Athlete’s foot (Tinea pedis)

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Athlete’s foot (Tinea pedis)

Athletes foot, also known as tinea pedis is very common presentation we see in our office. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the upper layer of the skin of the foot, especially when it is warm, moist, and thrives in the dark enivornment like your closed toed shoes.

Fungal infections are more common in warm weather when feet tend to sweat more.  Fungus thrives in damp areas, such as swimming pools, showers and locker rooms.  Athletes often have sweaty feet and use the facilities where fungus is commonly found, thus the term “athlete’s foot.”

Symptoms include dry, itchy and scaly skin that presents on the sole of your feet or in between your toes.

There are many ways to prevent athletes foot, and to treat athletes foot with topical creams or oral medications.

Call Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle clinic, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms 615-866-9639.