Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot)
How You Got Athlete’s Foot
Tinea Pedis is a fungal foot infection commonly known as Athlete’s Foot. You don’t have to be an athlete to get athlete’s foot. Characterized by scaly, peeling, itchy, and even blistering skin on the feet, athlete’s foot is spread by direct contact with fungi in damp places. Locations such as showers, locker rooms, and swimming pool platforms are ideal for picking up the Tinea fungi. But those aren’t the only sources. Wearing constrictive footwear that keeps the skin from “breathing” will encourage the growth of the fungi already on the foot.
How To Keep From Getting It Again
Avoid walking barefoot in damp areas where the fungi grow; such as locker rooms, public showers, and pool areas. Try to keep your feet clean, dry, and cool to discourage fungi growth. And finally, make sure to air out your shoes periodically, and avoid wearing closed shoes or stockings made from fabric that traps moisture, such as nylon.
Use Formula 3® or FungiFoam® to effectively treat your athlete’s foot. Because it is critical that any infection be properly and correctly diagnosed by a physician, we only make Formula 3® and FungiFoam® available at your doctor’s office.