Athlete’s Foot

Athletes-FootAthlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) is caused by a fungal infection that usually develops between your toes. Your shoes provide an ideal environment for fungus to grow being warm, dark, moist. Athletes Foot is more common during warm weather and if you attend swimming pools, gyms. Symptoms include drying skin, itching, scaling, inflammation, and blisters on and between the toes. Athlete’s foot should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the infection spreading to your toenails. Where possible try to not walk barefoot in public areas, wear airy light shoes & cotton socks changing both often. Application of twice daily Surgical spirits and antifungal medication will help. Our Podiatrists are experts in identifying and treating fungal skin and nail infections so contact us today.

 

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