Can Athletes foot be prevented?
Can Athletes foot be prevented?
Yes, Athletes foot can be prevented in a number of ways. Prevention is always better than cure. So to avoid having the athletes foot infection, perform preventive measures and always have a good hygiene.
Below are some measures to avoid having Athletes foot.
When taking a bath, give your feet a good scrub including the areas between your toes since that is the place where the fungi thrive and will make it athletes foot.
After bathing, make sure you dry your toes thoroughly because if you leave that damp then that would be a good place for the fungi to thrive. Hence, a start of having athletes foot.
Use of an antifungal or drying foot powder would be beneficial to make sure your toes are dry. So put on some if you have.
Prevent athletes foot by wearing shoes and sandals that allow your feet to breathe, not those which are very constricting and preferably made of natural material such as leather. Avoid using plastic-lined foot wears since they tend to keep your feet warm, and of course when it’s warm, sweat is produced, hence the greater possibility to acquire athletes foot. And that would be a very good place for the fungi to grow.
Change your socks at least twice a day to keep your feet dry. It is advisable to use socks made of cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber since it draws moisture away from the feet. Don’t use socks specially with those having athletes foot.
Upon arriving home, remove your socks and place it on the laundry right away. This way it helps avoid your socks from being contaminated with fungi, if ever there is in your home. You know prevention is always better than cure and for hygienic purposes also. Hence, hygiene matters in preventing athletes foot.
As for your shoes, place it in an area where it is clean and where there is good ventilation so it can breathe and dry out. Allow twenty four hours for your shoes to rest and breathe before you wear hem again so as to avoid wearing it moist and warm where the fungi really thrives.
Wear your own to prevent athletes foot
At home, make sure you wear slippers for hygienic purposes and to prevent your feet from being contaminated with fungi as well as bacteria found on the floor. Hence, to avoid from having athletes foot. If you do not want to use slippers then socks are considered also to protect your feet but, without the shoe of course.
You may also go barefoot at home only if you are certain that the floor has been cleaned thoroughly with the use of Lysol for example which is a disinfectant, to allow your feet to breathe. This way you are sure that you will not acquire athletes foot at home with your clean floor.
Prevent having athletes foot by making sure you wear slippers or sandals when using public shower rooms to protect your feet from acquiring the fungi found on the floor. A lot of people go in and out of there, not knowing they have athletes foot so to protect yourself do not ever forget to put on your slippers or sandals.
Never ever share shoes with another person because that is one way to get infected and for hygienic purposes also. It is best to use your very own shoes to prevent athletes foot from being spread.