Let-you-feet-breathe-postnoon-newsWith spring weather quickly approaching, more individuals are vulnerable to variations in footwear with open shoes. With warm weather there also come some dangers. Hefty socks and the wearing of closed shoes for long periods of time increase the likelihood of fungal growth and athlete’s feet.

Deepashri suggests, allowing your feet to breathe in warm weather by wearing open shoes. Also, avoid wearing thick socks can help your feet stay more sanitary and hygienic. “It is very common. Every fourth or fifth person has it. It is very common in those with diabetes and people who always wear shoes, resulting in lack of air circulation to the feet” Dermatologist Dr Sunitha Sekhar Reddy of ADI clinics said.
Anyone is susceptible in attaining Athlete’s foot, but can be easily avoided following the right preventative care and treatment. A podiatrist like Dr. James Ricketti from New Jersey will be able to determine your condition and follow the appropriate treatment options for foot care needs.

What is Athlete’s Foot?

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails

What is Tinea?

- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
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