Athletes foot in phase 1

#1
Hi. I'm starting my phase 1 training in a couple of weeks and after going swimming a few weeks back i've managed to accquire a nice bit of athlete's foot on the soles of my feet. I'm treating it but I'm not sure if it's going to be cleared in time for my start date. Does anybody know how much of a problem it will be during phase 1? I'm dreading being told I cannot start because of it.

I would greatly appreciate any help on the matter. Thanks in advance.
 
#3
i will be blunt i think unless its fully gone chances are on your medical they will say the whole "we cannot take you on atm due to H&S reasons" and refer you to a later date.
 

BuggerAll

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#5
Go to a chiropodist if you are really worried about it - I'm sure they will tell you it's not a problem.
 
#6
You sure it's athlete's foot? Not been tip-toeing barefoot around your local Albanian Crackhouse, have you?
 
#7
Go to the chemist and buy some surgical spirit and cotton wool, after having a wash or whenever you feel like doing it dry your feet and toes first, then put the spirit on the cotton wool and wipe over the foot and in between your toes, do that 1/2 times a day and it should be cleared within a week or two. I was given this advice by a podiatrist who I saw 2 months ago worked wonders.
 
#8
Go to the chemist and buy some surgical spirit and cotton wool, after having a wash or whenever you feel like doing it dry your feet and toes first, then put the spirit on the cotton wool and wipe over the foot and in between your toes, do that 1/2 times a day and it should be cleared within a week or two. I was given this advice by a podiatrist who I saw 2 months ago worked wonders.
 
#10
Savlon works wonders for me when I get it between the toes. Just smear it on the affected area after washing and it clears up in a day or two.

Helps if you up your footcare routine and wash them morning and night.
 
#12
Yeah, ditto the above. And to try and stop re-occurence (I know what I'm on about because I had terrible on-off AF from about 12-17), make sure you wash dilligently between the toes and dry them properly.

Wear clean socks every day, and for about 2 weeks after the infection has gone, make sure you dust your feet before you put your shoes on, preferably with medicated talc, but ordinary talc will dol.
 
#14
did you get the problem from one trip to baths for a swim ?? Infections pass around the pool like wild fire but athletes foot is more down to foot care than an infection or virus. Think you may need to brush up a bit on foot care in training else you are gonna find yourself very susceptible to it in future . One of the biggest probs in the world wars ( so I hear) was trench foot and athletes foot for obvious reasons but with goretex and new boots these days should be a thing of the past unless foot hygiene isnt up to scratch- didnt think I would ever type this long a reply to a foot fungus !!!!
 
#15
duckiciao said:
Yeah, ditto the above. And to try and stop re-occurence (I know what I'm on about because I had terrible on-off AF from about 12-17), make sure you wash dilligently between the toes and dry them properly.

Wear clean socks every day, and for about 2 weeks after the infection has gone, make sure you dust your feet before you put your shoes on, preferably with medicated talc, but ordinary talc will dol.
somebody suggested chucking the scoks after each wear, but I found washing them on a very hot wash helped, changing twice a day and yeah, mycotta on feet, in socks and in shoes helped, as well as the cannestan cream.
 

Rod924

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#18
Things have changed (maybe) since my day, but I recall with fondness having a further med in the first few days of joining and my feet were checked and Athletes foot confirmed. Then came weekly visits to the MRS, foot bathing in warm water with purple stuff (cant think what its called at the mo), purple feet being dried by the nurse (which was nice) and then she produced a fook orf file (rasp) and commenced playing the violin on my feet (which was rather worrying and quite unpleasant).

Obviously ointment and tubigrip issued for the use of, did the trick. Foot amputation was not uncommon in those days if the problem did not clear up within 3 weeks but I am sure things have advanced these days.
 
#19
Go to boots get a 99pence pot of pottasium permanganate

put hot water in big bowl, sprinkle Pot'pem in til nice and dark purple, plonk feet in. sit till water cools down. bring brown feet out of water and dry

hey presto all foot bugs dead and purple foot prints on your mams carpet

you'll have brown feet for a week or so but who cares

Use athletes foot powder in a big bag and put your feet in after drying them after a shower
 

Joker62

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#20
Eh? Given that the question was asked 8 and a half years ago, I would suspect that the OP has done his/her time and is currently stock taking at Asda.
8 and a half years ago?? Were you a Para by any chance?
 

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