An unpleasant infectious disease such as onychomycosis is very common. In addition to therapy with pharmacy ointments and tablets, you can try methods of treating the fungus on your feet with home folk remedies. There are many recipes for effective decoctions, tinctures, compresses and more. Before using a particular method, it is worth knowing the characteristics of the treatment of mycoses and the causes of this disease.
One in five people on the planet suffers from onychomycosis. The fungus is of the following types: interdigital and nail. This disease is contagious, with itching, peeling of the skin of the feet. Certain types of fungi cause the disease. Infection can occur due to non-compliance with hygiene rules, trying on someone else’s shoes, excessive sweating of the feet, visiting public places (sports lockers, beaches, saunas).
Due to the rapid spread of the infection, 70% of the world's population has already experienced mycosis of the foot or nail. In order to get rid of this disease, it is important to properly organize the therapeutic process.
If you've started using folk remedies for foot fungus, follow these guidelines:
To treat mycosis, kombucha should be given in sugar solution for about 7 days. The resulting mixture is treated with the affected areas. The product is able to slow down the growth of fungal strains and kill bacteria.
The following prescription can be used to treat the disease:
The pathogens of fungal infections cannot tolerate the alkaline environment, so baking soda can be used to fight them. A hot bath is prepared for the session: 7 liters of water, 3 tablespoons of soda and grated laundry soap. The legs are released into the pool after the soda and soap have completely dissolved. Sessions are repeated for at least 4 consecutive days. It is recommended to combine such procedures with the use of drugs to accelerate healing.
The acidic environment prevents the growth of spores, so you may want to try vinegar baths, body lotions or ointments for home therapy.
Here are the recipes:
In the early stages, the treatment of the fungus on the legs with folk remedies can be done with apple cider vinegar. The method uses creams. Cotton pads are moistened with vinegar and applied to fingers and nails affected by the fungus for 8-10 hours. The prescription is used for long-term treatment until healthy nails appear and signs of disease disappear. They take a break for 2-3 days each week.
The scope of iodine is not limited to disinfection. Alcohol tincture is excellent for healing fungi. A powerful disinfectant with proven fungicidal properties, it is widely used in home therapy. Treating the fungus on the feet with folk remedies based on iodine involves treating the affected areas with tincture or using hot baths with this drug.
Methods for using the solution in fungal diseases:
In summer, if you experience unpleasant symptoms, you can use the leaves of the poisonous celandine herb.
This plant has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and cauterizing effects. Folk remedies based on toxic herbs against the fungus on the feet immediately kill the infection.
You can use fresh vegetable juice or a decoction made from dry leaves.
To get fresh vegetable juice, you need to go through a meat grinder. The pulp is then filtered through 3-4 layers of folded cheesecloth. 200 ml of juice is required to prepare the medicinal tincture. 200 ml of 70% alcohol are added and the mixture is infused over 24 hours. You can also lubricate infected skin and nails with the juice you get after squeezing. However, such a cure is stored for up to 2-3 days, so it is better to make the juice filled with alcohol.
Before using this medicine, wash your feet with warm water and dry with a towel. Alcoholic tincture is used to lubricate the feet and problematic nail plates. Take at least three treatments a day. In addition, it is recommended to use pharmacy antiseptic creams to stop the spread of the fungus and speed up healing.
If you can't make fresh juice, you can use a dry herb for decoctions. Celandine is sold in all pharmacies, and you can make the plant yourself. To prepare the broth you need to cook 4 tablespoons of dry plants with 1. 5 liters of boiling water. When the drug cools to a temperature comfortable for the body, it is used for baths. The legs are kept in the broth for about 30 minutes. Repeat the procedure regularly until complete recovery. You can replace the celandine worm or a combination of these when making decoctions.
This unique product is actively used in traditional medicine to fight various diseases. Due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, propolis helps to remove fungi on the feet. The product is used in the form of a clear or alcoholic solution. The cure is used until complete healing. It is important to note that this method is contraindicated for people allergic to beekeeping products.
There are several recipes for treating foot fungus using propolis:
This vegetable is known for its bactericidal properties and is widely used in traditional medicine.
Follow these instructions to treat onychomycosis:
Natural essential oils of plants are equivalent to expensive medicinal antifungals. They have cleansing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties and help regenerate skin and nail cells. Different types of essential oils are suitable for treating the fungus on the feet: lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang extract and tea tree. You can use this folk remedy for compresses or hot baths.
If the fungus on your feet is already in a neglected form and much of the skin on your feet and nail plates is already infected, it is advisable to supplement folk recipes with medication. Severe forms of the disease lead to the need for patients to remove infected nail plates. To do this, you must contact a specialist.