Athlete’s Foot

Posted on June 28, 2017
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Athlete’s foot is one of the most common foot problems a person could encounter if they do not keep their feet clean. It happens when a fungus grows most commonly in between the toes and can spread to the other parts of the foot. It can inflame the skin and develop a white and scabbing rash on your feet.  Athlete’s foot can also cause itching, soreness, burning and sometimes a slight smell .

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  • Walking barefoot at showers, locker rooms, swimming pools
  • Sharing socks and shoes with an infected person
  • wearing shoes that are too tight
  • Sweaty and having your feet wet for a long time



  • Itching and burning of the feet and in between your toes
  • Dry skin on the feet and between your toes
  • Discolored toenails
  • peeling skin on your feet



  • Washing your feet daily
  • Keeping the feet dry and always changing your socks so there is no moist area for fungi to grow
  • clipping your toenails short to prevent growing of fungus
  • Avoid tight footing footwear and wear well ventilated socks so your feet can get some air into them.
  • wearing sandals or thongs in communal areas such as bathrooms where the fungus can grow and get attached to your feet.

Wash feet


  • Athletes foot will usually treat itself without any medication but you must not wear or use the same socks or nail clipper where the fungi may have latched onto.
  • Wash your feet thoroughly once or twice per day
  • Apply over the counter anti-fungal cream after you wash it.
  • If the condition is not recovering you should see a podiatrist to get stronger medication.


Home remedies:

  • You may soak your foot in salt water or diluted vinegar to dry up the blisters on your foot
  • Tea tree oil can also be applied to infected areas