Athlete's foot is a particular foot condition that is essentially a fungal infection. Caused by a fungus, athlete's foot is characterized by scaly skin texture and redness. Many patients often wonder who can develop athlete's foot. The answer is that athlete’s foot can develop in someone regardless of their age, sex, or race. Importantly, there are certain things that can make an individual more susceptible to developing athlete’s foot. For example, if you are someone that spends a significant amount of time not wearing shoes in warm, moist, public areas, then you might be at a higher risk of developing athlete’s foot. To learn more about this condition and receive any treatment that might be necessary, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today.
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 Palm Beach 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
- 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 offices located in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and West Palm Beach, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.