Natural cures for dry, rough, cracked heels and foot fungus

The first thing you need to determine is whether your foot fungus has been cleared or not. It is advisable to get a medical examination in order to determine this. If you cannot, then you can simply follow the set of remedies that suit you. The first thing to do when you have such severe foot fungus is to throw away the shoes you are wearing currently. You should be aware that some shoes can actually keep the fungus alive, especially if it manages to stick to the shoe sole. This usually happens if you are wearing cloth shoes generally. You should also make it a point to wash out your socks in boiling hot water to which you can add a small cup full of antiseptic liquid in the final rinse cycle. This will manage to kill all the possible germs that could have resided in your socks. You should also, as a rule, avoid wearing anything except cotton socks. This is because synthetic materials tend to trap sweat and dirt between the skin of your feet and the sock, thus creating an ideal environment for festering fungi. Once you have taken these basic precautionary measures, you can start trying to cure the problem of excessively dry skin as well as fungal infection.

Each night before bedtime, make it a point to soak your feet in comfortably hot water to which you have added a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. This will sanitize your feet and help to prevent further infections as well. You should then rinse your feet out well and apply a thick layer of cold cream to them. In order to fight the fungal infection, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular cold cream and mix this well. If you want, you can also use a lotion instead of a cold cream so that mixing is easier. Just make sure that whatever you use is well suited to extremely dry skin. If you want to speed up your healing process, you can use pure olive oil too. After you have massaged whatever cream or oil you have selected well into your feet for about 10 minutes, you can wear thick cotton socks and go to bed. The oils and creams will work on your skin all night and keep your feet well moisturized and infection free as well. Do this every night till your feet are perfect again.

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