Due to the high temperature in the summer, we sweat more which increases the risk of bacterial infections on our feet, especially in the toe area. This is why many medical experts recommend walking barefoot in this time of the year.
Taking care of your feet is of vital importance in the summer – you should always avoid wearing nylon socks or shoes with synthetic soles. If you, however, do end up with a fungal infection on your feet, you should try relieving it by soaking your feet in these liquids:
Yogurt contains acidophilus, live bacteria which can help you relieve fungal infections. Soak your feet in yogurt until it dries, then rinse with warm water.
Make a solution of some baking soda and water in a 1:3 ratio, then soak your feet in it and air-dry them. This will eliminate all bacteria residing on your toes.
Hydrogen peroxide is a potent bacteria killer which works just as well as the baking soda solution. Just soak your feet in a hydrogen peroxide-water solution and it will eliminate the infection and prevent its recurrence. In order to prepare the mixture, add 100 ml. of 3% hydrogen peroxide in cold water and soak your feet in for 20 minutes, then repeat the process every day until the infection goes away.
Corn starch can be used in different types of pastes and mixtures which can eliminate fungi on your toes. Starch is an excellent absorbent that can absorb the moisture from your feet, effectively preventing fungal infections. Mix half a teaspoon of corn starch with some warm water in a bowl, then put it in a preheated oven at 220C and heat the mixture until it turns dark. Wash and dry your feet, then rub the mixture on them, leaving it for a minute before washing your feet with water.