You probably already know that vinegar is a good disinfectant, and most of its antibacterial and antifungal properties have to do with the high acetic acid it contains. This acid kills many forms of fungus and bacteria while also inhibiting the reproduction of any new pathogens. To treat your feet with the vinegar, just soak your feet in it for around 10 to 15 minutes daily. You should see some improvement within a few months, although it may be faster.

Be sure to discuss this natural remedy with your foot specialist, as he or she may have other suggestions related to your specific case.

2. Put Some Oil On The Fungus

The reason you are seeing, smelling, and feeling the consequences of athlete's foot is because fungus is eating your healthy tissue away. Getting rid of fungi is not an easy thing to do since you cannot take away their food, which keeps them strong. But, you can put up a great fight by putting some oil of oregano on your feet and nails.

Several studies have shown that oil of oregano can help fight athlete's foot because of its carvacrol content. Carvacrol deteriorates fungus upon contact and should help your body kick this ailment. This oil is quite astringent, so you could dilute it in some coconut oil (raw and unfiltered) to lessen the strength (as it may irritate sensitive skin).

Follow the steps below to make your solution:

  1. Mix 3 to 5 drops of oil of oregano into 1 cup of liquefied coconut oil.
  2. Apply this mixture onto your feet daily.
  3. Store this solution in a cool and dark location, which should last you for at least 3 months (depending on use).

Remember that these solutions are not meant to replace your foot specialist's advice; they are only meant to help.

3. Try The Garlic Soak

Garlic has strong antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties that is mostly attributed to its high ajoene content. Ajoene inhibits reproduction as well as destroys pathogens rather quickly, which is probably why underdeveloped societies use garlic as a remedy for several ailments, including athlete's foot. But, garlic's effectiveness is not only based on anecdotal evidence, as a study also confirmed its ability to suppress athlete's foot.

Follow the steps below to make your garlic soak:

  1. Mince 2 to 3 cloves fresh garlic or just chop it as small as you can.
  2. Add the garlic to around a cup of olive oil or coconut oil, and soak your feet in this solution for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse and repeat daily.

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