Athlete's Foot Treatment Lake Villa IL

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.

Derick Dermatology
(847) 986-8668
1531 S Grove Ave # 101
Barrington, IL
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acne Treatment, Age Spot Reduction, Allergic Skin Reaction, Anti-aging Facial Treatments, Birthmarks, Chemical Peels, Cyst Removal , Dermatitis, Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Ear Lobe Repair, Eczema treatments, Endovenous Laser Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation, Liposuction, Mole Removal, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Pediatric Dermatology, Phototherapy, Psoriasis, Scar Revision, Skin Cancer Surgery, Sun Damage Repair, Vein Therapy, Vitiligo Tr

Steven Donald Cronquist, MD
Grayslake, IL
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1993

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William Cornelius Dam, MD
(847) 587-3004
214 Washington St
Ingleside, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Good Shepherd Hosp, Barrington, Il; Northern Illinois Med Ctr, McHenry, Il
Group Practice: Westlake Clinic

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Septon Dermatology Association
(847) 249-0290
135 N Greenleaf St
Gurnee, IL
 
Samuel Solomon, MD
(847) 662-8201
1 S Greenleaf St Ste A
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1963

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Derick Dermatology
(847) 281-5953
525 East Congress Parkway
Crystal Lake, IL
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acne Treatment, Age Spot Reduction, Allergic Skin Reaction, Anti-aging Facial Treatments, Birthmarks, Chemical Peels, Cyst Removal , Dermatitis, Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Ear Lobe Repair, Eczema treatments, Endovenous Laser Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation, Liposuction, Mole Removal, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Pediatric Dermatology, Phototherapy, Psoriasis, Scar Revision, Skin Cancer Surgery, Sun Damage Repair, Vein Therapy, Vitiligo Tr

Dam William C MD
(847) 587-3004
214 Washington St
Ingleside, IL
 
Benjamin Aaron Dubin, MD
(847) 662-8201
1 S Greenleaf St
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1985

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Neda Zergollern Tkalcevic
(847) 559-0715
30 Tower Ct Ste C
Gurnee, IL
Specialty
Dermatology

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Liborka Kos
(847) 662-4380
310 S Greenleaf St
Gurnee, IL
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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