A fungus of the feet, athlete's foot affects adults primarily. The bacteria eat dead skin and can cause itching, burning and cracking of the skin between the toes. It is caused by having a warm damp environment where the feet are warm and sweat; not changing socks often enough or washing feet. Modern medicine treats it with chemical anti-fungal used topically and internally, although the underlying cause is not treated.
From the natural perspective, the Chinese describe it as a damp heat condition. Many have used natural topicals for relatively fast results while using internal products over several months to eliminate the causes.
Use a probiotic like Primadophalis Reuteri internally. Eliminate sugars that feed the condition. No alcohol, fruit juices (too concentrated) or refined sugars.
Herbs for Athlete's Foot
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Externally, use of the following for relatively fast results and use for 3 to 4 months for maximum benefit and permanant results:
Calendula gel – for infected athlete’s foot
Neem oil – anti-fungal
Tea tree oil – anti-fungal
Internally, use one or more of the following for several months:
Garlic – anti-fungal, antibiotic, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.
Nettles – for allergies, cooling, drying, anti-fungal.
Schizandra – drying, also good for the adrenals, immune function, respiratory.
Thyme – drying, respiratory.
Myrrh – antibiotic, anti-fungal, and drying.
Cell Salts to Help with Athlete's Foot
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#9 Nat Mur 6X – regulate dampness
#11 Nat sulph 6X – rids the body of excess water
#12 Silicea 6X – fungal infections, pus, poor nails
Athlete's Foot Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Baryta carb – also swollen glands, cold, stinking sweaty feet. Soles of feet hot at night, mostly during sleep.
Arsenicum iodatum – with general nervousness, thick yellow discharges with burning feet.
Graphites – skin problems with yellow honey-like discharges and cracking skin.
Petroleum – worse in winter, cracks of skin can bleed. #1 remedy for groin eczema and fungus.
Thuja – acrid, smelly foot sweat. Toenails are brittle, yellow, crumbling. Inflamed tips of toes. Ingrown toenails.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes