Athlete's Foot Treatment Texarkana AR

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.

Dermatology Associates LLP
(903) 792-2777
1732 Galleria Oaks Dr
Texarkana, TX
 
Kimberly J Parham
(903) 223-9911
3502 Richmond Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Dermatology

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Walter James Wyrick Jr, MD
(903) 792-3787
3333 Potomac Ave
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1965

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Minh-Ly N Gaylor
(903) 614-3000
5002 Cowhorn Creek Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Dermatology

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Jeffrey Paul Young, MD
(903) 792-2777
1732 Galleria Oaks Dr
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Parham, Kimberly J MD - Texarkana Dermatology Association
(903) 223-9911
3502 Richmond Rd
Texarkana, TX
 
Franks, Hayden H MD - Dermatology Associates
(903) 792-2777
1732 Galleria Oaks Dr
Texarkana, TX
 
Wyrick Dermatology Association
(903) 792-3787
3333 Potomac Ave
Texarkana, TX
 
Arlis Wayne Loe, MD
(903) 614-3169
5002 Cowhorn Creek Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Wadley Reg Med Ctr, Texarkana, Tx; St Michael Hosp, Texarkana, Tx
Group Practice: Collom & Carney Clinic

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Green, Kathy - Wyrick Dermatology Association
(903) 792-3787
3333 Potomac Ave
Texarkana, TX
 
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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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