Athlete’s Foot: What It Is, How to Treat It & Avoid It

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Athlete’s Foot is accompanied by dry, scaly and itchy foot with a tendency to emit bad odor in new and old shoes.

It is not restricted to any weather conditions, and it is not that this syndrome only occurs among athletes. Athlete’s Foot is a highly contagious disease, happens by sharing shoes or socks with another person who is already suffering from this disease.

Athlete’s Foot is caused by a fungus that resides on the outer skin. It may lead to a thick and dry skin on the soles, scaly eruptions on the feet, cracks between the skin on the toes and tiny foot blisters. If your feet sweat a lot and you wear shoes that trigger hot and sweaty feet problems then you are likely to get an Athlete’s Foot. Sharing the same shower and shoes with a person who got Athlete’s foot can also lead to contamination. If you are suffering from this syndrome, there are a few things you can do to treat it.

Treatments of Athlete Foot

  • Apply Zeasorb Athlete Foot Powder inside your shoes before you wear them. It should be done until six months after going through the two-month long actual treatment.
  • Twice a day for two months terbinafine or clotrimazole creams that have antifungal properties
  • Get rid of those smelly old shoes that are the main reasons for this infection.
  • You home needs to be disinfected every day with bleach if you’re trying to deal with the problem.

Apart from this, there are other measures you can take to prevent getting this infection such as

Preventions

  • Wear sandals while entering a common shower (in gyms or swimming clubs and beaches)
  • Keep your feet clean- wash your feet daily with soap especially the area between your toes. Remember dead skin and dirt accumulation causes athlete foot infections
  • Keep your feet dry- because moist environment triggers fungal growth
  • Keep your toenails trimmed and don’t allow dirt to gather them
  • Wear cotton socks as synthetic ones don’t let your skin breathe causing infections
  • Put on breathable shoes avoid plastic and closed toe shoes
  • Use antifungal creams every time you step out if you are already suffering from the infection

So now there is no need to feel awkward to remove your shoes in public, follow the simple preventions and say goodbye to smelly, sweaty Athlete Foot.

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