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Hydrogen Peroxide for Foot Fungus

By R. Drysdale | Fungal Infections | Rating:

Hydrogen peroxide for foot fungus is one of the common home remedies for this affliction. It is a common household disinfectant, long used to clean minor cuts and scratches, and even popular for disinfecting cutting boards and kitchen utensils. Intuitively, it makes sense that it might be good for killing fungus. This article discusses the use of hydrogen peroxide as a home cure for fungal infections of the feet, and also describes several alternative home remedies that are used in similar ways. If you have foot fungus, read on.

It's quite common to have both athlete's foot and nail fungus: infection often starts in the nails and spreads to the surrounding skin and between the toes. Or, it may begin on the skin, particularly in the crevice between the toes where conditions are warm and often damp, then progress to the nails. Whichever way it goes, you can choose a fungal remedy to treat both at once. Popular home remedies include soaking the feet in vinegar, dilute bleach, or hydrogen peroxide for foot fungus.

Hydrogen peroxide for foot fungus may work, although scientific studies have not been done to confirm its usefulness. Use a 3% solution, as the stronger preparations are less safe and may cause skin reactions. Approaches include soaking in the peroxide, wiping onto the affected areas several times daily, or spraying it on and allowing it to dry. It is likely to produce results much faster for athletes foot fungus than for a nail infection. On thing is undeniable: as a foot fungus remedy, it is one of the cheapest.

Ordinary white vinegar is very affordable as well, and is perhaps a more popular treatment than hydrogen peroxide for foot fungus. The approach here is to soak the feet for 20 to 30 minutes every day until the problem clears up. If you have the time for this foot fungus remedy (you could do it while watching the news or reading the paper), this would treat both athletes foot , and fungal nails.

Use dilute bleach in the same way as the vinegar foot fungus remedy. Be careful handling concentrated bleach as it is corrosive to skin, and always dilute it before putting your feet in it. Like the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide for foot fungus, it will act on both athlete's foot and nail fungus at the same time.





R. Drysdale

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Karen G)
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    I'm starting the white vinegar sock. I'll try to let you know how this works out for my toenail.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Joanne D. Reasor)
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    Wish I had found this earlier. The Peroxide really works, I just used it.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by Judy Le Sar)
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    You don't say if the vinegar should be diluted or if it can be reused if not. Also you say dilute the bleach but not by how much. Ergo, still can't actually start to do anything from here. But thank you, maybe you'll let me know.
     


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