What Is Athletes Foot
Athletes foot (foot fungus), referred to medically as tinea pedi, is a transmittable fungal infection that impacts the skin of the feet.
It can also spread very easily from one foot to another, to the toenails and even to the hands.
If it reaches the toenails, then you will be in for a very difficult time, because toenail fungus is a very difficult condition to get rid of.
Some people will refer to athletes foot as ringworm, but this is incorrect as both are different infection types.
Symptoms Of Athletes Foot
Foot fungus can infect and grow on any part of the foot, but in most instances, it grows in between the toes.
It can become very itchy and cause a stinging sensation. It causes the skin to become:
In severe cases of athletes foot, additional bacterial infections can often occur. This happens, in part, to the sores caused by the fungal infection becoming open and allowing bacteria to enter the wound.
Where Foot Fungus Thrives
Foot fungus will only infect the skin if the right conditions exist. It thrives in warm, moist environments and is typically found in shower areas, locker room floors, around the sides of swimming pool areas etc.
Once picked up, the fungal infection will find a perfect home in any running or walking shoe that is worn often.
Causes Of Athletes Foot
This type of foot fungus is commonly named athlete’s foot due to the fact that it typically effects athletes, especially ‘runners’. An athletes shoe offers the perfect home for the fungus to flourish.
The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is actually called Trichophyton. It’s often found on floor coverings of all types and in clothing.
Although athletes foot isn’t considered a serious condition, it can sometimes be difficult to cure.
If, however, you have diabetes or a weakened body immune system and believe you have athletes foot, you should seek the advice of medical physician as soon as possible.
How Foot Fungus Spreads
This type of fungus can be caught through direct contact with an infected person, or from fungal contaminated surfaces and floors.
Get into the routine of washing your hands immediately after touching areas afflicted with athletes foot. If you do not, you will leave yourself open to the risk of contracting Tinea manuum (Hand Fungus).
The simple act of scratching the fungal afflicted area and then touching another part of your body, can cause the infection to spread.
It is very important, therefore, to address athletes foot fungus as soon as the symptoms appear.
REMEMBER – After touching an afflicted area, it is essential to wash your hands, using a proper cleansing soap and warm water.
Treating Athlete’s Foot
Steps can be taken at home:
- Wash and cleanse your feet often with soap and water
- Soak feet in salt water or diluted vinegar to clear up blisters
- Some evidence shows that soaking feet in a tea tree oil solution can help
- Make sure your feet are completely dry after washing, especially between the toes
- Wear clean natural cotton socks
- To keep the feet dry, change your shoes and socks often
- Wash towels regularly and do not share them
Complications If Foot Fungus Is Left Untreated
Nail fungus infection: Left untreated, athletes foot can spread to the toenails. This causes the condition known as onychomycosis, nail fungus. Fingernail and Toenail fungus is extremely difficult to get rid of.
The nail becomes thick, crumbly, opaque, whitish & sometimes yellow in colour. It may cause a lot of pain and inflammation of the skin and under the nail.
Left untreated, toenail fungus might eventually lead to more pain and problems wearing shoes, or even the simple act of walking.
Toenail fungus can also cause internal organ damage as the fungi spreads throughout the body.
If you believe you have the symptoms of toenail fungus then choose a well known and trusted OTC remedy to quickly clear up the condition.
(Read our article on Zetaclear toenail fungus remedy.)
Getting Rid Of Athletes Foot
If you have a weakened body immune system or suffer from any type of diabetes, then you should consult a doctor as soon as you notice that you have any form of foot fungus.
For the general populous, with a normal body immune system, we recommend treating athletes foot with a strong over-the-counter (OTC) medication such as Funginix AF. It’s strong and natural formula will quickly get rid of your foot fungus.
Getting Rid Of Athletes Foot With Funginix AF
Funginix AF formula has an excellent mix of anti-fungal agents, essential oils and fungus-fighting extracts. It was especially created to fight the condition of athlete’s foot.
Applying Funginix AF
- Wash and cleanse your feet with soap & water
- Dry them well before applying the funginix cream
- Apply the cream 2 (two) times a day to the affected area(s).
- Funginix should be fully absorbed into your skin within 3-4 minutes.
- When used as directed, you will see a vast improvement to you athlete’s foot condition within a week, or less.
- Remember – Keeping your feet clean and dry is essential
Quite simply, there is no other topical fungus treatment created to fight athlete’s foot that is more effective and complete, than Funginix AF.
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