Tips on How to Diagnose and Deal with Athletes Foot Infection

Tips on How to Diagnose and Deal with Athletes Foot Infection


1. Check affected area. Look to see if the skin is flaky, sore or reddened.

2. If you have symptoms, you should wash your foot and apply the antifungal cream/spray. I have found Lamisil to be one of the best treatments available. If this treatment does not work, or if you have a particularly severe infection, you should seek professional medical help.

3. Continue your treatment regime until the infection has cleared up and until you are at the end of the specified treatment period (i.e. – if your doctor tells you to use the cream for two weeks, do not stop after one week if the symptoms disappear).

4. Use footwear that allows foot to breath and make sure to wear clean socks and keep your feet clean.

5. If you are an athlete, you might want to use something like talcum powder or foot spray after showers (and the same applies if your feet sweat a lot for any other reasons).

6. Be careful about infecting other people and take precautions to ensure you don’t spread it. Especially in your own home as apart from passing the infection to the rest of the family it will make treating it very difficult; as one family member is cured, the next may be just starting to develop the condition re-infecting the first.

7. If you are going to the swimming pool treat you athletes foot first. Checkout the video which I think although humorous illustrates what I mean.

I hope this was helpful.

Athletes Foot Infection

More by this Author


Comments 4 comments

lacksonlaylor 6 years ago

very helpfull tips, thanks for sharing. I also found a great website relates curing Athlete's Foot,ifootgenie.com


how to cure athletes foot 6 years ago

Hey, I just visited ifootgenie.com,the book is really great!


how to cure athletes foot 6 years ago

Hey, I just visited ifootgenie.com,the book is really great!


Penny Brooke 6 years ago

Hi i have just visited ifootgenie.com, book looks really interesting so i ordered it. So heres to happy reading and happy feet!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working