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Identifying Symptoms and Root Causes of Athlete’s Foot

Tuesday, 17 October 2023 00:00

Athlete's foot, a common fungal infection, can cause discomfort and frustration for those affected. The symptoms often include itching, burning, and stinging sensations in the affected areas, generally between the toes or on the soles of the feet. Skin peeling, blistering, and dryness may also occur. This condition is primarily caused by various types of fungi, thriving in warm, damp environments such as locker rooms, swimming pools, and shared showers. Direct contact with the fungi through contaminated surfaces or by sharing shoes, towels, or socks can facilitate its spread. Additionally, individuals with sweaty feet or those who wear tight, closed toe shoes for extended periods are at higher risk. Maintaining proper foot hygiene, wearing breathable footwear, and keeping feet dry can aid in prevention and mitigate the symptoms of athlete's foot. Athlete’s foot is treated by a podiatrist, and it is suggested that you visit this type of doctor who can effectively treat this condition.

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 Dr. John L. Coleman from Florida.  Our doctor 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 Macclenny, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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