Techniques To Treat Athletes Foot

Overview of Athlete’s Foot

  • Athlete’s foot is a widespread infection that disturbs the skin between the toes and soles of the feet.

Causes of Athlete’s Foot

  • Athlete’s foot is instigated by a fungus. Fungus flourishes in warm, gloomy, clammy places such as the inside of a shoe, swimming pool areas, showers, and locker rooms.
  • The fungus can live in a shoe, rug, mat, floor, or towel and move to your skin when your feet come in contact with them.

Risk Factors Of Athlete’s Foot

Athlete's foot is a widespread infection that disturbs the skin between the toes and soles of the feet.

Athlete’s foot is a widespread infection that disturbs the skin between the toes and soles of the feet.

Athlete’s foot often occurs more frequently in men. Other risk factors that increase¬†your chance of getting athlete’s foot:

  • Previous history of athlete’s foot.
  • Walking with no shoes in public places.
  • Not keeping your feet dry and fresh.
  • Wearing poorly aired shoes.
  • Clammy feet.
  • Hot, moist weather.

Symptoms Of Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot symptoms generally begin¬†in-between the toes. It might blow-out to the arches or soles of the feet, or to the toenails if the infection carries on. Athlete’s foot might cause:

  • Dehydrated skin.
  • Itching sensation.
  • Skin starts to crack.
  • Inflammation.
  • A white, damp surface.
  • Blisters, which might become exposed and very painful.

Diagnosis Of Athlete’s Foot

  • The GP will ask about your symptoms. An examination of your feet will be prepared. Your GP might suspect that you have athlete’s foot based on the assessment.
  • If required, your GP might scrape a tiny section from the infected skin for further diagnoses.

Treatment of Athlete’s Foot

Foot Hygiene

Take appropriate care of your feet:

  • Softly rinse your feet regularly (at least daily) with water and soap. Fully dry all areas, particularly in-between the toes.
  • Put some anti-fungal powder in your shoes to draw up the dampness.
  • Make sure you change your socks and shoes on a regular basis.
  • Rinse your hands after touching your toes or feet.

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