What is Athlete’s Foot?
A term used to describe a form of fungus infection on the feet commonly referred to as tinea pedis.
How does Athlete’s Foot Develop?
The fungi that cause Athlete’s Foot like to grow in moist, damp places.
How can Athlete’s Foot be Avoided?
Avoid walking around pools, showers and locker rooms without proper footwear, completely dry your feet after they become wet (shower, pool, workouts), and avoid tight footwear. Wearing cotton socks and going barefoot if possible at home may help to avoid the condition.
How is Athlete’s Foot Treated?
If over-the-counter antifungal creams do not clear your athlete’s feet, see your dermatologist. It could be that you have a resistant fungus requiring prescription topical or oral antifungal medications. However, it is also possible that you have a condition other than athlete’s feet.