How to Treat Athlete's Foot
Athlete’s Foot is a common foot problem and it occurs due to fungus. If you are suffering from Athlete’s Foot, your skin may itch and have a scaly appearance. It can cause painful blisters to develop on the feet, and you may suffer from soreness. It is important that you don’t ignore the problem. Serious bacterial infections can develop if the fungus is left untreated. Nail fungus can develop due to Athlete’s Foot as well, and nail fungus is much more difficult to treat.
Treatment for the fungal infection will depend on the severity and the type of the infection, so it usually best to see a podiatrist for proper treatment.
Possible treatments for Athlete’s Foot:
- Anti-fungal creams are often used in treating the Athlete’s Foot.
- Foot soaks may be needed in lasting cases of Athlete’s Foot before the anti-fungal creams are applied to the feet.
- In severe and/or widespread infections, oral medications may be necessary.
It is easy for the feet to become re-infected, so continuing the treatment as prescribed is important, even if your symptoms have abated. If you are suffering from Athlete’s Foot, you can set up an appointment with us online or call us at (888) 713-0906.