If you think Athlete’s Foot is a problem that only torments athletes or sportsmen and women, you’re wrong. This bothersome fungal skin infection can attack anyone. And if you’re prone to having very sweaty feet confined to shoes for hours on end, you’re just as likely to develop this foot problem as anyone else.
One of the reasons Athlete’s Foot occurs is that the fungi thrive in closed, warm, and moist environments. The fungi also feed on the keratin from your foot’s hair, nails, and skin. Could you think of a better place to live and grow than a sweaty sock?
If you’ve noticed an itchy, scaly rash developing on your foot that doesn’t seem to improve even with the help of over-the-counter topical creams, sprays or even powders, it’s time to see the experts. Luckily, treatment for Athlete’s Foot comes in the form of antifungal medication, but there’s a chance you’ll see it return at some stage.