Athletes foot – or Tinea Pedis is a fungus that affects the skin of the foot.
When skin is moist or warm, this is an ideal breeding ground for Athletes foot to thrive which can affect the upper layer of skin.
Athletes foot can be found on floors (especially warm and moist floors) and in socks and other clothing. It can be spread person to person or by contact with infected areas, however without proper growing conditions (moisture and warmth) the fungus will not infect.
Athletes foot most commonly infects between the toes where it is nice and moist and warm.
The common symptoms of athletes foot are:
Itching, burning skin
Cracking, bleeding skin
White powdery coating to skin
Commonly available remedies you may wish to try are as follows.
Ways to prevent reinfection of athletes foot.
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In our lifetime our feet will walk an average of 70,000 miles. This is the equivalent to walking 4 times around the world!
In this time, we will experience the ‘breaking in’ of new shoes, blisters, corns, infections as well as generalised foot and ankle pain.
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