Introduction: How to Get Rid of Foot Fungus

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Foot fungus sure can be annoying, but there's an easy solution. Read on to find out how.

Step 1: You Will Need

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All you need is:
White Vinegar
Cotton Swabs

Step 2: Dry

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First, remember that you have to keep your feet dry. After a shower, dry your feet throughly with a towel. Don't forget in between the toes!

Step 3: Vinegar

After every shower, dip a cotton swab in vinegar and brush your entire foot with vinegar. Let dry. If you have foot fungus on both feet, brush both! Another way is to pour a mixture of 5/6 vinegar and 1/6 water into a basin and soak your feet in it for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Remember

Don't forget to keep your feet clean and dry. This is the most important thing. Good Luck and don't forget to comment and rate!


Rebecca Dawkins (author)2016-09-17

I have been since same suffering and I believe in natural remedy, then I got to know about defense soap. Tea tree essential oil is known as a remedy for skin fungal infection so do Defense soap is made up of. I will recommend you to use it.

Sylvie23 (author)2016-08-23

Tried cocos oil, wrapping my feet in socks to sleep with the oil on them and during the day i used my new cedar soles i bought on recommendation by someone here and i am quite happy about the result! after a week doing this and using the inserts my foot looks better!

Sylvie23 (author)2016-08-04

Hey, i'm fighting
with this problem since i'm 12 years old, it makes me sick.. everytime I go
to a public swimming pool or take a shower in my dance center I can be sure
to get a new fungus! Now I found something that seems to support the cure,
well of course I use the typical clotremazol creme my doc prescribes, but i
am now also using shoe inserts of cedar wood to support the curing process
and i am well surprised! I have dry feet using them and seems like they have
a natural antibacterial effect (i read a bit about it) so it's a good thing i
think! Hope i could help!

csmithrn524 (author)2016-04-05

Thanx im gonna try it

WilliamH6 (author)2014-11-11

sharing this article on toenail fungus read this article on natural toenail treatment

teachy (author)2013-01-23

Hmm, sounds like there is a controversy over vinegar or baking soda! The picture above does not have the latter, so it seems that Instructables does not condone it yet.

merfinz (author)2012-02-20

hey, i'm going to try this and suggest it to my father-in-law. We recently moved in with hime to help out and now I have it from the shower and have to wear flip-flops so it doesn't spread. ( I don't really have the time to scrub the shower for an hour or more EVERY DAY) Hope it really works. So far the feedback results have encouraged me. Thanks.

btw, i have one of those foot spa things that just circulate water, would I be able to use that for the basin or would it mess it up? just wonderin

sniggles (author)2010-09-09

Man...sounds like a few peeps out there have issues with the acid and the fungus and loves to be aggressive..."be nice"

sniggles (author)2010-09-09

well this is GREAT! I have been dealing with this seems like FOREVER! How long does it take to see and feel the effects? I will gladly get back to post if this works or not. :) Hopeful it does.

Katie5757 (author)2010-09-09

I have just had a bad case of foot fungus, that was spreading rapidly.
After an incorrect diagnosis, I had to have a scraping done with a microbiologist to diagnose it, and an oral dose of anti-fungals.
He told me that vinegar feeds the fungus, and if you think about how it is made, you will realise.
Fermentation.. fermentation.. fermentation
If you have tinea/athlete's foot/foot fungus, get it diagnosed, and hopefully if you have a tough liver, your doc will prescribe the anti-fungals..

frydaddy (author)2010-07-18

I am going to try this, and will post after several weeks. The store bought anti-fungal is expensive, and only works on me for a couple of weeks, then everything comes back.

hfgjkl (author)2009-06-18

BIG LIE!!!! you can't get rid of fungus with an acidic substance since fungus thrives in an acidic environment, they love the acid... The only way to get rid of fungus is with a super alkaline substance like Baking Soda (not baking powder) Check your facts before you believe this lie that you can get rid of fungus with an acidic substance. You wanna get rid of fungus? soak your feet in water with baking soda in it for a while, the baking soda KILLS the fungus, not the vinegar. Vinegar feeds the fungus, therefore increasing the problem. Don't be a dummy and get the FACTS

pizzaman1975 (author)hfgjkl2010-04-13

pizzaman1975 (author)2010-04-13

it works even Dr. Oz did a show on it!!!

Laminarin (author)2008-11-15

This also works for toenail fungus. I soaked my feet in white distilled vinegar for 30 minutes, 3X /week for two weeks. My athletes foot disappeared instantly and the toenail fungus went away for a few months then I had to treat again. The second time I treated for a month and it was gone. You might have to treat longer if your case is severe.

JellyWoo (author)Laminarin2008-11-15

oh, cool.

Bubbler (author)2008-08-20

I will give this a try . . . . Damn, now the whole world knows about my Foot Fungus! Brown or white or can I use Cider vinegar?

matthewabel (author)Bubbler2008-11-09

I would guess you could use cider. It's just as acidic as white distilled vinegar, I believe.

JellyWoo (author)Bubbler2008-08-20

white, look at the picture

nikolai_pogi (author)2008-08-21

is it okay if I soak feet on pure vinegar, without 4/5 of water that is? thankx

JellyWoo (author)nikolai_pogi2008-08-22

it's 1/6 of water, sry, typo have to fix and yeah you can.

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