Athlete's Foot Treatment: Symptoms, Relief and Prevention

What is Athlete's foot? An infection called tinea pedis causes Athlete's foot when various types of fungus invade the skin. It usually occurs between the toes, but can also be found on the bottom of the foot, and is highly contagious. It can spread to other parts of the body. Sometimes Athlete's foot causes jock itch, and can affect your toenails. Athlete's foot treatment is fairly easy with the right products applied correctly and early on. Your doctor can also assist with treatment if over the counter Athlete's foot products seem uneffective.

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Do I have Athlete's foot? Identifying if your foot skin problems are Athlete's foot is primarily determined by a common set of Athlete's foot symptoms. You may have athlete’s foot if you have any one or combination of these symptoms: itching, burning, scaling, redness, cracking or discomfort. The symptoms of Athlete's foot can vary in severity, but will become worse over time without treatment.

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What causes Athlete's foot? Athlete's foot causes can vary, but it is most commonly transmitted through contact with an infected person or an object that has fungus on it. Walking barefoot in locker rooms, public pools or shower areas may increase the risk of getting athlete's foot.

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There are some easy ways to prevent the discomfort and inconvenience of Athlete's foot. From hygiene to Athlete's foot products like powders.
Athlete's foot prevention:

  • Wash feet daily
  • Dry feet well, including between the toes
  • Wear shoes in locker rooms or common shower areas
  • Use powder to absorb perspiration
  • Wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes
  • Alternate your shoes to allow for air drying
  • Wear socks that keep your feet dry
  • Change shoes and socks at least once daily
  • Do not share shoes or towels with others
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There are a number of Athlete's foot products from Dr. Scholl's that will treat and relieve the discomfort. From creams to sprays, browse the list of products below.

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Not medical advice, see a doctor if problems persist.

Products to Consider:

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