Monday, February 22, 2010

Campus Health Hazards

You don't have to be an athlete to have an athlete's foot. It may sound weird, but it's a skin condition that is far from a laughing matter. It goes by its medical term of Tinea Pedis, a fungal infection found at the soles of feet and in between toes.

Athlete's foot is characterized by itching, redness, blistering, peeling, or cracking of the skin. It is contagious and easily spreads in damp places like bathroom floor tiles, locker rooms, and pool areas. Since this type of infection is prevalent in communal areas, athlete's foot is considered a health hazard in college dorms.

To protect your feet from getting infected, make sure you always wear slippers or your favorite flip flops whenever you frequent the showers and hallways. Keep your feet dry before wearing socks. Avoid socks that can make your feet sweat. The best socks are those made of cotton or wool. Do not wear shoes that have poor ventilation which traps moisture in your feet.

Usually, athlete's foot is easy to treat. You can apply over-the-counter antifungal creams to the affected areas. To avoid athlete's foot to recur, regular use of antifungal powder can do the trick.

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Written By Monch Bravante

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