Athlete’s foot is a highly contagious, persistent ailment caused by fungal growth on the feet. The most commonly affected area is between the toes because the warm and humid environment gives fungus a great home. It is typically contracted in damp communal areas, such as public pools, locker rooms, or showers.
To have your athlete's foot checked and treated, get in touch with our office today for an appointment with our experienced podiatrist, Dr. Stewart.
Athlete's Foot Prevention
The fungus that causes athlete's foot can keep recurring for long periods of time. It is important to seek medical attention for treatment.
To prevent the fungus, good foot hygiene is necessary. Wash feet thoroughly and dry carefully. It is helpful to use foot powder in your shoes daily. For treatment, there are medications that work well to help control fungal infections.
Signs of Athlete's Foot
- Dry skin
- Try not to walk barefoot. Wear shower shoes or slippers
- Wear leather or canvas shoes that allow air circulation. Avoid rubber or plastic shoes.
- If you sweat heavily, change to a different pair of shoes daily
- Wear socks to keep your feet dry and change them often
- Avoid sharing shoes or trying on shoes with bare feet
Treat Your Athlete’s Foot
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