Athelet's Foot Hygiene (Tinea pedis). Atheltet's foot is chracterized by an itchy, scaly, odorous rash between toes, Cracks, irritation, redness, and bacterial infections. Hot weather and footwear that does not allow the feet to breathe are two predisposing factors. The following hygiene practices are important:
-Clean repeatedly around toenails and fingernails, as the minute fungal mycelium often lodges under the nails and causes repeated infections
-Keep the feet dry, especially between the toes.
-Wear open-toed shoes or sandals when you have to wear any foot wear on at all. Avoid vinyl uppers and athletic shoes with rubber soles. Cotton socks are better than synthetics.
-Wash your feet and soak them in a vinegar-water solution (2-4) tablespoon per pint). Herbal vinegars would be best