Athlete’s foot is also known as tinea pedis, it is an insistent and aggravating fungal infection of the foot. Most commonly, it affects the area between the toes as well as the toenails and can also show up on other parts of the foot. When you have athlete’s foot, the skin between your toes can appear to be cracked, scaly, and red. In addition, sores and blisters can appear on the soles of your feet and between your toes. The infected areas of the foot will most likely burn or itch.
Warm and moist areas supply the fungus with what it needs to thrive. Most people contract athlete’s foot from gym floors, locker rooms, private or public showers, and hotel bathrooms. Fortunately, some people have a natural resistance to the fungus while others will have to be a little more careful when it comes to hygiene. You can reduce the risk of reinfection by constantly changing into clean sox.
Many experts on the matter have come to the conclusion that when it comes to chronic athlete’s foot, they’re may be a fundamental methodical problem with candidiasis. However, if this is the case, it would be wise to have a systematic treatment to get rid of the fungus.
The good news is that most cases of athlete’s foot can be successfully treated at home. Unfortunately, some people can experience complications if a bacterial infection sets in, alongside the current fungal infection. Therefore, if your athlete’s foot does not get better with natural remedies, you should visit a doctor for a more thorough evaluation.