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Athlete's footA scientist at James Mason University is developing a medicine that combats athlete’s foot based off probiotics.

The medicine, which uses “good bacteria” to fight fungal infections, was originally made to cure diseases in frogs. The scientist, biologist Harry Reid, asserts that there are no complete satisfactory athlete’s foot treatments available now, but that a probiotic solution would handle fungus better than conventional drugs. He and his colleagues plan on testing samples of the medicine in hopes of finding a formula that works.

Fungal infections are unpleasant and have the potential to cause major discomfort. If you have athlete’s feet, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali will determine the severity of your athlete’s foot and use the appropriate treatment to mitigate the fungal infection.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?

- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
- Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.
- Although many people never experience athlete’s foot, around 70% of the population may suffer from tinea at some point.

People with a history of tinea or other skin infections are more likely to suffer from recurrent, or even additional, unrelated infections.

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