Wow! 5 Home Remedies for Athletes Foot That Work a Treat!
What's a natural cure or home remedy for athletes foot that actually works? Pharmaceutical creams are useless.
Athletes foot is a fungal infection that absolutely loves warm, damp places. It usually grows between the toes, fingers, on top of the feet and on the toenails. White and scaly patches and/or redness are all a dead give away of athletes foot. Symptoms include severe itchiness, burning and stinging.
Thankfully, getting rid of this pain-in-the-butt fungus is relatively easy to do. Here's the top 5 natural remedies you may want to consider...
Home Remedy for Athletes Foot #1... Your Own Urine: Yes I know, this might sound a bit disgusting, but trust me, it's the best (and no cost) way to get rid of your athletes foot or hand fungus in a hurry!
There are a few ways to do this one. Either pee on your foot or hand before showering. Wait 5 minutes then wash off. Or, pee into a bowel then soak your foot or hand in it for 5-10 minutes. You can also pee into a cup and pour the urine over your foot or hand before showering. Do this twice daily for best results.
Natural Remedy for Athletes Foot #2... Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Apple cider vinegar is a very powerful fungal killer. What you need to remember though if you have athletes foot is that the fungal infection is inside of you as well as outside. This means if you want to get rid of your athletes foot for good, you need to kill the fungus internally, not just externally. This is where the ACV comes in. Taken internally, apple cider vinegar will destroy the fungus from the inside out. And as long as you continue to take the ACV, your athletes foot will not return (you can and should take ACV every day for the rest of your life just for overall good health).
So here's what you do...
For internal use, take 20 ml's, or one tablespoon of organic ACV
(must still contain the "mother" apple) on an empty stomach once in the morning and once at night in a glass of warm, filtered water. Or, if you don't like the taste of the liquid apple cider vinegar, go with the capsules instead.
For external use,
the best way is to soak your feet or hands in either one part of ACV to two parts of warm water, or simply use full strength ACV. Once again, make sure it's organic apple cider vinegar with the "mother" apple. Simply fill a bowel with enough ACV to cover the affected area of the foot or hand and soak for 10-15 minutes (you can easily do this while watching TV, etc). Repeat twice daily for best results.
Natural Treatment for Athletes Foot #3... Colloidal Silver: Colloidal silver is a powerful pathogen killer and works a treat for athletes foot. And it's very simple and easy to use. Simply spray your foot or hand with 2-3 pumps using a colloidal silver spray
after showering and leave on (make sure your hand or foot is completely dry first). Do this twice daily, morning and night for best results.
Natural Cure for Athletes Foot #4... Probiotics: A healthy supply of good gut bacteria is essential for keeping fungal and yeast infections away. If you don't have enough of these beneficial bacteria in your gut then the bad bacteria are allowed to grow and thrive. These "bad bacterium" are what cause fungal and yeast infections within the body. So get yourself and good quality probiotic supplement
to take every day for good gut bacteria, along with eating lots of natural yogurt. Oh, and as a side benefit of replenishing the supply of healthy bacteria in the gut, you'll find your digestion and assimilation improving and you'll have loads more energy to boot!
Home Remedy for Athletes Foot #5... Foods to Eat - Foods to Avoid: There are other foods that help to keep unhealthy fungus away within the body. Some of these include... garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, coconut oil, thyme and cinnamon. So be sure to use these in your cooking as much as you possibly can.
For the foods you need to avoid, sugar and dairy products are your worst enemy. Fungus loves to feed off these so avoid, or at the very least, seriously limit your intake of these as much as you can to keep all fungal infections away for good.
So hopefully these tips and remedies help you out.
Good luck and all the best!
Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist, Sports Nutritionist)