Athlete’s foot, a contagious fungal infection that affects the soles and webs of the foot, can even spread to the toenails and hands. As the name specifies, athlete’s foot is commonly seen in athletes.
How Athlete’s Get Infected: Causes and Symptoms
Athlete’s foot get infected by coming in direct contact with an infected person or by touching contaminated locker rooms and swimming pools. They may experience: itching, burning between toes and soles and blisters.
Now the facts you may be unaware of:
- The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is the same which is responsible for Jock Itch.
- Athlete’s foot can spread to other parts of the body if you scratch the itch.
- The chances of re-appearance are very high in the case of this fungal infection.
- Synthetic fibers can aggravate the condition manifold.
Athlete’s Foot Prevention:
Here are some preventive measures to avoid athlete’s foot :
- Wash infected area with best antifungal soap before and after any sport or game.
- Put antifungal powder in between your toes.
- Air your feet when they get sweaty.
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