Mycosis, popularly called fungus, is an infectious disease of the feet caused by microscopic fungi of various types. Foot fungus is often accompanied by onychomycosis, which is damage to the nail plate. This disease cannot be ignored, because the skin on the feet itches, there is discomfort when walking, and the nails deteriorate. Home remedies for foot fungus will help eliminate the problem and serve as a prevention method. Unlike antifungal ointments and creams, folk remedies will be safer for human health.
Treatment of foot fungus with home remedies.
Mycoses of the feet occur in one in ten people, which means that the disease is common. Anyone can get a fungal infection: in a water park, in a pool, on the beach, while trying on shoes, after using untreated pedicure accessories. You can also get mycosis due to poor foot hygiene, so it is necessary to treat shoes and change socks in a timely manner.
The first symptoms of mycosis appear between the toes, with burning, peeling and itching. The infection then moves to the foot and nail plate. If you do not start treating nail fungus in time, the top layer of the nail plate will begin to peel off, the nail will become deformed and change color. It is difficult to cure mycosis in the last stage, so if you notice the first manifestations of the infection (change in nail color, peeling, itching of the feet, appearance of scales, rough and reddened skin), you should start immediately to treat nail fungus with home remedies.
traditional medicine recipes
Home remedies against toenail fungus can replace pharmaceutical medications. The infection multiplies rapidly in a neutral, slightly alkaline environment, which is why many alternative medicine recipes include soda and vinegar. However, ingredients such as iodine, birch tar, essential oils, kombucha, hydrogen peroxide, apricot resin tincture, etc. are also applicable. Treating nail fungus with home remedies will save you from the need to purchase antifungal medications, which can have a negative effect.
Fungus can be treated by doing medicated foot baths. They can be based on baking soda. Add soda to hot, but not boiling, water poured into a bowl, special footbath or other container in a proportion of 1 tablespoon per 2 liters of water. It is good to add sea salt. Continue the procedure for 30 minutes, then dry your feet thoroughly and put on clean socks.
For the following recipe you will need ½ teaspoon of potassium permanganate, 1 tablespoon of grated laundry soap, 1 tablespoon. tablespoon of soda, 2 tbsp. tablespoons of mustard powder per 1 liter of liquid. The feet should be steamed in a warm bath for half an hour. Vinegar baths are also effective. To prepare them, take half a glass of table or apple cider vinegar mixed with a liter of liquid. If you feel discomfort or tingling, add a little water to reduce the concentration of vinegar. After the procedure, dry your feet with a clean towel.
The application of an ointment prepared at home promotes a quick recovery. Take 70% acetic acid and glycerin, olive oil, dimethyl phthalate, mix the ingredients in a ratio of 1: 1: 1: 2 until smooth, then apply, leave it for 9 hours and then wash your nails with soap to wash. Dimethyl phthalate can be replaced by repudin. An ointment based on vinegar, olive oil, glycerin and repudin in the same proportion is applied to the affected fingers and nails, the feet are lubricated and left to act for 6 hours.
Another way to prepare the ointment: wash and dry a chicken egg, pour 100 g of vinegar essence and leave for 5-7 days. During this time, the shell will completely dissolve. Add 100 g of melted butter to the resulting mixture, beat until creamy. Apply the ointment every night to the affected areas of the foot for several hours, wrapping it with a bandage.
If most of the foot is infected, you can use the following method: mix 100g vinegar, 40g talcum powder, 50g glycerin, 700g distilled or boiled water until smooth. Leave for three days. Rub 3 tablespoons of the mixture on your feet until completely absorbed. Use it for 11 days, then rub 1 tablespoon for 10 days. The disease will disappear within a week, but the course must be completed in full.
For treatment, you can use celandine juice. In medicine, celandine, which contains phytoncides, is used to combat skin diseases. Grind the leaves of the plant, mix 1 tablespoon of celandine with 2 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the mixture for 3 hours, wrapping the feet and fingers with transparent film. You can make an effective decoction of celandine.
Pour unrefined vegetable oil over the dried leaves so that it covers the plant by about 3 cm, keep the decoction for 2 hours at room temperature, then send it to any cool place for 2 weeks. After the expiration date, strain. Dampen a cotton ball or clean cloth and apply for 2 hours. Before doing this, steam your feet well. It is possible to treat the fungus with tincture of iodine. Mix 20 ml of iodine, 20 grams of celandine. Apply a solution of iodine and celandine twice a day for one hour.
Treatment of foot fungus in children.
Home remedies for foot fungus are also applicable for the treatment of infections in children. Mycosis can occur at any age, since the infection is transmitted from person to person, so it is important to immediately identify the disease in a child. For treatment, you can use propolis or apply iodine to the infected areas of the foot and nails. Propolis tincture can be effectively used as compresses: apply propolis to a cotton pad and apply to the foot until the pad is completely dry. Therefore, using home remedies for foot fungus, it is possible to easily cure a child's illness without harming her health.