Are you suffering from athlete’s foot or do you have or know someone with athlete’s foot? Then this post will be of interest to you. Just in case you do not have an idea what athlete’s foot mean, then you can read my post on athlete’s foot.
Now back to the above blog topic. I have found some people re-infected by the athlete’s foot fungus after successfully treating the fungus. One factor that is responsible for this (although there are other factors), is wearing the same pair of shoes especially shoes infected with athlete’s foot fungus.
Let say you wear “A” pair of shoes which may be your favorite shoe during your battle with athlete’s foot, and, after successfully treating the disease and sees the shoe standing in front of you, the next question that goes through your mind is should you wear or should you not wear?
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If you read my post above in the first paragraph on athlete’s foot, you will notice that I listed wearing of contaminated shoes as one of the causes of athlete’s foot.
It is advisable to discard your old shoes especially the shoes worn during the period that you have the disease.
However, if you must wear them, you must disinfect them first and be sure the fungus is gone!
I understand some people may find it so difficult to discard their shoes especially if the shoes are expensive or if the shoe is their favorite shoes.
One thing you should know is that your health should be of paramount important to you. But just incase you are bent on wearing your old shoes. Here is what to do to disinfect shoes contaminated with athlete’s foot fungus.
Here is a step by step guide on how to go about it.
- Untie the lace of your shoes if it has laces,
- Put it in the sun to dry.
- Spray anti-fungal foot spray made specifically for athlete’s foot and ensure that it goes into every corners of the shoes.
- Return back to the sun or dry in an open air.
- Re-spray shoes after allowing to dry for the second time.
- Then put anti fungal powder inside the shoes.
If you do the above, you will at least take out most of if not all the fungus in the shoes.