Athleteâ€™s Foot Rises In Overexposed Feet
With summer sun comes increasingly high temperatures, humidity, and more bare feet. Yet, too much bare foot contact and not enough covering up of the feet in the summertime could lead to big health dangers. According to Hudson Valley podiatrist Clifford Toback, keeping your feet constantly out, allow them to get into contact with perilous materials and also upturn the risk of athlete’s foot.
By putting your bare feet on unprotected ground, you can become more prone to athlete’s foot, plantar warts and other disturbing conditions. It is recommended that throughout the summer you avoid flip-flops, and keep sunscreen on your feet when out in the sun for long periods. Also it is important to keep your toenails properly trimmed and well maintained.
Anyone is susceptible in attaining Athlete’s foot, but can be easily avoided following the right preventative care and treatment. A podiatrist like Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center will be able to determine your condition and follow the appropriate treatment options for foot care needs.
What is Athlete’s Foot?
If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.
Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.
What is Tinea?
- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
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