No one likes smelly feet. It is embarrassing, and if not managed, gets worse. It is also more common than most people believe.IF your feet are smelling or itching, there is a good chance you have athlete’s foot. This is a fungus and must be treated as such, as it is easy to spread to your other foot, as well as to other family members.
In the initial stages it is not painful, then it causes rashes, and peeling skin. If not treated, it will smell, and get itchy.
This is when you have a higher chance of transferring/transmitting to other people (as you use your fingers to scratch it). If still not treated, it will cause fungal nails, which is a lot harder to cure and remove.
If you are diabetic, like all foot infections, you need to get this looked at by a podiatrist to make sure the condition is looked after properly. Any condition where there is poor circulation can decrease the immunity against the infection.
Top 10 ways to prevent Athlete’s Foot
- Sweating heavily or not drying the feet can increase the moisture for encouraging the breeding of fungus. If you dry between the toes all the times.
- Get this managed quickly, as this will spread to the nail.
- Walking barefoot in damp communal areas, such as swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms
- If you have diabetes, circulation problems or a weakened immune system, any infection, can increase the chance of fungus. Consult your podiatrist at the first sign of athlete’s foot.
- Change your socks daily
- Use a disinfectant, liquid or soap to scrub your feet daily
- Use antibacterial spray in your shoes
- Keep your feet dry and clean at all times
- Wear flit flops with walking in communal areas
- Do not share towels, nail clippers, etc with other people.Do not ever share trainers
- Always wash your hands after treating, cutting your nails (ok, we lied about 10 ways)
If you have diabetes, or have reduced blood circulation and nerve supply in your feet you are a high risk of skin infection. So any minor injury or condition has the potential to cause more serious issues. Fungal nail infection is a condition, which can lead to more serious conditions. Any diabetics with nail infections should get professional help as soon as possible.
Atheletes foot can be treated and managed with the correct creams and ointments. Some over-the-counter medicines work, many do not. We have access to stronger ointments and creams, to ensure that you get rid of your athlete’s foot.
Some of the methods we use include
- We also use homeopathy where we use natural algae to help the body fight the fungus.
- We have strong ointments and creams we can use to fight the fungus
With available on the table, and with your particular case, we can find the right solution to get rid of your fungus.
We can use the latest state of the art equipment, or we can work with other methods to remove the fungal infection on the nails that are there. Together we can find the perfect solution.