Athlete's Foot Treatment Burley ID

Tea tree oil is one of the best and most popular natural remedies used to treat athlete's foot. Clinical trials have shown applying a 25-percent to 50-percent solution of tea tree oil twice daily to the affected areas effectively treats the condition.

Cornelius Paul Brooke
(208) 522-8945
2860 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID
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Dermatology

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James H Stewart
(208) 376-3220
7733 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
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Dermatology

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John W Carlisle
(208) 746-1383
2315 8th St
Lewiston, ID
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Dermatology

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Dr Diane McConnehey
(208) 323-5580
6126 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
 
Ryan Neil Cole, MD
(208) 229-0217
12899 N Schicks Ridge Rd
Boise, ID
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Dermatology, Dermatopathology
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Male
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1997

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George Ralph Brown, MD
(208) 523-6410
1439 Cambridge Dr
Idaho Falls, ID
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Dermatology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1960

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Matthew M Bender
(208) 947-1947
8756 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
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Dermatology

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Jacobs Richard A MD
(208) 882-1522
619 S Washington St, Ste 202
Moscow, ID
 
Darice Lee Williams, MD
1402 Richmond Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
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Dermatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Lindie Borton
(208) 287-5525
670 E Riverpark Ln Suite 200
Boise, ID
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Dermatologist
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Painful Case of Athlete's Foot

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By James and Debra Rouse, ND

My idea of exercise is going to the mall, but somehow I’ve ended up with a painful case of athlete’s foot. All the drugstore products sound really toxic. Can I treat this another way?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal (tinea) infection that affects men more than women and is characterized by itching, redness, peeling, and sometimes cracking of the skin between the toes. Start treatment at the first sign of symptoms so the fungus doesn’t spread over your whole foot. If the toenails get affected, they may become thick and discolored; at that point the fungus becomes much harder to eradicate.

Since the athlete’s foot fungus thrives under warm, moist conditions, the first place to begin fighting it is with your shoes and socks. Keeping your feet dry is your No. 1 priority, so consider wearing socks that wick moisture away from the foot and shoes made from materials that allow for better ventilation. Next look to your diet, especially your intake of simple sugars. The tinea fungus is a type of yeast, and yeast thrives on sugar. Avoid baked goods, cookies, dried fruit, and fruit juice while you treat the active infection.

Tea tree oil is one of the best and most popular natural remedies used to treat athlete’s foot. Clinical trials have shown applying a 25-percent to 50-percent solution of tea tree oil twice daily to the affected areas effectively treats the condition. Garlic, another strong antifungal agent, can also work. You can place slivers of garlic in your socks, or you can boil several cloves in water and then soak your feet in the garlic bath. Alternatively you can try soaking your feet in apple cider vinegar, which has been shown to help. With any of the soaking treatments, make sure to dry your feet well, using a clean towel.

Since yeast also thrives on a compromised immune system and an imbalance in the intestinal flora, we recommend a probiotic to support healthy growth of the “good” bugs. Take two capsules daily. Also 1 to 3 grams of vitamin C taken in divided doses throughout the day will support immunity and ward off infection.

If you don’t respond to treatment, the affected areas become red, hot, and swollen, or the blisters ooze pus—signs of secondary bacterial infection—then you really must see your doctor.

Author: James and Debra Rouse

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