The holiday season is a time of warm wishes and celebrations with friends and loved ones. Spending quality time might be a matter of taking the family to Santa’s Village here in Richardson, TX or going to visit relatives for holiday parties. Of course, there is also the stressful aspect of the season. All of the shopping, cooking, baking, and parties takes a lot of time. The last thing you need is to also be bothered with an annoying case of athlete’s foot besides!
Fortunately, this common fungal infection is often easily treated. For a mild to moderate case, antifungal sprays, powders, and lotions bought over-the-counter are usually quite successful at clearing up the red rashes and putting an end to the itching. If you use this approach, be sure to follow the instructions carefully—just because symptoms of the infection are no longer present doesn’t mean the condition is fully resolved!
For severe cases, or when over-the-counter antifungal products aren’t working, you can come see us at Richardson Podiatry Associates. We can provide stronger medication that will clear up the infection and provide the relief you are seeking.
The best form of treatment for this condition is prevention. Preventing this infection comes down to making sure you are not creating a hospitable environment for the fungus and not contracting it in the first place. Fungi require warm, damp environments to survive, so be sure to keep your feet dry. Tips for avoiding an infection include wearing shower shoes or sandals wherever the fungus thrives (locker rooms, shower areas, and indoor pool decks) and not borrowing towels, socks, shoes, and other personal items.Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that can affect your lower limbs, but it is not the only one! We offer professional treatment for this condition, fungal nails, or any skin or nail problem affecting your ankles, feet, or toes. Contact Richardson Podiatry Associates in Texas to find out how we can help. Give us a call at (972) 690-5374 or take advantage of our online form to schedule an appointment.