Anyone can have a fungus on their feet. The disease does not go away by itself: it must be treated. Folk remedies will help to cope with the problem. Learn how to treat foot fungus at home.
Foot fungus: symptoms, causes
Fungus is a disease caused by fungal organisms. Often the infection affects the feet and then spreads to the nails.
It is easy to get infected with the disease - just walk barefoot where there is already a fungus.
Most often, the infection occurs in public places - in the sauna, shower, swimming pool. A humid environment is suitable for breeding spores. The flakes of skin, along with the fungus, remain on the floor, carpets and even towels.
It's also easy to pick mushrooms in a pedicure salon if the tools aren't sterile.
Symptoms of the appearance of fungus on the feet are different, as they depend on the type of infection. However, there are several common characteristics. I'll tell you more about them.
In my practice, the most common symptoms of the appearance of fungus on the legs are:
- constant itching on the skin of the feet, especially in the area between the toes;
- unpleasant smell;
- changes in the color and structure of the toenails;
- peeling or thickening of the skin;
- the appearance of small cracks and wounds;
- pain when walking;
- the formation of bubbles with the liquid.
If you notice such signs, in order not to harm your health, I recommend that you consult a doctor, as medication may be required.
The causes of foot fungus are different. Among them, my colleagues point out:
- mechanical injury to the nails and skin;
- poor quality shoes;
- increased sweating;
- disruption of the immune and endocrine systems;
- age-related changes (older people are more susceptible to fungal infections than children);
- some diseases (diabetes mellitus, metabolic disorders).
To avoid contracting the fungus, take good care of your shoes and practice good hygiene when visiting public places.
This also applies at home - you can catch an infection from other family members. Do not use other people's things under any circumstances.
How to treat foot fungus with folk remedies
Start treating foot or nail fungus as soon as you feel the first symptoms, as it is easier to get rid of the disease in the early stages.
Learn how to treat an infection at home. I advise my patients to use the following therapies:
Foot baths with potassium permanganate
Potassium permanganate is a good disinfectant. Potassium permanganate trays will help reduce itching and discomfort.
Prepare the product as follows: dissolve 1 g of potassium permanganate (in granules) in 2 liters of warm water. The solution should be pale pink in color. Soak for 20 minutes.
Trays with soda and tea tree oil
Baking soda softens the skin and nail plate. And the tea tree will disinfect and promote healing of the affected areas.
Dissolve 3 tablespoons in 3 liters of warm water. L. drink. Soak for 20 minutes.
Then dry your feet, treat the affected areas with a pumice stone or a special grater for the feet, lubricate the skin with tea tree oil.
Trays of vinegar
Vinegar works well on foot fungus, preventing it from multiplying. Therefore, baths with this tool will help you quickly forget about the problem. Take 9% table vinegar - it works more effectively than apple cider and wine.
For a bath, mix water and vinegar in an 8: 1 ratio. Keep your feet in the bath for 20 minutes.
The effect of the procedure will increase if you steam the legs and treat them with a pumice stone.
The properties of celandine are encrypted in the name of him. Therefore, the plant will help deal with the fungus between the toes.
First, prepare a decoction: 5 tbsp. L. Pour chopped herb celandine with a liter of boiling water and leave for an hour. Dip your feet in a warm brew and hold for 15 minutes.
The medicinal plant has worked well against fungi, so marigold baths will help eliminate the infection.
Do this: pour 200 g of dried calendula flowers with a liter of boiling water. Insist 30-40 minutes. Then dip your feet in the hot broth. The duration of the bath is 15 minutes.
Please note that the information provided is for informational purposes only. To correctly choose the necessary methods of treating the fungus, I recommend going to the doctor's office.
In the fight against the fungus, it is important to carry out the procedures regularly, every day until the infection is completely destroyed. After bathing, dry your feet with a clean towel. Don't forget your shoes - treat them regularly with an antiseptic. My colleagues say that careful foot care is needed to prevent the problem from recurring.
You have learned how to get rid of foot fungus using traditional medicine.