What Is It?
Scaly, white or red rash located in between the toes and sides of the feet caused by a fungus.
What Causes It?
Warm, dark, damp environments and a high sugar diet encourage fungal growth. People in tropical climates are more prone to the infection, but anyone rocking sweaty footgear or walking barefoot in spa and sports facilities is at risk.
How Can I Treat It?
In addition to anti-fungal creams, keeping the feet dry post-bathing (with thorough towel drying), and the application of Zeasorb powder is important. Changing moist socks, especially during and after exercise, helps symptoms. And, if you’re looking for something a little edgier, Taheebo tea – team made from the bark of a Brazillian tree on which fungi and mold won’t seem to grow – can be an effective soak.
What Happens If I Don’t?
If left untreated, the fungal infection can become widespread and involve the nails, hands, groin, and potentially the rest of the body. Your nails may also become thick and yellow, before eventually crumbling like Parmesan cheese.