Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot fungus will not infect the skin if conditions are not right - it requires a warm and moist environment.   Learn how to prevent and treat athlete's foot.

What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete's FootDo your feet itch?

Wanna use sandpaper or rub them on the carpet to get that itch?

Are they peeling?  Scaly?  Small blisters?

Is the skin cracking between your toes?

Sounds like you might have what we call Athlete’s Foot.

 

It’s an infection of the skin caused by “fungus” and it’s not a lot of “fun”!  Athlete’s foots affects the soles of your foot and in between your toes.  It can cause your feet to become itchy, red, scaly and even have cracks and blisters.

 

Athlete’s foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools;  anywhere you may have gone barefoot and where other people may have gone barefoot before you!

You can prevent Athlete’s Foot by:

  •  The first thing to do is to always avoid going barefoot in public places; public pools and locker rooms.
  • Wear shower shoes or flip-flops in those areas!
  • Reducing foot perspiration by using talcum powder.
  • Wearing light and airy shoes.
  • Wearing socks that keep your feet dry, and changing them frequently if you perspire heavily.

Treatment for Athlete’s Foot?

When we see you, we will most often prescribe an anti-fungal cream to use for a few weeks and have you use a spray on your shoes to disinfect them too so you don’t end up giving it right back to yourself.

 

Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.