Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)
Athlete’s foot is a very common skin condition—many people will develop it at least once in their lives. It is more frequent among teenage and adult males, but may occur in women and in children. Athlete’s foot can be easily treated, but may recur in susceptible individuals. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can grow and multiply on human skin, especially the feet. It grows best in a dark, moist and warm environment, commonly in shoes.
Treatment: Once the fungus is diagnosed by a healthcare provider, treatment can begin immediately. For simple cases, antifungal creams are effective and can relieve symptoms such as burning and itching fairly quickly. If your infection is resistant to usual treatment, antifungal pills may be prescribed. If you believe you have athlete’s foot, please call for an appointment.