Summer uninvited athlete's foot

 Athlete's foot, which is an uninvited guest in the summer, is a chronic disease that is common but does not heal well, and the higher the temperature and humidity, the more difficult it is to treat.

I understand that athlete's foot is all that usually appears between toes or on the soles of feet, but there are also a wide range of areas that occur.


- Causes and symptoms of athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is referred to as a white gland in medical terms, and it is caused by fungus that is parasitic in the stratum corneum. It is easy to say that your feet are moldy. Fungi grow well in hot and humid places.


Feeding nutrients, temperature and proper humidity, the soles of the feet are the best places for fungus to grow. The calluses and dead skin cells in various parts of the foot become nutrients for fungi, and naturally maintain humidity and temperature in shoes worn throughout the day.


Because athlete's foot is highly contagious, families cannot be free from athlete's foot if even one person is caught. Also, it is transferred through towel slippers from swimming pools, fitness centers, and saunas where many people gather, and after visiting public facilities, it is important to make sure that the water on your feet.


There are three main types of athlete's foot.

First, it is the most common form of 'interpolation' that occurs between toes. It is common between the third and fourth toes and can be treated well with the antifungal medication applied.

Next, it is a "mineral foam" that produces small blisters, with mucus yellow essence inside the blister. Finally, there is a 'percussion' where the dead skin cells on the soles of the feet become thicker. Itchiness is not severe and chronic, and common applications do not respond well to athlete's foot medications. It is common in women who wear stockings.


- Prevention and treatment

In patients with foot athlete's foot, the parasitic athlete's foot can fall to the floor every time they walk and infect others infected.


In particular, the wet bath floor or scale that many people climb up and down is highly likely to be infected, so be careful when using it.


Although athlete's foot bacteria on your hands and feet do not immediately penetrate and cause disease, it is desirable to wash your hands and feet once again before leaving the bathhouse.


Also, athlete's foot is highly likely to be infected by families living in the same space, so it is important to keep your feet clean and dry without using socks or foot towels for patients with athlete's foot to prevent infection.