We treat fungus between the toes using traditional methods

The now widespread mycotic infection of the feet, popularly called fungus, is a pressing problem for every fifth compatriot. The causative agents are Candida albicans strains. Pathology requires timely treatment. An advanced disease is more difficult to treat, causing the patient a number of complexes and inconveniences.

Along with medicinal methods of getting rid of mycosis between the toes, home treatment with folk remedies is of increasing interest.

The most common folk methods

Antifungal drugs are made on the basis of expensive substances synthesized abroad, which is why even in the form of generics they have a high cost. Simple grandmother’s recipes will tell you better than professors how to cure fungus between the toes relatively quickly and without much expense.

fungus between toes

Traditional methods of treatment have become more popular because they are cheaper and safer (no side effects typical of medications). For many decades, the effectiveness of methods suggested to humanity by nature itself has been proven.

Treatment with vinegar

Fungus between the toes can be quickly and inexpensively eliminated with a regular table or apple bite. It is easy to make lotions, compresses and baths from it. Acetic acid is easily mixed with glycerin, iodine, juices of fruits, vegetables and plants, and added to homemade ointments.

Baths are made from 9% table vinegar. This foot liquid is slightly warmed and the affected foot is lowered for 15 minutes.

Vinegar and vegetable oil in equal proportions are taken when preparing homemade ointment. It cures even the most advanced fungus between the fingers. The ointment turns out to be liquid, so a cotton swab is used to apply it. A gauze lotion of the mixture plus a warm sock at night will significantly make the patient’s life easier from the first days!

treating fungus with vinegar

Accelerating the healing of microcracks and ulcers before fungicidal therapy with table acetic acid is accompanied by:

  • Carrot juice.
  • Infusion of calendula flowers.
  • Sea buckthorn oil.

In case of severe tingling and burning, the strength of the vinegar solution may be reduced.

The fungus that has arisen between the fingers is "afraid" of the acetate acid of apples, especially if it is taken in a 1: 1 ratio with an iodine solution. The product is intended for daily lubrication until the clinical manifestations of the disease completely disappear. It will be possible to completely "expel" the pathogen by continuing this treatment for a little more time.

Taking apple cider vinegar internally will help create an acidic reaction that is unfavorable for the pathogenesis of mycosis. The daily dose is 15 ml per glass of water.

Antifungal properties of sea salt

Fungus between the toes can be cured with regular sea salt therapy sessions. Baths are prepared from it in a ratio of 20 grams per 1 liter of warm, but not hot water. 15-20 minutes is the optimal duration of steaming damaged areas of the foot in a saline solution.

sea ​​salt against fungus

After the procedure, you should put on clean, ironed socks on dry feet. It is more advisable to take salt baths before bedtime, regularly for 14 days.

Garlic ointment

Fungus between the toes can be cured not only with baths. Therapy with "grandmother’s" remedies includes a recipe for garlic ointment. To prepare it, two medium-sized cloves are enough, which, crushed, are mixed with 100 g of melted butter. Leave for 24 hours until ready to use. Course duration is 1 month.

Iodine bath

An ordinary tincture of iodine has a detrimental effect on the fungus that has touched the toes. 20 drops are diluted with warm water (3 liters) - and the healing bath is ready. You need to keep your legs in it for a quarter of an hour. Treatment with iodine lasts 2-3 weeks.

iodine bath against foot fungus

Potato peel

Toe fungus disappears by steaming feet in a decoction of potato peels. The affected areas should be kept in the liquid for 25-30 minutes. It is recommended to additionally wipe the affected areas with potato skins. This way the effect will be stronger. After carrying out this manipulation, blot the moisture between the fingers with a napkin and grease with pork fat.

Compresses with birch tar

Birch tar effectively eliminates finger and toe fungus. Before the procedure, feet should be steamed in soapy water, peeling scales should be scraped off with a pumice stone, the skin should be wiped dry, and then tar liquid should be applied for 90 minutes.

Herbal medicine in the fight against fungus

The fungus can be treated gently and painlessly with herbal remedies. Plants located in the yard or on the nearest roadside, in the form of infusions and decoctions, exhibit an antiseptic, wound-healing and drying effect.

