Athletes Foot Fungus Pictures
What is athlete's foot?
Athlete's foot is a stubborn, itchy and common fungal infection of the skin occurring most often in males. Known as tinea pedis, this condition just loves dark, moist and warm conditions such as the inside of your sock or shoe.
What are the symptoms of athlete's foot?
- A burning sensation in the foot
- Cracked, blistered or peeling areas often between the toes where the rash starts to peel and crack
- Redness and scaling on the soles of the feet
- Skin between the toes may start to look “cheesy” and have an unpleasant odor
- A rash that spreads to the instep of the foot
- Blisters with even single, small patches of extremely itchy blisters
How do you treat athlete's foot?
Start treatment early and continue right to the end of the course as this infection can remain in your system for some time, returning if treatment is halted too soon.
- Wash your feet frequently with a mild soap, making sure to clean and dry between the toes carefully.
- Keep the toenails cut short and straight across.
- Apply a topical product such as a natural one made from pure essential oils to heal the athletes foot condition.
- Socks should be clean and made of cotton. Wear leather or canvas shoes but not the same pair two days in a row. Put shoes out in the sun from time to time to help kill germs. Always change your shoes immediately if they get wet.
- Go barefoot or wear sandals and no socks whenever possible as long as you are not likely to infect others. Don’t share any items with anyone including members of your own family. Keep the home shower and bathroom floors well disinfected.
How do you prevent athlete's foot?
This disease is very contagious and can easily be caught by walking barefoot in public areas such as gyms, locker rooms, showers and next to swimming pools. Neglecting to dry your feet properly after swimming, exercising or washing can all help to make matters worse.
Picture of the fungus Athlete's Foot and the damage it can cause under the toes. In this image, the skin affected by the fungus has dried and peeled away, exposing sensitive layers underneath.
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