Foot fungus is nothing but an infection on the foot and can be cured easily. This is an infection that can be controlled if proper care is taken to maintain basic hygiene.
Self Care Tips To Cure Foot Fungus
Always keep your feet clean and dry. Wash your feet with warm water, taking care to clean in between your toes, make sure you dry your feet completely and wipe in between your toes. Bacteria thrive in warm and moist atmosphere and that is why it is very important to dry your feet completely. Try wearing open footwear for a few days, till the infection is cured.
Make sure to change your socks everyday and if you to go the gym after work carry a fresh pair to change into at the end of the day. Also wearing shoes made of leather or cloth which let your feet breathe is a better choice as opposed to shoes made of rubber or other materials. Sprinkle medicated foot powder in between your toes or put some in your socks. Try wearing cotton socks instead of nylon; this will let your feet breathe as cotton is natural fabric.
If you use public showers like in school or in the gym, don’t go barefoot, wear footwear that is waterproof.
If you are wearing shoes that are made of washable fabric, keep cleaning them once a week. Shoes made of leather or other materials that can’t be washed should be aired or kept out in the sun. Also, keep rotating your shoes, even your gym shoes should be changed every few days.
Keep your toenails short and clean to avoid any infection. Avoid getting pedicures in parlors, try using a pumice stone in the shower and give yourself a quick home pedicure. Take care not to keep your feet soak your feet for too long. Women should avoid wearing nail polish till they get rid of the infection.
There are many medicated foot care products available which can be bought which do not require a prescription, check for foot creams that can help you get rid of the fungus.
If all these tips don’t seem to bring you any results within a few days, make sure to consult your doctor.