3 Unusual Athletes Foot Cures
3 Unusual Athletes Foot Cures
When most people think about athletes foot cures, they think about commercially branded creams, powders, sprays, and pills. Name brand pharmaceuticals do work to kill athletes foot fungus.
But, some rather unconventional remedies are also available. When it comes to eliminating athletes foot, sometimes is pays to take the road less traveled.
Did you know that urine is one the most effective athletes foot cures? Yes, urine! Well, not exactly plain urine. It's actually urea. What is urea? It is a chemical that is derived from urine. Urea helps to breaks down proteins, works as a skin moisturizer, and is one of the top additives used in cosmetics.
For use with athletes foot, urea softens hard thickened skin and increases the level of excess skin cell shedding. It helps topical anti-fungal medications better penetrate the top layer of skin. Urea has also been used to chemically dissolve fungal infected toenails.
The main problem with most topical anti-fungal agents is that they have trouble entering tough thickened skin to disperse medication. Urea helps the active ingredients in medications to penetrate deeper and be come more effective.
I know this is exciting news. You're probably thinking,“Wow, I've finally found a free method to cure my athletes foot!. Hold on. Don't start intentionally peeing on feet or soaking your feet in buckets of urine just yet. In order to work its magic, you must use urea at a 40% concentration level.
So, that means you'll have to see your doctor to get this type of high potency urea.
One of my favorite food products to use right now is coconut. I love coconut milk, ice cream, and oil. Yes, coconut can be fatty. Yet, it contains good fats known as medium chain triglycerides.
Medium chain triglycerides are quickly absorbed by the body and may even help your body burn more calories throughout the day. Coconut has so many healing qualities. It's exceptional for the hair, skin, and nails. It boosts the immune system and can enhance brain power.
Coconut oil contains three powerful substances known as lauric acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid. The body converts lauric acid to monolaurin. Monolaurin is an anti-fungal and anti-viral found primarily in a mother's breast milk. It is believed that mother milk passes monolaurin to newborns and provides them with a temporary immune system boost.
Caprylic and capric acids are also found in mother's milk. They work great for destroying yeast, dermatophytes, and are excellent athletes foot cures.
To increase your body's levels of laurin, caprylic and capric acids, add coconut to your diet. Make coconut milk smoothies and shakes. Cook with coconut oil. It has a high smoke point and can be used when frying foods. It has a robust, nutty flavor.
If you have athletes foot, soak your feet in warm coconut milk. The oils in coconut milk will soften tough thicken skin. They will also soothe cracked open skin and accelerate healing time.
Milk has anti-fungal properties and is one the great natural athletes foot cures. Lactoferrin is type of protein is found in milk, tears, and saliva. It helps the body fight off bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Scientists have been studying the use of cow lacteoferrrin as a way to kill athletes foot fungus. Milk lacteroferrin is so effective at killing fungi that many people spray milk on their plants to banish spores.
Raw unprocessed cow's milk may have the most pure form of lacteroferrin for you to use. But, if you cannot find raw milk, pasteurized will do.
Drinking milk can boost the body's levels of lactoferrin. To beat athletes foot, foot soaks are another option. You can sprinkle a good amount of dry powdered milk your bathwater. This will help to calm, abraded and cracked skin.
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