What You Should Know About Athletes Foot

One of the major problems people experience when it comes to their feet is having a skin infection such as athlete’s foot. Being one of the most common skin diseases experienced by people all over the world, athlete’s foot is not considered as a harmful or deadly skin disease unless it leads to other serious complications. Contrary to common perception, athlete’s foot is not only experienced by athletes alone. This skin disease is experienced by a person or persons who keep/s their the feet and other areas of the body moist and warm without doing proper hygiene and thus leading to irritation of the upper layer of the skin where the fungus thrives. Athlete’s Foot 101 A skin infection in …

What Does Athletes Foot Look Like

There are other conditions that mimic Athlete’s Foot that we should be aware about like that of simple disturbances in the body’s sweat mechanism, reaction to certain components of the shoes like dyes or adhesives with weird chemical combinations, eczema and psoriasis. Eczema is scientifically known as atopic dermatitis but physically it is just a non-contagious chronic skin disorder that results to an itchy, red, raised rash that may weep or ooze clear fluid. Psoriasis, on the other hand, can be caused by stress and excessive alcohol consumption. Fingernails and toenails are the usual body areas affected by psoriasis. It is important to discuss these diseases to avoid confusing it with Athlete’s Foot. Some symptoms of Athlete’s Foot include bumps …

The Symptoms of Athletes Foot

Many studies have proven that the major reason why people develop athlete’s foot is because they can’t keep their feet dry at all times. Another reason is that they can’t avoid going to places where lots of people use the same facility such as swimming pools, locker rooms, and shower areas where the athlete’s foot-causing fungi grow and thrives. Aside from these facilities, the fungus that causes the skin disease can also be found on the floors and clothing as well as to dark, warm, or humid areas. Usually, the infection spreads through direct contact with contaminated or infected objects or surfaces. Aside from the skin of the foot, soles and toenails can also be affected when it’s not given …

Steps to Avoid Cramping during Soccer Training

When an individual participates in various sports and physical activities, they often experience cramping throughout the body. This holds true even when a person is practicing to improve their game play in soccer training. Cramps are often a condition that comes and goes quickly, but the pain that is experienced while having them can be tremendous. In this article, you will learn various steps to avoid cramping during soccer training. The first thing that you should understand is that there are many different types of cramps, and they can be experienced for a variety of reasons. Cramps are the process in which various muscles experience a spasm that is involuntary. Cramps can result from various changes throughout the body, atmospheric …

The Nightmare of Jet Lag

Business travel is tiring even for relatively short trips. The work of moving through airports, dealing with delays, handing your baggage, finding transportation at your destination city and getting to the meeting are a much greater stress than you ordinarily go through doing business at home. But when you add the problems introduced by jet lag, you face physical distress that can almost feel like you are becoming ill as your body reacts to the long distance travel. So it’s a good idea to have some techniques ready to use to prevent jet lag when you are traveling overseas or across several time zones. Yes, you can get jet lag just traveling from the east to west coast domestically. Jet …

Camping 101: Tips For Outsmarting One Of Mother Nature’s Nastiest Aggravators

Whether it’s summer camp or camping out-or both-that’s on your agenda, here are some basic tips you can follow to outsmart poison ivy and oak to more fully enjoy your summertime adventures. Preparation and protection are key. Poison ivy, oak and sumac produce the leading cause of allergic skin reactions in the United States every year. The good news is there are ways you can help protect yourself and your family from these noxious plants. • Learn to recognize the plants and avoid them. There are several online resources that offer detailed descriptions of the plants. • Whenever possible, wear long clothing-long pants and long sleeves-when you suspect you may come in contact with poison ivy plants. Poison ivy, oak …