AllCare Foot & Ankle Center
Podiatry & Wound Care Specialist located in Arlington, TX & Dallas, TX
If left untreated, athlete’s foot can get so severe, your skin becomes raw, red, and extremely tender. Before your athlete’s foot starts keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, visit with Michael Tran, DPM at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center in Dallas and Arlington, Texas. Dr. Tran offers the most effective athlete’s foot solutions available, so you won’t have to live another day in severe pain. Request an athlete’s foot examination using the online tool, or call your nearest office directly.
Athlete's Foot Q & A
What causes athlete’s foot?
Caused by fungal invaders, athlete’s foot is one of the most common skin conditions podiatrists treat. These fungal organisms sneak into your skin through cuts, wounds, or weakened spots. But if your immune system is strong and you’re generally healthy, you may be able to fight off the fungal attackers.
Usually, athlete’s foot-causing fungi are more likely to turn into an infection if you:
- Have a weakened immune system
- Don’t wash between your toes
- Wear sweaty socks or shoes
You can come into contact with fungal organisms by walking barefoot in communal areas that are damp and dark, like gym showers.
How do I know if I have athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot causes all kinds of symptoms, starting with a bright red rash that develops between your toes. As athlete’s foot worsens, it can start causing:
- Blisters that may open and crust over
- Extremely raw and inflamed skin
- Agonizing itching
Plus, athlete’s foot can spread to other areas of your foot and even to other parts of your body. If any of these athlete’s foot symptoms sound familiar, schedule an evaluation at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center right away.
Do I need treatment for athlete’s foot?
Yes! Without proper treatment, athlete’s foot can worsen and even spread to other people. Athlete’s foot is known for becoming so painful, slipping on socks and shoes can become incredibly uncomfortable, so you might not be able to participate in sporting activities.
At AllCare Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Tran will examine your feet carefully and talk with you about your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your athlete’s foot condition, they may suggest any of the following treatments:
- Oral antifungal drugs
- Anti-itch powders or sprays
- Prescription-strength antifungal creams
Once you and your dedicated podiatrist at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center decide on the best course of treatment for your case of athlete’s foot, the team counsels you on how to prevent athlete’s foot in the future.
Letting your gym shoes air out overnight, wearing shower shoes in communal areas, and cleaning and drying your feet every day are all examples of steps you can take to keep your feet healthy.
Book your athlete’s foot evaluation at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center today. You can conveniently schedule appointments either online or over the phone.
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