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Athlete’s Foot

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Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a very common fungal infection found on the skin of the feet, usually between the toes where it’s warm, moist and airless. Its symptoms include:

  • Itchy, scaly rash
  • Sore, cracked skin
  • Flaky skin

If left untreated, athlete’s foot can spread, and it’s possible that a scaling rash can cover the entire sole and side of the foot.

Fungi do not usually go deeper into the body than the skin, but bacteria can enter through the cracked skin of untreated athlete’s foot, occasionally causing more serious infections of the foot or leg. If you think you have athlete’s foot, it’s a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional.

How you get it

Athlete’s foot can be passed from person to person, typically in damp or wet environments, such as communal showers, where a tiny flake of infected skin can fall off while you are showering.

How to treat it

Use Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot (Miconazole Nitrate 2%) to relieve the inflammation and inhibit the infection. Be sure to keep your feet covered in communal changing areas and to wash and dry your feet properly. Also, avoid scratching, as this can spread the infection.

How to stop it from returning

  • Use Zeasorb Excess Moisture daily to absorb excess moisture and help keep your feet dry
  • Wash your feet and toes daily, then dry the skin between the toes thoroughly before putting socks on
  • Avoid sharing towels in communal changing rooms, and wash your towels frequently
  • Change your socks every day, and try to use footwear that minimizes sweating
  • Wear flip-flops or plastic sandals in communal changing rooms and showers
  • When at home, leave your shoes and socks off as much as possible to let air get to your feet