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If you have a fungal problem, such as athlete’s foot or a skin rash, there are many types of treatment available. One easy way to treat fungus is to try an at-home and all-natural cream remedy that may help clear up any fungus you have and save you a trip to the pharmacy.

White Vinegar

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White vinegar is a natural antifungal and antimicrobial treatment. This is why white vinegar can be used to treat a number of fungus problems or infections. While applying it by itself can be effective, use it in your homemade cream, along with other natural ingredients, for added punch.

Add Some Baking Soda

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Another natural antifungal is baking soda. To make your cream, mix about 3 tbsp. of white vinegar to about 1/2 cup of baking soda and stir into a creamy paste. If you are dealing with a fungus such as athlete's foot, baking soda will also help neutralize odors and refresh your tired soles.

Apply Cream

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Once you have made your cream, keep it refrigerated and apply a thin layer to the affected area at least three times a day for about a week to clear up the fungus. Allow the cream to dry and then rinse it off with cold water or just wipe it off with a clean towel. Remember when applying to not double-dip your applicator, be it a cloth, a cotton ball or your hands, into the cream as doing so will contaminate it.

Tips and Warnings

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If you are dealing with a foot or hand fungus, apply the cream to the area and then cover it with either gloves or socks and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes; then rinse off with cold water.

If the baking soda and vinegar method doesn't seem to be working after a few days, try another natural at-home cream that is made with garlic and lemon juice. Start by finely chopping two to three cloves of garlic and then mashing them up in a bowl. Add lemon juice and mix into a paste. You can apply this as you would the baking-soda-vinegar mixture.

These treatments are meant to be done at least three times a day for a period of about a week. If your fungus doesn’t seem to be improving or gets worse, see your dermatologist.


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Amy Davidson

Amy Davidson is a graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She also writes for local papers around Gainesville doing articles on local events and news.