Athlete’s Foot Infection
Scaly, red itchy feet can be a sign of an Athlete’s Foot infection called Tinea Pedis. This is a fungal infection common on the foot because most shoes provide a perfect environment for growth – darkness, and moisture.
It can be prevalent between the toes and may cause a break in the skin, leading to a more severe cellulitis condition. A malodor can also be present, and small clear vesicles may be visible.
- Epsom salt soaks with tea tree essential oil for 20 minutes each day.
- Soak with lukewarm green tea.
- Apply 1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil daily to feet.
- Treat your shoes with Tea Tree oil or On Guard blend essential oil.
Avoid this infection by wearing socks in communal areas, changing socks when they get wet, and avoiding walking in wet shoes.