Health Tip: Keep Toes Cool, Clean and Dry03/21/11
(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection,
medically called tinea pedis. If the fungus takes hold between your
toes, it can cause itchiness, cracking and peeling.
The Adam Encyclopedia offers these suggestions to help protect
your feet from athlete's foot:
- Dry your feet completely after getting out of the bath, shower
- Slip on a pair of sandals or flip-flops when walking at public
pools or showers.
- Swap sweaty socks for a clean dry pair at least once
- If you tend to get athlete's foot, use an antifungal or drying
- Choose shoes made of natural material (such as leather) that
offers good ventilation. Avoid shoes with plastic lining.
- Don't wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row, so the
shoes can air out.
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