Common Fungal Problems
Athlete’s foot and fungal nails are the most common fungal problems with feet. A fungus is a common mold that thrives in dark, warm moist areas. On the feet, it can grow on and between toes, as well as on soles and toenails. Fungal problems can be a result of the environment (socks, shoes, heat and humidity) or weakened immunity from such disorders as diabetes.
Chronic fungal infections are most common in adults, while acute fungal infections are seen more often in children.
Follow basic foot care guidelines and you more than likely can head off most common foot fungus problems.
Wear dry cotton socks, and change them two or three times a day if necessary. Wear dry shoes that allow [...]
Since fungal nails are usually more resistant and more difficult to treat than Athlete’s foot, topical or oral antifungal medications [...]
Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete’s foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot [...]