Dr. Margaret Abbott of Nottingham states that athlete’s foot is a mild fungal infection that causes an itchy rash to develop or for red, scaly, and dry skin to appear. The bottom of the foot is also capable of becoming inflamed or blistery. Abbott states that feet are warm, dark, and humid, and are the perfect conditions for fungi to multiply, which can become troublesome if infected. Athlete’s foot is easily treated with antifungal medication.
The ailment can also be prevented by washing feet regularly with soap and water. It is important to thoroughly dry the feet after they have been wet as well. Wear breathable, cotton socks, and change your socks and shoes regularly to ensure proper dryness of the feet.
Athlete’s foot can be an uncomfortable condition to deal with. If you are suffering from athlete’s foot contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Athlete’s foot is a condition that results in itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet. Treatment is often difficult, because of its contagious and reoccurring nature. Also known as tinea pedis, it is found to survive in moist humid areas.
Common places found:
- shower floors
- public changing areas
- locker rooms
- public swimming pools
- socks and shoes
- dormitory style houses
Treatment & Prevention
Because of its reoccurring nature, the best way to treat Athlete’s foot is with prevention. Take necessary precautions such as:
- Wearing flips-flops or sandals in locker rooms and public showers
- Using powders to keep your feet dry
- Keeping your feet exposed to light and cool air
Athlete’s foot can be treated with special creams and sprays.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our office located in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.