Are you suffering with Athlete’s Foot fungus or itchy feet? Homemade, natural goat milk soaps and foot scrubs can help relieve your feet! Learn the causes, symptoms and prevention of Athlete’s Foot fungus.
Athlete’s Foot is a common ringworm fungus located on the bottom of the feet. It’s an infection on the surface of the skin. The common medical term for ringworm is Tinea. Doctors add another word to indicate where the fungus is located. For example: Tinea Capitis refers to scalp ringworm, Tinea Corporis for a body fungus and Tinea Pedia for foot fungus. The fungus that, most commonly, causes Athlete’s Foot is called Trichophyton. On the average, approximately, 70% of people will have Athlete’s Foot fungus some time in their life.
Fungus can thrive and infect upper skin layers of the body that stay moist, warm and irritated. These areas are not just on the feet. These infections can occur on other areas of the body: scalp, trunk, arms, legs, nails, vagina, mouth and groin. Without a warm, moist environment, fungus may not, easily, infect the skin. Ringworm type of fungus can produce round or red spots on the skin, but this is not always the case. A microscopic fungal examination can determine the presence of a fungal infection. This simple Fungus Clear procedure just takes minutes to perform by scraping flakes of skin from the affected area. The flakes of skin are then examined under a microscope. Sometimes a small piece of skin is removed for a biopsy, just to confirm the diagnostic results.
How do you contract Athlete’s Foot fungus? It can be found in many locations: locker rooms, gym floors, hair-nail-foot salons, swimming pools, walking barefoot, standing in long lines, in socks, tight-fitting shoes and clothes. It may be caused by an allergic reaction, or from a skin irritant of some kind. It’s easily spread from object to person or from person to person. Sometimes people don’t know they have Athlete’s fungus because they have no symptoms or don’t recognize them at all.
What are the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot fungus? Common signs are burning, itching and peeling of dry skin. This dry itchy skin has varying degrees. Some have painful cracked heels and bleeding, as well. Some have dry flaky skin and skin rashes. These symptoms can occur on the bottom, top or sides of feet and between the toes. When the skin has a fungus, its natural protective barrier is broken. This allows bacteria and yeast to invade the broken skin. If left untreated it could spread to other parts of the body.
There are many ways to relieve Athlete’s fungus and dry itchy feet. First, clean your feet and dry them well. This will inhibit the fungus to spread. Learn all about natural homemade skin care! By using natural goat milk soaps and homemade foot scrubs, an Athlete’s Foot home remedy is discovered, by some!
Au Natural goats milk soap is a natural, non-irritating, soap. It’s especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin. It cleanses, soothes, softens and conditions skin. Aloe and Oats, natural, goat milk soap is very soothing for dry itchy skin. Natural goat milk soaps are healthful and nourishing for skin!