Proven home remedies will help cure foot fungus.

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The fungus (mycosis) is a common skin disease caused by parasitic fungi. One of the most common types, especially in adults, is foot fungus. It is very easy to get infected with them: scales are constantly shed from the skin affected by the fungus, in which there are many pathogens. How to get rid of foot fungus? Traditional medicine does not always cope with this unpleasant ailment, which is why a significant part of people turn to the piggy bank of home remedies for foot fungus.

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In humid conditions, foot fungus multiplies well. Therefore, the most common places of infection are swimming pools, saunas and showers. Excessive sweating of the feet and wet shoes are prone to the development of foot fungus. If there is a sick person in the family, there is a high probability of infection in healthy family members. Therefore, you cannot use towels, shoes, combs, clothes, etc. from other persons.

The causative agents of the fungus tolerate well a dry environment and low temperatures; under these conditions, they do not die, they only stop their growth and development. On the scales of the skin affected by the disease, the fungi remain viable for a long time. These scales can be on clothes, shoes, carpets for years. Then, upon contact with the skin of a healthy person, the pathogenic fungi again begin to grow and multiply, causing disease.

The fungus spreads rapidly in a slightly alkaline and neutral environment (6-6, 5 RN). Healthy skin has a slightly acidic environment - pH - 5. 5. This protects us from fungal diseases. But sweaty feet and uncomfortable synthetic shoes break this protection. Therefore, when treating fungus with home remedies, vinegar is often used.

To disinfect the patient's clothes and clothing, it is recommended to boil: fungi die when boiled in 3-4 minutes. A 1% formalin solution is used to treat footwear and a chloramine solution is used to disinfect household items. This needs to be done, because after the fungus is fully cured, you can get it again through your own shoes and clothing.

Symptoms of infection

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Symptoms of a foot fungus may include the following:

  • One or more cracks between the toes.
  • Peeling of the skin;
  • Itching, burning;
  • Thickening of the skin, appearance of scales;
  • Redness of the skin;
  • Bubbles with transparent liquid.

These symptoms can occur simultaneously or separately.

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If the fungus is severe, with ulcers and erosions, then before using folk remedies for the treatment of foot fungus, it is necessary to make a foot bath with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. During this procedure, try to separate as much of the scales as possible from the skin. If the skin of the feet, affected by the fungus, is thickened and horny, it is advisable to remove all the scales before treatment. This is easily done with salicylic petroleum jelly applied 2 times a day. To make the process faster, you can make compresses with this tool. Once the scales are removed, the fungal treatments will act directly on the affected skin area.

Herbal remedies


mushroom celandine broth

Celandine has long been considered one of the most effective herbal remedies in the fight against fungi.

4 tbsp. L. herbs need to be poured into 1. 5 liters of hot water and boiled for 3 minutes. Soak your feet in the broth cooled to an acceptable temperature for 30 minutes. At night, make compresses with this broth, adding a little vinegar. The course of treatment is 15-20 days in a row.

If for some reason celandine is unpleasant for you, you can replace it with absinthe.

Burdock leaves

Take a burdock leaf, beat from below with a hammer or roll it up with a rolling pin so that the juice comes out. Wrap the leg with a burdock, secure it with a bandage and put on a sock. Change the compress 2 times a day. The course is 3 weeks. It is recommended to use this remedy at night.

Rowan leaves

Knead fresh rowan leaves, glue them to the affected skin area and secure with a bandage, or better yet, first with a burdock leaf and then with a bandage. It is advisable to keep the bandage 24 hours a day, changing it once a day.

Birch tar

mushroom birch tar

Steam your feet with soapy water, remove excess skin with a pumice stone, clean well and spread with birch tar the skin between toes, nails, crevices. After an hour and a half, wipe off the tar, but do not wash your feet. Walk like this for two days. Then repeat the procedure. It is enough to apply this folk remedy 3-4 times for the fungus to pass. But don't forget to disinfect your shoes.


Pour 1 glass of calendula flowers with 1 glass of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, then strain. With this infusion, lubricate the feet affected by the fungus at night.

