Hygiene is an important factor when it comes to taking care of your feet. Proper cleaning of your feet is the key to infection prevention. When you are washing your feet, it is crucial that you not only scrub the top and souls of your feet, but also in between your toes. Drying your feet should be the same routine as washing them. Make sure you dry in between the toes; doing so will help prevent fungal infections such as tinea pedis (also known as athlete’s foot). Athlete’s foot is the most common type of fungal infection.
Mild cases of athlete’s foot can be treated at home. Some signs and symptoms of foot fungus are itching, stinging, burning, cracking and peeling skin, especially between your toes and on the soles of your feet. Athlete’s foot that goes untreated can become contagious and spread to the toenails and even the palm of the hands.
Here are some ways to prevent the spread of this fungal infection:
If you have any concerns regarding a mild or severe case of athlete’s foot, it is always best to consult with a physician. If you have a severe case of fungal infection, a physician will be able to set up a care plan that is best for you. Give your feet the attention and care they need and seek help if needed.The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.