Mycota Athletes Foot Treatment Cream 25g
Every day our feet take an average of 6,000 steps1, which is the equivalent of walking round the world five times in an average lifetime.
Yet our feet are often one of the most neglected areas of the body and one of the most disliked.
Around 80% of adults have some sort of foot problem1 and 20% of people think their feet are the most unattractive part of their body.
Mycota can help you take care of your feet and provide effective treatment against athletes foot. It can also prevent you from getting infected especially If your worried about getting athletes foot or think you may be at a greater risk of infection.
- Mycota Cream contains undecenoic acid 5% and zinc undecenoate 20% and is licensed for the treatment and prevention of Athlete’s Foot.
- You are advised to wash and dry the affected areas and apply night and morning, particularly between the toes, then dust with Mycota Powder.
- Continue for one week after the infection has cleared
What is Athlete's Foot?
Athlete's Foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin that usually occurs between the toes and on the soles of the feet.
Who gets it?
Anyone can develop the condition, although men and teenagers tend to be most commonly affected. It is also common amongst people who take part in sport, because they use places where infection is likely to spread such as changing rooms and showers. Also, sport makes your feet warmer and more moist than usual which helps the fungi to grow
What causes it?
The infection is caused by parasites on the skin called dermatophytes. These thrive in warm moist environments so the condition is common in people who wear tight fitting shoes. Athlete's Foot is contagious and can be spread by direct skin-to-skin contact and indirectly through sharing towels, walking barefoot in communal changing areas and around swimming pools.
What are the symptoms of Athlete's Foot?
The affected area may appear red, dry and itchy, or the skin may peel and have small blisters. It can be painful, particularly if the skin starts to crack.
How long will the symptoms last?
With treatment, the symptoms of Athlete's Foot will only last for up to ten days, but without treatment, the symptoms may last months or even years with the risk that the infection could spread into the nails!
How can I treat Athlete's Foot?
Effective anti fungal treatments are available over the counter and come in different formats: sprays, creams and powders. The stated antifungal treatment should be applied for as long as recommended in the instruction leaflet. Even if your symptoms have gone, it is advisable to complete the course of treatment.
How can I prevent Athlete's Foot?
- Wash your feet every day and dry thoroughly, particularly between your toes
- Avoid tight footwear, air needs to circulate between you toes
- Wear socks made from cotton and change them every day
- Wear flip flops in changing rooms and around swimming pools
- Use a separate towel to dry your feet and don't share your towel with other people
- Dust Mycota Powder or use Mycota Spray daily in dry socks and shoes
Do I need to see my doctor?
Most cases of Athlete's Foot are easily treated with over the counter products and good foot hygiene. However you should see your GP if:
- Your symptoms are not improving after two weeks of treatment
- Your symptoms are causing significant pain or discomfort
- You have diabetes
My teenage son has Athlete's Foot, should I keep him off school?
There is no need to keep your child away from school, but you should take precautions to ensure your child does not walk barefoot at school eg during PE classes. It is also advisable to let the teacher know so they can make sure your child is wearing appropriate footwear
Wash and dry the affected areas and apply night and morning, particularly between the toes, then dust with Mycota Powder. Continue for one week after the infection has cleared.
For further prevention, use Mycota Cream daily and dusting the socks with Mycota Powder.
For external use only.
Contact with eyes, nose and mouth should be avoided.
Do not apply to broken skin. Treatment should be discontinued if irritation is severe.
As with all medicines you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using the powder if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you accidentally swallow some of the cream you should consult a doctor, or go to the nearest hospital casualty unit as soon as possible. Take the container with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.
Although side effects are uncommon, after application hypersensitivity reactions may occasionally occur. Irritation of the skin may rarely occur. If you notice these or any other unwanted effects, stop using the powder and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Zinc undeconoate 20% w/w and Undecenoic acid 5% w/w.