Athlete’s foot can be a very common and irritating complaint. A large number of the population suffer from this ailment, and many of them suffer in silence. Left untreated, the infection can spread and become very painful, so it is imperative you find the appropriate remedy for you.


Most causes of athlete’s foot can be traced to the feet being subjected to warm and moist environments. Some of these causes are:

  • Not drying your feet properly after washing or showering.
  • Feet that are frequently sweaty and not washed properly. This type of environment helps fungi to grow well.
  • Washing your feet too frequently with soap.


The symptoms of athlete’s foot can be very annoying and even painful. Some symptoms include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Chapped skin
  • Sometimes comes with an unpleasant odour.

In severe cases, the fungus can spread to your toe nails causing it to harden and change colour. This must be treated as soon as possible.

Below you will find a natural treatment you can try if suffering from athlete’s foot. Repeat this method daily until the fungus has disappeared.

Natural Cure

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Combine 3 equal parts of tea tree oil, olive oil and thyme oil in a bottle and mix well. (available at Combine these oils in a bottle and mix well.

In a basin, add 3 cups of mouthwash and 3 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Soak your feet in the basin for approximately 30 minutes.

Remove your feet and dry them thoroughly, even between your toes.

Carefully massage the oil mixture between your toes, over your feet and on your toe nails. Leave this oil on your feet for at least 15 minutes.