Have An ‘Athletes Foot’? Run for Tea Tree Oil

The name of this disease might sound rather funny…but trust me it is not for the poor ones suffering from it…thought it isn’t a very serious in nature but is pesky for sure like all other skin ailments….Many cures had been devised to cure this illness but none turned out to offer utterly satisfying results…One measure that i personally resorted to…when my father went through a similar condition was…early morning I used to warm water and pour it in a tub…added a few drops of an antiseptic liquid…Tea tree oil…and some soap…and used to ask him to place his feet in the water for 20 minutes…I repeated the process for around 2 weeks..and it did wonders for his feet…Because he used to don closed shoes with socks…all day long in office…so because of the wetness and dampness he developed the disease…

To throw some light on the disease’s being….Basically….Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the skin….The fungus thrives in warm…damp environments…can be the locker rooms… health clubs…public showers…and indoor swimming pools….

You know You Have Developed This Problem When You Experience…

  • Scales…cracks…cuts…peeling skin or blisters between the toes or on the soles of the feet…
  • Itching… burning or stinging between the toes or on the soles of the feet…
  • Skin dryness on the sides or bottoms of the feet

This infection can even spread to under the toenails…causing thick…crumbly…discolored or separated toenails…it is called Onchomycosis and as a matter of fact…it can be very difficult to treat…

Run For Tea Tree!

Tea tree oil (also known Melaleuca alternifolia)…offers you the best refuge from athlete’s foot Tea tree oil has a long history of traditional use in Australia as a remedy for skin infections…

It has been evident all this while that tea tree oil is an antiseptic and has the ability to kill many bacteria and fungi…It offers the best help in diseases like athletes foot..

A research that took place on Tea tree’s effectiveness on the occurrence of athletes foot…and it was found that its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities do wonder for the infected skin of people…and scrapes out the impurities…the fungus….and the bacteria…often killing them in the process…

The tea tree oil has shown improvement in

  • Itching
  • Scaling
  • Inflammation
  • Burning

And for the effectiveness of this oil.. People applied the oil twice daily to affected areas for four weeks…and experienced results they had never seen before on their affected areas with any other oil or solution and that’s how the Australians became the ardent users and crusaders of the tea tree oil…

In a kind of survey done…it was found that….There was a marked clinical improvement in 68 percent of people using the 50 percent tea tree oil solution and 72 percent in people using the 25 percent tea tree oil solution…compared to 39 percent in the placebo group…The fungi was eradicated in 64 percent in the 50 percent tea tree oil group…compared to 31 percent in the placebo group…And that’s how this amazing oil showed its worth when pushed in a competition with others…

So…now have a look at our references…

  1. Natural remedies by Cathy Wong
  2. Cure Athlete’s Foot by Ray Sahelian
  3. Tea tree by The Healthy Haven

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