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Here’s What You Should Know About CBD And Athlete’s Foot

Study results have shown that CBD and some other cannabinoids have anti-fungal properties.

There’s a million things that can go wrong with our bodies. And many wellness companies would like people to believe that most of these conditions can be successfully treated with CBD. Still, the compound has a lot of promise for treating several key issues, such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and more.

A 2011 study published in the Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics found the compound even has anti-fungal properties that could potential treat conditions such as athlete’s foot, which are uncomfortable, but generally not that concerning. Unless people suffer from diabetes or have compromised immune systems, these afflictions are mainly aesthetic.

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These conditions are also usually hard to treat with over-the-counter medications. People who have the most success usually catch these infections early and rely on prescription medication in order to successfully treat them.

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CBD is big when it comes to treating skin conditions, especially if you’re using full spectrum products. Since the broad effects of CBD haven’t been fully studied, there’s no way of knowing which part of the compound is best at managing skin conditions and controlling infections. When using full spectrum products, you ensure that the terpenes and cannabinoids present in the extracts are also there, producing cannabis’ entourage effect.

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There are no known side effects associated with the topical use of CBD, which means that it’s relatively low risk if you’re looking to supplement the medication you normally use to treat fungi infections. In order to be as successful as possible, make sure to document your progress, including before and after photos, and be diligent. Jot down the product(s) you use, and how much of it you apply to your skin. This will be especially helpful, should you decide to see a dermatologist at some point.

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