Athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling and itching of the affected areas. It's scientific name is Tinea Pedis, it is a very common skin infection of the foot caused by fungus. The fungus that commonly causes athlete's foot is called Trichophyton. When the feet or other areas of the body stay moist, warm, and irritated, the fungus will go in and infect the upper layer of the skin. The fungus that causes Athlete's foot can be found in different locations, such as floors in gyms, locker rooms, swimming pools and in socks and feet clothing. The fungus can be spread if another person has contact with the objects that has fungus. Athlete's foot affects 70% of the population around the world during sometime of their lives.

The symptoms of Athlete's foot are that the skin around the foot will frequently peel, cracking pain and may be some blood. Some people may even not have symptoms at all and do not know they have an infection. It takes about 2-3 weeks to heal if you rub use Econazole Nitrate cream on your foot on daily bases and your feet will look and feel completely normal, no itchyness or redness or peeling anymore. Athlete's foot can also look red, peeling and dry, the dry flakes can also spread onto the side and the tops of the feet.

There are many conventional treatment for the Athlete's foot, this disease can be cured within a certain amount of time depending on what the treatment is. There are oral medications which begun early in the 1950s and also the conventional treatment that involves daily or twice daily application of a topical medication. Talcum powder can be used to absorb moisture to kill off the infection.

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