Athletes foot is an attack of fungus.
Candida, ( the same fungus that causes yeast infections), T. rubrum and
tinea pedis are forms of fungus that may be causing your outbreak. Most
commonly we get this in warm, moist area`s such as at public locker
rooms or pool-side.
If your case is from candida, it may be a sign that you have an overgrowth in your gut making you more susceptible to this condition. In the delicate balance of yin and yang, or in the body`s case, acid and alkaline, if we become out of balance it can lead to a variety of illness`s.
Our skin is the biggest organ we have and is often the first
indicator of something wrong inside the body. In the case of athletes
feet it can be a simple case of exposure to a fungus that causes this
condition in which case it should be easily remedied. If however it is
more stubborn it may be an indication that more is going on inside the
You may have an overgrowth of candida which can lead to this condition as well as jock itch in men and yeast infection in women. It can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome and many other problems. As we age we lose some of our natural stomach acids that digest food.
This can lead to candida and can also mean we are not digesting our food properly which can cause indigestion and more seriously malnutrition since our bodies cannot absorb the nutrients.... which can lead to declined immune function... which of course will make us more susceptible to athletes feet among other problems.
To start, treat this condition as just an exposure to fungus. If it is more persistent then you may need to look into doing a candida cleanse.
Of course we are not doctors and for any serious condition please consult your health care practitioner before using these or any other home remedies. The information presented is the opinion of the authors and in no way diagnoses, treats or cures this or any other illness. The information is for educational purposes only and should be used with discretion and at your own risk.
Home remedies for athletes feet are great natural ways to end the burn and sooth the itch!
Home remedies for athletes feet #2: For a stubborn case try crushing 4 cloves of garlic to a cup of sesame oil and 4 drops of tea tree oil. If you have open breaks in the skin be very careful applying this remedy as it is very strong and may cause burning.
Home remedies for athletes feet #3: The body is a balance of a state of alkaline and acid. Blood and urine are alkaline. Digestion fluids and skin are acidic. If the skin becomes too alkaline it can become susceptible to fungus. If it an area is always too moist it can become a breeding ground for athletes feet fungus. Prepare a basin of hot water, ( not too hot), Add a cup of apple cider vinegar and 4 tablespoons of sea salt or mineral salt to the water. Vinegar is "yang" returning acidity to your skin and making an environment that fungus cannot live. Salt is "yin", it draws out excess moisture relieving itching and if you are using sea salt or mineral salt the minerals can promote healing.
Home remedies for athletes feet #4: Yellow marigold also known as calendula is a herbal treatment used for centuries for wounds and skin conditions. This herbal treatment has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. You can get this as a tincture or ointment at most health food stores or from your herbalist.
Home remedies for athletes feet #5: A well known treatment by herbalist is black walnut oil extract. A few drops of this a day on the infected area is often enough to clear it up. Ask you herbalist or someone knowledgeable at your health food store about this extract.
Home remedies for athletes feet #6: Mix 3 parts tea tree oil with one part aloe gel into a salve and apply twice daily. Allow about six weeks for this remedy to take affect.
Home remedies for athletes feet #7: Mix 4 drops of lavender essential oil with a tablespoon of olive oil and a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Mix this into a salve and apply to the area. Leave for 30 minutes, rinse and dry off thoroughly.
remedies above are for topical treatment, but remember that all illness
is an indication of an imbalance of the body, mind and spirit.
To achieve a healthy state of being, eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish and sea vegetation. Practice daily deep breathing, meditation and actively pursue a spiritual faith of your choosing.