Symptoms of athlete’s foot and how to treat yourself

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Advice on how to take care of patients with ” Athlete’s Foot ” in flood-affected areas or there is flooding. Which is considered a disease that people should not ignore. It should have knowledge and understanding. Of self-care in the right way to reduce the occurrence of serious complications to be followed 

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What is Athlete’s Foot?

Dr. Somsak Ankasilp, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services. Revealed that athlete’s foot is caused by irritation. There are many disease characteristics. Both inflammation irritation and infection depending on the frequency. Skin cells can absorb water, swell and tear. Especially in the areas where there is friction such as between the toes, the risk area for disease is the waterlogged area. 

Symptoms of athlete’s foot

Symptoms of the disease are divided into 3 stages: 

  1. Phase 1: During the first 1-3 days, the skin will deteriorate when immersed in water. Red, itchy, stinging, irritated, and peeling skin
  2. Phase 2 , 3-10 days, may have bacterial infection, fungal infection. It is a bacterial infection rather than a fungal infection. 
  3. Phase 3 : 10-20 days, if continuous soaking in water, the skin will become red, itchy, flaky, white, wet, smelly, the skin will turn white. red flaky or peeling smelly wet rash is a fungal infection

How to take care of athlete’s foot wounds by yourself

Dr. Mingkwan Wichaidit, director of the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medical Services, added. Guidelines for caring for patients with foot bites

  1. Avoid soaking your feet in a lot of water.
  2. If contact with water is unavoidable, wear boots. When getting out of the water, wash your feet with soapy water. Keep your feet dry and apply moisturizer.
  3. If there is a slight red rash.
  4. If there is a rash and eczema of the skin. Swelling, redness, pain, or discharge of pus is a sign of a more serious bacterial infection. You should see a doctor.  
  5. If your feet are in the water for several weeks continuously or your toes are overlapping or too close together. You may get a fungal infection at the crotch of your toes, resulting in a white, scaly rash.
  6. If there is a wound. The wound should be treated and treated with an antiseptic such as betadine.
  7. Be careful not to cut your toenails as these wounds can be an entry point for germs.
  8. clean feet Cross the toes of the nails after each wade with soap and water. Pat dry.

Director of the Institute of Dermatology further advise. If near the industry Beware of chemical contaminated water be careful of electric shock Eat and drink clean water. Beware of insect bites and beware of epidemics that come with floods such as diarrhea, dengue fever. So if your feet have abnormalities, you should see a doctor immediately. People can see. Basic skin care information for the ยูฟ่าเบท public can be found here.