Natural Remedies for Foot Fungus  


When it comes to choosing a natural remedy for foot fungus, it is a very personal decision.  The main factors of your decision will depend on the cost and how practical the method is for your lifestyle.  If you’re looking for some great information about it, you have come to the right place.

I will then assist you in finding the best solution by providing 3 very popular treatments and several tips on how to cure your feet. For each natural remedy I will give you full recipe, directions and the pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision and improve your health.

About Foot Fungus

Foot fungus has been called ring worm of the feet but is most commonly known as athlete’s foot.   Despite the name, you don’t have to be involved in sports to develop the fungus anyone can contract it.  Some people are more prone to get skin related problems than others. The infection usually starts between the toes and then spreads from there.  Often causing the skin to blister and crack; creating a burning and itching sensation.

How to Decrease  Discomfort of Foot Fungus ?

Keeping your shoes moisture free

The microbes that cause foot fungus thrive in a warm and moist environment so if your shoes are damp in any way it will likely make the condition worse.  Be sure to keep your shoes dry and if possible; remove the insoles when you are not wearing them and let them air dry or use a blow dryer to ensure success.  Alternating your shoes will also naturally give each pair a chance to dry out in between uses.

Stick to shoes and socks that allow your feet to breathe

Shoes and socks made out of natural fibers such as cotton and leather will allow your feet to breathe throughout the day making it less likely that the foot fungus will spread or it will help to slow down the pace at which it spreads.

Refrain from walking barefoot in public places

When at the gym an indoor or outdoor public pool; or anywhere where people tend to walk without shoes publicly, keep yours on.  It’s a simple solution but it works.   If you have to take a shower at the gym or after a swim invest in a sturdy pair of shower shoes and never leave home without them.  You can walk through the stalls with these shoes and shower in them.  When by the pool keep your flip flops on as long as possible before entering in and put them on as soon as you get out.

Three Effective Treatments for Foot Fungus

  1. Soak your feet for 10 minutes a day in a tub partially filled with lukewarm water and to this water add 2 tablespoons of table salt.  The table salt attacks the microorganisms (fungi) that may be between the toes and under the toenails.  Continue to do this until the condition improves.
  2. Try a solution of equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar; use this mixture and wash your feet every night before going to bed.  This will prevent the foot fungus from spreading further on the feet.  Dry your feet thoroughly and don’t put on any socks keep them dry and exposed to the air all night.
  3. Finally an equal mixture of lavender oil and tea tree essential oil is a very effective method for soothing irritation and killing germs.  Dip a cotton ball into this mixture and then wipe in between the toes and on the toenails.

Which Natural Remedy for Foot Fungus Should I Choose?

Each remedy which I have provided is very popular.  Seeking a natural solution for any health problem, is always a good way to go.  Start with the method that you can begin immediately like #1 so that you don’t put it off because you don’t have all the ingredients.  As soon as you can gather the products needed try another one until you find the remedy that works for you.

In conclusion, living with foot fungus also known as athlete’s foot is a very big inconvenience.   There is hope and prevention is better than cure so protect yourself against the infection whenever possible and try the solutions that I have provided.

To those already afflicted with foot fungus change your habits immediately be consistent with whatever natural remedy for foot fungus you decide to try.  Move on to another natural remedy for foot fungus after a week of no results.  For more aggressive cases not responding well to my tips seek medical advice from a trusted practitioner or a certified herbalist who can help you further possibilities.

Sarah Williams
Sarah Williams is a freelance writer who is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. She’s a total nutrition enthusiast, who believes that true happiness comes from taking care of your body and having great relationships. She regularly shares her thoughts at Wingman Magazine.