Athlete's Foot Treatment Manchester NH

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.

Anna Sarno Ryan, MD
(603) 626-7546
1650 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1992

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Lynette Joan Margesson, MD
(603) 668-0858
721 Chestnut St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1970

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Lynette Joan Margesson
(603) 668-0858
721 Chestnut St
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Dermatology

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Robert John Willer
(603) 695-2540
100 Hitchcock Way
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Dermatology

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F William Danby, MD
(603) 668-0858
721 Chestnut St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Catholic Med Ctr, Manchester, Nh; Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh
Group Practice: Danby & Margesson

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Anna M Sarno Ryan, MD
(603) 626-7546
1650 Elm St Ste 101
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert John Willer, MD
(603) 695-2540
100 Hitchcock Way
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1982

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Frederick W Danby
(603) 668-0858
721 Chestnut St
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Dermatology

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David Joseph Abels, MD
(603) 695-2540
100 Hitchcock Way
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1963

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Mark Jon Quitadamo, MD
(603) 695-2540
100 Hitchcock Way
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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