It is a prevalent skin problem during periods of floods or rainfall. Caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to contaminated water, which burns the skin. Or there is constant moisture on the feet. There are two stage of Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis as follows:

1.     The First stage

There is inflammation and discomfort. Skin will seem red and flaky. Feet that are itchy and scorching. An infection, however, may not be present at this stage. Fungicide is not necessary to treat the first stage because there is no infection, although a little steroid may be used. Alternatively, 3 times a day, apply Whitfield’s ointment to the afflicted area.

2.     The Seconds stage

The skin erupts and peels as a wound causes a bacterial or fungal infection, resulting in inflammation, swelling, redness, heat, pus, and pain, whereas dermatophyte infections cause itching. The skin is flaky and flakes off in a white sheet, and it may smell bad. If symptoms are ignored for an extended period of time, they may become chronic and difficult to treat.

If the infection is minor, clean the wound area with saline, alcohol, and a disinfectant such as povidone iodine to treat the second stage. However, if the infection is chronic and severe, you may need to take antibiotics and should visit a doctor immediately.

How to prevent Athlete’s foot

 Wading in the water is not recommended. Do not immerse your feet in water for an extended period of time. If a wedding is required, wear footwear that will protect you from water and sharp items that might cause injury. Rubber shoes may be covered if boots are not available and avoid walking barefoot.

  1. Choose boots or rubber shoes that are a good fit for your feet. not very tight or overly loose.
  2. Check for foreign things within your shoes before wearing them every time. to avoid ulcers Furthermore, there may be harmful creatures in the shoes during floods.
  3. If your feet come into contact with unclean water, you should clean your feet right away with clean water and soap. Dry your feet thoroughly, especially between the toes.
  4. When applying lotion, avoid using your fingertips since they can quickly become infected with fungus.
  5. If there is a wound, avoid touching contaminated water since the wound might introduce bacteria into the body. If wedding is required, apply a waterproof plaster to the wound.
  6. You should pay attention to your feet. A doctor should be consulted if anomalies such as a rash, scaly patches, blisters, or inflammatory lesions are discovered.

This article describes the stage and how to avoid Athlete’s Foot. However, before moving to Thailand, I strongly advise you to get Rabbit Care expat health insurance in Thailand to protect your health and life. Because medical expenditures for both IPD and OPD are covered if you become ill, disabled, or die. You would receive free telemedicine instead of going to the hospital if you became sickened.  The insurance premium can be paid through credit card, bank transfer, online payment, and other methods. Moreover, the insurance can be used as a tax deduction, which is incredibly helpful to you.


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