What Causes Athlete's Foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that causes a rash between the toes or on the bottom of the Foot and sometimes spreads to the top. Fungi thrive in warm, moist places such as swimming pools, locker rooms, and shoes.
Athlete’s Foot is very contagious. This same fungus can cause fungal nail infections, jock itch, or even ringworm, so it is essential to be aware of where the fungus is on your body and what you touch with that part of your body until it is fully treated. Even though the same fungus usually causes athlete’s Foot, there are three different types of athlete’s Foot that you can get based on which part of the Foot the rash occurs on, and each one looks a little different. However, all three have similar symptoms and can be treated with the same Naturasil products.
The first type of athlete’s foot is a toe web infection. This type typically occurs between the toes, explicitly starting between the fourth and fifth toes before spreading to the webbing between the other toes. Since fungi thrive in warm, moist areas, the webbing between your toes is a prime area for a fungus to grow. It provides a consistently warm place as long as you’re wearing socks and shoes, and if you’re active, that area will be the first moist area on the foot when you begin to sweat.
A moccasin type infection typically starts on the heel of your foot. Still, it will spread quickly to cover the entire bottom of the foot. Once the fungus has coated the bottom of your foot, this type of athlete’s foot has also been known to infect the toenails. Fungal nail infections require different treatments, but it is essential to treat all of the fungi as soon as possible to avoid a recurrence of the outbreaks.
The last type of athlete’s foot is called a vesicular infection. This type of athlete’s foot consists of blisters that are itchy and can be very painful. It is also the type of athlete’s foot that most commonly incurs a bacterial infection. Bacterial infections can occur with any kind of athlete’s foot when the skin cracks or peels. However, vesicular type infections are more susceptible to bacterial infections because the blisters leave open wounds when burst.
While anyone can get a fungal infection, some people are more vulnerable than others. If you have had a fungal infection before, it is easy for you to get another fungal infection. Doctors have also found a certain degree of hereditary predisposition to fungal infections. Suppose other family members have had fungal infections. In that case, it may be in your genetics that you’re more susceptible to fungal infections. Experts have also noticed that susceptibility to fungal infections seems to increase with age.
It is imperative to treat a fungal infection as soon as you know you have one because of how contagious fungi are. They can easily infect other people and readily spread to other places in your body, making it more challenging to eradicate the fungi. Get started on a natural treatment today to avoid any further complications!
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