To treat athlete's foot, some people turn to foot soaks for relief. Not only is immersing your feet in a tub of water at the end of the day a relaxing thing to do, but the best foot soaks for athlete’s foot also contain ingredients like tea tree oil that have anti-fungal properties.
|Dr. Bruce Pinker
According to Dr. Bruce Pinker, a New York-based podiatrist with Progressive Foot Care: "In terms of soaks, tea tree oil soaks can be beneficial to resolve cases of Athlete's foot fungus, and most are available over-the-counter. In general, however, tea tree oil, while proven to be anti-fungal, is not very potent, and is usually effective only for mild to moderate cases of Athlete's foot fungus. For better resolution of the condition, an anti-fungal cream is recommended. There are some available over-the-counter, such as Lamisil antifungal cream, and many others, by prescription."
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.