Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How to avoid Tinea Pedis (AKA Athletes Foot)

    Tinea Pedis is a fungal infection that can present as a scaly and/or itchy rash on the soles of the feet and/or in between the toes. A hot and wet environment, and prolonged exposure in occlusive footwear, are risk factors for  acquiring tinea pedis. This fungal infection is contagious, and areas such as locker rooms, and pool decks swimming are knows to harbor the fungus that can cause tinea pedis.

To reduce your risk of getting tinea pedis, you can:
  • Wear sandals around public pools and in showers.
  • Keep your feet clean and dry by:
                     -Drying between your toes after swimming or bathing.
                     -Wear shoes or sandals that are breathable
                     -Wear socks to absorb sweat, and change socks if they become 
                     -Use antifungal powder on your feet

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