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Apr 6

Treating Athlete’s Foot

Fungal infections like athlete’s foot are sometimes difficult to get rid of and are often very irritating and painful. Treating athlete’s foot doesn’t have to be too hard, however. Today, there are many very effective ways you can get rid of the foot fungus so that you can get back to doing the things you love.

What Causes Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a skin infection that often occurs in between the toes of the feet due to humidity, warmth, and dirt. Bacteria thrives in wet and warm places like sweaty socks and shoes. If left untreated, athlete’s foot can spread to the palms, groin, and other parts of the body. Athlete’s foot manifests itself as itchiness, burning, or peeling between the toes. The affected area can sometimes appear red and cause a rash.

Treating Athlete’s Foot

To treat athlete’s foot, make sure to continually keep your feet dry by using cotton socks, breathable shoes, and sometimes moisture-absorbing powders (which you can purchase in a grocery store). Fungal sprays also help alleviate symptoms and eradicate fungus. For most cases, as long as you try to eliminate the conditions in which fungus and bacteria thrive, time will remove the infection from your skin.

If you have more questions about athlete’s foot or other skin conditions, contact us at 801-724-9840.

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