Also called tinea pedis or mycoses, the Athlete’s foot, is in reality an infection that affects particularly the skin between the toes. Caused by a fungus, this infection appears under the form of small red pimples (vesicle). The skin can take an overall white appearance, wet and cracked. The itching is generally accompanied with soaked and malodorous lesions. Some forms show itself only by a very dry skin in the plant of the feet.
Transmitted from a person to another, all environments, hot and wet are conducive to the transmission of these funguses. For example: swimming pools and public showers.
A fungus nail untreated, can cause complication like an ulcer or a subungual abscess, an ingrown toenail and can result in a more serious complication like a bacterial infection especially problematic for seniors and diabetic person. However, it is highly recommended that you consult in order to obtain a precise diagnostic and also to know the prognostic.
Here are some recommendations in order to avoid contracting an infectious fungus:
- Wash your feet each day
- Keep your feet dry
- Avoid walking barefoot in public areas
- Use an antifungal vaporizer in your shoes
- Contact your podiatrist if you cannot control the sweating of your feet
- Wear appropriate shoes
Your feet must be the last portion of your body that you dry with the towel and avoid walking barefoot in the household.