Use Vinegar To Defeat Athlete's Foot and Jock Itch
More and more people around the world are discovering the uses of vinegar (both apple cider from Bragg and white vinegar) in the war on mold, mildew, and yeast problems around their homes. But it has another use that's quickly becoming popular too – curing athlete's foot and jock itch!
What are athlete's foot and jock itch?
The terms “athlete's foot,” and “jock itch” are names of the conditions themselves, and not the fungus or yeast that causes them. It's actually a wide variety of yeasts and fungi that causes them. Athlete's foot and jock itch are caused by organisms called dermatophytes. The official names are tinea pedis (infection of the feet) and tinea cruris (infections of the groin or perianal area).
Why aren't traditional treatments for athlete's foot and jock itch working?
Most folks are led to use the common over-the-counter treatments with brand names such as “Lotrimin AF,” “Tinactin,” and “Lamisil.” While these treatments are satisfactory for many people, there are some stubborn cases that require something that doesn't only weaken the fungus, and then rely upon the body's own immune system. Sometimes it's a case of a stubborn, well-entrenched fungal infection. Other times it may be an issue with the individual's own immune system.
The advantages of using vinegar to defeat athlete's foot and jock itch
For those of us seeking a more immediate and permanent solution, vinegar comes through as the “hero-of-the-day.” It's relatively inexpensive. There are very few, if any, side effects. Best of all, it appears to work very effectively! Isn't that what any treatment should be about? If you're unsure about the safety of applying vinegar to any part of the body, by all means, consult with a medical professional first. This information should, in no way, be considered medical advice.
How to use vinegar in the war on athlete's foot
Using vinegar to battle athlete's foot is as easy as it is simple. Just apply vinegar full strength to the affected area and allow to air dry. Most folks do this a few minutes before their regular shower routine. In the case of treating athlete's foot, it's also advised to treat the shoes with vinegar to help prevent a recurrence of the infection. Allow the feet to air dry thoroughly before putting shoes back on. Always wear clean socks with shoes, if at all possible.
How to treat jock itch with vinegar
For jock itch, it's the same simple direct application of either apple cider, or white vinegar. Just spray it from a spray bottle onto the affected area or wipe it on with a paper towel. Use as much as desired. The main focus in treating either condition is to make sure the area is well saturated, with the vinegar, and the affected areas are allowed to dry completely.
For the treatment of jock itch, it's also crucial to only use a towel free of any mildew, as this can possibly replace any fungus recently killed off. There's a waste of time for anyone. The author feels it worth mentioning that they've tried this approach personally, and are extremely pleased with results obtained, in the attempt. Vinegar works quite well to defeat athlete's foot fungus as well as the fungus causing jock itch.
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