Saturday, May 30, 2009


Athlete’s foot (dermatophytosis) is an eruption on the skin characterized by the formation of itchy small vesicles with cracking and scaling on the hands and feet, especially between the toes.

Preventive Measures:

1. Keep feet and toes always clean and dry.
2. Always wear clean and dry socks and shoes.
3. Don’t wear other’s slippers, sneakers, socks and shoes. Don’t let others wear your footwear.
4. Don’t go barefoot in the bathrooms. Wear your own rubber slippers in public bathrooms, swimming pools and riverbeds.
5. If your feet are infected, put your slippers and shoes under the sun for an hour every day for one whole week when it is not use.

Herbal remedy:

1. Vinegar wash. Soak your feet for a couple of minutes in a vinegar and water solution. Rinse and wipe thoroughly until dry.
2. Cassava flour powder. Powder your feet with cassava flour every time you will be leaving your house.
3. Tawas Powder. This is also another option that you can do. Tawas powder removes the foul smell from your feet.