Tinea - how to stop it coming back!

Updated: Feb 26






But what is tinea?


Tinea is a fungal infection that that commonly occurs in warm, moist places in the body. You may have heard it referred to as Athletes foot. The infection can occur on both the skin and the nails. This blog will focus on some treatments for tinea and also how to keep it away once it has gone!


Treatments


A podiatrist can recommend many different treatments options for Tinea.

  • They might refer you to your GP for consideration of the oral antifungal tablets, depending on the severity of the fungal infection.

  • Apple cider vinegar or vinegar soaks for the feet.

  • Sock education

  • Advice on topical sprays and creams.



How to keep it away!

  • Get your shoes sterilized. This helps to remove fungal particles that may be present in your shoes. If you keep wearing shoes which have fungal particles inside them the chances of your infection returning can be increased.


  • Alternate footwear daily to allow the shoes to air out on the inside.



  • Wear natural fibre socks, eg. 100% cotton . This helps to control sweating in the feet. As mentioned before Tinea enjoys a moist environment, by decreasing its enjoyable environment it can help to stop the recurrence.


  • Change socks when they become wet from sweating. Having a spare pair of socks at work or school to change if your current ones become wet due to sweating. This help change the environment that your feet are in.


  • Wash your socks and bathmat in an anti fungal solution. To remove fungal particles from where your bare feet have contact.


  • Dry in between your toes after shower.




Avoid walking bare foot in the public areas such as change rooms or communal pools, anywhere were other people are walking bare feet is a po


tential site for re infection. Protect yourself by wearing shoes in these areas as best as you can. For example use thongs in public showers.



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We hope these tips can help you keep your feet healthy and fresh!


If you have any further concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Foot Body Sole on 1800 778 316 or visit us at 82 Bridport St, Albert Park Vic 3206 !


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