Saturday, August 22, 2015

During the summer, the feet sweat more than they usually do, so there is a bigger chance to develop a fungal infection in the area surrounding the fingers. Therefore, it is for the best to be barefoot as much as you can, take care about the hygiene of the feet and if you experience problems with the abovementioned infections, you should follow these advices:

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is an ideal tool for destroying bacteria and fungi, so if you soak your feet in a mixture from this compound and water, you can kill the unpleasant fungal infection and prevent its spreading. Add around 100 milliliters of 3% hydrogen peroxide in one liter of distillated water and soak your feet every morning and night for 20 minutes.

Sodium bicarbonate

It is recommended to avoid nylon socks as well as shoes with synthetic insole. Walk barefoot as much as you can. However, if you have to wear closed shoes, destroy all the potential bacteria in them by making a refreshing combination from cold water and sodium bicarbonate (1:3).

Pilling from corn starch

Starch is excellent in absorbing the moisture which makes it a great ingredient for pastes that prevent the appearance of unpleasant bacteria and fungi. Mix half a teaspoon of corn starch with a little bit of warm water. Set the oven to 220 degrees and keep the mixture into the oven until it darkens. Rub this mixture onto your previously dried and clean feet, leave it for 1 minute to react and then wash them off with warm water.

Soak your feet in yogurt!

The yogurt contains live bacteria- acidophilus and therefore it is a great cure for feet infections which develop in the area between the fingers and the nails. The “friendly” microorganisms present in the yogurt kill the fungal infections. Moreover, besides soaking them in yogurt, you can simply rub yogurt all over them and leave the yogurt to dry. Then, just wash off with cold water.



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