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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Tis the Season for Athlete’s Foot | 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

Tis the Season for Athlete’s Foot
 

Athlete’s foot, or tenia pedis as it is officially known, is a fungal growth that is highly contagious and thrives in wet areas such as public pools, locker rooms, showers, water parks—the kinds of places you’re likely to be spending more time in over the summer months. In fact, fungal foot infections in general are more prevalent in warmer months because that’s when feet sweat more and fungi love dark, warm, damp environments.

 

Signs and Symptoms

Although Athlete’s foot can appear anywhere on the foot, it most commonly affects the area between the toes. It first shows up as an itchy, red rash. If left untreated, the skin may become very sensitive to the touch and will eventually progress to white, peeling skin and a milky discharge. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we recommend that you treat Athlete’s foot as soon as it appears. Why? Athlete’s foot can cause large cracks to occur in the skin. These cracks are open doorways for bacterial infections to enter the body and cause much more serious consequences. In addition, the Athlete’s foot infection can be spread to other parts of the body through bedding and clothes.

 

How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting Athlete’s foot. These including the following:

  • Avoid walking barefoot in public areas and places where others have walked barefoot (particularly places where athletes or people with wet or sweaty feet may have been)
  • Wash your feet every day with soap and water. Dry thoroughly, paying particular attention to the skin between your toes.
  • Keep your feet dry. If you sweat profusely, you may need to change your socks during the day or use a foot powder to help feet stay dry.

 

If you do get Athlete’s foot, our board certified podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo will recommend the best treatment for you, most likely in the form of an anti-fungal powder, spray, or cream. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you will get relief from the itchy, painful symptoms of Athlete’s foot and the less likely you will expose others to this uncomfortable ailment. Schedule an appointment at our Aberdeen office by calling 732-566-2841 or use our online scheduler.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Tis the Season for Athlete’s Foot, 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