Products with a general anti-fungal spectrum to treat minor fungal infections such as athletes foot or fungal nails. If you are in doubt about what the problem is with your feet either see your GP or make an appointment with an HCPC registered Podiatrist
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin. Fungi (plural of fungus) grow best in warm, moist places such as the area between the toes particularly if you are not drying this area well. The various kinds of fungi that cause athlete's foot belong to a group called dermatophytes. The fungi thrive in moist, warm environments and feed on keratin, a protein found in hair, nails and skin.
Athlete's foot is mildly contagious. It can be spread through direct contact with the infection and by skin particles left on towels, shoes, floors of shower cubicles and changing rooms, and around swimming pools . Walking barefoot in the shower at the gym or around the pool may increase your chance of contracting athlete's foot.
The risk of developing athlete's foot can also depend on your susceptibility. For example, people who have diabetes or are immuno-compromised are at greater risk. Also if you are on blood thinners such as warfarin - it is worth checking your INR levels via your pharmacy or GP surgery as when carrying out treatment such as using dakatarin etc - it is essential to make sure the treatment you are using is not affecting your INR results.