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Athletes Foot Treatment Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

Definition

Athletes foot is an infection which affects the skin on the foot. This condition is very common and is caused by a fungus. Athletes foot can show up on the skin in numerous ways.

The most common place on the foot for this condition is in-between the toes. The skin will look white and moist, it is also known to crack. The skin near the affected area may become red and itchy. Athletes foot can also infect the skin under the foot. This could cover the entire area or in patches. The skin will have small dark blisters and be fairly dry. Due to the dryness the skin usually cracks and will be itchy and sore. Your feet will feel more irritated in warmer weather.

The fungi which causes athletes foot thrive in moist and dark environments, which is why shoes are the perfect place. Poor foot hygiene and sharing washing areas are key reasons for athletes foot to spread. It is unusual for children to suffer from this condition but any age can be affected.

This condition is similar to other skin conditions. This is why it is important that you seek advice from a medical practitioner.

Treatment

Athletes foot should be treated straight-away. If your feet are showing symptoms of athletes foot then pop into your local chemist for advise. If this condition is very painful then visit your GP or a Registered Podiatrist.

To ensure that you don't suffer from repeated infections, it is important you deal with the factors that cause it. Shoes should be left to dry out properly, it helps not to wear the same shoes daily. It is important that socks are changed daily and not worn when they are damp. Athletes foot can be treated with a cream or a spray to the infected area. Ensure to use these products as directed. Continue to treat your feet for a while after your infection has cleared. This will help prevent  it re-occurring. In some severe cases of this infection, you may need tablets from your GP to clear it up.

 

We offer many treatments available to eliminate the infection and to prevent it returning.