Itching, sting, crack, burnItching, sting, crack, burn, blisters, and peel are all conditions collectively called feet fungus. Feet fungus is caused by the same fungus that originates the jock, itch, and roundworm. Do you know this fungus lives in the dead cells of hairs, nails, and skin? These places are the accommodation of such fungi in your body. Eighty different fungi reside on your feet and some on hand, but they aren’t primarily fungi and are not harmful at all.
The athlete’s fungus is the most common type of fungus. The infection starts from the middle of the feet fingers and affects the toes. The chronic form of infection leads to spoiling the toenails. The chronic form of infection leads to spoiling the toenails. If you touch the affected area and then touch any other body part without washing your hands, this fungi will transfer to the touched area and spoil that body part too.
How an Athlete’s Fungus Starts?
Moist and warm conditions, humid socks, and shoes are reasons for the growth of this fungus. Besides public showers, and locker rooms are also blamed for this fungal infection. Still, the inner shoes’ humid environment is also crucial to this case.
There are about 250,000 sweat glands in your feet so try to keep feet dry because the fungus occurs on wet areas of athlete’s foot.
Can The Athlete’s Fungus Be Transferred from One Place to Another?
Yes, Athlete’s foot fungus is transferable from one place to another. When you touch an infected area and retouch any body parts, they shift to that side, like any other microorganisms (viruses, bacteria).
Crack parts of your body are the gate for this microorganism. This fungus enters your body from here (crack part at your feet). You get this fungus from wet places of environment and locker rooms when you go there with bare feet.
Symptoms of this Disease
In Athlete’s foot, you may see rough red rashes. You feel almost unbearable itching after wearing off the shoes and socks. Sometimes you might face blisters or ulcers. Moccasin is a type of athlete’s foot disease that causes outdated dryness and scaling on the soles of the feet.
It extends at the side of the feet. This chronic type of dryness and scaling leads to eczema. Both feet may be affected by this infection and also your hands if you touch the affected area.
Prevention of Athlete’s Foot
As I described earlier that it spreads rapidly; here’s what you must go through carefully to prevent the fungus on your feet.
- Must wash your hands and feet when you come from outside with soap about 1-2 minutes.
- Don’t touch the infected person but if somehow you get touch with him/her, don’t touch any other of your body part without washing hands or sanitizing it. The best solution is to take a shower.
- Never share your towel with others because this fungus is laying on it.
- Try to avoid using public places and locker rooms.
- Don’t use humid socks and shoes and do not visit humid or watery places with bare feet.
- Don’t use tight shoes and warm socks.
- Cut the nails at a normal size so that it doesn’t get inside your toe and try not to cut the skin around the nails.
- Use powder on your feet after drying them. The medicated powder is best for this purpose.
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