Athletes Foot Marietta, GA
How To Identify Athlete's Foot ?
- Itching or burning sensation
- Blistering or peeling
- A scaly texture
- An unusually foul odor
How Did I Get it?
- Direct contact by sharing towels, socks, or shoes
- Walking barefoot in public areas such as public showers, locker rooms, swimming pools, and gymnasiums
- Wearing tight or non-breathable footwear
- Sweating excessively
- Poor foot hygiene
How Is Athlete’s Foot Treated?
There are many over-the-counter remedies for athlete’s foot commonly sold in stores. They typically do a good job of treating athlete’s foot, but they won’t always work in severe cases. The Advanced Foot and Ankle Institute of Georgia can provide prescription remedies for athlete’s foot if over-the-counter treatments don’t work well. It’s essential to seek treatment quickly, otherwise athlete’s foot can spread to other areas of the body. The same fungus that causes athlete’s foot can spread to the groin area and cause a condition known as jock itch, which is something you’ll want to avoid! If you’re dealing with athlete’s foot, don’t delay: schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists today!
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FAQ about Athlete’s Foot Treatment
What are the symptoms of a fungal infection on the feet?
Symptoms of fungal infection on the feet include intense itching, burning sensation, redness, swelling, cracked or blistered skin, peeling and scaling (especially between toes), foul odor from bacterial overgrowth, and possible skin discoloration (white or grayish).
Is athlete's foot a contagious disease?
Yes. Athlete’s foot is extremely contagious and hard to eliminate completely. It spreads by surviving on surfaces such as towels, socks, floors, and shoes. Locker rooms, swimming pools, gyms, and shared shower areas are common vectors for the spread of athlete’s foot.
How can I prevent athlete's foot?
The best tip for preventing athlete’s foot is to maintain good foot hygiene by washing your feet daily. Don’t wear wet shoes, wear breathable footwear, always wear a fresh pair of socks, and use a separate towel for your feet.
Can athlete's foot affect other parts of the body?
Yes. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot can spread to the hands, neck, nails, and groin. The fungus Tinea pedis can spread to the groin area and cause jock itch, a painful itch that has many of the same symptoms as athlete’s foot concentrated around the groin area.
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