Lindsay Lohan’s Secret ShameThe National Inquirerclaims that Lindsay Lohan has been contending with athlete’s foot. The Inquirer’s sources believe that the fungal condition is behind Lohan’s struggle with bad smelling feet that has affected her for years.

“Lilo’s horrified by her athlete’s foot,” one of the actress’ friends has stated. “She has no idea where she caught it because she’s always so careful in communal bathrooms and spas. But she’s suffered smelly feet ever since she was a teenager, and it’s been a hugely embarrassing cross to bear.” Lohan will be the subject of an Oprah Winfrey network 8-part documentary on drug use and rehabilitation.

Athlete’s foot can cause both physical and emotional discomfort. If you have athlete’s foot, see podiatrist Dr. Alan J. Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont can treat all your foot and ankle conditions.   

What is Athlete’s Foot?

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?

- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.

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