Cure your athletes foot naturally with teatree oil!

Tea tree essential oil is a proven antifungal, which is great news for your athletes foot, seeing as it is usually caused by a fungus. It can sometimes be caused by yeast, but it's a lot less likely.

Tea tree essential oil is easy and safe to use on your tinea pedis. Whether it be caused by a fungus or a yeast, because tea tree oil will cure either infection.

Tea tree oil is a powerful antifungal agent among other things, so should make short order of your infection.

It is possible that your athletes foot isn’t really tinea pedis. It might just be an allergic reaction to your shoes. The symptoms are a bit different; this is really a contact dermatitis (an irritation). Pure tea tree oil would not be advisable in this case. Rather, discontinue wearing your shoes and you should notice an improvement.

athletes foot, tinea pedis

It is important to note that this is the second most common skin disease, and generally affects males more than females. If a person is not careful, it can spread to other parts of the body as well.

Generally you will find the affected are to be between the 4th and 5th toe, but can occur basically between any toes. It is usually a sort of flaking of the skin and can be sensitive, itchy and raw.

athletes foot, tinea pedis

If left untreated tinea pedis can spread to the rest of the foot, resulting in a possible toenail infection

The general state of health of an individual can determine the extent of the infection and symptoms.

I’ve noticed that when I tend to get Tinea Pedis I’ve either been getting really bad sleep for a while, hence making my immune system weaker, or getting over some big cold or flu.

To treat the athletes foot, you saturate a cotton swab and apply teatree oil directly to the affected and surrounding area. It would be a good idea to also apply a good tea tree oil enriched moisturizer. I would suggest doing this at least twice a day, preferably morning and night.

If after one full week you have not noticed any improvement, I would definitely suggest seeing a doctor.

Here are a few good tips on how to prevent a re-infection:

  • Keep feet and footwear dry

  • Use a tea tree oil soap or antifungal soap

  • Do not share towels (to prevent anyone else from getting the infection)

  • Dry your feet LAST or with a completely separate towel

  • Don’t re-use towels

  • Spray tub or shower after use witha good cleaner

It would also be a good idea to wear sandals or flip-flops when using a shower in a locker-room. This is a moist environment and fungus thrive in these places. You should also avoid sharing footwear.

If you would like more information on what products to use or about athletes foot, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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