Athletes Foot


Tinea? Athlete’s Foot?  Looking for a Cure?

Athlete’s foot, otherwise known as tinea, is extremely uncomfortable.  It is a fungal problem.  The fungus likes moistness, dark and warmth.

Perhaps the first step to dealing with the problem of athlete’s foot would be to make sure that the feet are always dry.

Make sure that you wear cotton socks as they are absorbent.  Putting powder such as baking soda in the socks can help by absorbing moisture during the day.

Make sure that you dry your feet properly.  Use a clean towel or alternatively use a hair dryer.

There are quite number of ordinary household things that have anti fungal properties.  These can help you fight against athlete’s foot.

  • Garlic is anti-fungal.  Rub a cut clove of raw garlic on the affected area.

  • Vinegar, either white or apple cider are anti-fungal.  Soak your feet in a vinegar solution for 10-20 minutes twice a day.

  • Ginger – Boil about 1 ounce of ginger root and 1 cup of water.  When cool apply to the foot.  Use twice a day.

  • Tea Tree Oil.  This is very good to apply to the fungus.  If you buy a 15% solution you can use it straight from the bottle.  If you buy a100% tea tree oil then break it down with a base oil before using.  Use 2 or 3 times a day.

  • Baking soda is also reported to be useful against athlete’s foot.

  • Other herbs and spices that have anti-fungal properties and therefore useful include:  cinnamon, oregano, peppermint, turmeric and sage.

Of course there are many other things that have anti-fungal properties, and therefore useful in fighting a fungus, but the ones listed above are generally easy to obtain.  Try some next time you have athlete’s foot or tinea.

If you do notice that you have the beginnings of athlete’s foot or tinea be sure to start treating it straight away.  Keep up the treatment until you are sure that it is all gone.  If there is a little fungus left it will grow again.  Remember to keep your feet as dry as possible.