Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)| Causes, Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)| Causes, Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
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Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)| Causes, Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) | Causes, Risk Factors, Clinical Variants, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) is a fungal skin infection of the foot caused by fungi known as dermatophytes. In this lesson, we discuss these dermatophytes, along with risk factors for getting Athlete’s foot, symptoms and 4 clinical variants of athletes foot (interdigital, hyperkeratotic, vesiculobullous, acute ulcerative), how Athlete’s foot is diagnosed and how it is treated.

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Athlete’s foot cream. This video is on Athlete’s Foot cure, spray, treatment, powder, symptoms and prevention.

Athlete’s foot (medically known as tinea pedis) is the common term for a skin infection of the feet or toes caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. They thrive in warm and moist environments such as changing rooms, showers, shoes and socks, so they are also happy living on your feet where conditions are similar. Athlete’s foot usually occurs between your toes, but it can also affect the soles and sides of your feet.

• Itchy and burning toes and feet
• Scaly, very dry, cracked or peeling skin
• Fissures/splits and softening and whitening of the skin between the toes
• Cracking skin on the sole or heels
• Blisters
• Smelly feet

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Athlete’s foot can be treated locally with antifungal creams, sprays, liquids and powders that are available from your pharmacist without a prescription.

Topical antifungals include Terbinafine, Miconazole and Clotrimazole. Treatment should be used as directed by your pharmacist and should be continued for two weeks after the symptoms have disappeared to ensure the infection has been treated effectively.

• Treatments from a pharmacy don’t work
• You’re in a lot of discomfort
• Your foot is red, hot and painful – this could be a more serious infection
• You have diabetes – foot problems can be more serious if you have diabetes
• You have a weakened immune system – for example, you have had an organ transplant or are having chemotherapy
• If you are pregnant antifungal medication may not be suitable for you and you should make an appointment with your doctor to find out the best way to treat your athlete’s foot.

There are really easy ways to avoid athlete’s foot keeping your feet clean and dry is one of the most important prevention tips because fungi love warm and moist places.

• There’s no point treating your feet from athlete’s foot if you constantly re-infect them by putting them into damp, fungal infected footwear. So change them on a regular basis and don’t wear the same footwear every day have a few pairs of work shoes and gym trainers so you can rotate.

• I have 3 pairs of work shoes that I rotate through during the weeks this is super important as it takes 24-48 hours for shoes to dry out properly so alternate and it will help.

• If you really have to wear the same footwear day after day, let’s say you’re on holiday. Then dry them out using a hair dryer on a cold setting, taking the insoles out can also help them dry quicker.

• Another tip is to make sure your footwear isn’t too tight, if its too tight your toes are going to be squeezed together which encourages heat, sweating and fungus. So let the air circulate between the toes by getting wider footwear and not tying the laces too tight.

• Flip flops wear them in the bathroom and in public showers, pools, hot tubs, changing rooms basically wherever you may walk barefoot. It’s going to ensure you don’t shed skin around for others to pick up but also stop you picking up other species of fungus. Also never wear anyone else’s footwear.

• Always dry your feet carefully, especially between your toes. Also wear for cotton, silk or wool socks rather than synthetic ones so your feet sweat less and make sure to change them daily with fresh clean ones. With towels wash them frequently and don’t share them.

• Athletes foot is very contagious so to prevent spreading follow these tips and don’t share clothes, shoes or socks.

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  1. criticalbil1

    I reached the point where the infection was returning within a month of treating it.

    I did some research, discovered that it was fungal and that fungus was especially fed by sugar. So for about 4 months I cut the sugar in my diet right back. Stopped desserts. Stopped my daily soda. Stopped my 4pm Snickers.

    Never had athlete's foot again. That was 8 years ago. I've reintroduced sugar into my diet but I've kept it to moderation.

  2. James Ragains

    This is great information, thank you very much, I subbed

  3. GreaserCentral

    This video is making me each everywhere!

  4. Saint Leonardo

    I was at the peak of giving up when my last hope showed up and rescued me. All thanks to DrMadida for curing my human papilloma virus.

  5. Cole Robinson-Boivin

    It makes you itch on a cellular level.

  6. Spence McMorris

    Great video. Now tell it to me like I'm 3.
    Foot go boom boom???

  7. Richard Garza

    I need help as it has spread to my hands.
    I’m running marathons so I believe I’m more susceptible to this infection. I’ve been using butenafine but it isn’t effective.

  8. Anju Rengi waves online store

    Can u plz help me sir, suffering for this disease past two year, very painful, I'm from india plz sir


    Dr. I Want say you about heavy harmful itching in foot disease of my mother.she is very tired to many hopeless treatments of skin but I want your advice about this itching disease in foot if u want to see infected foot pictures. it was very infected and painful. I am very excited to know your solution but I don't know your communication options like email, what's up any other path for showing picture of patients foots.please tell me about them. Do something please and tell me solution.

  10. Sydney Hunt

    Why do I have only one foot lol 😆

  11. williams whelan jones

    Hello Guys , I did a mixture of some med and its works. its like a shampoo. Inbox me if you need more details.

  12. Will G

    Braggs apple cider vinegar "with the mother"

  13. joan baczek

    I get itchy feet every time I wear Sandles why?

  14. St Matthew

    mouth wash with cotton swab overnight after a shower and it goes away in a few days with mouth wash

  15. Speedy Gonzalez

    Does this cause brown spots on soles

  16. Nathalie Boynton

    Brilliant educational video

  17. giovanni flores

    Which medicine should I use please help usually on the side of the feet that hurts or has dry skin

  18. Trent Driver

    He obviously used to watch Bill Nye💪🏽

  19. William Rathwell

    Have you ever had to have 2 or 3 pairs of steel toed boots to for work. Check out the prices.


    I need to get rid of all the hard dead skin first

  21. A.E.C

    My feet aren't cracking, red, or they don't have fungus. My toes slightly peel and my feet are very itchy, though my feet are only itchy at night. Can you please tell me what you think?

  22. Andi Muhammad

    Thank you so much for the tip. I just got introduced for athlete foot and curing them. Btw you're so cute 🥳

  23. dannydebonis


  24. Sydney Hunt

    I got one foot only with and one is fine lol 😆

  25. Tear_Tea

    Once it was raining n i was barefoot so i used someone’s shoes 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ it’s been years n i still can’t get rid of it

  26. aa1 chris

    My feet were so perfect and were fungus free till I started wearing my home flip flops in the shower and would still have them on around the house afterwards while still damp/wet🤦‍♂️

  27. IMMY333

    Whats the best cream or powder for it

  28. R S

    Don’t forget to bleach your shower at home. Prime place to pass it back and forth. Bleach after every use while continuing treatment on your feet.

  29. Mohammad Anas

    I have to change my socks everyday instead of every 2 weeks? 👁👄👁

  30. Dominic Valentin

    I wish he gave some options in the description of stuff that would help

  31. E James

    So I’ve been having itchiness in the sole of my left foot for a while. But for the last two weeks the itch has become very noticeable especially at night. It’s been interfering with my sleep. I don’t know what to do. Ive tried a tea tree oil soak and I’ve also used hydrocortisone cream. It’s come to the point where I formed a blister from all the scratching and I inadvertently broke skin. I don’t know what this is.

  32. The Curator

    You didn’t address when the creams don’t work.

  33. Jason Turner

    Tea tree oil and using probiotics ❤️❤️❤️

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