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Athletes Foot

Athletes Foot

Athlete's Foot

Here at Natures Healthbox, we provide you with natural alternatives that are specifically formulated for the treatment of athlete's foot. From spray's to powders and creams to oils, you can use these treatments to ease the discomforting symptoms and prevent further fungal infections in the future.

What causes athlete's foot?

Athlete's foot, also known as Tinea Pedis, is a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet, with common symptoms often including cracked or blistered areas of Skin, intense itching, redness and scaling. It can be passed on directly from person to person (typically in communal areas), and those who sweat frequently may find they are more prone to infection in warm, moist and airless areas of the skin, such as between the toes.

What will happen if athlete's foot is left untreated?

In severe cases of athlete's foot, an infection may spread to your Hands, Nails or other areas of skin.

Should I wear socks to bed with athlete's foot?

It is not recommended to cover your feet during Sleep, if you're suffering with athlete's foot. You can however, take simple measures to discourage athlete's foot fungi by wearing suitable footwear around public swimming pools or showers, and ensuring your feet are completely dried after bathing or taking part in water-based activities.

Will hand sanitizer kill athletes foot?

Ideally, you should wash your feet with an antibacterial Soap, or alternatively, add Tea Tree or Neem oil to a foot bath. However, as the majority of Hand Sanitisers contain alochol that is used to kill bacteria, there are some who say it can be used in a foot soak to fight the symptoms of athlete's foot.

Does vinegar kill athletes foot?

Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with Himalayan Pink Salt may be used in warm water to treat the symptoms of athlete's foot, by helping to exfoliate dead skin cells.

When should I go to the doctor for athlete's foot?

Since skin has fundamental immune properties, it is always best to treat athlete's foot as soon as you notice the aforementioned symptoms, as well as ensure that immunity is optimised.