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  1. Tozzok helps relieves Bunion pain by realigning the big toe joint.

  2. Tozzok soothes corns by relieving direct pressure between the toes.

  3. Tozzok combats athletes foot by reducing moisture between the toes.

  4. Prevent blisters between the Toes

Athletes Foot  

When the seasons change from cool to warm, it's time to prepare for the new crop of itchy fungal growth.  Athlete's Foot is a fungal infection of the skin, primarily of the foot, caused by Epidermophyton floccosum or by species of the genus Trichophyton.   Symptoms include itch, a reddish eruption, cracks in the skin between the toes, and watery discharge.  It is highly infectious.  Athletes foot infections are appropriately associated with exercise since the body will increase perspiration to cool off.  Warm weather will also cause the body to perspire, whether your a couch potato or a weekend athlete.   Water is one of the essential elements needed to foster fungal growth.  Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin, related to jock itch.  It thrives in moist, warm, dark places -- the way to fight and prevent it  is to expose your feet to fresh air and sunlight.  Keep them clean and dry -- and wear sandals  if you can.    Closed toed shoes provide an ideal environment for fungal growth because they  retain moisture, along with a dark and with warm home for fungus.  Remember your feet sweet up to half a pint a sweet a day!

The early stages of fungal infections often begin in the moisture prone parts of the feet this explains the frequency of infections between the toes and arch of the foot.  Most people develop a variety of symptoms which vary depending on the stage of infections.  In the beginning feet will begin to itch and may have a light red rash.   Very small blisters sometimes form, and may have yellowish fluid in them.   Scratching your feet can spread the infection and may cause a bacterial infection to form.  If a bacterial infection develops the skin may increase in redness and swelling. Dual bacterial and fungal infection respond poorly to anti-fungal medication. Antibiotics are often needed to complete the cure.

What is the best way to prevent athlete's foot?
You can prevent & fight athlete's foot by following some simple rules:
Good foot hygiene is the best prevention for fungal infection. controlling moisture by reduction of sweating, and keeping the feet dry should be your number one goal.

Treatment and prevention of these foot problems must be focused at eliminating the conditions that foster fungal growth.

1)  Keep your feet dry by wearing cotton Tozzoks to combat moisture prone areas between the toes and change they twice a day especially if feet perspire a lot.    Don't wear socks made of synthetic materials.
2)  Avoid tight footwear, (especially in the summer)
plastic, canvas or nylon closed toe shoes.  These materials restrict evaporation around the foot. Sandals are the best warm weather footwear.
3)   If you must wear closed toe shoes, wear leather closed toes shoes with Tozzok's to reduces moisture between the toes.

4)  Wash your feet daily.
5)  Dry your feet thoroughly, especially in between your toes.
6)  If possible, go barefoot at home.
7)  Dust an anti-fungal powder into your shoes in the summertime.
8)  Alternate your shoes every other day so that they have time to dry out between wearings.
9)  Grapefruit-seed extract, which is available at health food stores.  It is reported to have significant anti-fungal effects. Apply the extract (full strength) two to three times a day to the affected area.
10)  Tea-tree oil, extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, is another home remedy that works as well as or better than over-the-counter medications such as Tinactin and Lotrimin. Apply a light coating of this product to the affected area three or four times a day, and continue to apply it for two weeks after the infection seems to have disappeared. You want to make sure the fungus is eradicated. Tea-tree oil will also clear up fungal infections.

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