Athlete's Foot Care

Athlete’s foot is a fairly common, contagious condition that is caused by a fungal infection. The infection thrives in warm, moist environments, such as the inside of a shoe. It’s very common for athlete’s foot to develop in between the toes. Some key signs that you may be experiencing this condition include a burning, stinging, or itching sensation, as well as redness and flaking.

Athlete's Foot Causes and Prevention

Athlete’s foot may spread by direct skin to skin contact, as well as by indirect contact, such as walking barefoot on a surface where the fungus lies. Environments such as locker rooms and communal showers are popular areas where athlete’s foot is known to spread. In order to better prevent yourself from catching athlete’s foot, it’s advised to take certain precautions. These precautions can include washing your feet often and drying them thoroughly, wearing clean cotton socks, washing your towels regularly, making sure you change your shoes and socks regularly, and avoiding walking around barefoot in public areas. It’s also advised to refrain from sharing footwear and to take footwear off as soon as possible after exercising.

 

Athlete's Foot treatment

Because athlete's foot is best treated promptly, we recommend you consult with a podiatrist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Philly City Foot Doc

Kimberly Nguyen DPM PC

1311 South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

phone: (215) 471-0433

fax: (215) 471-0430

Philly City Foot Doc is the new home of

Wynnewood Foot and Ankle Center

Michael Walinsky, DPM

(*PLEASE NOTE: 4715 Pine St. location is now CLOSED)

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