Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is a skin condition that results from a fungal infection. It usually begins between the toes. Athlete’s foot causes a rash that is red and scaly, and stings and burns. Sometimes you may also see blisters or sores.

Athlete’s foot is common in people who frequently wear tight-fitting shoes, socks that become damp or wet, or walk barefoot in areas like locker rooms, public showers, and swimming pools.

To prevent Athlete’s foot try the following:

  • Keep your feet as dry as possible
  • Change socks regularly
  • Wear light, well-ventilated shoes
  • Alternate pairs of shoes
  • Wear shower shoes or sandals in public placeswantUse an antifungal powder on your feet
  • Don’t share shoes, socks, or towels

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If you do get Athlete’s foot, treatments are available. For mild cases, over-the-counter powders, spray’s or creams may be helpful. More severe cases may require prescription medication. Medication may include topical products or pills.

If you think you may have Athlete’s foot, our healthcare providers will evaluate your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan to resolve the problem.