Athlete’s foot, also called skin infection pedis or simply skin infection, is caused by a fungus named Trichophyton, that can be found in many places from shower stalls and locker rooms to beauty parlors and even your own socks. While athlete’s foot is able to be caught from other people, it’s just one of those things some people will catch and some won’t. The main ways to avoid it are avoiding public showers or locker rooms and keeping your feet dry and clean.
Signs of Athlete’s Foot
The signs of athlete’s foot include, red, peeling, and dry skin on the bottom of your foot or both feet. The dryness and flaking may also spread to the top and side of the foot. It most frequently starts in the moist areas between the toes this way the need to change and wear dry socks, wear shoes that breathe and air out the feet.
There are many pharmacy medicines that can help you with athlete’s foot. Do not continue usage if signs of sickness doesn’t improve or worsen. Hydrocortisone creams may make fungal infections worse and other types of rashes my imitate/copy athlete’s foot. Therefore, if you experience an increase in redness, swelling, bleeding, your signs of sickness last a really longtime, or go away but keep coming back, you should have it looked at by a medical professional. We at Summit Urgent Care can help you treat this problem, we can even prescribe you medicines in-clinic. No appointments necessary, just walk in.
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