One thing that’s for sure is during the summer you are definitely spending more quality time with your family. From spending a day down at the Aquatic Center to catching a game at Surprise Stadium, it’s good to share that time with your loved ones. One thing you don’t want to share when you live in close quarters, however, is foot fungus.

Fungus is easily spread from person to person if you aren’t careful. People who live in close quarters (such as families, college students in dorm rooms, and those in the military) are much more likely to end up with a foot fungus than people who live on their own. However, if you spend a lot of time in public places that have a dark, damp, and warm climate, such as the inside of a gym locker room, you are also at risk. It’s important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself from contracting a fungus. If you have a weakened immune system it becomes even more important because you are more susceptible to an infection.

To stop the spread of fungus among your family it’s extremely critical to keep your feet clean and dry. The best way to do this is through your footwear. Some people sweat more than others, and this leads to moisture build-up in your shoes. Since fungus thrives in moist, dark, and warm environments this makes the inside of your shoes a good place to set up shop. Change your socks and shoes throughout the day if they become too damp. Allow your shoes at least 24 hours to air out before putting them back on your feet, and add talcum powder to the insides to speed the drying process. Also, practice good hygiene and make sure your children are, too. Wash your feet thoroughly every day to get rid of any existing bacteria.

If you need more information on how to stop the spread of fungus Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise, AZ can help! Call Dr. Viedra Elison at (623) 584-5556 to book your appointment today!

Dr. Viedra V. Elison
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