Athlete’s foot is not supposed to and does not turn brown. Gangrene turns the skin around the open wound brown and then green.
Can athlete’s foot turn into gangrene?
This is a relatively frequent question that I have been receiving for some time.
The tinea pedis causes athlete’s foot. It makes the infected area between the toes smell like rotten fish. Hydrogen peroxide seems to be the only thing that will kill tinea pedis, and tinea corporis. Hydrogen peroxide kills tinea pedis because tinea pedis is anaerobic.
Clostridia causes gangrene. Gangrene causes an open sore to stay open, and the clostridia creates blisters with foul smelling pus inside the wound. The skin around the wound eventually turns brown and then green.
Gangrene does not itch and gangrene does not smell. It is the stuff inside the blister that smells.
Athlete’s foot that turns into gangrene means that the open wound or open sore created by the athlete’s foot, i.e., by the tinea pedis, has allowed the clostridia to invate the wound, and the clostridia has created its blister inside the open sore.
This is the pathology or pathological cause.
The real cause is not washing the feet, not keeping the feet clean, not washing the feet with hydrogen peroxide, wearing the same old atlhete’s foot infected socks and shoes day in and day out and a refusal to wear open toe sandals.
WASH THE FEET EVERY DAY WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. WEAR OPEN TOE SANDALS. AND DO NOT WALK ON ANY KIND OF WET PUBLIC SURFACE BAREFOOT.
And if one does get a foot massage, never allow anyone to use any public towel to wipe any of one’s precious feet!!