Foot Fungus Prevention

Environments that are hot and humid where there is a lot of sweating helps to promote athletes foot. Personal hygiene is important in foot fungus prevention. Athletes foot can be spread by direct contact. Persons affected should not share sports equipment, towels or clothes. Athletic footwear should include clean dry socks. The athletes foot should be well ventilated.

  • Spores are shed in the environment when the person is walking so you may want to wear flip-flops.
  • Wear flip-flops in the shower at the gym or swimming pool to avoid foot fungus
  • When getting out of the shower the feet should be gently patted instead of deep rubbing
  • Toe fungus treatment involves keeping the area free of moisture and choosing an anti-fungal preparation
  • Make sure your shower at home is disinfected
  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Socks should be cotton, they help to keep the skin dry
  • You may prevent your feet from sweating by covering them with an antiperspirant
  • Avoid closed shoes for prolonged periods of time. This does not allow for the feet to breath
  • Alternate your shoes every couple of days
  • Never wear someone else’s shoes if they have athletes foot
  • If the insoles of your shoes are moist, remove them so they can dry out. Alternatively buy new insoles and replace them regularly
  • Using a little bit of talcum powder in your shoes may help to decrease moisture
  • Sometimes you may contact athletes foot from pans at the spas
  • Nails should be clipped short
  • Topical anti-fungal treatment is first recommended for foot fungus because there are fewer side effects
  • The topical anti-fungal treatment should be applied 2 to 3 cm beyond the infected areas
  • A topical anti-fungal solution is often effective. Sometimes a course of antibiotics may be necessary.
  • In elderly patients and the immunodeficient superficial foot fungus infections are common.
  • Athletes foot treatment can be a topical therapy for seniors which may be beneficial because they tend to be on many different medications.
  • Some doctors recommend that you continue treatment until a new nail has completely grown in
  • Tinea Pedis can reoccur and early treatment is necessary
  • The athletes foot cure may come in different forms such as creams, gels or sprays that are applied directly to the skin. To maintain good hygiene wash hands thoroughly after applying the treatment. Please see our AthletesFootShop Product List