The EclecticPhysician

The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.

Athlete's Foot-

A fungal infection of the feet, usually beginning between the toes, but can spread and even involve the toenails. Often has small blisters, especially during warm weather. This condition can be confused with simple increased sweating of feet made worse by occlusive shoes, allergic reactions and psoriasis.
Usual medical treatment is an antifungal agent.

Important to any treatment is good foot hygiene. Keep the feet clean and dry. Light airy footwear, especially in warm weather.

Goldenseal- very effective antifungal herb, also drying
Make a tea with 1/2 ounce of powdered herb to 1 pint boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and add to a foot tub filled with tepid water. Bathe the feet and dry carefully.

Tea tree oil- very effective topical antifungal.
Dilute in half with olive oil and apply to the affected area three times a day.

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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