It certainly is no misnomer that one of the most prominent fungal infections, tinea pedis, is called athlete’s foot. Both professional and recreational athletes most likely have suffered from this irritating condition. If your foot is red, itching, or burning, particularly between the toes, be advised that these are the chief symptoms of athlete’s foot. Antifungal powders and sprays can be used to cure the condition in most cases. In order to avoid contracting athlete’s foot, make sure to keep your feet dry, change your socks if they get wet or dirty, and wear sandals or flip-flops in any public wet area. Whether you play sports, exercise, or just walk around, make sure you take steps to keep your feet covered, clean, and fungus-free.
Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story
Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.
Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal products
- Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop
Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning, and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, Athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speak to your podiatrist for a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as help in determining which treatment options are best for you.
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