There are many different forms of Foot Fungus that can appear on one’s foot, but athlete’s foot is the most common example of foot fungus that we treat at Dr. Stuart Feldman’s office.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the foot. The common symptoms of athlete’s foot include peeling, redness, itching, burning, blistering, and developing sores. This Foot Fungus grows best in warm and moist environments, like in shoes, locker rooms, swimming pools, and floors of public showers. It is also a condition that survives best throughout the summer and in humid and warm places. If people tend to wear the same shoes everyday without rotating, they are much more likely to get athletes foot. Also, If your feet sweat a lot you are more likely to get athletes foot.
There are many different types of athlete’s foot, including Inter-digital, Moccasin, and Vesicular. If you have athlete’s foot, the early stages can be treated with a topical anti-fungal medication.
Dr. Feldman also dispenses products that can kill athletes foot organisms in your shoes and a medication that can stop excessive sweating, if this a problem. Get into the habit of rotating your shoes, not going barefoot in public places and wearing clean cotton socks in public. If you have a severe case of athlete’s foot, your podiatrist might provide an oral medication.