Although the summer months are a period of time filled with outdoor fun, they can often trigger discomfort with things such as athlete’s foot. Known most as an the itching, stinging, and burning feeling between the toes due to a fungus, Athlete’s foot can become extremely problematic if not treated properly. The fungus is contracted mostly through poolside pavement, locker room floors, public showers or any other warm wet surfaces where skin fissures can occur and easily become infected. To avoid the discomfort of athlete’s foot this summer, wear flip flops near pools and public showers and wear synthetic socks when necessary to move moisture away from the skin.
Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you are concerned about your athlete’s foot contact one of our podiatrists of Brummer Surgical Podiatry. 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. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.