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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
October 19, 2017
Category: Foot Condtions
Tags: Athlete's foot   Tinea Pedis  

Our podiatrist Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M. can treat athlete’s foot at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT. Please call our offices at (860) 632-5499 or visit the Patient Education section of our website to find out more about this condition.

Athlete’s foot is very common and is caused by a fungal organism that infects the skin of the foot. This condition is also referred to as Tinea Pedis. One reason this condition occurs so easily is because fungi succeed on the body in warm, damp and shady areas that are covered like the feet. This condition is highly contagious and is spread from one person to another, surfaces contaminated with the fungi or by walking barefoot in gym locker rooms, pools and showers.

This fungus, if left untreated, can spread from the feet to nails or other areas of the body. With athlete’s foot, the foot may experience itching, burning or a red color.                           

Treatments for this condition include antifungal creams, keeping feet dry, changing socks daily, disinfecting shoes, wearing cotton socks, using sandals in locker room showers or pools and disinfecting showers. The reduction of moisture to the feet is very helpful in stopping this condition from coming back once it has infected the foot. The use of shoes that are open-toed can help the foot get air to combat this infection, especially in hot weather. The areas between toes must also be kept dry after they become wet as fungi also breed in the moisture between them. Yet, this condition usually reoccurs and oral antifungal medications may be required for a more effective and lasting treatment.

Athlete’s foot can be contracted easily, but it may be a real pain trying to contain and cure it. The longer this condition goes without treatment, the worse the potential complications and pain will be. Therefore, please contact our office today so that we may be able to help eradicate this fungal infection from your feet and provide you with the information necessary to decrease your chances of ever having to experience this condition again.

 

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