What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot is defined as a skin ailment, normally occurring between the toes, caused by fungus. Fungushas an affinity for the inside of shoes because of the dark, cozy and humid environment. However, other conditions may imitate athlete’s foot: irregular sweating, reaction to dyes, eczema, psoriasis, and adhesives in shoes.

Athlete’s Foot Symptoms:

  • Itching
  • Scaling
  • Blisters
  • Inflammation
  • Dry and brittle skin

Blisters can result in cracked skin, pain, swelling, itching, and burning sensations. Athlete’s foot is not just limited to the feet. It may spread to the soles of the feet, and also the groin and underarm areas.

Athlete’s Foot Treatment Options Katy TX

Home Treatment:

  • Routinely washing feet with soap and water
  • Use of shower shoes
  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Use talcum powder for decreased perspiration
  • Wear light and airy shoes
  • Wear socks to keep your feet dry, and change them daily

Office Treatment:

If you suspect you may have athlete’s foot, please call our office to schedule an evaluation. Our doctors can determine the actual cause and develop an effective treatment plan. Treatments typically include a topical or oral antifungal prescription.

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