Common Foot Problems:



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Athlete's Foot

Athlete's Foot (tinea pedis)

Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus usually attacks the feet because closed shoes create a warm and humid setting that encourages fungus growth.

Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and can be spread from one person to another or by walking on dirty floors.

Some of the most common symptoms of athlete's foot include itching scaling, drying skin, inflammation, and blisters. Athlete's foot can also spread to the soles of the feet as well as to the toenails, and can spread to other parts of the body (including the groin and under arms).

You can prevent Athlete's foot by:

  • Using shower shoes and never walking barefoot.
  • Using talcum powder, which helps reduce perspiration.
  • Wearing shoes that are light and airy.
  • Changing your socks frequently, specially if you perspire heavily.
While fungicidal chemicals are usually used to treat Athlete's foot problems, they often fail to reach the fungi in the deepest layers of the skin. Instead, our doctors may prescribe topical or oral antifungal drugs.


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