Autumn, when the weather is cold, is when we start wearing shoes again and our feet cannot breathe anymore. They then become more sensitive to fungi.
Although frequent, fungal infections are nonetheless uncomfortable and unsightly. In addition, they are contagious which is another reason you want to get rid of them if you do not want to contaminate your entire family or sports club. Here are some tips and information on how to cure your fungal infections:
It is sometimes called "athlete's foot" and it often affect the space between your toes, a hot and humid body part par excellence. It is caused by fungi and parasitic yeasts. The effects are known: itching and redness.
First of all, make sure you keep your feet dry by always choosing to wear socks made of natural fibers like cotton. It will also be necessary to wipe them carefully after the shower and let your feet get out as often as possible because keeping them locked in shoes can aggravate the problem.
Keep in mind that the treatment can take months as fungal infections tend to persevere and stay for months or even years if they are properly dealt with.
What about natural remedies?
Before going to see your doctor, you can try various natural remedies and measure the effects. A foot bath with baking soda in which you soak your feet for 15 minutes can help. Dry your feet well and sprinkle the affected areas with baking soda so that the powder absorbs moisture during the day or while you sleep. Cover your feet with socks and repeat for several days.
Other old wives' cures do exist like mixing cinnamon with what you drink when you wake up or at breakfast, or applying drops of grapefruit and tea tree essential oils directly to the fungal infection several times a day. These plants possess well-known antibacterial and antifungal properties.
The classic remedies
You can also try creams and powders against fungus that are sold over-the-counter near you.
You can also opt for treatment with herbal medicine (Calendula tincture and Propolis tincture) or homeopathy. Aromatherapy also offers an interesting alternative even if it is not recommended for children under twelve and pregnant women.
A foot fungus can also reach your nails, so it is important to react quickly. Continue the applications until the lesions disappear completely.
In any case, you will have to take action because there is no spontaneous healing.
Fungal infections can cause complications (nail trauma, bacterial superinfection ...) and people with diabetes or weakened immune systems are at greater risk than others.
If your fungal infections persist, making an appointment with your podiatrist is strongly recommended. You can contact us at the following number: 514.505.3977 or send us a message by filling out the contact form.