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How to avoid and stop Athlete's Foot

How to avoid and stop Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot, a common fungal infection affecting the skin on the feet, can be both uncomfortable and persistent. The good news is, there are numerous ways to tackle athlete's foot naturally!

Natural remedies can be very effective in treating athlete’s foot. By incorporating a few simple, yet effective strategies into your daily routine, you can not only combat the infection but also maintain healthier, happier feet.

In this blog we will cover:

How athlete's foot is caused?

How do you know if you have athlete's foot?

What can you use for athlete's foot?

How to avoid athlete's foot?

What causes athlete's foot?

Athlete's foot, medically known as tinea pedis, is primarily caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. These fungi thrive in warm, moist environments such as changing rooms, public showers, and around swimming pools, making it easy to contract the infection in these settings. The fungi can invade the outer layer of the skin through small cracks or abrasions, often resulting from sweaty feet confined in tight, non-breathable footwear. Factors such as poor foot hygiene, wearing damp socks, and having a compromised immune system can also increase susceptibility to athlete's foot.


How do you know if you have athlete's foot?

Identifying athlete's foot involves recognising several telltale symptoms. Common signs include persistent itching, stinging, and burning sensations between the toes or on the soles of the feet. The skin may appear red, scaly, and dry, sometimes developing cracks or blisters that can be painful. In more severe cases, skin damaged by athlete's foot can become infected with bacteria which can lead to cellulitis, causing the skin to become red, hot and swollen. If you notice any of these symptoms, particularly after spending time in damp environments like changing rooms or swimming pools, it is likely you have athlete's foot and should start appropriate treatment.

What can you use for athlete's foot?

Natural remedies can be an effective way to treat athlete's foot while avoiding the side effects of harsh chemicals. Start by washing the affected area with Organic Tea Tree Oil Soap, which has potent antifungal properties. Follow up by applying an Organic Tea Tree Oil Cream directly to the infected skin to soothe irritation and combat the fungus. Tea tree oil's natural antiseptic qualities help reduce inflammation and promote healing. Consistent use of these natural treatments can not only soothe the itching and discomfort of athlete's foot but also help prevent the infection from returning.

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How to avoid athlete's foot?

Managing a fungal foot infection, such as athlete's foot, involves diligent self-care to alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence.

  • Keep your feet clean and dry, washing them daily with natural Tea Tree Oil Soap and water and thoroughly drying them, especially between the toes.
  • Apply Organic Tea Tree Cream after cleansing.
  • Opt for breathable, moisture-wicking socks and change them frequently if your feet get sweaty.
  • Choose well-ventilated shoes and avoid walking barefoot in public areas.
  • Avoid sharing footwear or towels with others.
Consistent and mindful foot hygiene is key to managing and preventing fungal infections.


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