What To Do About Athlete’s Foot?

Athletes Foot If an itchy, scaly rash has developed in between your toes, you may have athlete’s foot. ‘But I’m not an athlete!’ you may protest, but that actually doesn’t matter! Athletes aren’t the only ones who get at


hlete’s foot, in fact, people who typically get athlete’s foot are those that wear tight-fitting shoes and who happen to have particularly sweaty feet. If you have a scaly, rash on your foot or both feet, keep reading to learn what can be done!

What Are Some Common Symptoms Of Athlete’s Foot? 

Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection, close in relation to ringworm and jock itch. It is contagious and can spread from dirty socks and contaminated towels, clothing, and floors. Athlete’s foot typically begins in the toes and spreads. It can affect one foot or both and common signs and symptoms are:

  • Scaly or cracked skin between the toes or even on the bottom of the foot that rises up the sides
  • Itchiness, especially itchiness that peaks right after taking off shoes and socks
  • Inflammation of the skin
  • Burning/Stinging
  • Blisters

Who Usually Gets Athlete’s Foot?

Anyone can get athlete’s foot, but the people who typically get it are:

  • Those who wear closed shoes
  • Those who sweat heavily, especially their feet
  • Are in close proximity and share items with someone with a fungal infection
  • Walk barefoot in public areas

This isn’t an exhaustive list as anyone can get athlete’s foot. It’s important to practice good hygiene by showering or bathing often, especially after sweating heavily, and to not wear clothes you have excessively sweat in.

What Can I Do About My Athlete’s Foot? 

There are over-the-counter medications that can treat athlete’s foot, such as antifungal creams. However, it’s important to note that infections can return and sometimes may require prescription-strength medication. If you don’t want your athlete’s foot to give you an olympic sized headache, it’s best to seek help from Dr. Vivian Bucay and her team. She’ll help diagnose you and find the treatment that will give your athlete’s foot the boot! Give us a call at 210-370-9995!

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