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How to Battle Athlete’s Foot

Tuesday, 08 August 2023 00:00

A common enemy that can bother athletes and people from all walks of life is athlete's foot. Despite this being an uncomfortable foot condition, there is essential information that can provide relief. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that lives and thrives in warm, damp places, such as sweaty socks and locker rooms. It is considered to be contagious, so sharing shoes or walking barefoot in public areas can lead to trouble. Some methods can be implemented which can help to prevent athlete's foot. This can begin with washing the feet with soap and water, followed by keeping them clean and dry.  It is beneficial to change the socks and shoes often and opt for breathable materials such as cotton. Additionally, it is helpful to wear appropriate shoes such as flip-flops or water shoes while in public showers and locker rooms. If you suspect you have athlete's foot, do not hesitate to call a podiatrist. It is suggested that you visit this type of doctor who can prescribe antifungal creams or powders that can defeat the infection.

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 Summerlin Foot & Ankle.  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
  • Exfoliate
  • 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.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Las Vegas, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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