How To Treat Athletes Foot
Most men at some point in their lives are wondering how to treat athletes foot. It is both painful and annoying to feel the burning and itching sensation begin to show up. There are sever:al things that you can do to begin to treat athletes foot.
You will need:
- anti-fungal cream or spray
- a supply of clean socks (preferably non-cotton socks)
- foot powder or baby powder for your shoes
- Keep your feet clean. Most treatments for just about anything begin with keeping the area clean. Take the time to wash your feet with a washcloth. Don't overlook any part, including between your toes. When you are done, dry your feet completely.
- Add an anti-fungal cream or spray to clean, dry feet. Take the time to cover each of the areas that need to be treated for athletes foot. If you are using the spray, have the can at least six to eight inches away from the area before spraying. If you are using the cream, rub in in completely before putting shoes and socks on.
- Always wear clean socks. To treat athletes foot, you need to have your feet in an environment that isn't aiding the fungal growth. Try not to wear cotton socks. Purchase some non-cotton socks at a sports store. Most places that carry running shoes will have socks that are made of non-cotton material. Whether you wear cotton or non-cotton socks, when you take socks off, put them in the dirty clothes hamper. Put on a clean pair. This might mean that you are going to go through several pairs a day. Remember, while it means more laundry, your priority to treating athletes foot.
- Keep your feet as dry as possible when you are wearing shoes. Most people's feet have a tendency to sweat, especially when they are enclosed in shoes that don't allow air to circulate. If you are going to wear tennis shoes or even dress shoes, consider putting some power inside of the shoe, or even your sock to create a dry environment while you are treating athletes foot. While there are all kinds of brands and products available for this type of thing, just plain baby powder will work just as well as the others.
- If these solutions aren't treating athletes foot, it may be time to call the doctor to have him or her take a look. In the future, the same tips used to treat athletes foot are also a great way to prevent athletes foot. Also, if you using a public shower at the gym or work, always remember to bring some type of footwear that prevents your bare feet from touching the shower floor.
Take the time to treat athletes foot before it continues to get worse.