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Introduction to Athletes Foot

The term athlete's foot is a highly misleading phrase, as this condition does not only occur in athletes. Athletes foot is a common name given to a fungal infection of the skin that predominately occurs in between toes but can occur anywhere on the foot. If left untreated the condition can spread to other parts of the foot, hands and can even affect the face.

Understanding this condition

This condition can cause a great deal of discomfort and can affect an individual's quality of life. The skin involved may be red, swollen and may contain sticky fluid. Patients may also experience a scaly dry rash on the bottom and sides of feet. This type of athlete's foot is called a "moccasin" pattern. Cracks or "fissures" can occur between the toes, sometimes accompanied by a soft white scale.

Symptoms include dry and itchy lesions. Patients often report a burning or stinging sensation. A common associated condition with athletes foot is a fungal nail infection. If athletes foot is not treated the lesion can become infected and extremely painful.


Athletes Foot

Causes of Athletes Foot

  • Many people have the fungus present on their skin but are unaffected by the microscopic organism. Conditions such as bruising or cracks in the skin allow entry for the fungus.
  • Fungi thrive on moist, warm environments, which is why this condition usually occurs in between toes due to an accumulation of moisture.
  • It may also spread between individuals. A common port of entry is found in bathrooms, showers, swimming pools and changing rooms
  • Not changing your socks on a regular basis can also encourage the build up of fungi in between the toes. Prevention is the key! Toe socks are ideal socks for people that suffer from athletes foot as they are made from 90% high quality cotton and 10% elastane, for a perfect foot and toe fit.
  • People with excessively sweaty feet are more prone to this condition.

Treatment for Athletes Foot

  • There are many treatments for athletes foot on the market however treatment is only permanently successful if the socks, shoes and the area affected are treated as well. The combination of Imperial Athletes Foot Solution and Anti-fungal Spray can be very successful when treating athletes foot, view here
  • Anti-fungal powders can be used in socks and shoes.
  • Diabetic patients should not try and treat this condition themselves; they should seek immediate professional advice.
  • Wear cotton socks to absorb moisture.
  • Dry the feet thoroughly after bathing especially in between the toes.
  • Treat excessively sweaty feet. View essential products here
  • Change socks daily
  • Preventing athlete’s foot from developing in the first place is preferable to having to treat it. Keeping the feet clean, dry and cool is foremost in keeping this fungus at bay. The feet should be dried thoroughly after bathing and showering, especially between the toes. The use of absorbent socks is recommended for people prone to contracting athlete’s foot, as is removing socks immediately after any physical activity that produces humidity or sweat.

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Review: Athletes Foot can be an embarrassing and hard to treat condition.

Imperial Feet Athletes Foot Solution provides instant relief for the burning, itching and throbbing pains of athlete’s foot. This powerful anti-fungal solution destroys the fungus that causes the infection, heals the affected area and prevents future occurrences of this condition.

Clinical trials have reported total clearance of Athletes foot within 7 days of using Imperial Feet Athletes Foot Solution.

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"I found the Imperial Feet Anti-Fungal Spray and Athletes Foot Solution two of the best products I have found for athletes foot. The combination of two products provided immediate relief to my poor feet."

Michael, UK