Athlete’s foot is an infection affecting the area between the toes. It is caused by a fungus called tinea pedis. It is seen more commonly in men and young individuals. This fungus thrives in moist and warm places such as swimming pools and gyms. It is highly contagious and is transmitted through wet floors, or by touching infected footwear or socks.
Symptoms include burning and itching with redness and scaling of the affected parts. This a recurring kind of infection which keeps manifesting every time an individual’s immune system is compromised.
The mainstay of treatment is proper hygiene which includes washing the feet regularly and keeping them dry. Doctors usually prescribe anti fungal powders to be sprayed on the affected area. These give temporary results and the infection may recur whenever there is a dip in the immunity of an individual.
Herbal products on the other hand are traditionally believed to boost immunity and support the structure and functions of the skin. They are believed to possess natural ingredients which boosts the immunity enabling it to fight back. Results may vary from person to person depending upon individual constitutions.
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