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Athlete's Foot

What is Athlete's Foot?

Athlete's foot is a fungal skin infection commonly found between the inside of the toes. This is most common in people whose feet are continually sweating and confined in tight sock and shoes. Athlete's foot is contagious and can be transferred by walking on contaminated floors where the fungus can easily spread. Often times, the fungus can be treated with antifungal medications and creams. However, it is common for the fungus to reoccur. 

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If athlete's foot is causing you concern, discomfort or interrupting your daily life, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Symptoms of Athlete's Foot

  • Deep breaks or slits between toes
  • Itching, stinging and burning
  • Scaly rash developing on and between the toes
  • Dry scaly skin that develops on top of or under the foot

Common Causes of Athlete's Foot

  • Commonly found in people whose feet continually sweat and are confined within sweaty socks and shoes. 
  • Athlete's foot is easily spread through walking on contaminated floors. Places like gym locker rooms or swimming pools are areas where fungus can grow and spread quickly due to the damp grounds and heavy foot traffic. 
  • Fungus can spread through bed sheets or other parts of the the body through scratching and rubbing. 

Prevention of Athlete's Foot

  • Keep bathroom areas clean
  • Wear sandals when walking around the pool or in a locker room
  • Keep your feet clean 
  • Keep your feet dry
  • Wear clean socks every day   

Athlete's Foot Treatment

  • Depending on the severity of your athlete's foot, treatment could be as simple as washing with soap and water more thoroughly and being sure to dry your feet completely, especially between the toes.
  • If your symptoms don't get better, you can purchase over-the-counter antifungal creams that you can apply daily to the infected area. If your symptoms don't resolve or get worse, contact your primary care provider. 

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