What is athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a common infection caused by a fungus that lives and grows in warm, moist, dark areas, such as your shoes, damp flooring and the ground.
Athlete’s foot symptoms may include:
- Cracked skin
- Scaly skin
How do I prevent and care for athlete’s foot?
- Wash your feet every day.
- Dry your feet well, especially between your toes.
- Do not walk barefoot.
- Change shoes, socks and stockings often to decrease moisture.
- Wear shower shoes in locker room showers and protective shoes on moist ground.
How do I treat athlete’s foot?
- Use antifungal powders or creams to help control and treat the problem.
- Use the treatment as directed or for one to two weeks after the infection has cleared to prevent it from returning.
- If your athlete’s foot does not clear up within two to four weeks or as directed, returns or involves the toenail, speak to your healthcare provider.
Related Guide(s) – Foot Care
- Complete Foot Care. How To Take Care Of Your Feet.
- Foot Care Inserts & Insoles. How To Avoid Foot Pain.
- How To Stop Foot Sweat And Odor. How To Prevent Stinky Feet.
- How To Avoid & Treat Athlete’s Foot.
- How Do You Treat Corns & Calluses On Your Feet.
- How To Treat Warts On Your Feet And Between Toes.
- Athlete’s foot: Causes, prevention, and treatment – The Family Health Guide
- HOW TO PREVENT ATHLETE’S FOOT
- Understanding Athlete’s Foot: Treatment – WebMD
- Athlete’s foot – Mayo Clinic
- Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot
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