How to treat foot fungus with home cures?

11 Oct

!! Foot fungus home cures: new skin takes approximately 30 days to grow out, these cures make sure the new skin is fungus free!

What is foot fungus?

Foot fungus is a superficial infection on the skin of the foot:

  • Millions of people in the USA and even more around the world have it!
  • It is a very common infection to have.
  • Most people get it in moist areas such as pools and showers.
  • This can lead to dry skin, flaking, itching and pain.
  • In fact it should be assumed that most constantly dry and thick foot skin is due to foot fungus!
  • Foot fungus can also present as thick fungal nails.

 To learn more about foot fungus – click here!

Foot Fungus Home Cures:

There is not a great deal of medical studies available for  home remedies because there is no one to fund them!

  • But studies show that skin fungus is very superficial and easy to cure.
  • Most of the following home remedies have been shown to have a consensus success rate by patients!

1) Apple vinegar soak treatment:

 Pros:

  • + Easy to use method.
  • +Very cheap and readily available at home.
  • + 85% success rate.

Cons:

  • – Can irritate the skin in some people.
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Success rate can be 85%+ after 4 weeks of use!

Why Does It Work?

  • A Michigan State University (MSU) study shows that Vinegar has anti-fungal properties.
  • This study focused on fungal toenails, but skin fungus is much more superficial and easier to treat than toenail fungus.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar provides a inhospitable acidic environment for the fungus.
  • It is a fungicidal chemical, this means that it kills the fungus rather than just preventing its growth.
  • It is very common to hear people say they feel immediately better after using this just for a short time!

Success Rate:

  • Skin takes approximately 30 days to progress from the stem cells to the superficial skin.
  • For this reason treatment must be approximately 30 days in length.
  • Studies have shown that if only 2 weeks of treatment are performed, cure is achieved 20%. If 4-6 weeks of treatment are maintained, then cure rate is about 65-85%
  • If you still have skin fungus after 4-6 weeks, you may have something and should go see your physician!
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Soak for just 10 minutes or so a day, but if your skin is irritated: Stop or take breaks!

Instructions:

  1. Pour some apple vinegar or some white vinegar (either is fine) into a tub of warm water.
  2. The mixture can be  1/3 or less  if your skin becomes irritated.
  3. Normally use about 1/2 to 1 cup of vinegar and dilute it with water. Then soak!
  4. If the skin becomes irritated, then slow the treatment down; do it every second or third day instead of every day.
  5. The skin needs about 4 weeks worth of treatment to get better, but if the fungus comes back, just do this again!
  6. Put lemon or orange peels into the vinegar while you are storing it within the fridge, this will help eliminate the vinegar smell.

 2) Vick’s vapor rub treatment:

 Pros:

  • + Easy to use method.
  • +Very cheap and readily available at home.
  • + High success rate, but perhaps not as potent as vinegar.
  • +Less caustic(harmful) to the skin as vinegar.

Cons:

  • – It can get all over your sheets.
 Foot Fungus Home Cures
Vick’s VapoRub has been shown to have potent anti-fungal properties!

Why Does It Work?

  • A Spanish study indicates that the components of Vick’s Vapor rub are very anti-fungal.
  • The Mayo Clinic on the other hand states that more treatment studies are necessary.

Vick’s Vapor Rub contains ingredients which have been independently proven to have anti-fungal properties in studies.

  • Camphor (4.8%).
  • Thymol (1.2%).
  • Menthol (2.6%).

Success Rate:

  • Skin takes approximately 30 days to progress from the stem cells to the superficial skin.
  • For this reason treatment must be approximately 30 days in length.
  • Studies have shown that if only 2 weeks of treatment are performed, cure is achieved 20%. If 4-6 weeks of treatment are maintained, then cure rate is about 65-85%
  • If you still have skin fungus after 4-6 weeks, you may have something and should go see your physician!

Instructions:

  1. Rub a small amount onto the effected regions every night before you go to bed.
  2. The exact amount is not extremely important, do not go crazy with large amounts.
  3. Put some socks over it so it does not get onto your sheets.
  4. Remember to keep using it for at least 4 weeks!

C) Tea tree oil foot soak remedy:

Pros:

  • + Easy to use method.
  • + All Natural.
  • + Fairly cheap, <$10 per bottle .
  • + Also works on the toenails.
  • + 85% success rate if used correctly.
  • + Does not irritate the feet.
  • + Can be used as a topical or a foot soak.

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Cons:

  • – Can irritate the skin in some people.
  • – Soaking feet can be annoying.
  • – Can smell, but ways to make it smell better.
  • – Careful if you are a diabetic.
  • – Careful if you have peripheral neuropathy.

D) Listerine foot soak remedy:

 Foot Fungus Home Cures
Listerine does not have any specific medical trials proving its efficacy. Yet there is overwhelming evidence that its ingredients are anti-fungal.

Pros:

  • + Easy to use method.
  • + Double use for a readily available home product.
  • + Readily available in most homes.
  • + Also works on the toenails.
  • + Can be applied as a topical without having to soak.
  • + Very high success rate.
  • + Not very irritating to the skin.
  • + Based on medically proven ingredients.
  • + Nice smell.

Cons:

  • – May not be as potent as some of the other home remedies.
  • – Annoying to apply every night.
  • – Can become expensive.
  • – Costs about $10 for a 1.5 L jug of Listerine.
  • – No specific medical trials for using it.

3) Topical medications and powders!

Look I know I said this was a home remedy guide, but these things are cheap and effective!

  • Sprays and powders really are your best bet.
  • They are easy to put on & very cost effective.

 Foot Fungus Home Cures

So skip to the complete treatment guide and learn about them!

Toenail fungus acts as a fungus reservoir:

The fungus under your toenails can come out and reinfect the skin and web spaces of your foot.

It is important to cure both the skin fungus and the toenail fungus!

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 If you have fungal  nails, they need to be treated as well!

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