Tag - germs

Preventing germs in the gym

Inside the Locker Room One of the most common diseases lurking in gyms is tinea pedis or athlete's foot (i.e., a fungal skin infection). Its symptoms include cracked, blistered skin along with an itching or burning sensation. Onychomycosis is another infectious fungal disease hiding on shower and locker room floors. Its symptoms include yellow, brittle toe- and fingernails. Both of these diseases can be treated with over-the-counter medications, but for persistent infections you may need to consult a dermatologist.   The human [...]