Mycosis is a common skin disease caused by pathogenic microorganisms. It can become infected through direct contact with a patient in public places where it is customary to use shared shoes and towels (in the bath, sauna). Traditional medicine offers this disease in many ways. At the same time, it is worth treating the fungus on your feet with improvised tools at home.
The main symptoms
The fungal infection of the legs manifests itself as follows:
- Redness and itching of the skin, which initially affects the interdigital area. In addition, pathological changes can be observed on the skin over the entire area of the sole.
- Due to its dryness, severe exfoliation of the skin with irritation. Smaller cracks appear, which gradually become deep wounds, accompanied by painful feelings. In advanced forms of the infection, the outside of the foot may also be affected.
- Progressive disease involves the formation of small itchy bubbles that appear sharply between the toes and on the soles of the feet. When opened, they lead to wounds, itching and pain.
Folk remedies to combat the infection
The human foot has an environment with a slightly acidic reaction. Because of this, the fungal bacteria surrounding humans have no chance of penetrating the epidermis. The body’s natural defenses are weakened when immunity is reduced and a warm and humid environment is created for pathogens.
In moments like these, the skin on the legs weakens and microspores easily settle on it, starting their active lives. The use of medications prescribed by your doctor will not always give a positive result and you will need to undergo repeated therapy according to a revised schedule. In such a situation, it is advisable to use traditional medicine as well as treat and prevent the fungus on your feet at home.
Benefits of iodine
This pharmaceutical material has a strong antiseptic effect, a strong halogen that provides high folding of protein components. Due to the fact that pathogenic fungal spores are composed of protein, iodine neutralizes them in a short time and prevents the recurrence of the disease. You should know that:
- Iodine can cause an allergic reaction during treatment, so it is recommended to test healthy skin before use (1 drop should be applied to bend the elbow).
- The drug described is highly effective in the early stages of infection because the mechanism of action on proteins only works on the surface of the skin.
- If applied too often to the affected areas of the legs, iodine can provoke the development of burns.
The iodine-alcohol solution has a high concentration. It is recommended to dilute 1: 1 with standard medical alcohol before starting treatment. The product obtained is applied directly to the affected areas of the feet, previously evaporated in warm water and wiped dry. The course of treatment should not exceed 1 week; in order to achieve a positive result, drugs that fight the infection should be used in parallel.
Known for its antiseptic properties, it is a natural regulator of important metabolic processes in the human body. This justifies the frequent use of hydrogen peroxide in the treatment of home fungal infections.
It is necessary to prepare a 3% peroxide solution, based on which applications should be prepared for 10-15 minutes. Prior to the procedure, the infected skin is evaporated and dried, and the flaky epidermis is removed. The cotton swab is moistened with liquid and fixed tightly to the focus of the disease. At the end of the procedure, the application site is wiped with a clean cloth but not washed. It should be treated for at least 5 days to achieve a positive result.
Celandine is known for its medicinal properties and is widely used in folk medicine. This plant is especially effective in treating all kinds of skin damage and infections. The secret lies in the large amount of saponins and alkaloids found in its juice.
Various baths, decoctions and celandine infusions are known to help get rid of foot skin infections in a short time. It heals the fresh sap of a freshly plucked plant. To get rid of mycosis quickly, it is advisable to use the trays at the same time with herbal decoction and then with fresh celandine juice to treat the lesions on the skin.
Preparation of decoction for the bath: 500 g of fresh or 100 g of dry grass should be poured with 1 liter of boiled water. The resulting infusion is used diluted 1: 1 with hot water. Foot baths should be performed at night for 10 days. At the end of the procedure, the damaged areas of the legs are dried, the dead skin is cleansed and treated with fresh vegetable juice.
The acidic environment is destructive in the treatment of pathogens of fungal infections. In the early stages of skin disease, when the parasite colonies of the infection have not yet penetrated too deeply into the epidermis, apple cider vinegar can be an excellent remedy for foot fungus destruction.
Apple cider vinegar contains organic substances that can kill pathological formations and infections in a short time. The applications are applied to the affected areas of the skin while it is not desirable to touch its healthy areas. In case of severe damage to the foot, after bathing, it is recommended to treat the intact skin with a lot of baby cream and to wear tight socks previously moistened with vinegar.
Baking soda has an antiseptic and emollient effect, but in its pure form is rarely used to treat home fungal infections of the skin of the feet. A positive preventive result can be achieved by using soda and tar or laundry soap in combination with salt.
Fungal skin infections based on sea salt and soda baths have a regenerating and disinfecting effect on the epidermis like natural seawater. The effect will be more complete if you add a few drops of iodine to the water. Ratio: 2 liters of hot water, 3 tablespoons of dry matter. Sick skin-focused legs are steamed twice during the day. The course of treatment is 5-7 days.
Preparation for treating a soap bath: 3 liters of hot water in which we dissolve half a portion of crushed soap. 5 tablespoons of baking soda are also added here. After the water has cooled, the feet should be rinsed thoroughly and dried. The disease recedes within a week. But at the same time, conditions must be created under which the skin fungus does not return and does not begin to recur at an even greater rate.
Undiluted, the substance can damage the integrity of the skin, diluted with freshly squeezed carrot juice. Carrots contain large amounts of phytoncide and carotene, which help heal the affected skin. Vinegar also helps to completely eliminate fungal foci on the feet.
Applications based on carrot vinegar solution (1: 1 ratio) are good for treatment. You should resist them for up to 10-15 minutes. A foot bath should be performed beforehand, which softens the hardened epidermis, thus giving unobstructed access to pathogens.
Treatment of foot fungus with folk remedies is an effective and efficient therapy. In this case, you need to carefully monitor your own diet, adhere to a balanced diet. The body needs to get enough nutrients, a vitamin complex that supports the immune system at the right level. Only in this case will the fight against the fungus affecting the skin of the legs be quick and positive. Avitaminosis and weakened immunity are predictors of infection with pathogenic microorganisms.
Treating foot mycoses with folk remedies is safe for human health, provided all rules and instructions are fully followed. Tips from traditional medicine as well as complex drug therapy will help get rid of fungal diseases and prevent their recurrence.