In this video you will see an array of different feet in different stages of athlete’s foot. Some of them look really terrible, sore, painful and embarrassing. I certainly would never show my feet to anyone.

So what is athlete’s foot?

It is a common fungal infection normally caused by Trichophyton and the reasons you may get it are because your feet stay moist and warm, which is a perfect environment for fungus to grow.

Another name for Athlete’s foot is Tinea Pedis and will be found in most places that are warm and damp like; bathroom floors, gym floors, locker rooms, swimming pools in damp socks and even at nail salons.

It is very contagious and can be passed person to person through contact of the fungus on any object like socks or floors. Men that fought wars let their feet get damp or wet and unable to change their socks or dry there feet, they got something they called “jungle rot” or “foot rot” which are both Athlete’s foot.

Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot may be difficult at first at it seems many people do not have symptoms or have self diagnosed themselves as having dry skin or their feet are just getting old.

Common symptoms of Athlete’s foot

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Peeling skin
  • Cracking
  • Pain
  • Bleeding if severe case
  • Blistering if severe case

There are generally thought to be three kinds of athlete’s foot

  1. Moccasin – Fungus is on the soles of the feet
  2. Inter-digital – Fungus is between the toes
  3. Blistering or Inflammatory – Anywhere on the feet

Treatment for athlete’s foot always starts with keeping the area dry and clean, so change your socks often, dont walk barefoot on wet or public floors and do not wear other peoples socks or shoes.

Treatment if you have the fungus

  • Buy breathable shoes
  • Buy and use breathable absorbant socks
  • Over the counter powders like Tinactive, Gold, Lotrimin
  • Homemade Remedy of White vinegar- Ratio of one vinegar to 4 water
  • If what you try doesnt work then seek medical help

 

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