Athlete’s foot which is also known as tinea pedi or ringworm of the foot is a fungal sort of infection which imposes its affects on the upper layer of the foot and mostly on the outer skin of the foot.
Mostly the condition affects the body of the foot when it is warm and in a moist state. The major affect of the condition is that it causes a lot of irritation in the feet of the person who is affected and the skin becomes very moist after Athlete’s foot condition.
Trichophyton is the name of the fungus that is the primary cause of Athlete’s foot and is most commonly and majorly found on the floors and even in the clothing o the people. The fungal infection then runs its cause to induce the disease in the person.
As is the case with almost all the fungi that they wait to operate under the required conditions, the Athlete’s foot fungus works no differently. Mostly it will not affect the person unless it has been given the optimum functional conditions. The main thing that this fungus requires is a warm environment and a moist going.
Barefoot walking is also thought to have played a major role in the exposure of the disease but only 0.75 percent of the people who walk with bare feet are affected and this also goes down to the fact that the fungus looks to operate in the extreme favorable conditions rather than in any presentable environmental availabilities.
The main are of target is the toe of the person and between the fingers. The symptoms that are associated with this sort of disease are that the person suffering from the fungal infection has to endure itching, burning and stinging on the areas where the fungus has developed. The infection is very common and is easily diagnosed even by a normal person. No doctor prescription is required for the sort of fungal infection and treatment for this is simple.
However, the infection is contagious and may shift from one person to the other if he satisfies the conditions for the growth of the fungus.
The expert’s advice to follow these may help:
- Wash your feet twice a day with water and soap. Make sure you clean between your toes each time
- As soon as you have finished doing sports or exercise, take your shoes off
- Wear loose-fitting, well ventilated shoes, especially during the warmer months. The best material for shoes is leather or canvass. Wear sandals when you can
- Make sure your feet are dry before putting your socks, stockings or tights on. Wear socks made from material that draws moisture away from your feet, such as cotton, silk or wool.