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Athlete's Foot services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Tinea pedis, also known as Athlete’s foot, is a fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It is referred to as “athlete’s foot” because it is more prevalent in athletes and people who frequent locker rooms or engage in activities that make their feet sweat. There are a wide variety of fungi that can contribute to this condition but the most common is Trichophyton.

Athlete’s Foot Treatment NYC

Aire Podiatry Studio is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, provide comprehensive care for osteoarthritis.

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Athlete's Foot

Symptoms of athlete’s foot can include:

  • Itching and burning of the affected skin.
  • Redness and inflammation.
  • Peeling or flaking skin, usually between the toes.
  • Blistering and oozing in severe cases.
  • Cracked or dry skin on the soles or sides of the feet.

Treatment for athlete’s foot typically involves self-care measures and, in some cases, professional medical attention:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal medications: You can find creams, powders, sprays, or ointments containing antifungal ingredients like clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, or tolnaftate at most drugstores. Follow the instructions on the product label for proper application.
  • Keep your feet clean and dry: Wash your feet daily with soap and water, and be sure to dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes. Changing socks and shoes frequently can also help keep your feet dry.
  • Use breathable footwear: Opt for shoes made from breathable materials like leather or canvas, and avoid tight-fitting shoes that trap moisture.
  • Practice good foot hygiene: Avoid walking barefoot in public places, such as locker rooms and showers, where the fungus can thrive. Wear flip-flops or shower shoes in such areas.
  • OTC hydrocortisone cream: If you experience significant itching and inflammation, an OTC hydrocortisone cream can help relieve these symptoms.

If your athlete’s foot doesn’t improve or worsens despite using OTC treatments, or if you have a severe infection, it’s essential to seek care from a podiatrist who can prescribe stronger antifungal medications in the form of oral pills or topical applications. In some cases, bacterial infections may develop alongside athlete’s foot, requiring antibiotics.

It’s also advisable to consult a podiatrist if you have diabetes or a weakened immune system, as these conditions can increase the risk of complications.

Athlete’s Foot Treatment in NYC: Finding the Right Specialist

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the feet, and most cases can be managed with OTC or prescription antifungal treatments and proper foot hygiene. Seek professional care if your symptoms persist or worsen despite self-treatment or if you have underlying health conditions that may complicate the infection.

Athlete’s Foot Treatment in Manhattan

Don’t wait for your athlete’s foot to get worse. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule a consultation online today.
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