You can easily catch a fungal infection. It can be caused by poor hygiene resulting in a buildup of fungus, poor diet, malnourishment, and weak immune system. It can even be caused by contact with a contaminated object or infected person or animal.
Skin fungal infections can be very uncomfortable. The itching and burning sensation alone can keep you up at night and prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Then you also have to worry about its appearance. The scaly, red, bald patches with raised, oozing boils and pustules are definitely not a sight for sore eyes.
Antifungal medications and ointments can easily control fungal infections of the skin. You can also do some home remedies to relieve the symptoms as well as speed up the healing process.
One such way to treat widespread skin fungal infection is an apple cider vinegar bath. Not only can an apple cider vinegar bath cover the affected areas, but apple cider vinegar is also known for its antifungal properties.
Preparing the Bath
Prepare your bathtub and fill it up with warm water. Once you’ve reached your desired water level, add about one to two cups of apple cider vinegar.
Make sure though that the water is deep enough that it covers your whole body when you immerse yourself in it.
Duration and Frequency of Your Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
To treat fungal skin infections, you need to immerse yourself in the apple cider vinegar bath for about half an hour. This allows the apple cider vinegar ample time to help bring your skin’s pH back to its normal level of about 5.5. This slightly acidic level can kill fungus and stop its growth.
Additionally, the pectin found in apple cider vinegar also helps probiotics or good bacteria to grow and help fight off the fungal infection.
You can do your apple cider vinegar baths daily until the rashes or patches caused by the skin fungal infection have dried up.
Antifungal activity of apple cider vinegar against clinical isolates of Candida species. URL Link. December 5, 2017.