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Athlete’s foot is a rash caused by a fungus. Areas affected are typically between the toes and on the bottom of the feet. Although it is not usually serious it can be very uncomfortable for the sufferer. Symptoms can include:
- White, soggy or broken skin
- Itchy, red, scaly or dry patches
- Soreness or blistering
The fungus can spread quite easily and thrives in warm, moist places such as feet and shoes. Precautions should be taken to avoid passing it on to others, but also to stop reinfection once it has been successfully treated. If you discover any changes to the skin on your feet and are unsure what to do about it then always see your Podiatrist in the first instance who can diagnose the issue and advise you on the best way to treat it.
- STOP THE SPREAD: always wear foot coverings in shared spaces such as communal showers, locker rooms and gyms. You should also make sure that your feet are kept clean and dry wherever possible and do not share towels or socks with anyone else
- HOME TREATMENT: wash and dry your feet thoroughly at home then apply a targeted treatment such as Lamisil Once, with fast results. Make sure you also treat your shoes with an antifungal spray and thoroughly wash and disinfect your socks on a hot wash to remove any residue of infection.