Expert Treatment and Prevention of Athlete’s Foot
If your case of athlete’s foot has not been responding to over-the-counter medications, we may need to take a closer look at your condition. You might require a stronger prescription medication. These come in the form of topical medications like those at the pharmacy, but we might prescribe an oral anti-fungal medication in severe cases.
If athlete’s foot regularly returns, we may need to examine your medical history and habits more closely. Something may be present that increases your risk of contracting the fungus.
Athlete’s foot prevention is always a much better time than athlete’s foot treatment. Simple steps that can effectively reduce your risk include:
- Never sharing your socks, shoes, or other footwear with anyone.
- Keeping your feet covered with water shoes, shower shoes, or sandals in any high-traffic areas where fungus can thrive, such as public showers and locker rooms.
- Drying your feet well after showering and swimming, being especially mindful of keeping moisture out from between your toes.
- Changing out of wet socks and shoes as soon as you can, including socks soaked from sweat.
- Giving shoes at least 24 hours of time to air dry before wearing them again.
We can help you determine additional steps you can take that may be more specific to your situation.
Find the Skin and Nail Care You Need
Healthy skin and nails are more than superficial. Your comfort and wide-ranging health can also depend on what’s happening at foot level.
If you have athlete’s foot, fungal toenails, plantar warts, or other conditions that aren’t responding to home care, we can help. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Ankle & Foot by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form.