Athlete’s foot is a particular kind of fungal infection that impacts the feet. Individuals who have athlete’s foot may experience different symptoms. For example, patients may present a scaly rash that could be red. There are several different types of athlete’s foot that an individual could have. Moccasin-type athlete’s foot is one such type. Several things characterize this kind of athlete’s foot. Namely, moccasin-type athlete’s foot affects the soles of the feet, the heel, and the edges of the foot. As a result of having a moccasin-type athlete’s foot, an individual could experience soreness in the feet. The skin on the feet may even thicken in texture or crack. If you are struggling with athlete’s foot, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist today.
Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from Quad Cities Foot and Ankle Associates. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story
Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.
Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal products
- Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop
Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning, and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, Athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speak to your podiatrist for a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as help in determining which treatment options are best for you.
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