|Put on flip-flops|
If somebody else has athlete's foot it's very easy to catch, so wear protection on your feet, especially in communal areas such as the locker and shower rooms in health clubs.
|Dry between your toes|
Thoroughly dry between your toes after bathing as athlete's foot usually forms on the skin between the toes due to moisture. Shoes create a warm, dark, humid atmosphere for your feet which is ideal for the athlete's foot fungus. Try and remove your shoes and socks when possible to let your feet "breathe".
|Change your socks regularly|
Changing your socks two or three times a day prevents moisture from building up. You can also use Odour Eaters to absorb perspiration in your shoes.
|Change your shoes regularly|
Don't wear your shoes now and again to let them dry out, especially if you wear light and airy shoes. It reduces perspiration and discourages fungus from growing in them.
|Soak your feet|
Soaking your feet in a salt and warm water (saline) solution combats the fungus, while at the same time softening the affected skin.
|Use an antifungal cream or powder|
For mild cases of athlete's foot an over-the-counter antifungal product can be effective. Apply them after soaking your feet which helps the product penetrate more deeply.
|Powder your feet and shoes|
Using an antifungal powder on your feet and shoes increases the powder's effectiveness.
|Apply a hydrocortisone cream|
Using a hydrocortisone cream is an option for severe athlete's foot or when the itching just won't stop. However, be careful as more than a week of use can cause increased itching and a rash.