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Getting Rid of Athlete’s Foot Although you may not be an athlete, you may still be susceptible to getting athlete’s foot. Most people do not want to believe that they are capable of getting athlete’s foot, but it is possible for anyone to get athlete’s foot. There are also people who think that only athletes can get athlete’s foot. The truth is that being an athlete has really nothing to do with getting athlete’s foot; anyone can get it.

Fungus amongus Athlete’s foot is simply caused by a fungus. This fungus is called Trichophyton. Another reason why the fungus is called athlete’s foot is because it often surfaces in locker rooms, although athlete’s foot does not only appear in locker rooms. One of the reasons why locker rooms are ideal for this fungus to grow is because they are usually hot and damp. Therefore, this fungus can grow in any area that is hot and damp. If you are trying to avoid getting athlete’s foot, try to avoid places that could be considered hot and damp. When athlete’s foot appears, it makes the skin dry, itchy, and raw. This is obviously very unpleasant for the person who has athlete’s foot. What is terrible is that this fungus can even appear on other parts of the body as well. One of the most common areas this fungus appears (besides the feet) is the scalp. When this fungus appears on the scalp, it can lead to a dry and itchy scalp and also significant hair loss. It is safe to say that athlete’s foot is something no one wants to experience, whether it is on the feet or the scalp. If you have found that you have athlete’s foot, here are a few things you can do in order to help get rid of it. One of the most important things you can do is to keep your feet dry.

Keep your feet dry This may seem like it doesn’t make sense, considering your feet become extremely dry from the fungus. But the fungus loves damp places, so keeping your feet dry will help you to eradicate the fungus.

Whenever you can, remove your socks and shoes. This will help to air out your feet and make it so the fungus is uncomfortable. Another great tip is to look for cracking in the skin between your toes. If you see this cracking, it is very likely that you could have a bacterial infection as well as a fungal infection. If this is the case, try putting your feet in a mixture of iodine and water for about 20 minutes per day. This will help eradicate the bacterial infection. After you have finished soaking your feet, make sure that you dry them thoroughly. You do not want to yet again create a damp environment from the fungus or bacteria to grow. Many people who contract athlete’s foot are also not very healthy individuals in general. Many of these individuals have to get electro surgery because they are so unhealthy. Electro surgery can be a great help for those people who are struggling with their health. But if you stay healthy, you may not have to get electro surgery. Follow these tips today to help you get rid of your athlete’s foot. Photo Credit: Guerilla futures, teresatrimm

Getting Rid of Athlete’s Foot