The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refers to Athlete’s Foot, or tinea pedis, as a hygiene-related disease.  They offer tips for prevention and control in this brief article.

Some of their hygiene recommendations include:

Prevention of athlete’s foot:

  • Nails should be clipped short and kept clean. Nails can house and spread the infection.
  • Avoid walking barefoot in locker rooms or public showers (wear sandals).

For control of athlete’s foot infection, persons with active tinea pedis infection should:

  • Keep feet clean, dry, and cool.
  • Avoid using swimming pools, public showers, or foot baths.
  • Wear sandals when possible or air shoes out by alternating them every 2-3 days.
  • Avoid wearing closed shoes and wearing socks made from fabric that doesn’t dry easily (for example, nylon).
  • Treat the infection with recommended medication.

At Nature Yards, our Kibosh! product works to get rid of the Athlete’s Foot primary source of sustenance – the dead skin layers.  This one-time application will get rid of your Athlete’s Foot and leave your feet feeling soft and smooth.