My son has athlete’s foot. Football season is starting and he needs a cure that works as fast as possible.What would be the best treatment for foot fungus in teens?
Joli Ferguson, Cedar City, Iowa
The best treatment for foot fungus in teens depends on a few factors. I would recommend visiting a doctor first. A doctor can verify that your son has athlete’s foot and not a similar condition. Then he or she can prescribe a medication for the infection.
Next, it also matters how much your son is willing to do to get rid of the foot fungus. For example, will he remember to wear flip-flops in the locker room shower? Will he change his socks more than once a day if needed? And will he take the time to apply medication?
The fastest way for him to cure fungus, besides using medicine, is to keep his feet dry. Fungus thrives in warm and wet surroundings. If he will swap shoes or sneakers so he doesn’t wear the same pair day after day, or even wear sandals, it will help get rid of the infection.
Also, depending on what a doctor prescribes, your son may also be able to soak his feet and treat them with home remedies. Soaking them in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and Epsom salt can help, as can applying tea tree oil. You can view the specifics at this article here: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-get-rid-of-foot-fungus-home-remedies-treatments/
If you don’t have these ingredients on hand at home, you might have Vicks Vapor Rub. It contains thymol, or thyme oil. This natural ingredient attacks fungus, too.
In conclusion, a healthy diet goes a long way to helping the body fight off a fungal infection. Make sure your son cuts back on sugar to help starve the fungus and boost his immune system.