Watch Out For Athlete’s Foot

Washroom cubicle hygiene is vitally important for any business such as gyms or any other where people will be sharing facilities to keep themselves clean, so you need to make sure that you adopt the proper procedures for scrubbing these areas to help prevent the spread of any germs and bugs.

One problem that can easily affect people and can spread very quickly is athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, which can lead to dry and flaky skin or an itchy rash in between your toes. The bug is most typically found in showers, changing rooms and near swimming pools as it thrives in humid environments, so if your business involves any of these it would make sense to keep them as clean as you possibly can.

Keep all surfaces spotless and ensure that they are scrubbed down each day to prevent the spread of germs. If you provide towels or other items of clothing, make sure these are clean as well. The best way to prevent athlete’s foot is to make sure you practice excellent foot hygiene. Avoid borrowing any shoes, wash your feet thoroughly and use talcum powder on your feet to reduce any perspiration.

Hang up signs in your shower rooms and other shared areas to remind people to wear flip-flops or pool slippers so that if someone does have an infection it isn’t passed on to anyone else. There are lots of other germs that can be picked up in changing rooms, such as warts and verrucas, scrumpox and molluscum contagiosum, which you can find out more about on the BBC health website.

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