Tinea pedis, also commonly called athlete’s foot, is a type of fungal infection that can attack the feet with a vengeance. It most commonly belongs to the same itchy group of dermatophytes that cause jock itch and ringworm, but it can occasionally develop from yeast. Anyone can develop athlete’s foot – young, old, male, female, athlete, or non-athlete. Fungi thrives in warm, moist, and enclosed environments, such as within shoes. Once the infection takes hold, the infected area often itches and burns and peels and cracks. The surrounding skin may be very dry and nearby toenails may become thickened and discolored. Let fungus know that it’s simply not welcome with these six natural ways to prevent or rid athlete’s foot.
Cornstarch. Cornstarch is excellent to absorb the excess moisture naturally produced by feet moving around in and being enclosed by a shoe. Simply rub a generous amount on the feet to coat them prior to putting on shoes. Amplify the results by lightly browning the cornstarch before applying it so that any moisture within the cornstarch can be dried out first.