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What Is Tinia Pedis – Athletes Foot

Tinia pedis is a foot fungal infection due to a dermatophyte fungus. Tinia is also known as athletes foot due to contracture in communal areas such as bathrooms. Tinia / athletes foot thrives in dark, warm, and humid conditions. Tinia / athletes foot is a superficial infection that is caused by exposure to active fungal spores.

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Where did I catch the Tinia Pedis – Athletes Foot?

  • Excess sweating of the feet (hyperhydrosis)
  • Long hours of wearing shoes (especially with plastic lining)
  • Moist/undried feet.
  • Poor circulation
  • Immune deficiency
  • Exposure to active spores in bathroom etc

Symptoms of a Tinia Pedis – Athletes Foot

  • Itchiness either in between the toes or the soles of the feet
  • Possible foul odour
  • Scaling or peeling skin
  • Redness of feet.
  • Clusters of blisters or pustules on the sides of the feet or insteps
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Preventing Tinia Pedis – Athletes Foot

  • Where clean cotton socks, changing each day
  • Where sandals or thongs when at a public shower or pool
  • Dry feet thoroughly after showering (use separate towel)
  • Anti-fungal sprays or powders for footwear