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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Athlete’s Foot: A Skin Problem for All Seasons | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Athlete’s Foot: A Skin Problem for All Seasons
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Athlete’s Foot: A Skin Problem for All Seasons | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that loves dark, damp places and is spread by direct contact. You may associate this condition more with summer months when people are going barefoot at public pools and seaside changing rooms but at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we see just as many cases of Athlete’s foot in the winter months. Why? Many patients move their fitness activities indoors when the colder weather arrives and gyms, locker rooms and health club showers are all prime locations for fungi. Also, feet are kept in warms socks and shoes where they tend to sweat, creating that perfect breeding ground to grow the infection once a patient has been exposed.

Treatment

The telltale sign of athlete’s foot is itchy, red skin, particularly between the toes. Left untreated, the skin will develop blisters and begin oozing. The infection can spread on the foot and also to your nails and other parts of the body. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel, will most likely be able to diagnose your athlete’s foot by examining your foot. Treatment usually consists of topical anti-fungal medication in the form of a powder or cream. You can prevent athlete’s foot with a few simple precautions:

  • Always wear shower shoes or flip flops when you are in a public place such as the gym or health club
  •  Wash feet daily and dry completely, especially between the toes
  • Keep feet dry—if your feet get wet due to weather or perspiration, change your socks as soon as possible
  • Alternate your shoes, allowing them to air out between each use
  • Dust your feet with anti-fungal powder if you tend to perspire profusely

 

If you believe you have a case of athlete’s foot, contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment right away. The sooner you do the quicker you will get relief and reduce the likelihood that the infection will spread.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Athlete’s Foot: A Skin Problem for All Seasons, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen