Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Aggravating Athlete's Foot - Why Does It Always Come Back? Why Won't It Just Die?

April 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 106

Ever wonder why it's so difficult to get rid of Athlete's Foot? The itch always comes back, you've tried all the creams and sprays that you know of. They are mediocre at best. You're not sure which is worse, the slimy feeling between your toes or the itch. Sure it works for a bit... but then your new best friend is back. The last resort is a prescription for a pill that will put your liver through the equivalent of a year long spring break in Mexico. So instead of sacrificing an organ... or years of partying, you just deal with the annoyance. Unfortunately that has also lead to the nail fungus that you're now dealing with.

So what gives? To understand a little about why it's such a struggle it's important to understand a little about fungus.

Athlete's Foot Fungus 101

Fungus is similar to a plant. When it is a seed or spore it is very difficult to kill and can lay dormant for a long time until the conditions are right and it sprouts. When a plant sprouts it is much more vulnerable to things that can cause it harm. Fungus is the same. This is why it is hard to kill and always seems to come back. When your foot itches and burns the fungus is in the growth phase. Picture seeds spouting on or just under your skin. That's usually when people buy something to relieve the itch and burn. The symptoms come and go. This is because these treatments do not kill the fungus when it is in spore phase. The fungal spores hide in shoes, socks, and in between the toes, even under the skin. They are at swimming pools, gyms, and possibly on your own home floor. They hang around on feet without any symptoms until they are in a warm moist environment for a period of time.

This is also the reason why the current products on the market require long treatment periods. These treatments are effective when the spores sprout. It's not uncommon to see treatment recommendations of 3 times a day for 30 days. Then a "preventative" measure once or twice a day....for ever. These are attempts to kill the fungus at some point during its growth stage and be present when new spores do sprout. A similar example would be cutting off the top of all the weeds in your back yard and then standing by them ever ready to cut off the first sign of growth. Futile. Yes they are gone, but the roots are still there and will eventually grow back unless you are forever present. You need to get to the root of the problem when you want to get rid of weeds. It's the same with Athlete's Foot. When you are looking for a product you shouldn't be asking if it is anti-fungal. You should be asking WHEN IS IT ANTI-FUNGAL?

Look for products that claim to kill fungal spores and you're off to a great start at winning the battle against Athlete's Foot! Don't expect to get different results trying the same thing over and over again, try something new.

For more information about Athlete's foot visit us at AFF-X.COM


Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Athlete S Foot Cure


Athlete S Foot


Foot Fungus


Fungal Infection



Your body needs glucose in order to get energy for cell and tissue function. Without energy, the cells do not function properly and the immune system is compromised. When your blood glucose levels

By: Clifford H Woods l Health & Fitness > Diabetes l July 09, 2013 lViews: 2617

Heavy Metals - Free radicals (tissue damaging molecules that cause aging and bodily deterioration) are the result of the ever-present toxins within our environment. Heavy metals are contained in

By: Clifford H Woods l Health & Fitness > Supplements l July 09, 2013 lViews: 607

Braun shavers and trimmers are very standard brand and their new curser beard and head trimmer is big for trimming beards. This trimmer was specifically made to be able to trim down your beard and

By: Lovey Blackburn l Health & Fitness > Beauty l December 20, 2012 lViews: 460

On this website you will find latest makeup reviews and swatches from real people. You will know how makeup products look in real life, and you can also participate! Post your photos, tips and

By: l Health & Fitness > Beauty l December 09, 2012 lViews: 321

You can either seek referrals from friends and associates or search for consultants on the internet. The latter, in our opinion, would be a viable option for those pressed for time.You can either

By: Simon Liva l Health & Fitness > Diseases l December 07, 2012 lViews: 269

Healthy living is essential in today's world, to ensure one's well being. Learn how to relax and improve your mood now! Be it exercising, or indulging in one's passions and hobbies, be sure to set

By: Clarinda l Health & Fitness > Mind Body Spirit l December 02, 2012 lViews: 263

Having good information about nail fungus treatment can come in handy if either you or someone you know eventually have some type of problem with on this. It is a relatively common issue, and though

By: Marie Fratzenl Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl July 09, 2012 lViews: 177

You never know when you are going to have to battle against toenail fungus, either for your self, your family, or someone that you know, so knowing a few good toenail fungus treatment methods can be

By: Marie Fratzenl Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl July 09, 2012 lViews: 164

There are a lot of foot help tips and exercises that you can do. On the other hand, there are few tips on wearing shoes and how to choose them correctly. To help you with that below are some tips in

By: Rienzi Mosquedal Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl July 08, 2012 lViews: 204

Diabetic foot ulcers are known to be the most common foot injury a person can get and can lead to amputation. There are certain risk factors with diabetic foot ulcers such as: structural foot

By: William J Clarkl Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl June 28, 2012 lViews: 204

It is difficult when part of the foot hurts because when the foot isn't properly functioning, getting around gets difficult, sometimes almost impossible. Upright, the foot bears all the weight of a

By: Jonathan Berns, D.C.l Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl June 27, 2012 lViews: 179

One of the most complex parts of the human body is the human foot. It has a total of twenty-eight bones that is connected by different joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. The feet carry a person's

By: Jonathan Berns, D.C.l Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl June 27, 2012 lViews: 188

Ever wonder what you can do to stop getting Athlete's Foot? Follow these helpful tips to avoid catching foot fungus.

By: Joe J Millerl Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl April 20, 2012 lViews: 104

Why are we so obsessed with our pee curing everything? Maybe cause it's just too funny for anyone that knows different to say otherwise. Will it cure your Athlete's Foot?

By: Joe J Millerl Health & Fitness > Foot Healthl April 20, 2012 lViews: 100

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus