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Natural Medicines for Athletes Foot

Homeopathy is a safe and inexpensive way to promote the body’s natural ability to heal. Homeopathy is a 250 year old alternative medical modality which is widely used in India and Europe. The homeopathic healing system is based on serially diluted substances using the “like cures like” principle.

Each homeopathic remedy has specific documented effects upon the mind and body. The homeopathic medicines listed below are indicated for the symptoms of athlete’s foot such as itchy, burning, dried, sensitive, irritated, chapped, cracking or scaling skin of the feet.

People who have little background in homeopathy often prefer to use pre-formulated combination homeopathic medicines containing preselected homeopathic remedies at correct potencies for a particular ailment. These combination homeopathic medicines can be found online and in most health food stores.

The remedies are listed by their latin name followed by their common name and the author of the official materia medica from which the information on their indicated uses was derived.

Alumina: (Boericke’s) (Aluminum Oxide) Brittle nails. Soles tender, feel soft and swollen. (Clarke’s) Itching and redness in the toes. Sensation of burning under the toes.

Anatherum Muricatum: (Boericke’s) (Cuscus Grass) A focused skin remedy. Painful swelling of various parts, progressing on to suppuration. Diseased and deformed nails. Offensive foot-sweat. Abscesses, boils, ulcers.

Apis Mellifica: Alumina: (Boericke’s) (Honey Bee) Feet swollen and stiff. (Clarke’s) Burning in the toes with redness. Suppressed perspiration of the feet. Boils and swellings with stinging pains.

Arsenicum Album: (Boericke’s) (Arsenious Acid) Itching, burning, swellings. Ulcers with offensive discharge. Swelling of feet. (Clarke’s) Swelling of the foot, burning, hard, and shining, with burning vesicles of a blue-blackish color on the instep. Corrosive and ulcerous vesicles on the soles of the feet and on the toes. Pains in the fleshy part of the toes. Shootings, hot itching, and violent burning in the skin. Fetid smell.

Butyricum Acidum: (Boericke’s) (Butanoic Acid) Profuse, offensive sweat of feet. Crumbling away of fingernails.

Hydrocotyle Asiatica: (Boericke’s) (Indian Pennywort) Dry eruptions. Great thickening of epidermoid layer and exfoliation of scales. Psoriasis gyrate, on trunk and extremities, palms and soles. Intolerable itching, especially of soles. Profuse sweat.

Mezereum: (Boericke’s) (Spurge Olive) Intolerable itching. Ulcers itch and burn, surrounded by vesicles and shining, fiery-red areola. Eruptions ulcerate and form thick scabs under which purulent matter exudes. (Clarke’s) Burning and stinging with inflammation. Sensitiveness to touch. Itching, sometimes with swelling.

Petroleum: (Boericke’s) (Kerosene) Skin dry, constricted, very sensitive, rough and cracked, leathery. Thick, greenish crusts, burning and itching; redness, raw, cracks bleed easily. (Clarke’s) Swelling of feet. Itching and burning. Ulcers on the toes. Eruption between toes. Hard to heal.

Rhus Toxicodendron: (Boericke’s) (Poison Ivy) Red, swollen; itching intense. Burning eczematous eruptions with tendency to scale formation. (Clarke’s) Inflammatory swelling of instep, sometimes with pustules on part affected. Blistering, itching, rash, stinging, burning. Humidity of skin.

Sepia: (Boericke’s) (Inky Juice of Cuttlefish) Itching; not relieved by scratching. Sweat on feet, worse on toes; intolerable odor. (Clarke’s) Ulcers on instep. Pricking and burning sensation of feet. Profuse, or offensive perspiration of feet causing soreness between toes. Itching, stinging, burning ulcers on toes.

Silicea: (Boericke’s) (Silica-Pure Flint) Pain beneath toes. Soles sore. soreness in feet from instep through to the sole. Offensive pus. Crippled nails. (Clarke’s) Profuse, offensive perspiration on feet, with blisters between the toes. Itching, suppurating scabs on toes. Offensive discharge. Itching. Unhealthy skin.

Sulphur: (Boericke’s) (Sublimated Sulphur) Burning in soles. Dry, scaly, itching, burning unhealthy skin. Sweating soles. Red, shining swelling of the toes. Skin dry, rough, scaly, with voluptuous itching. Unhealthy skin. Inflammation and ulceration. Ulcers with itching in the sore.