Many people experience athlete’s foot at some point in their lifetime. If you experience a red, scaly rash between your toes and itching associated with athlete’s foot, the board-certified podiatrists at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists in Aberdeen, New Jersey, are here for you. They offer simple treatments that ease symptoms and eliminate this unpleasant fungal infection. Call Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists to learn more about your treatment options or use the online scheduler today.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that occurs in your feet and usually begins between your toes. Symptoms of athlete’s foot include:
Itching caused by athlete’s foot usually worsens after taking off your socks and shoes.
Athlete’s foot is common, and anybody can develop it. It’s caused by the same fungus associated with jock itch and ringworm. Your risk of developing athlete’s foot increases if you:
Walking barefoot through public showers, swimming pools, saunas, or locker rooms puts you at risk of getting athlete’s foot. It’s highly contagious and can spread to other areas of your body, such as your hands, nails, and groin area. If you walk through public areas, make sure to wear shoes or sandals.
Your podiatrist examines your feet and may utilize skin scrapings or samples to test for the fungus that causes athlete’s foot. Treatment options include:
Take all medications prescribed by your podiatrist as directed to prevent athlete’s foot from returning.
While there’s no surefire way to prevent athlete’s foot, take numerous precautions to lower your risk of developing it. Examples include:
Don’t let discomfort caused by athlete’s foot linger when simple treatments are at your fingertips. Call Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.