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home remedy athletes foot

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that generally is treated by topical medications such as Lamasil, this page introduces some natural remedies to treat or allevaite the symptoms of the Athlete's foot fungal infection.

Garlic

Garlic is a herb best known as a flavoring ingredient in food. Over the years, garlic has also been used as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases and conditions such as athletes foot and nail fungus.

Garlic oil is applied to skin for treatment of fungal infections, athletes foot, nail fungus, warts, and corns. There is some evidence supporting the topical use of garlic for fungal infections like ringworm, jock itch, and athlete?s foot too.

Garlic gel with ajoene (1% a chemical in garlic) is effective against athlete?s foot. In fact, garlic gel with 1% ajoene seems to be about as effective against athlete?s foot as the Lamisil crèmes.

Garlic gel with lower concentrations of ajoene (0.6%) also seems to be effective in treatment of Ringworm and Jock Itch.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast.

Tea tree oil is applied to the skin relieving symptoms of fungal infections such as athlete?s foot and nail fungus ( onychomycosis).

Topical application of a 10% tea tree oil cream works about as well as tolnaftate 1% cream for relieving symptoms of athlete?s foot, including scaling, inflammation, itching, and burning.

But the 10% tea tree oil cream doesn?t seem to cure the infection. A stronger tea tree oil solution (25% or 50%) is needed for that. Application of 25% or 50% tea tree oil solution appears to both relieve symptoms and clear up the infection in about half of people who try it for 4 weeks.

False Daisy

False Daisy (Eclipta prostrata ) or yerba de tago is a plant which commonly grows in moist and warm temperate or tropical areas of the world in weed form. It is widely distributed throughout India, China, Thailand, and Brazil.

False Daisy (Eclipta prostrata ) has traditional external uses, for treatment or alleviating the symptoms of athlete's foot, eczema and dermatitis.

Thyme

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris )is a low growing herbaceous plant, sometimes becoming somewhat woody. It is native to southern Europe, where it is often cultivated as a culinary herb.

Thyme adds a distinctive aromatic flavoring to sauces, stews, stuffing, meats, poultry ? almost anything from soup to salad.

In 1725, a German apothecary discovered that the plant's essential oil contains a powerful disinfectant called thymol that is effective against bacteria and fungi.

Thyme oil may be applied externally as an antiseptic for fungal infections such as athlete's foot

Thymol also acts as a expectorant, loosening phlegm in the respiratory tract so it can be coughed up. Thyme can also be used as a remedy for numerous other complaints, including fever.

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