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What is Athletes foot?


Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet. It is typically caused by a type of fungus called dermatophytes, which grow best in warm, moist environments such as the inside of a shoe.

Symptoms of athlete's foot may include:

  • Itching, burning, or stinging on the soles of the feet or between the toes

  • Dry, flaky, or scaly skin on the feet

  • Redness or swelling of the skin on the feet

  • Blisters or cracks in the skin on the feet


Athlete's foot can be treated with over-the-counter or prescription antifungal medications. These may come in the form of creams, ointments, powders, or sprays. It is important to apply the medication as directed and to continue using it for the entire course of treatment, even if the symptoms go away, to ensure that the infection is completely eliminated. Here at the Functional Podiatrist we have specialist creams that will help you resolve the fungal issue. 

In addition to taking medication, there are also a number of things you can do to help prevent athlete's foot or reduce your risk of getting it which the podiatrist can advise you on.

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