Village Foot Care

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Athlete’s Foot – Tinea Pedis

Athlete’s foot is caused by a variety of fungi known as dermatophytes, which infect the upper dermis of the skin and thrive in warm and moist areas of the body. It often starts between the toes and can be extremely uncomfortable. It can spread to the nails if left untreated.

Medicated creams prescribed by your GP or Pharmacist must be used consistently and in some cases treatment must be continued for one week after the symptoms have disappeared.

It is also important that as well as treating your skin (or nails) you consider your footwear. It can take twenty-four hours for footwear to completely dry out. Rotating your footwear and using a medicated antifungal talc or spray inside your shoes and socks can help to destroy the fungal spores and reduce the risk of the fungal infection returning.

To avoid the recurrence of Athlete’s foot it is important to thoroughly dry between your toes after bathing. Wearing cotton rich socks or sock that contain silver, can help to regulate the temperature of your feet and keep them dry and less prone to fungal infections. (Silver is a well-known antimicrobial agent and inhibits bacterial growth).


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