- AGEING FEET
- ATHLETES FOOT
Ageing feet (Gerontology)
Due to numerous factors (arthritis; diabetes; footwear; injury; or even just being unable to reach our own feet) you may need assistance with professional footcare.
Athletes foot (Tinea Pedis)
What is it?
- This is a fungal infection of the skin and is characterised by intense itching, vesiculation (inflammation); fissures (cracks/splits); scaling (flakiness), and maceration (wetness) especially between the toes.
- The fungus thrives in closed, warm and moist environments.
It is mildly contagious through the spreading of direct contact with the affected area; use of shared towels, shared shoes and walking barefoot on affected floors. Always wear own footwear as much as possible in shared showers; on locker room floors, around swimming pools and public baths).