10 Potential Ways Of Curing And Preventing Athlete’s Foot
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- Keep your feet clean and dry: Wash your feet twice a day and gently towel-dry between the toes.
- Use an antifungal product: After washing and drying your feet, apply an antifungal product. The antifungal terbinafine (Lamisil AT) has been shown to be very effective. Another option is clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF). You may need to experiment to find the product and formulation — ointment, gel, cream, lotion, powder or spray — that work for you. Apply the product to the affected skin as directed — usually twice a day until a week after the rash clears up. It might take 2 to 4 weeks to see results. If the condition comes back, you might need to start applying the product again.
- Change socks regularly: Change your socks at least once a day — more often if your feet get really sweaty.
- Wear light, well-ventilated footwear: Avoid shoes made of synthetic material, such as vinyl or rubber. Wear sandals when possible to let your feet air out.
- Alternate pairs of shoes: Use different shoes from day to day. This gives your shoes time to dry after each use.
- In cases when the athlete’s foot are severe, try to use razor blade and gently slice out the upper layers before soaking and scrubing against a rough surface to enable the body cells regenerate the lost flesh that has been sliced out. This regeneration process usually takes a while (approximately 2-3 months) afer the slicing has been done.
- Protect your feet in public places: Wear waterproof sandals or shoes around public pools, showers and lockers rooms.
- Try not to scratch the rash: You can try soothing your itchy feet by soaking them in cool water.
- Don’t share shoes: Sharing risks spreading a fungal infection.
- Soak your legs in detergent water for like 5-10 minutes and scrub the affected areas against a rough surface during, before or after bathing atleast three times daily until the marks gradually disappears.