Small Cases of Athlete's Foot Can Lead to Severe Illness

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Treating athlete's foot completely the first time can mean the differences between healthy attractive feet and serious illness that could even cause hospitalizaiton.

Recent research shows that if left untreated, Athlete's foot can cause more serious illness. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that occurs on the feet and toes. The medical term is tinea pedis. Athlete's foot may last for a short or long time and may come back after treatment. Athlete’s foot can cause cellulitus and Lymphadentis. Cellulitis is an acute inflammation of the connective tissue of the skin, caused by infection with staphylococcus, streptococcus or other bacteria). Lymphadenitis is an infection of the lymph nodes (also called lymph glands) and lymph channels.

These infections can cause a person to have several symptoms including cracked, flaking, peeling skin between the toes. The affected area is usually red and itchy. You may feel burning or stinging, and there may be blisters, oozing, or crusting. In addition to the toes, the symptoms can also occur on the heels, palms, and between the fingers. Localized skin redness and inflammation increases in size as the infection spreads. Symptoms of a more serious infection include tight, glossy, "stretched" appearance of the skin, pain or tenderness of the area, rash, fever, chills, shaking, sweating, fatigue, muscle aches, pains, nausea and vomiting, joint stiffness caused by swelling of the tissue over the joint and hair loss at the site of infection.

Some conventional treatments for athlete's foot include over-the-counter antifungal powders or creams to help control the symptoms. Cellulitis treatment may require hospitalization if it is severe enough to warrant intravenous antibiotics and close observation. At other times, treatment with oral antibiotics and close outpatient follow-up is enough. Antibiotics are given to control infection, and analgesics may be needed to control pain. Lymphadenitis and lymphangitis may spread within hours so it requires immediate treatment. Specific antibiotics are used to control infection, when bacterial infection is diagnosed as the underlying cause of lymphadenitis. Analgesics may be needed to control pain with lymphangitis. Anti-inflammatory medications may help reduce inflammation and swelling. Aspirin may be recommended as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and fever reducer. An abscess may require surgical drainage. Hot moist compresses may help to reduce inflammation and pain.

These serious infections can be avoided by properly treating an infection of athlete's foot. However, most conventional treatments merely control symptoms of athlete's foot but do nothing to actually kill the fungus that is rotting your skin and nails. Prescriptions drugs can be costly and come with a list of side effects, and over-the-counter creams only affect the skin on the surface of the infection -- the skin that’s already decaying and flaking away with every scratch.

Selmedica Healthcare, a well-known name in the nutraceutical industry has combined over a decade of international tests, studies and research to successfully treat athlete's foot with an alternative to conventional treatments. At this time there are no other alternative solutions like it. Paravex™ is a two-part system – a capsule and a liquid, since it is necessary to attack tinea pedis both internally and externally to destroy it. Paravex™ liquid is unique in that it is a blend of oils infused with potent anti-fungal botanicals. Jojoba oil is used as a base for this step in the Paravex™ program, which Selmedica Healthcare says is the key to the success of their product. Jojoba oil has the smallest molecular structure of any oil, allowing it to saturate and penetrate the skin more deeply than a cream would. In fact, tests and studies have shown it actually penetrates the nail bed and any skin it is applied to. This allows for the anti-fungal botanicals to reach every area of infection, both from the capsule internally and the liquid externally.

Selmedica Healthcare offers Paravex™ in a kit for $67, which is comparatively less than most prescriptions and repeated purchases of creams when they fail to get rid of the fungal infection in one shot. And like most nutraceutical companies, Selmedica Healthcare firmly backs the effectiveness of their product with a 100% money back, no questions asked guarantee, even up to a year after the purchase date. Try to get that kind of support from the pharmacy or grocery store, you’ll be laughed at. For more information, please visit http://www.paravex.com .

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