How to treat athlete’s foot at home. Tinea pedis or athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the foot. Learn how to get rid of athlete’s foot with athlete’s foot treatment.
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ATHLETE’S FOOT SYMPTOMS:
• 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
• Smelly feet
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.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the upper layer of the skin of the foot, especially when it is warm, moist, and irritated.
Athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis — is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. And yes, it is contagious.
Is athlete’s foot common?
Up to 70 percent of people will, at some point, develop athlete’s foot, which is why I wanted to make this video, giving you tips and tricks to prevent and treat athletes foot.
Chances are you probably caught the fungus through direct contact with an infected person, or by touching surfaces contaminated with the fungus. Showers, locker room floors, swimming pools, to name a few. So you don’t need to be an athlete to get it.
Is athlete’s foot serious?
To treat athletes foot: know that: the majority of cases, are going to be mild, and you dont not need to see a doctor.
When should you see a doctor for athlete’s foot
• 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.
How to get rid of athlete’s foot with athlete’s foot treatment
terbinafine (Lamisil AT)
clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF)
butenafine (Lotrimin Ultra)
or tolnaftate (Tinactin).
How to treat athlete’s foot
Remember to wash your hands before and after use, and to Clean and thoroughly dry the affected areas on the feet before you use it. I also recommend washing the area with an antibacterial soap, wait for it to dry, then apply. Remember to thoroughly read the directions on the medication leaflet, as each of the directions will differ, depending on what you are trying and to ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.
How long does athlete’s foot take to heal?
It may look like the athletes foot is gone within a few days of treatment, but know you might still have fungi present, so a great tip is, to keep using it for up to 2 weeks on both feet to be absolutely sure. You might be thinking, what if its just on one foot, In the majority of athlete’s foot cases both feet are actually infected – even if you don’t have symptoms on both. Just FYI.
Athlete’s foot prevention tips
1.) Wash your feet with soap and water every day up to twice a day and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
2.) Wash socks, bedding and towels in water that’s 140°F (60°C) or higher. Also disinfect your shoes too.
3.) Don’t share socks, shoes, or towels with others.
4.) Wear sandals in public showers, around public swimming pools, and in other public places, because you want to avoid being barefoot here and make sure your feet are dry before putting socks or shoes back on.
5.) Alternate between two pairs of shoes, so basically wear each pair every other day, to give your shoes time to dry out between uses. So rotate your shoes.
6.) Remove your shoes as soon as your done exercising.
This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Arsalan Aspires has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
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