Mild cases of athlete’s foot can usually be treated with
over-the-counter medications. There are several medications available that fight off the infection and ease the symptoms of athlete’s foot. Some of the most common over-the-counter anti-fungal medications include clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole, and miconazole. More severe cases of athlete’s foot may require prescription anti-fungal medication, which is stronger than over-the-counter treatments.
There are a variety of home remedies and lifestyle changes that can help treat and prevent athlete’s foot, too. You should wash your feet frequently with soap and warm water. If you have blisters, you can soak your feet in a saltwater solution to help them heal. Most importantly, you should make sure your feet are dry at all times. After washing your feet, dry them thoroughly with a towel, paying close attention to the area between your toes. Wear clean cotton socks, and change them frequently to make sure your feet stay dry. Avoid sharing towels, and wash your towels regularly to remove any fungus or bacteria. Whenever possible, you should wear loose-fitting shoes
to prevent your feet from sweating. Leather and canvas are usually the best footwear options for preventing or treating athlete’s foot. Once the infection clears up, you should continue following these steps to avoid another infection