Wash your socks often🧦
Wash your socks often🧦

As you wear socks, they accumulate sweat, dirt, and germs. Wearing them dirty can cause a fungal infection called Athlete's Foot and infected under toes.

Wash or change your socks at least every 2 days.

RT for public awareness!
The germ that causes Athlete’s Foot (Tinea pedis) likes a warm, dark, and moist environments.

That's why it affects mainly the areas between the toes and the bottoms of the feet causing a whitish, scaly rash with a red base, burning, peeling, and occasional odour.
If left untreated, your fungal infection (Athlete's foot) may spread to other parts of the body.

It can also be transmitted to other people through shared floors, gym mats, towels, and other shared surfaces.
To protect yourself from Athlete's foot

• Change or wash your socks often
• Always keep your feet and toes clean and dry
• Change your shoes regularly
• Avoid walking barefoot in public locker rooms and showers
If you're already having Athlete's foot, apply over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays.

Apply antifungal sprays and powders inside your shoes to destroy any lingering fungus.

If these don't work, see your doctor for prescription medications.
I remain your First Doctor. Hit my follow button @firstdoctorr to learn more about your health and live a healthier life.
Join my chat group on Telegram for exclusive health content:
Now you can see why some school children tend to have athlete's foot. As parents and guardians, we should protect their feet using the simple guidelines above.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with First Doctor

First Doctor Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @firstdoctorr

9 Apr
14 body parts you often damage but ignore

1.  Stomach
2.  Heart
3.  Kidney
4.  Gall bladder
5.  Small intestines
6.  Large intestines
7.  Lungs
8.  Liver
9.  Pancreas
10.  Eyes
11.  Brain
12.  Skin
13.  Vagina
14.  Testis

A thread 🧵

Retweet to create awareness Image
1.  You damage your STOMACH when you abuse aspirin and over-the-counter pain and fever medicines.

2.  You damage your HEART when you eat too much salt and bad cholesterol.

3.  You damage your KIDNEYS when you don't drink up to 10 glasses of water or 3L in a day.
4.  You damage your GALLBLADDER when you don't sleep until 11 o'clock and don't wake up to the sunrise.

5.  You damage your SMALL INTESTINE when you eat cold and stale food.

6.  You damage your LARGE INTESTINE when you eat mainly fried and spicy food.
Read 7 tweets
7 Apr
A premature baby is placed on his father's chest shortly after birth to regulate the baby's temperature like an incubator as his mother was still recovering from her caesarean section. This is called the Kangaroo Mother Care. 🦘

Months later, that's the boy.
Kangaroo mother care 🦘 is a method of holding a baby that involves skin-to-skin contact.

It can be done by both mothers and fathers on premature infants while they are still in the hospital.
Kangaroo mother care is beneficial to the baby in my ways. For e.g. it:

• Stabilizes your baby’s heart rate
• Improves your baby’s breathing
• Decreases your baby's crying
• Helps baby gain weight faster
• Helps baby sleep more
• Decreases hospital stay
Read 7 tweets
6 Apr

If patient is conscious:
1. Sit them down calmly
2. Unbutton tight clothes
3. Ask if they're on chest pain pills e.g. Aspirin or Nitroglycerin
4. If yes, help them take the pill quickly. If no, move to No. 5 below...

RT for awareness Image
5. Rush patient to hospital especially if:

- chest pain doesn't go away within 3 minutes of taking nitroglycerin or aspirin
- patient was not previously on any heart medications
- there's no medication to give them within the 3 minutes

6. Don't give water or food!
If patient is unconscious but still breathing normally:

1. Call your local emergency line (if available) or shout for help to move patient to hospital
2. Meanwhile, lower the person to the ground and keep his head relaxed in an erect position to aid breathing
#HeartAttack Image
Read 7 tweets
3 Apr

1. Check your Weight (in Kg)
2. Check your Height (in metres)
3. Your BMI = Weight ÷ (Height)²

RT for awareness
Cross-check the result you get from step 3 above with the ranges below;

Underweight <18.5
NORMAL/HEALTHY 18.5 - 24.9
Overweight 25 - 29.9
Obese 30 - 34.9
Extremely obese >35
BMI is a cheap and simple screening method for weight categories —underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

A BMI outside the normal/healthy range may be associated with some health problems.
Read 10 tweets
1 Apr
Did you know?

A bite from a Brazilian wandering spider can cause an erection that lasts up to 4 hours.

The venom increases nitric oxide, a chemical that enhances blood flow & boosts erection.
While you're here please join my health education telegram group & learn exclusive stuff about your health 🤤

Join here 👇
Also, click here to get my new book: selar.co/do9t
Read 4 tweets
1 Apr

1. Don't panic
2. Turn patient on their side
3. Place something soft under head
4. Stay & time seizure
5. Don't put anything in mouth
6. Don't restraint
7. Go to hospital after seizure stops, or if lasts more than 5 minutes

RT for awareness Image
During my internship, I saw how some people believe that when a child convulses, heating their legs with hot water can stop the seizure, even if it's epilepsy.

A mother once 'boiled' her son's feet, causing severe burns that almost killed the child.

#EpilepsyFacts Image
Seisures, whether due to fever (febrile convulsions), epilepsy, etc., are best treated with anticonvulsants while treating the underlying cause. This is best done in hospitals.

At home, once your child starts convulsing, there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
Read 6 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!