Conditions > Injury
This article does not constitute as medical advice.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Athlete’s Foot, contact your doctor or make an appointment.
You don’t have to be an athlete to get Athlete’s Foot! This fungal infection on the feet is usually seen between the toes but may also spread to the sides of the foot. Common symptoms include itching or burning sensations. The fungus that causes this condition thrives in wet and damp conditions and spreads easily but can be prevented by simple precautions like keeping feet and shoes clean and dry; wearing sandals or flip-flops at pools and public showers.
Bare feet in public showers and around swimming pools
Feet in closed shoes that do not get adequate ventilation
Damp socks and shoes not dried properly
Excessively sweaty feet not cleaned and dried
Sharing socks or shoes with someone who is infected
Itching, scaly skin between the toes
Peeling and flaking skin on the sides of the foot
Rash that speads to your hand after touching the infection
Over-the-counter medications like clotrimazole.
Adequate cleaning and drying of feet
Products that control excessive sweating
Use of clean and dry cotton socks
Footwear that allows ventilation
Make an appointment with our office if your infection does not improve with home treatment after 1-2 weeks
**Be sure to make an appointment if you are diabetic and notice symptoms of excessive swelling, redness, or fever
Common symptoms include rashes or scaly feet
This condition can be spread by not wearing shoes at public pools and locker rooms.