Many people in life are troubled by athlete’s foot, so what causes athlete’s foot?
Causes of athlete’s foot
1. The fungus of white ringworm
The culprit that causes foot odor is a fungus called white ringworm, which is commonly referred to as Hong Kong foot fungus, which produces unpleasant stench after decomposing skin metabolites.
2. Too thick old horny substance
Excessively thick old keratin, under the infiltration of sweat, will become a source of nutrients required by bacteria and molds, promote the proliferation and reproduction of bacteria and molds, and worsen the formation of foot odor.
3. Sultry and confined space
When the shoes are worn tightly and the ventilation is not good, in addition to the increase of water content, the PH value of the skin surface will change from the original pH 4.4 to about pH 7, and carbon dioxide gas will be released. Such an environment is most suitable for the growth of certain bacteria on the soles of the feet.
4. Humid environment
The soles of the feet are a sweaty environment. There are more than 600 sweat glands per square centimeter on the soles of the feet, 2 to 4 times more than other parts of the body. In total, there are more than 250,000 sweat glands that can secrete nearly 500 ml of sweat per day. In addition to moisture and salt, sweat also contains lactic acid and urea. When the moisture content is high, it is very conducive to the proliferation of bacteria and molds.
5. The reproduction of mold
The hot and humid environment can cause mold to grow and form foot odor, commonly known as Hong Kong foot. The symptoms of Hong Kong feet are very diverse. Not all Hong Kong feet have odor. The most prone to foot odor is the Hong Kong feet with wet and rotten skin between the toe tendons. The most serious foot odor is.
6. The reproduction of bacteria
Because of the additive effect of the above two factors, the growth of foot skin bacteria is caused. These bacteria can decompose skin keratin, as well as urea and lactic acid components in foot sweat, forming various metabolites containing odors and several flavors. Mixed together, and tightly stuffed in airtight socks, it will form an unpleasant foot odor.
How to cure athlete’s foot?
Ginger Brine Foot Soak
Ingredients: 100 grams of ginger, 50 grams of salt, 100 milliliters of mature vinegar.
Method: Put the ginger and salt in the pot together, then pour about two bowls of water, wait for the ingredients in the pot to boil, continue to heat for 10 minutes, and turn off the fire. Pour the ginger brine onto the footbath, and after the water temperature has dropped, add the vinegar.
Note: Every time you use ginger salt water to soak your feet to cure athlete’s foot, soak for about half an hour. Note that you should soak 1 to 2 times a week. Generally, after 3 to 7 soaks in ginger salt water, the problem of athlete’s foot can be eliminated. However, in order to ensure that the problem of beriberi is solved, it is best to continuously reduce this foot bath method for 4 weeks.
When using ginger salt water to soak your feet to cure athlete’s foot, you need to pay attention to foot hygiene at home. In addition, don’t touch your feet frequently with your hands, so as to prevent athlete’s foot from spreading to your hands and causing complications of athlete’s foot.
Wash your feet frequently if you have athlete’s foot.
When washing feet, try to avoid irritating chemicals such as alkaline soap. People with tight toes should pay attention to cleaning between toes. After washing your feet, dry your feet with a towel before putting on shoes and socks. Personal belongings in the home should be used exclusively by someone, not sharing towels, bath towels, foot basins, slippers and other items with others to reduce the probability of mutual infection.
The easiest way to disinfect
Put the towel in an enamel basin, boil it in boiling water for 10 minutes, and then expose it to the sun. Wear less airtight shoes and socks. Especially young people who like to wear sports shoes, it is best to prepare two pairs of shoes to wear alternately, the idle pair of shoes can be dried in the sun to keep the shoes dry. People who are prone to sweaty feet, should wear cotton socks instead of airtight nylon socks and rubber shoes. There are a lot of fungus on the floor of public baths and public slippers. Therefore, try not to walk barefoot in public swimming pools, bathrooms, gyms and other places.