Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin on the feet, not always harmful but it can be very uncomfortable and itchy. The fungus can spread to affect other parts of the body and nails if left untreated. I can help diagnose and formulate a treatment regime for this condition.
Often found between the toes, the fungal infection can also affect the sole and side of the foot. Fungal infections thrive in warm, moist environments and that is why sportspeople can be prone to the condition – but it can affect anyone.
Signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot
Flaky and/or powdery looking skin, itching, burning sensation, red and itchy rash between the toes and blisters on the sole of the foot are all common signs that athlete’s foot is present.
Who is prone to getting athlete’s foot infections?
It is often more prevalent in men, but anyone who suffers from sweaty feet or wears footwear that doesn’t allow their feet to breathe, has an increased risk of infection. Good hygiene is required in order to reduce the likelihood of infection, so changing socks daily or after sports activities and wearing natural fibres such as cotton, bamboo or wool socks all help to reduce risk.
I can help in the treatment of athlete’s foot, so after checking your medical history I can then advise on a treatment plan which will be dependent on how bad it is. You need to be proactive in the plan in order for it be fully effective.