Akerman Carol A DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Surgeon

• Try not to walk barefoot. Wear shower shoes or slippers.

• Wear leather or canvas shoes or nylon mesh. They allow  air circulation. Do your best to avoid rubber or plastic shoes. If you sweat heavily, change to different pair of shoes daily.

• Wear socks to keep your feet dry and change often.

Prevention

The fungus that causes athlete's foot can keep recurring for long periods of time. It is important to seek medical attention for treatment.

To prevent the fungus, good foot hygiene is needed. Wash feet thoroughly, dry carefully and decrease the moisture that may occur. It is helpful to use foot powder in your shoes daily.

For treatment, there are medications that work well to help control fungal infections.

• Dry skin

• Itching

• Scaling

• Inflammation

• Blisters

It is a skin infection caused by a fungus. It usually occurs between the toes or on the soles of the feet. It usually attacks feet because shoes have a warm and humid environment, giving fungus a great home.

Dry foot skin

Signs of athlete's foot

Tips

What is athlete's foot?

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It is called Athlete's foot because athletes are prone to get it. However, it can also occur in anyone who is often barefoot and around damp surfaces.

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