How to get rid of Athlete’s Foot

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Are you suffering from Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection on the foot typically beginning between the toes. It can spread across the foot, toenails, and hands. Here at our podiatrist Bayside NY, Great Neck Family Foot Care ,we offer treatments to help cure your athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot can sometimes be difficult to cure but many at-home treatments can help. If your athlete’s foot worsens or you are suffering from a condition; such as Diabetes or a weak immune system, it is important to contact your doctor for treatment. 

Causes of Athlete’s Foot:

Athlete’s Foot can be spread from contact with an infected area of the foot, infected person, or infected surfaces such as showers, swimming pools, locker rooms, shoes, and towels. 

Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot: 

  • Itching/Burning- Itching and burning on the soles of the feet or between the toes. 
  • Blisters
  • Peeling dry skin or cracking of skin on the sole or between the toes of your feet. 
  • Raw skin 

Treating Athlete’s Foot: 

  • Over-the-counter medications- Using topical antifungal over-the-counter medications can help get rid of your athlete’s foot. 
  •  Prescription medications- If over-the-counter medications are not working you should contact your doctor for stronger medication. Prescription medications for athlete’s foot can be topical antifungal creams, oral antifungal medications, antibiotics, or topical steroids. 
  • Soaking your feet- Soaking your feet in saltwater or diluted vinegar can be used to dry up the fungus on your feet. 

For more information on how to get rid of an athlete’s foot click here or contact our podiatrist Bayside NY for treatment. 

The Tinea Pedis fungal infection that is athlete’s foot thrives in warm and moist environments. Many factors can put you at risk for an athlete’s foot such as being barefoot in public places, sharing socks and shoes, wearing tight and closed shoes, and having wet or sweaty feet for a long time. This is why it is called athlete’s foot and why athletes are so susceptible to getting this fungus but it can affect anyone. Contact our podiatrist Bayside NY for treatment and to make an appointment today! Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help you get rid of your athlete’s foot.