Athlete’s Foot is a foot infection triggered by fungi that can move to other parts of the body very quickly. This infection perseveres in humid conditions and happens in between the toes in a large number of cases. Although this condition does not typically produce blisters, blisters can develop and, as they rupture, can cause an infection that could spread to all parts of the foot. It may even spread to the bottom of the foot.
Athlete’s foot is accompanied by burning, irritation and scaling of the skin of the foot that takes on a red color. This infection can also cause other complications such as a secondary bacterial infection or toenail fungal infection due to the tendency of this fungus to spread readily the moment it has the opportunity to do so. Athlete’s foot can cause many issues to your skin and can abruptly disrupt the comfort of your feet. Treating your feet at the right time can make a difference with athlete’s foot.
Treatment for this condition includes:
- Use antifungal powders.
- You must keep your feet dry.
- Wash your feet daily.
- Put on cotton socks that allow feet to breathe. Changing socks daily can also help.
- Keep your feet uncovered when at home to permit them to stay dry.
- Wear shoes that are made of materials that allow air to pass through them.
- Wear different pairs of shoes every other day to avoid the buildup of moisture, which is an ideal environment for the reproduction of fungus.
- Medications will be useful when this condition if it does not get better and a fever is present.
Contact us at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers located in Saint Clair Shores (586) 779-6140, Warren (586) 756-3338 and Macomb (586) 416-3668, MI. Our team of foot doctors, Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM can help to put an end to your athlete’s foot by using techniques that are tailored to your particular feet. Call our offices at any of the numbers provided above and check out our Patient Education section for more helpful information.