This itchy, sometimes painful infection is caused by a fungus that thrives in moist, warm, dark places. Be sure to treat it before it gets under your toenails, where it will cause discoloration and disfigurement that are very difficult to eradicate.
Fresh Garlic Poultice
Makes 1 treatment
Garlic is a very strong anti-fungal agent that kills athlete’s foot. Raw honey helps bind the garlic to your feet while providing additional anti fungal activity. While it’s possible to make a double or triple batch of this remedy and use it over the course of 2 to 3 days, you may achieve faster healing by making a fresh batch for each individual treatment.
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 teaspoon raw honey
1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic and honey. With a cotton cosmetic pad, apply the blend to the affected area.
2. Put on a pair of clean socks and relax with your feet up, leaving the poultice in place for 15 minutes to an hour. Wash and dry your feet afterward. Repeat the treatment once or twice per day, and follow up with an application of Goldenseal Ointment (here). Continue for 3 days after symptoms disappear.
Precautions: Garlic may cause a skin rash in sensitive individuals.