Garlic recipes

  1. Mix garlic porridges and butter in a 1: 1 ratio. From the resulting mixture, make compresses at night. Course - until complete recovery.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp. l. garlic juice and 90% alcohol, add 2 tbsp. l. Water. Lubricate sore spots every night at night. The course is 2-3 weeks.


Put 300 g of onion porridge in two plastic bags. Bag the feet so that the skin does not come into contact with the onion. Tie the bags around the ankles. The result is a "vapor-air chamber". Course - 5 sessions.

Potato sprouts

Pour half a glass of alcoholic chopped potato sprouts, insist and compress this porridge overnight on the affected skin.


lemon to treat fungus
  1. Cut the lemon into thin slices, then cut it in half and glue it to the damaged area. Cover with a bandage and cling film on top. Keep for 20 minutes.
  2. A simple rub with lemon can also help with your problem. But do not forget that you do not need to wash your feet after such a procedure.


Pour 2 tablespoons of chopped aloe leaves with a liter of boiling water. When the infusion has reached room temperature, strain and use as a base for a foot bath. The recommended duration of the procedure is 10 minutes.

If you want, you can add sage and calendula to the solution, in the same proportions as aloe.

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Apple vinager

apple cider vinegar for mushrooms
  1. Soak thoroughly washed feet in water with apple cider vinegar. Choose the concentration at your discretion - the stronger, the faster the treatment, but only so that you can withstand it.
  2. Vinegar will also be helpful in combination with carrot juice. Mix 1 tbsp. l. two liquids and lubricate the affected skin with a swab moistened with this composition.
  3. Wash the chicken egg, dry it, put it in a glass and pour 100 g of vinegar essence. Insist in a dark place for 5-7 days until the peel dissolves, discard the remaining film. Add 100 g of softened butter, beat. You will get an emulsion in the form of mayonnaise. Every night, steam your legs and apply the ointment to the affected area of the skin in the form of a compress, wrapping it with plastic on top. When the nail is soft, trim it. Course - until complete recovery.


Dilute the soda with water and make a porridge. Rub the affected skin with this porridge. After 15 minutes, rinse with water, wipe your feet, and sprinkle with starch.

Salicylic ointment

To quickly soften and remove fungal skin areas, you can use a 35% salicylic ointment from the pharmacy. Spread it on your feet in the morning, and put a plastic bag on each one, then socks, wear it all until evening. Repeat the procedure at night. And do this for a week. After three days of treatment, the skin on the legs will start to whiten and peel off in patches, the young skin underneath will be healthy and fresh, without any signs of fungus.


Add 1 tablespoon to a glass of water. l. ammonia. Soak a cloth in this solution and wrap the foot, put a plastic bag and a sock on top. Do it before bed. Course - 5-10 procedures.

Hydrogen peroxide

Mix equal parts warm water and hydrogen peroxide and soak a clean, previously trimmed nail in the solution for 20 minutes.

It is not recommended to lower the entire foot, as this is fraught with skin irritation.

After the proper time has passed, dry the nail thoroughly. After the procedure, avoid wearing closed shoes and socks for as long as possible.

It is recommended to repeat the baths every day until the desired result is achieved.


Dip a 20% propolis tincture (you can buy it at the pharmacy) in a cotton ball, apply it to the infected area and fix it well with a bandage. It is recommended to wear a bandage within 24 hours and then change it to a new one.

Clay BF

Wash your feet and grease the affected areas with BF-88 glue. Do this once a day for a week. The fungus will disappear completely.

Copper sulphate

Dissolve a teaspoon of copper sulfate in a liter of boiled water, stir well, and put your feet there for 10 minutes.

Never use a metal container, as copper sulfate is very corrosive.

Tar soap

Pour two tablespoons of grated soap with two liters of boiling water and bring until completely dissolved. When the solution has cooled, place your feet in it for 10-15 minutes. When done, wipe your feet with a towel until they are dry.

Alternative treatment with hot water

Turn on a hot water faucet in the bathroom, the kind your hands can barely tolerate. Standing in the bathroom, put your foot under the running water for a moment. We repeat this 5-7 times. After that, separating the toes, let it dry. Immediately spray 6% vinegar between fingers and allow to dry again.

Among all the recipes that we have listed, you will surely find something suitable for yourself and say goodbye to such an unpleasant disease as foot fungus.