A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. The condition ranges from mild scaling and itching to painful inflammation and blisters. It usually starts between the toes or on the arch and may spread to the bottom and sides of the foot.
Fungus loves moist, dark and warm places to live; and what better place for fungus to live than in an active person's foot. But do not be fooled! We are all susceptible to athlete's foot. The fungus that causes athlete's foot is all around us, including on our skin.
Depending on the type of infection you have, various kinds of medication may be used in treating your fungal problem. Successful treatment usually involves a combination of medication and self-care.
If your condition is not serious, over-the-counter and prescription powders, lotions, or ointments can often help treat scaling, itching, and inflammation. Consult us before taking any medication. Foot soaks may help dry excessive perspiration, but you should contact our office first. If your Athlete's foot does not improve, we may prescribe stronger medication.
We at Advanced Foot & Orthotic Clinic identify and treat athlete's foot successfully with new technological advances and simple preventative measures.