Cleansing Treatment: A Few of Our Favorite Antifungal Soaps

If you’ve ever struggled with foot fungus like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, then you know firsthand just how aggravating the problem can be. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to beat these unwanted pathogens. The easiest place to take care of business is the shower. The makers of the SteriShoe Ultra-Violet Shoe Sanitizer, the only clinically proven way to sanitize footwear of fungus and bacteria, have assembled a helpful list of antifungal soaps (made with tea tree oil) that you may use in addition to their product.

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Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal agent.

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New Shoes, New You: Survey Reveals Connection Between Footwear & Feelings

What do you do with a pair of shoes that has been with you through thick and thin? Your favorite pair of shoes has seen it all — the mud puddles, the morning jogs, the hiking trips, the shopping trips, even the foot fungus. Unfortunately, once fungus strikes, your podiatrist might recommend that you throw out all your shoes and start fresh to avoid the possibility of recontaminating your feet. Or your podiatrist may recommend using the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer to remove 99.9% of the fungi and bacteria in your shoes with each 45-minute cycle. For most people, the latter is not only a more economical option, but also a more emotionally gratifying option as well, as a new study reveals the ties between footwear and feelings.

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Thanks to the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer, you don’t have to throw out your favorite heels.
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Is Foot Fungus an Occupational Hazard? Coping with Skin Infections Contracted While on the Job

Most people don’t spend their days pondering the risk of contracting foot fungus the way we do. But anyone who has suffered the uncomfortable malady is always on edge of developing an infection like athlete’s foot or onychomycosis (toenail fungus) again. For some groups of people, foot fungus can actually be considered an “occupational hazard.” With consistent exposure to conditions that promote the development of foot fungus, it is especially important for these demographics to take the necessary steps in making sure their feet are receiving appropriate attention and care.

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When you’re working hard in closed-toe boots all day, you’re at risk for developing foot fungus infections.
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Staying Healthy While Getting Fit: 10 Ways to Avoid Gym Germs

Gyms can be a nightmare for the person who cares about personal hygiene and preventing foot infections. Any place that houses so many people is subject to germ transmission, but it’s particularly bad when said people are sweating their germs everywhere and sharing the same equipment. From yoga mats and basketballs, to weight bars and public shower stalls, the list of places to pick up a pathogen are endless. So what can you do to avoid the most infectious gym germs?

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You’ll need more than a watered down spray bottle to protect yourself from gym germs.
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SteriShoe: Your Shoes’ New Best Friend

We rarely think twice about throwing a pair of sweaty socks into the wash. But what about our shoes? Surely foot sweat and odor doesn’t end with our knit friends. The barriers between foot, sock, shoe, and environment are thinner than we imagine. Shoe Care Innovations presents a safe, clinically-proven method of sanitizing the inside of your shoes with the SteriShoe sanitizer. This groundbreaking product is recommended by over 1,000 podiatrists and has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance. If you’ve ever wanted a better way to clean your shoes and protect yourself from germs, read on to learn more!

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Inserting sanitization devices into your shoes for 45 minutes a day can kill 99.9% of the pathogens dwelling there.
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Live Healthy: 10 Antifungal Foods To Heal You From The Inside Out

People who have suffered an unfortunate bout of athlete’s foot, onychomycosis, or another type of foot fungus understand the full extent of how unpleasant these conditions can be. While time off work isn’t necessary, there are many social situations where individuals with foot fungus feel horribly uncomfortable — and the course of treatment is long. There are creams that don’t work, oral medications with adverse side effects, and expensive laser treatments. It seems there is just no good way to go about curing oneself of fungus once it attacks! Fortunately, once the infection has cleared up, there are some steps we can take to prevent a recurrence. One of those steps is to eat an antifungal diet that boosts your immune system and discourages the proliferation of fungus in the body. Here are ten foods to get you started…

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