What Is a Home Remedy for Skin Fungus?

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Apple cider vinegar is a helpful home remedy that treats skin fungus conditions, such as athlete's foot and external yeast infections. It is important to remove the dead skin and cleanse the afflicted area prior to treatment. Once the skin is clean and free of dead skin, apple cider vinegar can be applied three times a day to ensure proper healing.

Another popular home remedy is sea salt. Sea salt is soothing and works well to remove impurities from the skin. Fungal infections are treated by pouring 1 cup of sea salt into a full bathtub of warm water and soaking in the tub for at least 20 minutes to minimize pain and neutralize germs. Sea salt can also be used as an oral rinse to treat oral fungal infections, such as thrush.

Skin fungus thrives in moist, warm areas and can be easily prevented by following a few simple precautions. Sprinkling baby powder inside of tennis shoes helps to absorb moisture and prevent athlete's foot. Drying off completely after showering prior to dressing helps to prevent external yeast infections that commonly appear in skin folds. While home remedies are beneficial in treating and preventing certain skin fungus conditions, it is always best to consult with a health professional prior to starting a home treatment regimen.