Outside it is cold and wet so far only little snow and extreme temperature variations. What is better than it is quite relaxed in the sauna or in the warm swimming pool really good going there. Only downside: spores also feel in the warm, damp climate poodle! Athlete’s foot is among the most common infectious diseases in Germany. Called athlete’s foot, tinea pedis affects not only the skin between the toes, but can infect the nails. Cause of this fungal infection are called dermatophytes. How does infection with athlete’s foot? Like almost all fungi, dermatophytes also love a warm and humid climate.
You find that many people between the toes. The infection can be done through direct skin contact or through floors, especially in bathrooms, showers, sauna or gyms, as well as shoes, socks or towels. For a transmission it is enough to come with an infected skin scales of a person in contact, but not necessarily a Outbreak of athlete’s foot. Causes that lead to an outbreak of the infection can be among other sweaty feet, frequent wearing poorly-ventilated shoes, tiny skin lesions or a weakened immune system. But also diseases like circulatory disorders or diabetes mellitus can encourage an outbreak of infection. Often, especially the spaces between the fourth and fifth toe of both feet are affected. Itching of the affected skin area, skin redness, scales – and blistering, skin oozing is symptoms of athlete’s foot, as well as methods of treatment and prevention to the typical symptoms of athlete’s foot infection.
Can you experience such symptoms, a doctor should be consulted on, to discuss the treatment options with him. As a rule, athlete’s foot infections are harmless and heal without complications again after treatment. Get rid of the athlete’s foot, there are fungus-killing agent in the form of ointments, powders or creams in pharmacies. Has the Fungus affected larger areas of the skin and spreads over the entire sole of the foot, the taking of special tablets may be useful. While treating the first days after the infection should socks and shoes are disinfected regularly and wash socks and towels at 60 degrees to prevent a spread, and the contagion of other family members. The toe spaces always dry thoroughly and vented shoe work wear. Wearing bathing shoes can prevent a transfer in the swimming pool. Also you should not run barefoot in places, such as hotel rooms or cabins. Health information, as well as the complete guide to learn more at