There are many different treatment options for athlete’s foot, all of which are simple! However, before committing yourself to any treatment plan, it’s important to understand the treatment of Athlete's foot depends on the type and extent of the fungal infection; therefore you should see a podiatrist first.

For your socks, make sure they are cotton, rather than synthetic or nylon. Cotton socks absorb moisture, whereas synthetic or nylon socks trap perspiration. Also, it’s imperative to change your socks at least every day and wash your shoes periodically since the fungi thrives in a dark, warm, moist environment. In addition, make sure you dry your feet thoroughly, particularly between the toes. Usually athletes foot can be treated with anti-fungal cream, however if that doesn’t work we recommend for you to see a podiatrist as soon as possible.

Lastly, keep in mind re-infection is common so continue the treatment plan as prescribed!

Brad Schaeffer, D.P.M.
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