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Athlete's Foot - A Problem Faced Not Only By Athletes
By: Kevin Pederson
Athlete's foot or tinea pedis is known as a very common skin problem. This skin disease can find its residence in anyone's feet.
Being an athlete is least bit of its concern, a hot and humid foot is what makes that disease choose you. This skin infection is caused
mainly by a fungus which eats the dead skin cells and is found in plenty on your feet and mainly occurs between the toes.
The right breeding ground for this infection is a warm, dark and humid place. Our foot tends to fit the bill. The fungi actually can be
seen in damp areas of the swimming pool, showers and locker room from where the athletes happen to get infected and so is the
name which became widely popular.
If it is not properly treated it may come back to haunt you. It can be there for short or long period depending upon the severity of
the infection. It is transmitted through contact with a cut or a bruise on your feet. Therefore, when in such place you should be take
extreme care to save yourself from the athlete's foot.
This is commonly found among men from the teens till crossing that 50 mark. It is also related to personal hygiene and how much
you actually adhere to that. Some may not be that particular with their daily routine which makes them more prone to such a skin
disease. If your immune system is weak they have greater chances of meeting the athlete's foot.
This mostly hits the spaces between your toes, but can easily spread through reaching your soles as well as your toe nails. Even
though adults are easily affected, children too can be a soft target. Some of the routine hygiene methods may just help you stay
away from such kind of a disease, like wearing dry socks daily.
Signs and symptoms for Athletes Foot
-There is constant itch