Atheletes foot is caused by a bacteria called Tinea pedis, but further infection to the skin can be causes by Trichophytum rubrum. Both thrive in warm, dark moist envirocments, making your skin the perfect place to grow and spread. These fungus types can cause redness and irritation to the plantar aspects of the feet, leading to earlier hard skin development and hypersensitivity of the skin itself.
Important factors that cause the infections to spread are:
- Regular use of the same occlusive footwear
- Regular sweating on the feet ( including hyperhidrosis)
- Failure to dry your feet properly
- Exposure to fungal spores in communal areas
At FootPro Podiatry we understand how this infection works, and how we can make sure you combat it. We can provide effective treatments to ensure the infection is treated swiftly and offer thorough advice on how to self care and manage the risks of re-infection.