Athlete's Foot Treatment Duncan OK

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.

Crow, Thomas R MD - Crow Family Medicine Clinic
(580) 252-8362
1606 W Jones Ave
Duncan, OK
 
Joe Mark Roundtree
(580) 353-0314
4208 Sw Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Jeff Alexander, MD
(918) 494-8333
6565 S Yale Ave Ste 503
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Dermatology Clinic & Skin Care

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Robert Allan Breedlove, MD
(580) 765-0045
1722 N 4th St Ste A
Ponca City, OK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Stillwater Med Ctr, Stillwater, Ok
Group Practice: Stillwater Skin & Cancer Med

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Raymond L Cornelison
(405) 271-6110
619 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Nicole C Decamp, MD
(405) 848-2800
6201 N Santa Fe Ave Ste 2015
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Cushing Reg Hosp, Cushing, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma City Clinic

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David Michael Adelson, MD
(918) 743-6675
1705 E 19th St Ste 502
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1985

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Andrea Lynn Musel
(405) 271-6110
619 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Eric Lane Reding
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Mark D Lehman
(918) 749-2261
2121 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Dermatology

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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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