Foot fungus, especially athlete’s foot, can be a terrible bother. While some people only suffer a visible rash, most people describe the feeling as an “itching, burning, stinging” feeling that does not go away, no matter how much it’s scratched. Foot fungus can be treated with over-the-counter creams, whereas toenail fungus usually requires laser treatment or prescription pills from a podiatrist. Either way, troublesome foot fungus tends to come back just when you think it’s gone away for good. That reality, quite literally, drives some people to madness, as you’ll see in these two tales.
Dallas Man Threatens Foot Fungus Doctor & Assaults a Police Officer
Last month, a Dallas man was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault of a public servant after he broke a police officer’s nose in a scuffle at a doctor’s clinic. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Allen Thomas threatened to fetch his gun and “shoot up” a Worth Street clinic where he had been receiving treatment for foot fungus. He was allegedly unhappy with his treatment and became extremely belligerent, especially when confronted by officers responding to the scene. The officers planned to cuff the man and take him to Green Oaks Hospital, but he lashed out — punching, bruising and cutting an officer’s face and breaking his nose. Thus, the officers pepper-sprayed the hooligan and took him into police custody on $26,000 bail instead. Certainly, not everyone with foot fungus becomes so angry and violent, but this story goes to show that battling fungal infections can whip people into a frenzy.
Young Girl Contemplates Ending Everything Over Recurrent Foot Fungus
In another tale, a “pretty 25-year-old girl” said she went to seven dermatologists, three podiatrists, and three primary care physicians to find reprieve from her dreadful foot fungus. She tried Lamisil pills, over-the-counter creams, multiple prescription antifungal medications and creams, tea tree, vinegar, and bleach. “This destroyed my life!” she said. A secondary infection caused her to miss so much work that she almost lost her job. She explained that she always wore socks for fear of passing the fungal infection onto her baby or other loved ones. “I became so depressed at one time, I even planned suicide,” she shared on Channel 4.
How to Prevent Foot Fungus Recurrence
The founder of Shoe Care Innovations’ SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer understands the madness all too well. Adam Ullman suffered from recurrent foot fungus for many years before he finally realized the problem. It wasn’t that the treatments failed to work. They worked just fine. Rather, it was that he kept re-infecting his feet by sticking them into shoes that were contaminated by fungal spores!
Once it takes hold, living, thriving fungus can survive and reproduce in the shoes for many months. Your feet provide dead skin cells and sweat, which feed the colony. They love dark, moist, warm environments — which makes your shoes the perfect breeding grounds. To break the endless cycle of re-infection, you need a powerful weapon that will stop fungus dead in its tracks.
Ultraviolet light has long been an effective way of killing foot fungus like athlete’s foot and onychomycosis. That’s why hospitals use UV light to sanitize their rooms and instruments. The SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer is a clinically tested and doctor-recommended way to kill up to 99.9% of fungus and bacteria in the shoes within 45 minutes. Use daily for fresher and more sanitary footwear! Try one risk-free for 30 days.