Affective Home Remedies for Curing Foot Fungus

Foot fungus can be embarrassing to share with a doctor or a nurse. It is a stinky annoyance too. However, there is an easy escape from the frustration and embarrassment of going to the doctor or the store and buying treatments for your foot fungus. All you need is some good old-fashioned soap and water, some antiseptic, and maybe some new socks! These can almost always be found in your home already (except the socks of course). If you don’t contain ingredients like these then they are very cheap and inconspicuous to purchase.

Any antibacterial soap can be used. Wash your feet daily with soap and water. This is a very basic concept of good hygiene. Also if you have nail clippers handy be sure clip your nails and clean underneath them frequently in order to prevent the bacteria from getting stuck under the nail, gross but common.

As far as antiseptics go you can use a wide variety of things, some need to soak and some you can simply apply to your feet and nails three times a day until the fungus is gone. A good way to know the fungus is completely gone is by the odor. Bacteria and fungus produce strong odors which make their existence quite obvious.

Soaking Antiseptics

White Vinegar- dilute one part vinegar to two parts water, soak your feet for twenty minutes twice daily.

Salt Water- it is not important what ratio you use with this just as long as there is enough warm water to submerge your feet and the salt is able to dissolve. This needs to soak at least fifteen minutes, do this twice a day if possible.

Listerine- Listerine is a very powerful antiseptic; some research suggests that Listerine shows the fastest results in killing bacteria, soak for twenty minutes. No dilution necessary but you can if you prefer.

Bleach- this has been used both diluted and undiluted. If you choose to dilute the ratio is 1:3. Soak ten to fifteen minutes

Easy Application

Other antiseptics can simply be applied (with a Q-tip when necessary) to the skin and nails three times a day to kill the foot fungus. These include Vick’s Vapor Rub (apply to whole foot), rubbing alcohol, pureed garlic, and even bleach.

It is important to replace all your socks to ensure you don’t introduce the fungus again. Choose natural fibers if possible. Avoid wearing socks for long periods of time and keep your feet dry.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.