DIY: Treating Athlete’s foot at Home

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The rains are here … and so is athlete’s foot.

Known to be caused by a variety of microorganisms, it is especially transmittable in the rainy season.

So how exactly do you treat it or prevent it?



To prevent:

Keep your feet dry always.

Air closed shoes after wearing.

Do not repeat closed shoes too often.

Use foot powder or mentholated dusting powder when wearing covered shoes and at night.

If you step into rain waters, rinse your feet with a large volume of water immediately.




To cure:

Prepare a dilution of antiseptic water by adding at least 5 caps of antiseptic to a wide bowl of 2 litres of hot water (temperature should be between 60 and 75 degrees).

Soak your feet in the dilution for 20- 30 minutes.




Soak cotton wool with a dilution of apple cider vinegar (about one part of ACV to three parts of water).

Tuck between affected toes at night and sleep.

If you have sweaty feet, you may soak your feet in antiseptic dilution from time to time; you don’t have to wait for the symptoms of athlete’s foot before you begin treatment.



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