Foot mycosis

Statistically, even every third person in Poland may be affected by foot mycosis.  The first symptoms of mycosis are redness between toes (usually between the third and the fourth one) and on the sole, and then itching and troublesome blisters.

10.12.2016
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Statistically, even every third person in Poland may be affected by foot mycosis.  The first symptoms of mycosis are redness between toes (usually between the third and the fourth one) and on the sole, and then itching and troublesome blisters.

The first ones may by managed using over-the- counter drugs. And if the problem does not resolve, you should imperatively see a dermatologist who will order mycological tests enabling to diagnose the type of infection, and administer a proper treatment.

Mycosis is better to prevent than to treat – it develops in a humid environment, therefore it is important to keep your feet dry and clean. They should be washed at least once daily, and then well dried, especially between toes.

If you are prone to fungal infections, during summertime soak your feet in cold water with the addition of sage, lavender, mint or juniper infusion, that will strengthen your skin and reduce sweating.  Tea tree oil also has antifungal properties; it is used in foot creams, for example SheFoot cracked and dry heel repair. With this kind of problems, wear open shoes on warm days – sandals or flip-flops, and shoes made of natural materials in winter, as well as special bamboo socks that quickly absorb and evaporate moisture, and also have antibacterial properties.

Foot mycosis is more frequent in diabetic patients. Their immune system is weaker and skin dryer and more prone to injuries. Such conditions are more favourable for growth of fungi which are more difficult to get rid of.

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