A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Athlete’s Foot
I had a question the other day about athlete’s foot.
Athlete’s foot is a rash on the skin of your foot.
It’s the most common fungal skin infection and it grows on or in the top layer of skin.
Fungi grow best in warm, wet places, like the area between your toes.
Athlete’s foot spreads easily.
You can get it by touching the toes or feet of someone who has it.
But usually people get it by walking barefoot on contaminated surfaces near swimming pools or in locker rooms.
The fungi then grow in your shoes, especially if your shoes are so tight that air can’t move around your feet.
If you touch something with fungi on it, you can spread athlete’s foot to other people—even if you don’t get the infection yourself.
Some people are more likely than others to get athlete’s foot.
Researchers don’t know why this is.
After you’ve had athlete’s foot, you’re more likely to get it again.
Athlete’s foot can make your feet and the skin between your toes burn and itch.
Your skin may peel and crack.
There are 3 main types of athlete’s foot.
Each type affects different parts of your foot and may look different.
Your symptoms depend on the type of athlete’s foot you have.
1. Toe web infection usually occurs between your 4th and 5th toes.
Your skin becomes scaly, peels, and cracks.
Some people also may have an infection with bacteria.
This can make the skin break down even more.
2. Moccasin type infection may start with a little soreness on your foot.
Then the skin on the bottom or heel of your foot can become thick and crack.
In bad cases, the toenails get infected and can thicken, crumble, and even fall out.
Fungal infection in toenails needs separate treatment.
3. Vesicular type infection usually begins with a sudden outbreak of fluid-filled blisters under your skin.
The blisters are usually on the bottom of your foot.
But they can appear anywhere on your foot.
You also can get a bacterial infection with this type of athlete’s foot.
To deal with athlete’s foot it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase Omega3/omega6 essential fats.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.