EVEN UNCOORDINATED GUYS GET ATHLETE'S FOOT
THE LOW DOWN ON THIS FUNKY FUNGUS
Throwing crisp spirals or completing a dozen pull-ups aren’t prerequisites for acquiring Athlete’s Foot. And while any Joe Schmo is vulnerable to this bummer of a fungal infection, the good news is that proper hygiene and prevention can usually make it a non issue.
WHAT IS ATHLETE’S FOOT?
Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection of the skin on the feet and toes that causes scaling, flaking, itching and burning. This frisky fungus is typically transmitted in moist areas where people walk barefoot; including showers, bathrooms and locker rooms. While the length of an athlete’s foot outbreak can vary in time, the good news is that there are a myriad of treatments to help most cases.
HOW SHOULD IT BE TREATED?
Over-the-counter antifungal powders or creams can help control or erase the infection. Follow the instructions as listed on the product of choice and be certain to continue usage for a minimum of a week after symptoms have disappeared. This will ensure no stragglers are left behind and all is completely healed.
ATHLETE’S FOOT PREVENTION TIPS
- Sandal Your Business: Without exception, always wear shower shoes or sandals in locker rooms and public showers. Flop out flip-flops for a new pair when they become nasty.
- Happy Feet: Wash feet, particularly between the toes, with a quality soap, and dry thoroughly when complete. Pay particular attention to the space between the toes.
- Sock It To Yourself: Wear lightweight cotton socks to help reduce sweat and be certain to change or remove socks immediately after exercise or sweat-inducing situations. Try using a a talc-powder to keep the feet dry.
- Let Us Spray: Prevention-targeted products can help ward off issues, including odor and more. Try spraying a foot spray onto feet or sprinkling a powder into socks prior to getting going.
- Mr. Clean: Regularly spray your tub and bathroom floor with a disinfectant and make sure to swap out towels at least weekly.