Treatments for Yeast on the Foot

Most yeast infections develop on moist areas of the skin, so of the wide variety of yeast infections that exist, some of them appear on the foot. These infections should be taken seriously when they appear, because they can become very serious if they go untreated for a long period of time. Many yeast infections on the foot can be easily treated with home remedies or over-the-counter products.

Curds or Yogurt

Curds or yogurt are some of the best remedies for curing yeast infections on any part of the body and are especially easy to apply to the feet. Pour curds and yogurt into a dish or bowl and soak the affected part of your feet twice a day for 30 minutes to an hour. The yeast will be quickly killed. The curds and yogurt will replenish healthy bacteria, a lack of which allows the yeast to grow.


Drinking buttermilk is said to cure most yeast infections anywhere in the body. Drink one to two large glasses of buttermilk per day. The steady addition of healthy curds to the daily diet will help to cure any yeast infection on the foot or in the body and help keep yeast infections from coming back in the future.

Washing Socks and Shoes

To help keep the yeast infection at bay once it has been eradicated or to stop it from becoming worse if it hasn’t, all socks should be immediately washed after they are worn (not allowed to sit in a dirty clothes bin) along with the insoles of shoes if possible. Spraying the shoes with an athlete’s foot spray will also kill most of this bacteria. Putting shoes into the dryer and running it at a high temperature for a short amount of time will also kill this bacteria and remove excess moisture.

Most yeast infections develop on moist areas of the skin