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What is athlete’s foot?

Always treat an athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a condition that is caused by a fungus that has the tendency to live in a humid environment. In public showers and changing rooms traces of the fungus often are present, also because of other people walking around with the infection.

When the skin is damaged or moist for an increased amount of time, the quality of protection weakens and the fungus can penetrate the outermost layer of the skin. Or when the PH value of the skin, which normally provides protection against the fungus, is disturbed by for example soap that is not thoroughly rinsed.

This can cultivate into a foot fungus infections. The starting point of the infections usually is between the fourth and fifth toe because there is a high degree of humidity here. Because of the fungus the skin flakes between the toes and the skin under these flakes can be red and sore. Blisters can also arise with clear liquid coming out.

Be careful because an athlete’s foot is contagious for others and can lead to a fungal nail infection. It is therefore important to take actions to treat the fungus foot infection.