Question: Why is athletes foot moist?

Athletes foot is caused by the same type of fungus that causes ringworm and jock itch. Damp socks and shoes and warm, humid conditions favor the organisms growth.

Is Athletes foot moist?

The early signs of athletes foot are patches or fissures (deep breaks or slits), especially between the toes. As the infection progresses, the skin may turn red, become itchy, and appear moist. Small blisters may spread out across the foot, breaking to expose raw fissures that are painful and may swell.

Should athletes foot be kept dry?

For control of athletes foot infection, persons with active tinea pedis infection should: Keep feet clean, dry, and cool. Avoid using swimming pools, public showers, or foot baths.

How do you dry out athletes foot?

Talcum powder, corn starch, or baby powder work to treat athletes foot by keeping the affected area dry and clean. This makes it difficult for the fungus to thrive and spread by keeping sweat and moisture under control.

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