Do I have athlete’s foot?

Athlete's foot infection between the toesAthlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of the feet. Most people associate it with itching and soggy skin between the toes, but that's not the only way it can show itself.

Could I have Athlete's Foot then?

If you have chronic dry skin on your feet, even if it doesn't itch, then there may be a fungal infection involved. So if you have every cream going in your cupboard, but none of them have improved your dry skin (but remember, they only work when applied to the skin, not when they are left in the tubes!), then it may be that you need a short course of an antifungal cream.

How do I treat it?

Treating athlete's foot properly takes a whole regime. The skin needs treating, but also anything that comes in contact with that skin, for example socks, tights, towels and shoes. The infection is spread by spores, so if socks and shoes aren't treated properly, then the infection can quickly recur.

A Podiatrist can help you get the right diagnosis for your skin condition, and devise a treatment plan for you to follow to get your feet back in show-off condition.

If you would like to see us for Athlete's Foot treatment then get in touch.