The Startling Causes of Your Athlete’s Foot Problem

February 28, 2018
By: GraMedica Team

You more than likely already know the dangers of walking around barefoot at the gym, swimming pools, showers and other public places. Is wearing shoes to protect yourself from getting cuts, fungus and other foot problems really enough? While shoes definitely do your feet a favor – they can’t and won’t protect you from everything.
There are some alarming ways you can get foot fungus, like Athlete’s Foot.

To save yourself the suffering and inconvenience that comes along with itchy, red, cracked skin, protect your feet in advance by reading the article excerpt below.


Protecting your feet from fungi doesn’t have to be hard, though. You just need to know where to start. Keep reading to learn four lesser-known causes of athlete’s foot, and your best defenses against them. If you are ready to treat your Athlete’s Foot now, consider our doctor-created foot care line called Soleus. It’s the ONLY foot care system to combine all of the most effective medical grade and natural ingredients to combat fungus, dry skin and yellow, brittle nails in 3 easy steps.

Odd Causes Of Athlete’s Foot

Your Pet

Your pets shed tiny specks of skin called dander. No biggie, right? For your toes, it is. Fungi easily travels on your pet’s dander throughout your home. As you walk barefoot through your rooms, the dander can attach to your soles and cause an infection.
To keep your feet fungi-free at home, regularly wash your pet with an anti-dander shampoo like Dander-Out to minimize flakes. Also, frequently vacuum your floors and wear slippers.

Your Shoes

Shoes too tight? “Your toes trap in more moisture when they’re squeezed together. There are most likely fungi already between your toes, and the moisture gives it the environment it needs to grow. So when you’re shopping for shoes, make sure you can comfortably wiggle your toes before you purchase a pair.

Your Socks

Your sock choice can increase your risk of infection, too. Cotton acts like a sponge. It stays wet when you sweat. Synthetic materials, however, wick away wetness. If you’re prone to sweating, use a roll-on antiperspirant on the bottom of your feet to help keep them dry.

Your Own Skin

Open wounds make it a piece of cake for fungi to take up residence on your foot. But it’s not just cuts that make you vulnerable. Dry, cracked heels are also easy targets. Moisturize heels, and treat blisters or cuts with an antifungal cream such as Lamisil or try our doctor-created foot care products from the Soleus Foot Care Collection.

Soleus Foot Care

Our products can help heal dry, cracked feet and help kill Athlete’s Foot. Also, if you have a wound, try to limit the amount of time you’re in bare feet and avoid moist surfaces that harbor germs like locker rooms, pools decks, and shower floors.

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