Problem: From the hot rainy season to the summer, it is the season when many people suffer from athlete's foot. Which of the following statements about athlete's foot is wrong? Please choose one.
(1) Nail athlete's foot does not heal naturally once it takes
(2) Nail athlete's foot can not be cured first of all with over-the-counter coating
(3) In order to prevent athlete's foot, it is better to wash the soles of the feet with hard things such as pumice.
(4) When you go to a barefoot place such as a hot spring, it is good to wash your feet after returning home.
The correct answer (wrong description of athlete's foot), (3) For athlete's foot prevention, it is better to wash the soles of the feet with hard things such as pumice.
Ringworm, which causes athlete's foot, is said to be able to be washed away by then because it takes more than half a day to infect even if it adheres to the soles of the feet.
Ringworm is in the skin of a peeled person and adheres as, so you can easily remove it just by washing it without using disinfectant. When you go to a place where an unspecified number of people come out, such as hot springs and swimming pools, be sure to wash your feet after you get home," says Yuichiro Tsunefuka, a professor of dermatology at Saitama Medical University.
According to Tsunefuka-san, even if you wash it, it is NG to rub the soles of your feet with hard things such as pumice and nylon towels. The because if the stratum corneum is damaged, it becomes easier for Ringworm to enter.
How does athlete's foot infect you?
Why does Ringworm prefer the stratum corneum? In fact, Ringworm breeds in the stratum corneum of the skin by feeding a protein called keratin. The stratum corneum is an important barrier to prevent irritation and dryness from the outside, but the cells themselves are dead and there are no blood vessels, so it is difficult to be sensed by the body's immune system even if Ringworm lurks. Among them, the soles of the feet have a thick stratum corneum and humidity, so it is a great way for Ringworm.
When a person with athlete's foot steps on a bath mat, the ringworm that clings to it is scattered with the skin that has been removed. When other people step on it, ringworm adheres to the soles of the feet. If you leave it alone for about half a day, Ringworm will invade the stratum corneum, and athlete's foot will move to that person.
The nails are also a mass of keratin, but unlike the skin, it is hard, so it is not easy for Ringworm to enter. Therefore, most nail athlete's foot starts with athlete's foot. If the athlete's foot is left unattended, ringworm that increases in the soles of the foot will invade the tip of the nail and the side under the nail and develop the nail athlete's foot.
Nail athlete's foot does not heal naturally once it takes.
"Nail athlete's foot does not heal naturally once it takes, and it cannot be cured by the coating of athlete's foot on the market. Even if it gets a little better after receiving treatment, in fact, ringworm is often left in the back, and it is naturally easy to recur. Therefore, it is forbidden to stop treatment in the middle by self-judgment. People who have a relapsed nail athlete's foot that should have been completely cured, or become athlete's foot of the foot almost every year, often have Ringworm on their nails, and many people are not aware of the presence of nail athlete's foot."
As mentioned above, most of the nail athlete's foot starts with athlete's foot. As a result of chronic athlete's foot of the foot, ringworm enters even the nail. In other words, the biggest preventive method for nail athlete's foot is not to become athlete's foot. For that reason, when you go to a place where many people come out, such as hot springs, make it a habit to wash your feet after returning home.
Then, if you become athlete's foot or nail athlete's foot, in order to prevent infection from the foot to the nail, infection from the foot and nails to other parts of the body, in order to infection with the family, etc., visit a dermatologist, let's aim for complete healing.