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Athlete's foot also called tinea pedis is a contagious type fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can also spread to the toenails and the hands. The fungal infection is called athlete’s foot because it’s commonly seen in athletes.

Athlete's foot isn't serious, but sometimes it’s hard to cure. If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system and suspect you have athlete's foot you should call your doctor right away.Athlete's foot is a common form of a fungal infection. It most commonly occurs between the toes and is medically known as tinea pedis. The most common cause are sweaty feet which when enclosed inside a tight-fitting shoe for a prolong time leads to this condition. The most common symptom of athlete's foot is a scaly rash which causes itching and burning on your foot. It is a contagious disease and is most commonly spread through towels or clothing of people who have that disease. It can also be spread through the floors which people with athlete's foot walk on. Here is everything you need to know about athlete's foot.

Causes of Athlete foot Tinea Pedis:

 Athlete’s foot occurs when the tinea fungus grows on the feet. You can catch the fungus through direct contact with an infected person, or by touching surfaces contaminated with the fungus. The fungus thrives in warm, moist environments. It’s commonly found in showers, on locker room floors, and around swimming pools.

 

  1. Living in Damp & cellar: Fungus need moisture if you live in damp area it increase very fastly
  2. Sharing Footware or Dirty wet socks inside covered shoes: As mentioned earlier, athlete's foot is a contagious disease which originates from wearing dirty wet socks inside covered shoes. Sharing footwear with friends & family.
  3. Infection: You may also get it by coming into contact with an infected person or their towels and/or clothing. Even walking on the same floor as they walk on may cause an infection.
  4. Use public swimming pools:Using public toilets or using public pools in religious places

Athlete feet Causes

Symptoms of Athlete foot Tinea pedis:


1.Scaly red rash: There is usually a scaly red rash in between the toes when you have athlete's foot.

2.Itching: There will be severe itching throughout the persistence of this disease especially when you first take off your shoes. 

3.Blisters and ulcers: This is not a very common symptom of athlete's foot. However, blisters and ulcers do occur on certain types of athlete's foot.

4.Chronic dryness and scaling: This occurs on the soles of the feet and then slowly starts spreading upwards. These symptoms only occur on the type of athlete's foot known as moccasin. Due to this, athlete's foot is often mistaken for eczema and sometimes even dry skin.

5. Spreading to the hand: Athlete's foot always starts in your legs and in some cases spread to your hands as well. The likelihood of athlete's foot spreading to your hand is increased if you scratch or pick at the areas of the foot infected.

Athlete foot symptoms

 

Self care measure in tinea pedis or athlete feet


There are several things you can do to help prevent athlete’s foot infections. These include:

  • Wash your feet with soap and water every day and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
    • To kill the fungus, you will need to wash in 140°F (60°C) water or higher. Combining washing with OTC anti-fungal recommendations should treat most cases of athlete’s foot. Regarding shoes, you can disinfect them using disinfectant wipes (like Clorox wipes) or sprays.
  • Put antifungal powder on your feet every day.
  • Don’t share socks, shoes, or towels with others.
  • Wear sandals in public showers, around public swimming pools, and in other public places.
  • Wear socks made out of breathable fibers, such as cotton or wool, or made out of synthetic fibers that wick moisture away from your skin.
  • Change your socks when your feet get sweaty.
  • Air out your feet when you are at home by going barefoot.
  • Wear shoes made of breathable materials.
  • Alternate between two pairs of shoes, wearing each pair every other day, to give your shoes time to dry out between uses. Moisture will allow the fungus to continue to grow.

Athlete foot Tinea pedis Homeopathic Treatment

Though mostly ringworm is treated with conventional medicines and allopathic treatment, there are certain recurring ringworms on which traditional medicines slowly lose impact. Such infections can be controlled and cured with the help of homoeopathic medicines.

Homoeopathy offers an excellent treatment of Tinea pedis infection naturally treat athlete's foot. The natural Homeopathic medicines help in providing relief from the acute symptoms of itching and burning of Ringworm lesions and also eradicating the disease in its entirety. The results are gained through properly selected Homeopathic remedies. With Homeopathic medicines, there is no chance of suppression of Ringworm infection and it is cured in a most gentle and efficient way.

Homoeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using the holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homoeopathy is not only to treat ringworm but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homoeopathic doctor in person.

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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