A noticeable sign that your child may have athlete’s foot can be scratching on the bottom of the foot and between the toes. This type of fungus generally causes the skin to become red and scaly, and the affected foot may emit an odor. In severe cases, this condition can produce a rash, and your child may complain of a burning and tingling sensation. Athlete’s foot is contagious, and can develop as a result of frequenting public swimming pools, locker rooms, and surrounding areas. If your child has this condition, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can prescribe medication forrelief.
Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Kenneth Donovan from Advanced Care Foot and Ankle.Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story
Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.
Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning, and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, Athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speak to your podiatrist for a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as help in determining which treatment options are best for you.
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