During the summer, the feet sweat more than they usually do, in other seasons, so there is a greater probability of developing fungal infections in the area surrounding the toes. It is best to be barefoot as much as you possible and take care of hygiene of the feet, and if you experience problems with fungal infections, the following are suggestions for natural treatment:

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is an ideal tool for destroying bacteria and fungi, so if you soak your feet in a mixture from this compound and water, you can kill unpleasant fungal infections and prevent them from spreading. Add around 100 milliliters of 3% pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide in one liter of distilled water and soak your feet every morning and night for 20 minutes.

Sodium bicarbonate

It is recommended to avoid nylon socks as well as shoes with synthetic insoles. Walk barefoot as much as possible. However, if you have to wear closed shoes, destroy all the potential bacteria in them by making a refreshing combination of cold water and sodium bicarbonate (1:3), applying daily and allowing to air dry.

Corn starch

Starch is excellent in absorbing the moisture which makes it a great ingredient for pastes that prevent the appearance of unpleasant bacteria and fungi. Mix half a teaspoon of corn starch with a little bit of warm water. Set the oven to 220 degrees and keep the mixture in the oven until it darkens. Rub this mixture onto your previously dried and clean feet, leave it for 1 minute and then wash the mixture off with warm water.

Soak your feet in yogurt!

Yogurt contains live bacteria- acidophilus and therefore it is a great cure for foot infections which develop in the area between the toes and nails. The “friendly” microorganisms present in the yogurt kill fungal infections. Moreover, besides soaking them in yogurt, you can simply rub yogurt all over them and leave the yogurt to dry. Then, just wash off with cold water.

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