Causes of fungal infections on the feet

Among a large number of skin diseases affecting the feet, quite common is avium, which may be caused by mixed microflora, the main pathogens are two dangerous fungus:

• Trichophyton red

• Trichophyton interdigitale

Failure to comply with the rules of personal hygiene, as well as close contact with a sick person can lead to infection mycosis. In addition, the infection persists for a long time on the surface of the personal belongings of the patient, such as, for example, Slippers. The bulk of harmful bacteria located in the subungual region of a person who is a carrier of such disease.

To become infected with fungus athlete's foot can every person in public places such as swimming pools, saunas and showers, therefore, to visit such establishments, it is recommended to use special shoes.

Despite the fact that this disease is not life-threatening, it can cause a lot of inconvenience, to get rid of them is very difficult. It is worth noting that the causes of athlete's feet can be very different and Contracting almost everyone can, but in a special risk group are:

• Older age generation.

• Persons living with diseases such as thrombosis, ulcers and varicose veins.

• People who have a weakened immune system and are violations of the exchange process.


The first sign of athlete's foot is hitting the skin in the interdigital area, which further extends along the rear and side surfaces of the foot. Further, the fungus appears on the nail plates in the soles. There are several types of this disease, in which symptoms may be quite different. Normotrophic form is characterized by the seal of the nail plates in the corner and yellowish, while the nail is not deformed. At the same time with hypertrophic disease fingernails turn gray and very fast break, thickening across the surface. In atrophic form of the disease plates are in rapid destruction of the result, which is partially revealed to the nail bed. The most dangerous is onholiday type of mycosis, in which the nail is completely deformed and separated from the bed.

In the presence of at least one of these signs you urgently need to seek help from a dermatologist, who after the degree of development of mycosis, will be able to choose the right treatment.

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