Causes Of Athlete’s Foot


Prevention is better than cure. Our skin is the largest sensory organ and therefore most vulnerable to catch infection. Human body is a house of plenty of microorganisms. Bacteria and fungus also reside here. They feed on our dead skin cells and are mostly harmless. And some of these are important for the body.  A few microorganisms cause infection. Athlete’s foot is a type of fungal infection which occurs when a particular type of fungus grows and reproduces in between the toes.  We all have one or more of the fungi that can cause athlete’s foot in our bodies. As it is very obvious that microorganisms grow where there is warmth and sweat. That’s why out of so many fungal infections, athlete’s foot is one of the most common infections of all because feet is where humans perspire the most and for very long. Therefore, wearing closed shoes increases the probability of catching this problem. Fungi love warm, moist places. Sweating a lot and keeping the feet wet for prolonged period of time soars the chances of athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis. Drying your dirty, sweaty feet is therefore very important. Not just because it causes your and everyone’s who’s around, nose to pucker up but also for it’s very important in context of hygiene.


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