Hydrozole treats athlete's foot

What is it?

Athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, is a common fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet, usually between the toes where it’s warm, moist and airless – the perfect conditions for fungi to multiply. In most cases, infection causes a rash to develop and become itchy and scaly, and the skin may become cracked and sore. Tiny flakes of infected skin may fall off. If left untreated, the rash can spread and, occasionally, a scaling rash can cover the entire sole and side of the foot.

How did I get it?

Anyone can get athlete's foot. It can easily be passed from person to person, particularly in damp environments such as communal showers, or change rooms, where it's easy for fungi to survive. Once a small patch of infection develops, it typically spreads along the skin.

How do I treat it?

Applying Hydrozole cream to athlete’s foot will relieve the inflammation and fight the infection. Athlete's foot should be treated promptly so it doesn't get the chance to spread further to toenails, where it is more difficult to control. Always treat as directed on the Hydrozole leaflet, even if your condition improves quickly, to prevent the infection returning.

How do I stop it coming back?

There are some simple steps that will limit the spread of infection and stop athlete’s foot returning. Most important is to wash feet and toes daily, then to dry the skin between the toes thoroughly after washing and before putting socks on. Socks should be changed every day and care should be taken to wear footware that limits sweating. If you wear enclosed shoes during the day, leave your shoes and socks off as much as possible at home to let the air get to your feet.
In communal change rooms and showers, wear thongs or other footwear. Wash towels frequently and don't share your towel with other people.



1. eases the inflammation

Hydrocortisone acts to relieve the inflammation caused by a fungal infection, to reduce the redness, ease the irritation and stop that maddening itch.

2. tackles the infection

Clotrimazole is the antifungal ingredient that fights the infection itself, by stopping it spreading and getting rid of the fungi.

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