Mycosis of the foot: how to overcome it?
Mycosis of the foot: how does it occur?
Some factors are known to promote the appearance of fungal foot: sweating, heat, humidity. The combination of these different parameters is the perfect breeding ground for mushrooms, such as Candida albicans or Trichophyton rubrum, develop in peace.
In addition, scientific studies have shown that genetics also has a say in this story since some individuals are more likely to get fungal infections than others. Immunocompromised people are also more susceptible to this type of fungus.
The application of antifungal creams to treat foot fungus
To be as effective as possible, a treatment against fungal infections of the foot should be put in place as soon as possible after the discovery of the first clinical signs: redness, blisters, fissures, crevices ...
First reflex to have: make an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. In general, the management of this type of fungal infection is based on the daily application of an antifungal cream. Strict hygiene rules must also be followed scrupulously with, in particular, careful drying between the toes. If the evolution of the fungus is important and has reached the nails, samples can be made to determine the type of fungus incriminated and adjust the treatment.
Use essential oils against foot fungus
At the forefront of natural methods to permanently eliminate fungal infections of the feet are essential oils! Lavender, tea tree, laurel, geranium rosat, clove ... They have antifungal properties to exploit!
How? 'Or' What ? By mixing these essential oils with a vegetable oil, such as jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. Here is a recipe to apply once or twice a day on the affected areas: 5 ml of essential oil of lavender aspic, 2 ml of essential oil of laurel and tea tree and 1 ml of lemongrass essential oil . Mix everything and it's ready!
Mycosis: the plants to our rescue
Herbal medicine can be a complementary method to the treatment prescribed by your dermatologist. Do you know the "pau d'arco"? This sacred tree for the Incas, more commonly known as "lapacho", has a bark rich in anti-inflammatory and antiseptic elements.
You can also try aloe vera which has about the same properties. This plant from North Africa is also recognized as being part of medicinal plants. You can easily find pharmacy in the form of gel to apply on your feet.
Foot baths with baking soda
Nothing like a good foot bath to relieve the itching caused by "athlete's foot"! Be aware that baking soda can be a very valuable ally to overcome your fungus. For that, mix four to five spoons of this natural element (which you find easily on the market) in a liter of lukewarm water.
Soak your feet in the bath for about fifteen minutes and then dry them thoroughly so as not to leave a single trace of liquid between the toes.
To use the therapeutic properties of baking soda to the end, you can sprinkle a small amount in your socks so that it absorbs the moisture generated by your activity during the day. Simple and effective at the same time!
Mycosis of the foot: the alternative medicine to the rescue
- Grandma's remedy. Squeeze half a lemon, drink the juice and rub the lemon on the pulp side of the fungal area once a day. Continue this treatment for 2 months, until the undesirable disappears.
- Naturopathy. Take grapefruit seed extract in 1 glass of water, twice a day, for 2 months. Also put on locally mycosis using a small sterile compress.
- Phytotherapy. Nigella oil is antiseptic: it is used pure externally (that is to say: directly on the skin) against fungus cutaneous feet.
- Homeopathy. In combination with the necessary local treatments, take Graphites 5 CH and Nitricum acidum 5 CH, at a rate of 5 granules each 2 times a day for about 15 days.
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