A fungus called trichophyton causes athlete's foot. This foot fungus can be derived by coming into contact with it at gyms, swimming pools, foot or nail salons and on socks or clothing. This foot fungus thrives in moist warm environments. Tight fitting shoes or socks do not allow the feet to breathe contributing to the build-up of moisture. Excessive sweating allows this foot fungus to spread.
What can you do to help get rid of athlete's foot fungus? Try an anti-bacterial, homemade, soap, such as natural goats milk soap to thoroughly wash the feet. This handmade natural soap is extremely mild and gentle. It thoroughly cleanses and is available unscented, Au Natural, or in a variety of natural scents.
Also, natural foot scrubs cleanse, exfoliate and rejuvenate feet leaving them soft, soothed and well conditioned.
Other ways to help get rid of athlete's foot are to: maintain dry feet, apply topical creams or anti-fungus powders, change to using acrylic socks instead of cotton socks, and change wearing the same shoes day after day. Consider wearing shoes that are breathable such as leather instead of plastic shoes that contain wetness.
Dry skin can cause redness, burning, flaking feet. Natural goats milk soap moisturizes feet. These homemade soaps are extremely mild and gentle, non-irritating, soothing and refreshing.
Dry feet can, also, lead to painful cracked heels. There is a natural foot scrub that is a light, lotion type of scrub made from Dead Sea salt and goats' milk soap. It is not heavy on the skin and mixes well with water instead of running off like oils. It cleanses, exfoliates leaving skin soft, well conditioned and moisturized.
Another type of natural foot scrub is made from Dead Sea salt, goats milk soap and raw honey. It is a heavy type of scrub designed, specifically, for cracked heels and calluses. It penetrates down deep where the skin is still alive. It softens calluses and allows cracks to slough off. The feet pain from cracked heels is relieved, almost immediately from all of the emollients in this scrub! It leaves skin, cleansed, exfoliated, soothed and moisturized.
Contact dermatitis can be caused by allergic reactions to dyes in socks, shoes, or even the glue used in shoes. People should try to determine the cause of their allergic reaction and then avoid them. Natural goats milk soap is available, unscented, with no added fragrance or dyes. It is extremely mild and gentle. Natural goats milk soap made with aloe and oats is, also, very soothing for skin. In addition, natural foot scrubs helps cleanse, exfoliate, soften, soothe and moisturize the skin.
Using soaps that are too harsh for skin can cause eczematous dermatitis. Skin stays dehydrated with redness, irritation or swelling. Natural goats milk soap does not contain the harsh and chemicals found in modern, commercial, soap. It contains natural, mild and gentle, skin friendly ingredients. Also, natural foot scrubs are soothing for tired, aching and sore feet.
The combination of using natural goats milk soap and natural foot scrubs is wonderful for a variety of itchy feet conditions. If you have been looking for something to relieve your tired, achy, sore, cracked heels, calluses, dry feet or itchy feet, and have not found anything that worked, maybe you have been looking in the wrong places.
You may consider trying homemade, natural, goats milk soap and homemade, natural, foot scrubs. These natural skin care products are nourishing and healthful for all types of skin, including dry itchy skin, and even for itchy feet!