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Athlete’s Foot & How Essential Oils May Help Get Rid of It

Health Description Athlete’s foot, various types of ringworm, and jock itch are all skin related fungal infections. Athlete’s foot.  Athlete’s foot is caused by a type of fungi called dermatophytes.  There are three types of athlete’s foot.  In any of the three types of athlete’s foot, especially if the fungal infection causes open sores, an added complication of a simultaneous bacterial infection may occur.  The three type are: The most common is the between the toes (most often the fourth and fifth toes) and is accompanied by peeling or cracked skin with burning and itching.  Tight shoes and socks with a warm, damp environment enables the fungus. Trichophyton rubrum fungus causes moccasin type athlete’s foot.  In this case it usually begins with soreness of the feet then the sole of the foot can become dry, thick, and scaly.  In difficult cases the infection can move to the toenails. The least common,…