The first step in eliminating foot fungus with home remedies is to identify the type of fungus that occurs. The main types of foot fungus are dermatophyte (athlete’s foot), onychomycosis (nail infection), and fish eye. The latter usually appears on the soles of the feet as a white callus.
Generally, fungi on the feet, and on any part of the body, are associated with poor hygiene habits. Therefore, those who suffer from them are ashamed and try to hide them from others. However, poor hygiene is not always the cause (or the only one). Fungi can also be the result of disease or excess perspiration.
How does the problem start?
The story comes to be, more or less like this: one day you feel your feet itch like never before. In fact, you have been a season with strange discomfort in the area, but you have not given much importance.
However, each time the itch becomes more noticeable, to the point where you want to get home to take off your shoes. When you finally do, what do you find? The skin has lost its smoothness, it is now rougher than normal and perhaps some nail has a strange and unhealthy color.
Believe it or not, this is a more common scene than it sounds. Foot fungus and the famous ‘athlete’s foot’ often cause the aforementioned symptoms, among others, and in any case, it is necessary to resort to a treatment to eliminate them. As long as the doctor has been previously consulted, it is possible to resort to certain home remedies, prepared from natural ingredients.
According to popular beliefs, natural ingredients would have antiseptic, antibacterial, and fungicidal properties. However, the scientific evidence in this regard is limited.
To eliminate fungus on the feet, it is recommended to follow the doctor’s instructions. Home remedies can cause counterproductive reactions, and health experts suggest avoiding them on your own. In case you are curious, here are the remedies that could help you with this problem.
After identifying the fungus, you can choose one of the home remedies that we list here to eliminate it.
1. Home remedies of Lemon
Get a pair of juicy lemons and squeeze them into a bowl. Then apply the lemon drops on the areas affected by the fungi and leave to act for 5 minutes.
2. Garlic oil or ground garlic
Oil or ground garlic should be applied to the areas affected by the fungus 2 times a day. In the morning and at night. The treatment should last a minimum of 15 days and a maximum of two months (in extreme cases).
3. Baking soda
In a small container, pour two tablespoons of water and add one tablespoon of the baking soda, mix until paste forms. Apply the paste to the affected areas and let them rest for 5 minutes. For the final process, wash your feet in warm water. This treatment can be done daily.
Pour half a liter of hot water into a large container, add nine tablespoons of salt, and stir until dissolved. Finally, soak the feet for 45 minutes and pat the skin dry.
5. Apple Vinegar
Mix half a liter of water with half a liter of vinegar in a large bowl and soak your feet for half an hour. The treatment must be carried out twice a day (in the morning and at night before sleeping). Apple vinegar is also very useful for glowing skin.
Symptoms of foot fungus
The main symptoms of foot fungus are bad nails, inflammation, blisters, itching, burning, cracks, dry skin, bad smell, redness of the skin. If your foot has any of these symptoms, it is important that you take action to avoid complications.
How to eliminate toenail fungus?
To eliminate fungus on the toenails, you can choose the aforementioned home remedies or medications that can be applied to the fungus or orally. If you are unsure about the effectiveness of these options, see a podiatrist for guidance.
What is good for removing foot fungus?
Baking soda, garlic oil, lemon, apple cider vinegar, antifungal balm or creams, and fluconazole are good for killing fungi. The aforementioned treatments must be carried out with great care because it is not recommended for allergy sufferers or pregnant women (in case of antifungal medications and fluconazole)
Foot fungus medication
The best-known medications to eliminate foot fungus are:
- – Cyclopyroxolamin
- – Miconazole
- – Terbinafine
- – Fluconazole
- – Ketoconazole
Stay Healthier Note
The fungi in the silver of the feet are known as the fisheye or plantar wart, which presents a white callus. The fungus causes pain and discomfort when walking. To treat this type of fungus the first step is to use a cream-based on nitric acid or trichloroacetic acid. The cream will remove the layer damaged by the fungus and therefore remove the wart.