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Athlete's foot is a type of foot fungus. It mostly affects people who spend large amounts of time in a gym or other public spaces that are exposed to fungi. Athlete's foot is best prevented by adhering to hygienic measures such as adequate washing of feet and toes and drying wet areas after showering. That said, bacteria that thrive under the toenails can cause the condition. Luckily, some home remedies for athlete's foot can have a positive effect.

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1. Tea Tree Oil

Known for its potent and calming scent, tea tree oil has a long history of use for the treatment of skin conditions such as athlete's foot. Tea tree oil's antibacterial properties make it optimal for the battle against all kinds of bacterial and fungal infections. The relaxing effect of this essential oil is also highly beneficial, and treatment involves considerably effective non-invasive procedures. The best way to use tea tree oil is by mixing up to 25 drops of tea tree oil into a foot bath. Allow your feet to soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

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