Fungus Between Toes: Treatment For Fungal Infection Between Toes

Fungal Infection Between Toes

Fungus infection can occur in any part of skin, when there is excess of moisture present in between the toes, it becomes the opportunistic site for fungus to grow. Fungus between toes is also known as tinea pedis or athletes foot.

Fungus spreads through direct contact with the skin surface having cuts and bruises, e.g. walking bare foot on the floor of swimming pool, common bathroom and wet places.

Treatment for Fungus Between Toes

  • Honey: honey has anti fungal property, apply honey in between the toe webs twice in a day regularly, you will observe substantial difference after applying honey for a week.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Apply apple cider vinegar in between the toe webs with the help of cotton ball, keep the soaked cotton ball for 10 to 20 minutes between the toes. Wash the toes and the foot with plain water. Dry the surface with a clean dry cloth. Now you can apply tea tree oil in between toes. Best time to do the procedure is 1 to 2 hour before sleeping.
  • You can apply paste made from baking powder and little quantity of water. Baking powder is a natural anti-fungal remedy.

Fungal Infection Between Toes Prevention

  • Change your socks regularly.
  • Keep your shoes dry from inside, sprinkle anti-fungal powder in the shoes when not in use.
  • Wear slippers when you walk on the floor of swimming pool or common bath facilities.

Keep the area between your toes dry by cleaning it regularly


  1. M T said:

    My partner has a very bad toe fungus, His toenails are so nasty looking, his feet get’s really smelly at times, I do everything I can to help him with his problem, Can someone tell me what to do, it’s not that I don’t love him; he’s a wonderful man totally, He’s the kind of man anyone would want around them gay or straight, But, it’s just he have very ugly feet.

    November 7, 2010
  2. NS said:

    My toes are moist even though I try to keep them dry and clean. They itch a lot. I resist scratching. I soak them in Epsom salt and vinegar but it has not helped me. I am not a diabetic. What can I do to get some relief?

    September 1, 2013
    • PUP said:

      Often feet remain moist and wet due to excessive sweating in toe and feet. Parasympathetic nerves which are not under the control of brain are responsible for too much of sweating in palms and feet. Fungus survives in moist area and that is the reason for itching and scratching of feet. Aside from the precautions that you are taking, if you are hyper anxious or nervous, try to reduce it by meditations and yoga. Wear shoes that are not too tight. Change your socks at least two times in a day.

      September 2, 2013
  3. SY said:

    I am a diabetes patient since many years. I am suffering from fungus infection between my toes. In one toe the infection has spread deep and the skin burns and pains. What is the remedy?

    December 15, 2017
    • PUP said:

      Anyone can suffer from fungus infection but people with diabetes get infected easily. Treatment of fungal infection becomes difficult for diabetic patients. But proper control of blood sugar is essential for treating the infection. Patient must take medicines to control diabetes as prescribed by his doctor. Also reduce eating sugary food and exercise regularly. Treatment of fungus includes prescription anti fugal medication as recommended by the doctor. This may be oral antifungal medicine as well as anti fungal cream and ointment to be applied locally. Besides this certain home remedies are beneficial.
      • Clean the toe web with Apple cider vinegar solution. Dry the web between the toes with clean cloth after that.
      • Avoid wearing shoes for few days. Instead use chappal as this will help free circulation of air. If at all you have to wear shoes, sprinkle anti fungal powder in the shoes before wearing the shoes. Also use cotton socks.
      • Keep the affected area dry as much as possible.

      August 16, 2018

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