Antifungal plant extracts from herbs and flowers are prepared for external use:

  • Celandine.
  • Calendula.
  • Burdock.
  • Mint.
  • Nettle.
  • St. John's wort.
  • Sage.
  • Chamomile.

60 milligrams of celandine herb is calculated for 1 liter of water. After boiling, the extract is allowed to steep for 5 minutes. The strained decoction is used for compresses and foot baths, taken for half an hour daily for 21 days. Add 30 ml of vinegar to the cake of boiled stems to use as a compress.

Field and meadow herbs (mint, chamomile and nettle, St. John's wort, sage) are dried, crushed, mixed, and placed in socks for the whole day. The procedure lasts 3 weeks.

Herbal remedies for external treatment

Burdock juice has a detrimental effect on foot fungus. To obtain it, young leaves are collected, beaten with a hammer, and wrapped around the feet at night, securing them with a piece of gauze, a bandage, or a sock. Do the same with rowan leaves, changing them every half day.

To wash between your fingers with calendula infusion, you need to take 250 grams of dried flowers and one glass of boiled water. Infusion time is 30-35 minutes. The effect can be achieved in 30-40 days.

Herbal decoction for internal use

Aqueous extracts of well-known medicinal plants help to destroy the fungus that lives between the toes:

  • Common burdock.
  • Yarrow.
  • Wormwood.
  • Plantain.

Herbs must be taken in equal proportions to obtain a healing mixture. A decoction is prepared at the rate of 5 grams of mixed plants per 100 ml of water. The extract is infused for 6 hours, after which it is ready for use in the morning before meals.

Treatment with anti-dandruff shampoo

For those who don't have the time or desire to bother with alternative medicine techniques, the fungus can be treated by showering with anti-dandruff shampoo. They should wash their feet regularly, dry them and wear a clean sock at night.

Handy tools to help

The solution to the problem of candidal foot infections is on the kitchen shelves and in the refrigerator itself. Rock salt and soda, available to every housewife, can be used as an effective home remedy. If you steam your feet in a soda-salt solution regularly, you can successfully and quickly cure fungus between your toes.

table salt against fungus

Molecules of a saturated solution of table salt penetrate deep into the skin layers, inhibiting the development of pathogenic cells. A cotton wool moistened with this product is inserted into the perineum of the phalanges without causing pain or burning. After the first two weeks of salt therapy, the itching disappears, and after 2 months the cracks heal.

Foods for treating fungus

  1. It is possible to cure toe fungus in a short time! The chicken egg should be placed in a jar, filled with vinegar essence of 75% concentration, placed in a dark place, waiting for the shell to completely dissolve. When removing the egg film into the jar, add butter (5 grams) and stir until smooth. The ointment will be ready in 24 hours. The product will allow you to painlessly and effectively cure the fungus with twice daily application.
  2. Even ground coffee can cure mycosis between the toes. Five tablespoons of this drink are brewed in a liter container with boiling water. To go to bed, the cooled infusion is poured into a basin, where the feet are immersed for 30 minutes. Wear cotton socks on wet feet. After waking up, feet should be rinsed with fresh water. The procedure helps get rid of the fungus within a month.
  3. Garlic cloves, cut in half, rolled in kitchen salt, can destroy the infection within 10-12 days. They are rubbed on the affected areas and also left on the skin, bandaged with a bandage.
  4. You can use a meat grinder to make a paste from onions to spread on the sore interdigital area. If there are irritated lesions on the skin, add an equal amount of petroleum jelly to the chopped onion.


The main component of a home first aid kit, ammonia, works well in the treatment of foot fungus. 15 ml of ammonia solution must be combined with 200 ml of water. For a compress, use a soft cloth soaked in the resulting liquid. At night, use a plastic bag together with a compression bandage. For a full course, 8-10 procedures are enough.

Getting rid of mycosis that has settled between the fingers using folk remedies allows you to save money and avoid a number of adverse reactions of drug therapy. However, we do not recommend that you take active steps without consulting your doctor!