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Athlete's Foot

What is Athlete's Foot?

A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot, such as public showers or swimming pools.

What are the symptoms of Athlete's Foot?

The symptoms involve mild scaling and itching to painful inflammation and blisters. The scaling and itching usually start between the toes or arch and may spread to the bottom and sides of the foot.

What is the treatment for Athlete's Foot?

Depending on the type of infection you have, various kinds of medication may be used in treating your fungal problem. Successful treatment usually involves a combination of medication and self-care.

If your condition is not serious, over-the-counter and prescription powders, lotions, or ointments can often help treat the symptoms. Foot soaks may also help dry excessive perspiration, but you should contact our office first. If symptoms do not improve, Dr. Schmidt may prescribe a stronger medication.

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