Athlete’s Foot

Dr. Leo Krawetz of Healthy Feet Podiatry in Tampa and Brooksville Florida discusses Athlete’s Foot.

I’m Dr. Leo Krawetz of Healthy Feet Podiatry.

Athlete’s foot is common problem that I see my office and this is actually is a fungal infection of the foot.  It is characterized by red itchy skin in between the toes and on the bottom of the feet.  Usually, we see this condition in people who have excessive sweating of the feet.  We also see this condition in people who have a hereditary tendency to get athlete’s foot. It can easily be cured by using a topical anti fungal medicine or in some severe cases an oral anti fungal medication. To prevent the athlete’s foot is for you to use an anti fungal powder in the shoes everyday. It is also helpful if you wear clean white cotton socks everyday to absorb the moisture from your feet. If you are suffering from this condition or other foot conditions, I would be happy to see you in one of my Florida locations in Tampa or Brooksville. You can make an appointment by visiting my website at www.healthyfeetpodiatry.com. Have a great day.

Q: What is athlete’s foot?
A: Athletes foot is a fungal infection which causes dry cracked red skin on the bottom of the feet and red peeling skin in between the toes.

Q: Why do my feet Itch?
A: Athletes’ foot is the most common cause of foot itching and itchy feet. There is usually dry red cracked skin and peeling red skin in between the toes.

Q: How do you treat athlete’s foot?
A: Athletes foot is treated with topical antifungal cream, lotion, or gel which is prescribed by a foot doctor or podiatrist.

Q: How do I treat athlete’s feet at home?
A: Dry your feet in between the toes. Use powder to keep the feet dry, wear socks that are clean and dry and wear breathable footwear. You can also soak the feet in white vinegar and water using 2 tablespoons full of white vinegar.

Q: What is the best treatment for athlete’s foot?
A: The strongest treatment for athlete’s foot is to take a pill called terbinafine for 30 days or apply a prescription topical antifungal medicine which would be prescribed by your podiatrist or foot doctor.