Athletes Foot

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

  • Peeling skin

  • Cracking, bleeding skin

  • White powdery coating to skin

Commonly available remedies you may wish to try are as follows.

1. Apple cider vinegar mixed 50/50 with water, soak the foot in it for 10 minutes, use for up to 10 days.

2. Lamisil anti fungal cream, use twice a day as directed on the package.

3. If it doesn’t clear up seek help from your Podiatrist.

Ways to prevent reinfection of athletes foot.

1. Use medicated foot powder in shoes.

2. Wear absorbent socks, preferably cotton, and wash them in hot water.

3. Keep shoes well ventilated, let them dry out between wearings.

4. Wear open toed sandals.

5. Wipe the inside of shoes with white vinegar, or disinfectant spray.

6. Wear antiperspirant on your feet to prevent sweating.

7. We strongly recommend treating all your footwear with the KLENZ system to prevent reinfection.

8. Always dry your feet thoroughly after washing them with a towel or hairdryer.

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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.

Contented Soles are trained to evaluate, diagnose and manage all conditions relating to the lower limb.

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