Institute of Dermatology Recommend methods for caring for patients "Athlete's foot disease" in flooded or flooded areas This is considered a disease that people should not ignore. and should have knowledge and understanding of how to care for oneself properly To reduce the occurrence of various serious complications that can follow.
Dr. Pairot Surattanawanit, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, said that athlete's foot is caused by irritation. There are many types of disease characteristics. both inflammation irritated and infected It depends on how long and how often the skin is exposed to water. The skin that is soaked in water for a long time will absorb water from the skin cells. It can cause swelling and tearing. Especially in areas where there is friction such as the crotch of the toes, areas at risk for disease. is an area with water stagnation The symptoms of the disease are divided into 3 stages: Stage 1: During the first 1-3 days, the skin festers when soaked in water. The skin is red, itchy, stinging, the skin is irritated and thinly peeling. Stage 2, lasting 3-10 days, may have a bacterial infection, a fungal infection. The skin will decay and have tears, redness, swelling, pain, pus or lymph seepage. It is a more bacterial infection than fungus. Stage 3: During 10-20 days, if you soak in water continuously, the skin becomes red, itchy, has white flakes, wet, smelly, and the skin turns white. Flaky or thin and red. wet and smelly rash It's a fungal infection.
Dr. Chinmanat Lekwat, a skin disease specialist Institute of Dermatology Added that Guidelines for caring for patients with athlete's foot 1. Avoid soaking your feet in a lot of water. 2. If contact with water is unavoidable, wear boots. When you get out of the water, wash your feet with soapy water. Keep your feet dry and apply moisturizer. 3. If there is a slight red rash, itching, you should apply steroid medicine. 4. If there is a rash and there is decomposition and tearing of the skin. If there is swelling, redness, pain, or pus, it is a symptom of a more severe bacterial infection. You should see a doctor. 5. If your feet have been soaked in water for several weeks continuously or your toes are stuck together or very close together. This can result in a fungal infection on the crotch of the toes, resulting in a wet, white, scaly rash. You should use topical medicine to treat fungal infections. 6. If there are wounds, the wound should be patched and applied with an antiseptic such as Betadine. 7. Be careful of cutting toenails because the wound may be an entry point for germs. 8. clean feet Always clean the forks of the nails after wading in water with clean water and soap and wipe dry. Additional recommendations If you are near an industrial area, be careful of water contaminated with chemicals. Be careful of electric shock. You should eat clean food and drink water. Wear clothing that covers your body, be careful of insect bites, and watch out for diseases that come with flooding, such as diarrhea. Dengue fever, so if your feet have abnormalities, you should see a doctor immediately.
Source: Thai News Agency