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You don’t have to be an Athlete to get Athlete’s Foot

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by in Athlete's Foot, Skin Conditions

Athlete’s foot also known as Tinea Pedis is a common fungal infection that occurs mainly in warmer weather when feet are more likely to be sweaty and moist.

Athlete’s foot also known as Tinea Pedis is a common fungal infection that occurs mainly in warmer weather when feet are more likely to be sweaty and moist.

Athlete’s foot also known as Tinea Pedis is a common fungal infection that occurs mainly in warmer weather when feet are more likely to be sweaty and moist.  Don’t think you’re off the hook in winter; this can occur year round and be passed by walking barefoot in the gym, public shower, pool etc.  Anybody can get Tinea Pedis or Athlete’s foot . Symptoms may vary but can include itching, and burning as well as scaly, flaking peeling, cracking of heels, toes or the sides of your foot or feet. Tinea Pedis is contagious through direct contact.

The best ways minimize your chances of contacting Tinea Pedis is by keeping feet clean and dry.

The best ways minimize your chances of contacting Tinea is by keeping feet clean and dry.

The best ways minimize your chances of contacting Tinea is by keeping feet clean and dry.

Wear absorbent cotton socks, change mid-day if needed.  Dusting feet and shoes with absorbent powder such as Zeasorb and avoid going barefoot!

If you think you have Tinea Pedis see your dermatologist as it is easily spread but just as easily treated!

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