Athlete’s Foot

Condition

Athlete’s Foot is a very common problem in Australia. Sometimes called tinea (in fact its correct name is tinea pedis), it is caused by a fungal infection of the skin. It most commonly occurs in between the toes but it can also be on the soles or sides of the feet.1

You certainly don’t need to be an athlete to get Athlete’s Foot. The fungus can be picked up from any damp or humid area where people walk barefooted, such as a bathroom, change room, yoga studio or around a swimming pool.1

Reference
1. The Mayo Clinic.Athlete’s foot [Internet].2016 [updated 2016 Aug 19; cited 2017 Mar 8]. Available from: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/athletes-foot/home/ovc-20235864

Symptoms

Please consult a health professional for advice on the diagnosis and management of Athlete’s Foot.

One of the most common symptoms of Athlete’s Foot is itchiness. While everyone’s feet get itchy from time to time, if the itchiness persists it could be a sign of Athlete’s Foot. Many people will also have flaking or scaly skin, especially between the toes.1

There are other possible symptoms too – see the chart below:

Inflamed Symptoms

On top of the itchiness, sometimes Athlete’s Foot causes persistent stinging and irritation, and painful blisters or ‘raw’ skin (ulcers) can appear. This can be very uncomfortable, and is often a result of inflammation caused by the infection.

A dual-acting treatment that fights the infection and soothes the inflammation may be needed.

Reference
1. The Mayo Clinic.Athlete’s foot [Internet].2016 [updated 2016 Aug 19; cited 2017 Mar 8]. Available from: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/athletes-foot/home/ovc-20235864

Tips & Prevention

Tips to treat and help prevent Athlete’s Foot

If you’ve ever had Athlete’s Foot, you’ll know how irritating it can be. But there are effective ways to treat it and reduce the chances of it coming back.

Keeping your feet as healthy as possible is the first step to both managing and avoiding Athlete’s Foot. You can also use a proven treatment like SolvEasy once your health professional has confirmed that your symptoms are a result of Athlete’s Foot.

Things you should do to look after your feet

Follow these simple tips to help keep your feet healthy so you can manage Athlete’s Foot if you currently have it, and help prevent it if you don’t.

Treatment

SolvEasy Tinea Cream, Gel and Spray

SolvEasy works fast to get you back on your feet, minus the itch and irritation. In fact, you only need to use it for 7 days to treat tinea infections between the toes. (Other treatments can take up to 28 days.)

The active ingredient in SolvEasy, terbinafine hydrochloride, kills the fungal infections that cause Athlete’s Foot.

There are 3 convenient formulations of SolvEasy available:
1. Cream
2. Gel
3. Spray

SolvEasy Tinea Cream and Gel help soothe your Athlete’s Foot as you rub it in, while SolvEasy Tinea Spray lets you treat your feet without getting your hands dirty!

You can also use Resolve Tinea Powder. Sprinkling some inside your shoes and socks helps keep the skin dry and comfortable while fighting the fungal infection.

How to use SolvEasy

  1. Before using SolvEasy Tinea Cream or Spray, it’s best to wash your feet with a soap-free cleanser such as QV Gentle Wash  and then thoroughly dry them.
  2. QV Gentle Wash won’t irritate the affected skin.
  3. For Athlete’s Foot infections between the toes, simply apply SolvEasy Tinea Cream, Gel or Spray to the affected area once a day for 7 days.
  4. If the infection is on the soles or other parts of your feet, use SolvEasy Tinea Cream, Gel or Spray for 2 to 4 weeks.
Tinea pedis between the toes
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Apply SolvEasy Cream, Gel or Spray daily for 7 days
Tinea pedis infections on the sole of the foot
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Apply SolvEasy Cream, Gel or Spray daily for 2 to 4 weeks
Your pharmacist’s advice is required. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. SolvEasy products are not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Seek medical advice in pregnancy or during breastfeeding before using SolvEasy products. Do not use Resolve Plus 1.0/0.5 on children under 2 years unless instructed by a doctor.

Inflamed Treatment

Resolve Plus Resolve Plus

For inflamed Athlete’s Foot, ask your pharmacist about Resolve Plus. It contains an effective antifungal agent (miconazole nitrate 2%) as well as a calming anti-inflammatory agent, so it helps fight the infection and soothe the symptoms.

How to use Resolve Plus How to use Resolve Plus

  1. Clean and dry the affected area thoroughly before applying Resolve Plus 1.0.
  2. Gently apply the cream to the affected area and surrounding skin twice a day until the inflammation subsides.
  3. To avoid the problem recurring, use another antifungal treatment after the symptoms have disappeared:
    1. SolvEasy can be used for a further 7 days if the Athlete’s Foot is between the toes.
    2. Resolve Tinea Cream can be used for a further 14 days if it’s on the soles or sides of the feet.
Your healthcare professional’s advice is required. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
SolvEasy products are not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Seek medical advice in pregnancy or during breastfeeding before using SolvEasy products.
Do not use Resolve Plus 1.0 on children under 2 years unless instructed by a healthcare professional.

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