Athlete’s Foot Treatment in New Jersey

Athlete’s foot, medically known as tinea pedis, thrives in moist, dark areas like shower floors, gym, and any common areas where people congregate. While it is an annoying and embarrassing problem, it is fortunately mostly straightforward to treat. This extremely contagious fungal foot infection causes severe itching and burning in dry, flaking feet. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is the same one that causes ringworm and jock itch and it is very easy to transmit from one person to another.

Preventing Athlete’s Foot

The best way to treat athlete’s foot is to prevent it from happening in the first place with prevention. Although it’s difficult to avoid it completely, you can prevent athlete’s foot by wearing flip-flops in community showers or locker rooms to avoid contact with a potentially contaminated floor. You can also maintain good foot hygiene and allow your feet to breathe. Foot powder helps keep the feet dry as well as making sure your feet have enough exposure to light and air where the tinea fungus that causes athlete’s foot is less likely to proliferate.

Treating Athlete’s Foot

If you already have athlete’s foot, you can treat it with topical medicated creams, ointments, or sprays to eliminate it and prevent it from recurring. Oral antifungal medication may be necessary if you need systemic treatment for athlete’s foot, such as toenail involvement in your infection, which you may need to use for most of a year until your toenails have grown out.

When store-bought athlete’s foot products fail to produce sufficient results, contact Curalta Foot + Ankle for help. Call 1-888–777-1430 to book an appointment with a board-certified podiatrist.