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How Your Socks Can Get You An Infection
Health and Fitness

How Your Socks Can Get You An Infection

There is absolutely nothing wrong with always wanting to wear a sock with your nice leather shoes especially when you have important functions to attend, which require you to look dashing! Everyone loves to accessorize and show off their upgraded sense of fashion and defiant color mixes. However there are certain habits that come with negative health implications.

Wearing a sock the whole day might seem perfectly harmless but this is the actual situation; the hot weather may cause you to sweat on the pores of your feet and the your socks retains the sweat, your shoes ensure that there is no ventilation on your feet, this provides the perfect environs for the growth of microbial organisms, specifically fungus. Fungus is known to attack keratin layers such as toe nails. When there fungus attach to you toe nails they begin to expand in mass and appear as a whitish pigmentation on the nail bed and its surroundings

Fungi that infect the toes are mostly molds and yeasts. They are referred to as dermatophytes, meaning that they have affinity for the skin. These fungal infections cause symptoms such as a buildup of debris under the nails, a dry or cracked nail which may become dull (the nail loses its luster); the nail becomes thicker than usual.

Most of the time these toe fungus are not painful but the give a very disturbingly unpleasant look to your feet. The wide spread irritation is usually not pleasing on public display.

This is why it is imperative to change your socks every day and allow proper ventilation to your feet, and if you do notice signs, seek the counsel of a medical practitioner for toe fungus cures or more conveniently go online and find out precautions to take on ensuring the signs do not develop into a full blown infection.