Athlete's Foot Defined
Athlete's foot is a fungus. This parasitic fungal infection is so common, that if you have not been afflicted, there is a 70% chance that you will surrender to the infection at some time in your life.
Living on dead tissue, fungal microorganisms were said to have been discovered in the 19th century. Prior to that, the affliction was thought to be caused by insect bites.
Living in the superficial layers of skin, this fungus starts to grow when the right conditions are met. Dark, warm and moist environments, like your running shoes, allow the fungus to flourish.
Athlete's Foot is an exasperating condition in itself, but it is the secondary infections from this communicable disease that can be the most damaging.
Signs & Symptoms of Athlete's Foot - Toes
- Itching skin
- Skin redness
- Scaling skin
- Flaking skin
- Area stings when washed
- Area feels hot
- Foul odor
More severe cases of Athlete's Foot may have:
- Skin cracks
- Raw skin becomes exposed
What Causes Athlete's Foot?
As a communicable disease, Athlete's Foot is easily transmitted from one foot to another in "common" areas. Public shower stalls, locker rooms, saunas, swimming pools and hot tubs are places where this fungus thrives.
Once you have attracted the disease, it will often flare up again, if the environment is congenial and when your immune system is weakened.
Will Far Infrared Socks Help?
Yes Far Infrared energy rays emitted from Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks help retard bacteria - and prevent secondary infections.
Infrared waves promote health and rejuvenation of cells - a necessary activity for combating this skin disease.
FREE Tips To Preventing Athlete's Foot
- Wash your feet regularly and keep them dry.
- Wear a different pair of shoes every day, so that they will have a chance to dry out in-between.
- Inspect the webs of toes daily for itchy, red and peeling patches of skin.
- Wear a fresh, clean pair of Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks every day to help reduce bacteria and Athlete's virus infections.
- Do not go barefoot around swimming pools and public shower stalls.
- Do not wear other people's shoes, especially sports shoes.
- Ask your doctor about an anti-fungal foot powder.
- Wear a fresh, clean pair of Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks daily for healthier feet.