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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Preventing 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

Preventing Athlete’s Foot
 

You know the symptoms: The drive-you-crazy itchiness and red, flaky skin. First it’s between your toes and then spreads to the soles of your feet as well—it’s athlete’s foot. This is the stage to head to Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care and get a confirmation of the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Since athlete’s foot symptoms can be similar to other skin conditions, it’s important to have one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo  or Dr. Rajan Patel take a look. Left untreated, athlete’s foot will lead to blisters, cracked skin and lesions that can become infected.

Avoiding Fungal Infection

Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus. The two things you need to know to help prevent it are: it’s transmitted by direct contact and extremely contagious and it loves moist, dark places (like inside your shoes!). Here are suggestions for avoiding this irritating foot condition:

  • Don’t go barefoot in public places: pools, gym locker rooms, communal showers, nail salons and even hotels can all have surfaces that may hold the fungus
  • Never share socks, shoes or anything that touches your feet
  • Wash feet daily and dry completely, especially between your toes
  • Apply powder to your feet to help keep them dry
  • Change socks frequently if your feet tend to sweat excessively
  • Alternate your shoes and spray insides with anti-fungal spray if you are prone to athlete’s foot
  • Choose socks and shoes made of breathable material that allows air to circulate around feet

 

Being proactive in your foot health can help you avoid athlete’s foot and other skin and foot conditions. If you experience any unusual symptoms or notice changes in the skin on your feet, make an appointment at our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Preventing 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