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Athlete's Foot - An infectious Disease found mostly in athletes

November 15, 2010  by: RITURAJ BANERJEE  Points: 12   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 1494

It is a type of foot infection caused by fungus.It is very infectious and painful.So the proper treatment must be take in time.


Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of foot mostly found in athletes who shares common bath. Mostly, the people who are allergic to fungus are attacked by this disease. Athlete's foot is of two types.It has different symptoms.There are three types of fungi that cause the disease.These fungi are present on the skin.The people who are non allergic to the fungi may not be attacked.The symptoms of two main types of Athlete's foot are - in the first type the skin cracks usually at the end of the fifth toe.It may also occur at the middle of the forth and fifth toes.In this disease, some slack dead skin stick closely within the toes and the skin looks red and lustrous whenever removed.In the second type,the skin within the toes starts reddening,gradually becomes more consistent and begins to flake.In this type of disease both the feet are affected but one of them are affected more.As many other diseases may show similar symptoms as athlete's foot, so one has to be sure that he or she is actually suffering from athlete's foot or not before starting any treatment.We must consult the doctor before taking any decision regarding the disease.

We may be affected by the disease any time because the fungi that causes the ailment are always present in the skin.When our skin becomes warm and stays in a moist condition for a long time,the fungi enters into the dead outer layer of the skin and starts growing.The persons who are allergic to this fungi are attacked by the chemicals produced by the fungi in the skin and the persons who are non-allergic may not be attacked by the fungi at all.
Sometimes,this disease needs no treatment but in serious cases we have to be very careful and must take proper treatment in time.This disease is not fatal,but may be dangerous if proper care is not taken .

Author: NAITIK        
Posted Date: 11/28/2010    Points:1    

extremely grateful for your encouraging words of aspiration
Author: Dr. Simran Kaur        
Posted Date: 12/20/2010    Points:1    

proper hygiene and right treatment at time can help prevent the disease. Good article providing upto date information on disease.
Author: joeldgreat        
Posted Date: 01/16/2011    Points:3    

Athlete's Foot - An infectious Disease found mostly in athletes

Just to comment on the title, even people who are not athletic can have this problem, too. I think this desease is more common now to ordinary people than to athletes. This is because this desease is communicable caused by a parasitic fungus. People who walk barefoot in showers, bath houses and locker rooms may come in contact with the fungus.

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