Have you ever suffered from foot fungus? Let’s find out how they are formed, why and what to do to treat them effectively.
Foot fungus is among the most common infections in the world. Fungi, in fact, are found everywhere and to a small extent even on the skin . When stressed by a low immune system, poor hygiene, sweat or other situations, however, they can proliferate giving rise to real infections that are aesthetically unsightly and, above all, contagious . So let’s find out how to recognize them, treat them and prevent them.
Foot fungi: how they are recognized and what are the main symptoms
Let’s start by saying that there are several mushrooms.
The best known are nail fungus, tinea pedis (also known as athlete’s foot which tends to present itself as fungus under the feet or in the heel) and ringworm which causes burning and severe itching. In general, the symptoms of foot fungus are therefore mostly aesthetic and aggravated by itching and, sometimes, even by the formation of blisters.
Going to the causes of mycosis on the feet, these are often linked to sweat, the use of non-breathable shoes, the habit of not drying well after washing, poor clothing hygiene and frequenting humid environments such as swimming pools. Since this is a contagious problem, when dealing with a foot fungus, the first thing to do is therefore to take steps to cure it.
How to cure foot fungus: the rules to follow before and after
For the treatment of foot fungus it is important to contact a doctor who, based on the type of fungus, will administer specific products. To these you can add natural remedies such as tea tree oil or the habit of making foot baths with water and vinegar.
Once healed, however, it is important to avoid relapses . To do this, the rules to follow are few but simple and consist first of all in checking one’s health condition, evaluating whether to fortify the immune system with any supplements.
This will be combined with good daily hygiene, the use of disinfectants in the case of environments such as swimming pools or changing rooms and a change of shoes in order to choose more suitable ones to let your feet breathe. In this way you will avoid getting infected and representing a problem for others while boasting aesthetically pleasing and healthy feet.