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Athlete's Foot Picture, Cure, Symptom, treatment - Home remedy for Athlete Foot

Athlete's Foot is a problem is common in the monsoons and throughout the year in people who need to wear shoes and socks all day. Fungi are moulds that thrive on heat and humidity. Several different species of fungi may infect the feet. They grow best in warm, moist areas such as between toes. The infection may appear as a whitish, boggy area on the webs of the last two toes, with or without itching. It can get septic with an additional bacterial infection and may even become painful.

Sometimes there is patchy flaking and scaling of the soles with, occasionally, a few superficial blisters. Toenails are often infected with thickening and heaping-up of scaling, crumbling material under the nail. Distortion, discoloration and sometimes loss of the nail may follow if this infection isn't attended to in time. Many other skin problems of the feet mimic athlete's foot, so if reasonable measures do not solvethe problem, check with your dermatologist.

To treat athlete's foot

  • It is most important to keep your feet dry and maintain good foot hygiene.
  • Change your socks daily.
  • Preferably wear only cotton socks.
  • Alternate your shoes so that they can dry out.
  • Use an antifungal powder every morning before you wear your socks and shoes and an antifungal cream at night.




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