How to Cure Athlete's Foot and Really Bad Blisters
Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, is one of the most common forms of foot fungus. The fungus occurs on sweaty, moist feet that have not been properly cleaned. Blisters can occur on your feet when there is too much friction between a spot on your foot and your shoe. Blisters usually happen to people who are not used to some form of physical activity. Both athlete's foot and blisters can be annoying and painful. However, there are ways to help heal and cure athlete's foot and blisters.
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Spray your feet after showering with rubbing alcohol. and let the feet air dry or towel dry. The alcohol with help dissolve the water on your feet and prevent the fungus from spreading to other areas on your feet.
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Eat a lot of yogurt or take a vitamin B supplement several times a day if you are taking some form of antibiotics for another ailment. Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria along with the bad bacteria, which can make it difficult to heal athlete's foot.
Put some medicated foot powder or some baking soda in your shoes. This will help keep your feet dry. This will keep the moisture away and prevent any new fungus from forming on the foot.
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Make a mixture of 50 percent apple cider vinegar and 50 percent water. Soak your feet in the water for 10 minutes a day for up to 10 days. This will help prevent the itchiness of athlete's foot and will help peel the upper layer of fungus on your feet off.
- Spray your feet after showering with rubbing alcohol.
- The alcohol with help dissolve the water on your feet and prevent the fungus from spreading to other areas on your feet.
Cure Blisters On Your Feet
Drain the fluid from large blisters on the feet by draining it with a sterilized needle. Prick it with the needle, and slowly let the fluid drain out. Put a bit of antibiotic ointment on the area. Cover it with a bandage to make sure the blister does not become infected.
Remove the the bandage from the blister every few days. Try soaking the area in water, and leave it uncovered when you go to bed to help it heal faster.
Powder your feet daily with baby powder before putting your socks and shoes on every day. This will help prevent any new blisters from forming by creating less friction between the feet, socks and shoes.
Avoid itching and scratching your feet with athlete's foot as this can spread the fungus to other areas of the foot.
Consult your doctor for medical advice before you begin any sort of self-treatment.
- Drain the fluid from large blisters on the feet by draining it with a sterilized needle.
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Based in New Hampshire, Ted Gulezian has been writing professionally since 2007. He specializes in writing health- and fitness-related articles and has been published on eHow and LIVESTRONG.COM. Gulezian has a bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of New Hampshire.