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You Can Also Get Athlete Foot

Athlete's foot is a common skin infection affecting areas like your feet and between your toes. If you think that you are not an athlete, you can never get this infection; then you are wrong the name of this infection is this because athlete’s feet are usually sweaty, which is one of the reasons to get this infection. 

People often think this disease is only found in athletes, but that is not the case; it can happen to anyone. It is a widespread skin infection, and you can still get it even if you are not an athlete. If you walk barefoot often or sweat excessively, you are more likely to get this fungi infection. It is contagious and can spread by sharing infected towels, socks and shoes.  

Home remedies for athlete's foot fungal infection

There are a lot of over-the-shelf treatments for this problem. But some of them can be a little tedious, the best one which works for a lot of people are:

Over-the-counter treatments

There are several ointments, creams and lotions available to treat this infection which you can directly apply to the affected area.

Hydrogen peroxide 

This is effective in treating fungal infections because it can kill the fungus successfully.

Tea tree oil

It has antibacterial and antifungal properties which is why it is used to treat these infections.

Neem oil

This oil or extract can be applied directly on the site of infection to treat it.


It does possess a strong smell, but it can be an excellent topical treatment for the infection.

Talcum powder

It works by keeping the affected area dry and clean which makes it difficult for fungi to survive and spread.

Clinical medications

Over-the-counter( OTC) and prescription antifungal creams, ointments, gels, sprays or oils effectively handle an athlete's foot. These things contain clotrimazole, miconazole, tolnaftate or terbinafine.Some prescription antifungal specifics are tablets. These tablets contain fluconazole, itraconazole or terbinafine. It’s significant to complete your full course of medicine. However, if you quit too soon, your athlete’s foot may come back and be harder to treat.

Tips to avoid the recurrence of the infection

  • Keep feet dry and clean.
  • Apply an antifungal cream.
  • Cover your feet in public places.
  • Do not share your shoes and towel.
  • Do not scratch the rash.
  • Wear loose clothes.
  • Don't walk barefoot in moist or damp places.


This disease is also called tinea pedis. Tinea is a name for ringworm and pedis means foot. Athlete’s foot causes an irritating, stinging, burning rash on the skin on one or both of your feet. Athlete’s foot is most common between your toes, but it can similarly affect the tops of your feet, the soles of your feet and your heels. With this infection, your skin may turn scaly and cracked or develop pimples. occasionally, your feet smell lame, too. If you want your feet to be free from this infection you can always contact Ayushman Skin and Cosmetology Centre.



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