We treat fungus between the toes using traditional methods.

The now widespread fungal infection of the feet, popularly called fungus, is a pressing problem for one in five compatriots. The causative agents are strains of Candida albicans. The pathology requires timely treatment. An advanced disease is more difficult to treat, causing the patient a series of complexes and inconveniences.

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

The most common folk methods

Antifungal drugs are made from expensive substances synthesized abroad, so even in generic form they have a high cost. Grandma's simple recipes will tell you better than teachers how to cure toe fungus relatively quickly and without much expense.

fungus between toes

Traditional treatment methods have become more popular because they are cheaper and safer (without typical drug side effects). For many decades the effectiveness of the methods proposed to humanity by nature itself has been demonstrated.

Vinegar treatment

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

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

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

treat fungus with vinegar

Accelerating the healing of microcracks and ulcers before fungicide 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 concentration of the vinegar solution can be reduced.

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

Internal intake of apple cider vinegar 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 proportion of 20 grams per 1 liter of warm, but not hot, water. 15-20 minutes is the optimal duration for steaming damaged areas of the foot in a saline solution.

sea ​​salt against fungus

After the procedure, you should put on clean, ironed socks with dry feet. It is more advisable to take salt baths before going to bed, 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 on for 24 hours until ready to use. The duration of the course is 1 month.

iodine bath

A common 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 must keep your legs inside for a quarter of an hour. Iodine treatment lasts 2 to 3 weeks.

Iodine bath against foot fungus.

potato peel

Toe fungus disappears by steaming it in a decoction of potato peelings. The affected areas should be kept in the liquid for 25 to 30 minutes. It is also recommended to clean the affected areas with potato peel. This way the effect will be stronger. After performing this manipulation, dry the moisture between your fingers with a napkin and grease with pork fat.

Compresses with birch tar

Birch tar effectively eliminates fungus on fingers and toes. Before the procedure, the feet should be steamed with soap and water, scrape off the peeled scales with a pumice stone, dry the skin, and then apply liquid tar for 90 minutes.

Herbal medicine in the fight against fungi.

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

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

  • Celandine.
  • Calendula.
  • Burdock.
  • Mint.
  • Nettle.
  • Grass of San Juan.
  • Sage.
  • Chamomile.

60 milligrams of celandine herb are calculated per 1 liter of water. After boiling, the extract is allowed to sit for 5 minutes. The strained decoction is used for compresses and foot baths, taking it for half an hour a day for 21 days. Add 30 ml of vinegar to the boiled stem cake 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 throughout the 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 gauze, a bandage or a sock. Do the same with the 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 a glass of boiled water. Infusion time is 30 to 35 minutes. The effect can be achieved in 30-40 days.

Herbal decoction for internal use.

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

  • Common burdock.
  • Yarrow.
  • Wormwood.
  • Banana.

Herbs should 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 do not have the time or desire to bother with alternative medicine techniques, the fungus can be treated by showering with an anti-dandruff shampoo. They should wash their feet regularly, dry them, and wear a clean sock at night.

Useful tools to help

The solution to the problem of Candida infections in the feet 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 regularly steam your feet in a solution of salt and soda, you can successfully and quickly cure toe fungus.

table salt against fungus

Molecules of a saturated solution of table salt penetrate deep into the layers of the skin, inhibiting the development of pathogenic cells. Cotton 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 to treat fungus.

  1. It is possible to cure toe fungus in no time! The chicken egg should be placed in a jar filled with vinegar essence at 75% concentration, placed in a dark place, waiting for the shell to completely dissolve. When you remove the film from the egg in the jar, add the butter (5 grams) and stir until smooth. The ointment will be ready in 24 hours. The product will allow you to cure the fungus effectively and painlessly with twice-daily application.
  2. Even ground coffee can cure mycosis between the toes. Five tablespoons of this drink are made in a one-liter container with boiling water. To go to bed, the cooled infusion is poured into a container, where the feet are immersed for 30 minutes. Wear cotton socks with wet feet. After waking up, you should rinse your feet with fresh water. The procedure helps eliminate the fungus within a month.
  3. Garlic cloves, cut in half and rolled in kitchen salt, can destroy the infection in 10 to 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 with onions and spread it on the sore interdigital area. If there are irritated lesions on the skin, add the same amount of Vaseline to the chopped onion.


The main component of a homemade first aid kit, ammonia, works well in treating foot fungus. 15 ml of ammonia solution should 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 along with a pressure bandage. For a full course, 8-10 procedures are enough.

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