Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)
Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) is a very common contagious fungal skin condition that affects the sole of the foot and the skin between the toes.
There a variety of fungi that cause athletes foot. It is easily spread between people and can be contracted from walking barefoot in communal areas such as showers, bathrooms and swimming pools, nail salons or contaminated clothing at the gym. Up to 70% of the population may develop athlete’s foot at some time.
Some common symptoms of the infection include;
- Peeling/flaking/scaling of skin on the soles of the feet or between the toes
At Sydney Foot Clinic, some of the treatment/management offered for athlete’s foot include;
- Accurate diagnosis.
- Recommending appropriate anti-fungal medication.
- Removing any dead or flaky skin.
- Education about foot care to prevent any further reoccurrence of the infection.