feet-careindian weather Department ( IMD ), March was the hottest month in its 122-year history. The Meteorological Department has predicted Northwest India and Madhya Pradesh (Northwest India) for the next five days. Heat wave conditions are expected in some parts of MP. Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh recorded maximum temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. At the same time, severe heat wave conditions persist in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jharkhand. Doctors say that the increasing heat is increasing the chances of players having foot problems.

Dr. Dermatologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, Mumbai. Nikita Pawar told TV9 that athlete’s foot is caused by an allergic fungus called dermatophyte. It affects the skin, nails and hair, as well as the parts of the body that contain keratin. It is caused by an infection called tinea. It occurs on the surface of the body i.e. the skin and starts removing it from its place. This is why athlete’s foot is called Tiny Pedis.

Doctor. According to Pawar, ‘Athlete’s feet are more contagious and spread through direct contact with infected skin. In addition, it can be spread through indirect methods through towels, shoes or floors etc. Pet cats and dogs can also carry the fungus from place to place and become a source of infection.

Doctor. “Dermatophytes thrive in a warm and humid environment,” Pawar said. Walking barefoot in public areas such as pools, locker rooms, sleeping baths, and shared bathrooms and showers increases the likelihood of exposure.

Home remedies can be treated

Doctor. According to Pawar, once athlete’s foot is well identified, it can be treated with home remedies and over-the-counter (OTC) topical antifungal products. It usually gets better in two weeks. Antifungal products such as creams, sprays and gels prove to be great for treating athlete’s foot.

Doctor. Pawar advised that when you come in contact with athlete’s foot in any way, it can spread through the foot to other parts of the body. So try to avoid touching the feet. If you do this, wash your hands frequently. Also keep changing socks to keep your feet clean and dry.

Such people should be more careful

According to the doctor, if you have diabetes, a weak immune system, pus is coming out of the infected part of your body, red streaks, fever is coming then you should see a doctor. Doctor. “If you have tried OTC medicines and the infection doesn’t go away in two weeks, you should definitely see a doctor,” Pawar said.

Meanwhile, a study conducted in the UK found that globally about 15 percent of the general population is infected with athlete’s foot. The study also found that 25 percent of people in Italy, 27 percent in China and 21 percent in India were infected with athlete’s foot. In addition, of the 1148 children studied in Israel based on their population, 30 percent were infected with athlete’s foot.