Tea Tree Oil for Athlete's Foot
How effective is tea tree
oil for athlete's foot?
tree is traditionally used as a potent antiseptic solution. Many people
keep a bottle of it handy in their first-aid and medicine cabinet for
those minor cuts and scraps.
Animal and human research studies show that it can kill bacteria, fungus and
viruses. Some experts suspect that it has to potential to even kill off
some of the really difficult infectious bacteria found in the hospital settings.
How to use tea tree oil
for athlete's foot
can apply undiluted tea tree oil (full strength) with a cotton ball or
gauze directly on the fungus infected area. Apply two or three times
If you develop skin irritation, you can dilute the tea tree oil with
equal parts of water or aloe vera gel. Of course, you can adjust the
concentration down or up as need but the secret to try to use as
concentrated solution will minimizing the side effects.
Always do a test first on a small area to see if you develop any type of allergic reactions.
Keep in mind that if the athlete's foot is very bad and many areas have
cracked skin, it may cause pain and discomfort when you apply tea tree
oil even if it's diluted quite a bit.
At this stage, you may need to seek the help of your family doctor to
find a suitable alternative. You've probably let the
condition go too long with treatment.
How long does it take to
How long it takes the cure the athlete's foot depends on how deep and large an area the fungus infection is.
Do not expect quick results. It may take weeks to months before the athlete's foot fungus is completely killed off.
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