How to treat fungus on the feet between the fingers

A common dermatological disease is thrush between the toes. Often happens to professional athletes, so due to a lot of exertion, the feet are sweaty and wet, which is a favorable soil for foot fungus.

This type of fungal infection is more typical for men and is common in summer and also in humid climates.


fungus between toes

There are many reasons for the appearance of fungus between the toes. Among the main ones the following are:

  • When people have weakened immunity and the body lacks vitamins, the fungus will begin to activate.
  • Excessive sweating in the feet.
  • Lack of personal hygiene.
  • Wear uncomfortable shoes made of man-made materials.
  • Visit swimming pools, gyms, and other public places where many people walk, without wearing shoes.
  • Use items belonging to the person with the fungus.
  • Metabolic disease. Diabetes.
  • Other infectious diseases. By the way, mushrooms can be their indicator.

Symptoms of a fungal infection between the toes

Despite the fact that fungal infections between the fingers have characteristic general symptoms. We can say that some signs of fungal infections can vary slightly from person to person. In general, a person with foot fungus may experience symptoms such as:

  • Initially, it may feel a little itchy, not causing much discomfort, so the patient may not notice. Gradually, it started to grow and cause anxiety. Redness appears on the skin.
  • The hallmark symptom of a fungal infection is that the skin begins to peel.
  • Skin peels off, cracks appear with white edges. There is a burning sensation.
  • Mycosis mainly starts in the area between the fourth and fifth fingers, then spreads all over the leg.
  • Feet start to sweat more and smell bad.
  • The skin on the soles of the feet becomes denser.
  • In addition, the appearance of the nails may change. They begin to peel off the skin, appearing as various gray and yellow spots.

If symptoms occur, you should immediately contact a specialist, who will prescribe the correct treatment. A dermatologist will examine the feet, study the signs, and create an individualized treatment regimen that will quickly lead to a person's recovery.

The course of the fungus treatment is not quick, and even after the disappearance of all symptoms, one should continue and complete the course clearly prescribed by the doctor. Cured mushrooms are the basis of good health.

How to treat fungus between the toes: medicine

Toe fungus symptoms

Pharmacies sell a variety of antifungal drugs in different forms (special ointments, creams, gels, solutions and lotions). But before buying them, it is better to consult a dermatologist, who will determine the best option for a person.

In addition, some drugs and new drugs have contraindications, doctors will note this when choosing a treatment method that will be absolutely safe. This also applies to folk remedies, so it's best to discuss their use with a dermatologist.

During the treatment period, in addition to the basic drugs, you need to supplement with vitamins and remedies to strengthen immunity and improve health. Wash your feet twice a day with ringworm soap and use disposable towels. If your feet sweat a lot, you need to buy a special powder at the drugstore, so your feet will be dry and smell good.

All shoes you wear must be thoroughly disinfected, for this it will need to be treated with vinegar. Drain shoes daily. You can also use a special disinfecting anti-fungal device, which, thanks to the action of ultraviolet rays, will get rid of all fungi and you can safely wear your shoes.

Before applying a special ointment, you must first take a therapeutic bath to make a good steam bath for your feet. So, for example, you could take two tablespoons of ground laundry detergent and dissolve them in two quarts of warm water. Put your feet in the tub for fifteen minutes, then wipe them off so they're completely dry. You can then apply the medication in a thin, even layer, while applying not only the infected areas, but also between all other fingers. The same applies if you only have one foot under the influence of the fungus, the second healthy foot is also treated with preventive medication.

Compression using Burov's solution helps a lot. For this procedure, the cotton pad should be moistened in the solution and placed between the toes for 20 minutes.

Folk remedies for fungus on the feet between the toes

Traditional medicine methods can be effectively combined with folk remedies to speed up the treatment of fungus.

Before using some folk remedies, make sure that you are not sensitive to certain medicinal ingredients.

You'd better consult a dermatologist before use.

  • A great folk remedy for toenail fungus is to apply it together with birch bark. Before use, you need to soak your feet in soapy water and exfoliate the flaky skin. Then, dry your feet and apply it all over the space between your toes, fingernails and all cracks in the skin. After an hour and a half, you can wipe off the tar. After the procedure, it is not recommended to wash the feet for two days. The course of treatment is five times until the fungus is gone.
  • Cedarwood oil, which can be purchased at the pharmacy, is very effective in treating fungal infections. First, the feet need to be steamed in hot water mixed with soda. Apply vegetable oil to fingers and nails. It is best to do this procedure twice a day. Mushrooms are treated with celandine for about a month.
  • Garlic will also be helpful. It is necessary to cut its slices in half, dip in salt and treat the areas infected with the fungus. You can also mince garlic, mix it with salt and use the resulting mass for compression.
  • We put an egg in a jar and fill it with 75 percent vinegar essence. We put the vial in a place protected from light for several days. When the crust is completely melted, remove the film and add a teaspoon of butter and mix well. Let the remedy incubate for 24 hours. You will receive a special ointment that needs to be applied twice a day.
  • A good option for fungus between the toes is to regularly bathe with salt and soda. These ingredients are put in a bowl of warm water, one tablespoon at a time. Need to soak feet in the bath for two to three minutes, then rinse with clean water. Then, put on vinegar-soaked socks and go to bed with them.
  • You can create a special healing gauze, which is best done before going to bed. To do this, a soft cloth must be soaked with a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia and one cup of water. Such procedures need to be performed eight to ten times.
  • Within a month, you can take a therapeutic bath that will help cure the fungus. To do this, pour five teaspoons of ground coffee with one liter of hot water. When the solution becomes warm, dip your feet in it for half an hour. Then we put cotton socks on our wet feet and sleep in them. Wash your feet in the morning with cool water.
  • 50 ml of strong brewed tea mixed with one tablespoon of nine percent vinegar. Then, dip cotton pads in the resulting solution and wipe the infected areas with them. Do this process several times over several weeks.
  • Foot fungus remedy - bath with sea salt. After application, the skin becomes softer. Between the toes is rubbed with aloe or celandine juice. You can replace sea salt with apple cider vinegar, then rub tea tree oil on your skin.

Prevent foot fungus

skin lesions between the toes with fungus

Take a look at the steps you can take to prevent fungus.

  1. Always use your own towels and shoes. Go to the store, try on new shoes, wear thin socks. Prepare separate shoes for guests.
  2. Lead a healthy lifestyle, take vitamins and boost your immune system.
  3. Healthy sleep, at least nine hours is the key to good health and strong.
  4. Wear shoes made of quality natural materials that allow your skin to breathe and your feet will feel comfortable.
  5. Do not go barefoot in public places with high traffic. After the examination, dry your feet and apply special antibacterial agents.
  6. Use your personal manicure set and disinfect it thoroughly.
  7. Change socks and stockings every day.
  8. Make sure your feet don't sweat too much, buy products specifically for excessive perspiration.

Take good care of your health, be active and take preventive measures.