Sunday, 23 October 2016

Useful ways to cure Foot Fungus

Do you have an incessant urge to scratch in-between your toes? Does your skin feel cracked and smelly? Well, all these signs are an indication of acute foot fungus. Do not wait till the problem goes out of hand and requires surgical treatment. Here are some tips to help you through the painful and irritating state.

  1. Keep the toes dry:  Sweaty feet are a breeding ground for fungus. It is best to begin by keeping your toes dry. It is very common for sweat to accumulate in these small spaces. Keep the problem at bay by cleaning the feet well with soapy water. Use facial tissues for cleaning tiny spaces in-between the feet, when travelling.
  2. Get rid of old shoes: You may have that one pair of shoes that have been with you since high school. Even if the pair gets you a lot of compliments, it is time for them to go. Old shoes are a big reason for foot fungus and itchy toes.
  3. T-bar: An important tip that can help your feet is to avoid wearing shoes that are closed during humid climates. Make sure your feet are breathing, to avoid itching. A great alternative is wearing T-Bar sandals.
  4. Use vinegar: Do not restrict vinegar to the kitchen. Vinegar also works well in the world of beauty. The acidic properties of this liquid help in getting rid of fungus and infection. Make a mix of 2 parts water and one part vinegar and soak your feet in. Your feet will feel relaxed after the pedicure.
  5. Embracing garlic: Another home remedy that battles foot fungus is garlic. Crush a few garlic cloves; add it in olive oil and apply to your feet and leave it for 30 minutes. It has an anti-bacterial property that puts the itch at ease. Follow the routine thrice a week and say goodbye to the foot fungus on your feet.
  6. Orange oil or tea tree rub: Tea tree oil is known to be a natural disinfectant, possessing an anti-bacterial and fungicidal property that makes it very popular in toenail fungus treatments. Apart from this, orange oil has also become popular in getting rid of fungus. However, make sure you dilute the oil before using it on your feet.
  7. Sprinkle organic corn starch on your feet before putting on socks. The corn starch will help in soaking up all the moisture.
If the problem area is your nail then make sure you clip as much of the affected nail as possible. Also, make sure you disinfect the clippers after use to prevent the infection from spreading. Wash your feet with warm water, and dry them thoroughly.

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