Athlete's Foot

Get Rid of Toenail Fungus
Treat and Cure Toenail Fungus

Athlete's Foot:  is caused by an organism that lives on the skin and breeds best under warm, moist conditions.  If left untreated it can lead to cracks in the skin and invite a bacterial infection. Mildly contagious.

Cause:  Caused by a fungal infection same as jock itch - called dermatophytes.  This type of organism thrives and feeds on keratin a protein found in hair, nails and skin.

Risk factors:  walking barefooted in public bathrooms, showers, gym. Not changing your socks often, letting your feet stay sweaty.


Itchy, scaly, rash (red) around toes and may be all over foot

Dry, flaking skin

Food odor

May have blister


Antifungal medication ( containing either miconazole nitrate & tolnaftrate ) such as Micatin products, or fatty acids such as Desenex.

Keep feet dry  (change your socks often)

For diabetic patients:  IMPORTANT see your doctor or podiatrist promptly. Do not attempt to treat any foot problem by yourself.

Home Remedies:

Rest your feet, and keep uncovered

Use Domeboro powder or 2 tablespoons Burrow's solution in 1 pint of cold water.  Soak an untreated, white cotton cloth in the liquid and apply 3 or 4 times daily for 15 to 20 minutes.

Soak foot in a mixture of 2 teaspoon salt per pint of warm water, 5 to 10 minutes before putting antifungal medication.

Try baking soda paste between affect toes.  Take 1 table of baking soda and add warm water to make a paste.  Rinse and dry and apply a dusting of cornstarch or powder.

Air your shoes, try not to use the same shoe the next day. Changing allows time for the shoe to dry.

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