Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot

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Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot

However, there are a number of home remedies to get rid of the fungal disorder of Athlete’s foot. These home remedies include the following.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has been used for quite a long time in Australia to heal people from skin diseases and is the most effective and common remedy for Athlete’s Foot. Prepare a solution of water and vinegar by taking one part vinegar and 1/4 part water and soak your feet in that mixture for around 30 minutes. Sprinkle some baking soda to get some immediate relief and then rinse your feet. Rub Tea Tree oil on your feet at this point, as it has antifungal properties to kill all the germs and heal the foot. Cornstarch is also effective to include in the soaking part of this treatment.

Selection of Shoes

Shoe selection plays a very important role as well since shoes should not only be comfortable but should also have good air ventilation that will make the foot free from moisture content. Also, sprinkle foot powder every day, in case you find more moisture and tackiness in your feet. If possible, choose natural fiber-made shoes, as they offer more flexibility to the shoe and your feet.


Sosa is also known as Solanum Chrysotrichum and is mostly used in Mexico as a remedy for Athlete’s Foot. This herb keeps the feet dry, which is very important since sweating leads to more growth of the poisonous fungus.


Clean Socks

As much as possible, always wear clean socks. They should be washed in high-quality washing powder, preferably hot water, that is free from germs and dust. Make sure to wear a fresh pair of clean socks every day.

Use Isopropyl Alcohol

Whenever you feel that your feet are becoming dry and scaly or if the skin starts cracking, apply and wet your feet with Isopropyl Alcohol. It helps in getting rid of this disorder very quickly.

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Use Garlic

Blend some cloves of garlic and then rub that garlic paste into the skin of your foot. Within 3-4 days, the dry dead skin will fall off and the itching will end. This is the most economical and effective remedy for Athlete’s Foot.

Use Lotion and Cream

At the soles of your feet, apply lotion and cream in order to make it friction-free. This can help in preventing any itching and drying of the skin on your feet, which will help in preventing Athlete’s Foot. Try washing your feet using a soapy solution at least twice a day and try keeping your feet clean. Also, you can choose to wear sandals to reduce problems caused due to uncomfortable shoes or lack of ventilation.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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