• Athlete's Foot Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 1 I am an athlete and I sweat profusely on the feet and soles. Due to these factors I frequently suffer from Athlete's Foot. I am tired of taking medicines every time. Are there any alternate measures that I can do?

    You can definitely try out some of these effective tips to deal with Athlete's Foot and foot sweat.

    Keeping feet soaked in warm water for 5-10 minutes helps in Athlete's Foot.

    Rubbing the feet with baking soda also helps to relieve the symptoms.

    Sprinkle boric acid powder on socks as it absorbs the moisture of the feet and keeps them dry.

    Direct rubbing of a mixture of alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar may aid in killing the fungus.

    But since you are suffering so frequently, you should also go for homeopathic treatment which offers you a long lasting relief and preventing relapses.

  • 2 Is there any particular diet that needs to be followed for Athlete's Foot?

    There is no particular diet that needs to be followed in cases of Athlete's Foot.

    However, it serves well to make sure that immunity is maintained and even made better, by following a healthy balanced diet.

  • 3 My elder son had developed Athlete's foot few years back and he is alright now. But now since my younger son also plays a lot in the parks and sometimes even in the puddles too. I want to make sure he doesn't get the infection. What should I do for prevention?

    You can start by teaching him some basic personal hygiene like washing hands every time he comes after school or playgrounds etc.If anyone is suffering from the infection, touching should be avoided.

    Sharing items belonging to an infected person including soaps, towels, clothes and any sports gear that the infected person comes in direct contact with should be strictly avoided.

    Feet should be kept clean and dry. Socks should be worn of a material that is designed to remove moisture. They must also be washed regularly. Wearing tight shoes/sandals should be avoided and footwear must be worn whenever common rooms are visited.

  • 4 I suffer from ATHLETE'S FOOT on and off almost every 3 months. This has been happening since I was diagnosed as Diabetic 4 years back. Every time I have the infection I have to take a course of antibiotics. Currently I am on medication for the same. Do I need to discontinue these medicines if I start HOMEOPATHIC Treatment?

    HOMEOPATHIC medicines start acting on the body immediately on starting the treatment. But since you have been taking conventional medicines for a long time now, it is not advisable to stop them right away. On stopping the conventional medicines, it is possible that the disease returns with a higher intensity. Along with parallel HOMEOPATHIC treatment, you can gradually taper off your doses of the medicine under the guidance of your expert HOMEOPATHIC physician. Eventually, you can discontinue your conventional medicines.

  • 5 What happens if I stop the HOMEOPATHIC treatment?

    To avail maximum benefits of HOMEOPATHIC treatment, it is advisable to continue HOMEOPATHIC treatment till it is recommended by the doctors. However, even if you stop your treatment, do not worry of any side effects or the disease getting aggravated or returning back in full form.

  • 6 Which medicine is generally used to treat Athlete's Foot?

    The manifestations of the disease could be very different in different individuals. Even the causative factors are different in every case. This is why Homeopathic system does not generalize the disease and prescribe one or two remedies in every case.

    There are numerous remedies which are differentiated based on their different striking symptoms. There are more than 50 remedies for Athlete's Foot in the treasury of Homeopathic medicines. Some amazing remedies include Graphites, Nat Mur, Silicea, Petroleum, Sanicula, Tellurium etc.

    Thus, we can see how homeopathic medicines are prescribed in varying intensities as per the requirements in various individual cases.

  • 7 How will Homeopathy help me to deal with ATHLETE'S FOOT?

    HOMEOPATHY is a system of medicine which treats the disease in the gentlest way and it makes sure that the immunity of the patient is strengthened in a way that the disease cannot recur again.

    HOMEOPATHY works on the individual in the most natural way. By acting upon all the aspects, which is mind, body and spirit it restores the life force of the body.

    Perfectly chosen HOMEOPATHIC medicines can help to relieve the itching and the eruptions of Athlete's Foot. If excessive perspiration is present, homeopathic medicines can also normalize the functions of the sweat glands and prevents the excess secretion. Homeopathic medicines also help to prevent further damage to the tissues of the skin.

    Homeopathy strengthens the immune system and make sure that there should not be any relapse of the condition. HOMEOPATHY has given astonishing results to many people with ATHLETE'S FOOT and they have been able to get back their healthy, flawless feet.

  • 8 How long do I need to take these medicines?

    Medicines need to be taken as long as the eruptions persist. However, it is possible that the eruptions may reappear once the treatment stopped.

    People who recurrently suffer from Athlete's foot or people who are prone to get the infection should get this predisposition corrected. This increased predisposition to infections can be corrected only by taking care of the root cause of the condition.

    Homeopathic medicines are known to treat the root cause effectively and ensure that relapses do not occur, and taking medicines for a long time will also not be required.

  • 9 What kind of treatments is available for ATHLETE'S FOOT?

    Conventional line of treatment focuses on removing the eruptions by prescribing anti fungal powders, ointments, gels and sprays. In case of severe infections, oral anti-fungal medicines are also prescribed.

  • 10 Are there any tests to diagnose ATHLETE'S FOOT? Is the fungus visible?

    Generally tests are not required to diagnose Athlete's Foot. A qualified physician can diagnose it in the clinic.

    A test called Wood Lamp Test shows the fungus glowing under the blue light in a dark room.

  • 11 What happens if I ignore ATHLETE'S FOOT?

    Please do not ignore Athlete's Foot as it is very contagious. The most definite complication is that it will keep on spreading to other parts of your body, especially your hands and the groin region.

    This fungal infection may complicate further by an added secondary bacterial infection leading to painful cysts and abscesses.

    Infection invading the toenails leads to Onychomycosis which is a fungal infection of the toenail.

    A very rare complication to occur, but yet possible is Cellulitis which is a bacterial infection of the skin and fat under the skin.

    Don't wait for complications to set in. Act Now and Take the right treatment.