Your feet live most of their life in a warm, humid, dark environment – your shoes! These are also perfect conditions for fungus to grow, and a foot fungal infection can lead to dry skin, redness, itching, blistering and broken skin, as in athlete’s foot. Patients with diabetes are at greater risk of acquiring athlete’s foot.
Fungal infections are often picked up in locker rooms, at swimming pools and showers. Drying feet thoroughly, wearing protective sandals in public showers can help protect and prevent the fungus from spreading.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection caused by a species of Trichophyton or Epidermophyton. In many cases Hunt Footcare will prescribe an antifungal medication to cure the infection.