Feet Microbial Infections

  • Anam Javed Assistant Professor of Zoology, School of Zoology, Minhaj University, Lahore.
  • Gull e Zahra BS researchers, Department of Zoology, University of Sargodha, RCS Campus, Circular Road, Narowal, Pakistan
  • Mehwish Amjad BS researchers, Department of Zoology, University of Sargodha, RCS Campus, Circular Road, Narowal, Pakistan.
Keywords: Microbial foot disorders, improper foot ware, microbial invasion, foot hygiene, foot ulcers

Abstract

Microbial foot disorders are quite common around the globe. People who usually don’t take care about their foot hygiene and overall health often suffer from serious foot ailments. Causes of these disorders may be poor cleanliness, diabetes miletus, improper foot ware and socks use.  Among them, shoes and socks as remain moist due to sweat and dirt, are a potent source of microbial invasion which may be either of bacterial, fungal or viral origin, sometimes algal too. People of third world countries are more prone to such disorders because of lack of awareness. These issues can be controlled by introducing proper general mass awareness regarding foot care and hygiene and by spreading information regarding foot ulcers and wounds handling to medical staff and common people.

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2020-07-08
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