How To Avoid & Treat Athlete’s Foot.

 

How To Avoid & Treat Athlete's Foot.
The average person walk 6000 steps per day. Learn how to take care of your feet. Avoid & treat athlete’s foot to keep your feet comfortable.

What is athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a common infection caused by a fungus that lives and grows in warm, moist, dark areas, such as your shoes, damp flooring and the ground.

Athlete’s foot symptoms may include:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Cracked skin
  • Scaly skin

 

How do I prevent and care for athlete’s foot?

  • Wash your feet every day.
  • Dry your feet well, especially between your toes.
  • Do not walk barefoot.
  • Change shoes, socks and stockings often to decrease moisture.
  • Wear shower shoes in locker room showers and protective shoes on moist ground.

How do I treat athlete’s foot?

  • Use antifungal powders or creams to help control and treat the problem.
  • Use the treatment as directed or for one to two weeks after the infection has cleared to prevent it from returning.
  • If your athlete’s foot does not clear up within two to four weeks or as directed, returns or involves the toenail, speak to your healthcare provider.

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Source(s)

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