Athlete’s foot is a common skin condition that affects many people at least once throughout their life. Though more common among teenage and young adult men, women and children may also experience this skin condition at least once in their life. Because this is a fairly common skin condition, it is one that is easily treated. Athlete’s foot can be a recurring skin condition, as it may recur in more susceptible individuals.
Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is caused by a fungal infection. This fungal infection grows and multiplies on human skin, and is especially common on the feet. Tinea pedis, like many fungi, grow best in dark, moist, and warm areas, making shoes the perfect environment for growth on the foot.
Athlete’s Foot Symptoms & Treatment Options
While there are several types of athlete’s foot, many of the symptoms of this skin condition are similar. Symptoms of athlete’s foot include:
- Scaly, itchy red rash that forms between the toes
- Dryness and scaling on the soles of the feet or sides of the foot
- Small, red blisters or bumps on the soles of the feet
- Red ulcers or sores that leak fluid and produce a pungent odor
Athlete’s foot is contagious and could spread to other parts of the body or other people, so anyone suspecting this infection should be cautious around other people to prevent the spread of the infection.
Our board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology provide personalized treatment options for athlete’s foot. Our treatment options include topical and oral treatments to cure the infection and help to reduce the chances of a recurrence. We also provide steps that individual patients can take to reduce the chances of re-infection, such as wearing flip-flops in a public shower and avoiding contact with anyone experiencing symptoms of the condition.
Schedule an Appointment at Brentwood Dermatology for Athlete’s Foot Treatment
If you’re experiencing symptoms of athlete’s foot, you need dermatological treatment to cure the infection effectively. Our board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology are here to help patients in the Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville areas treat and overcome the symptoms of athlete’s foot.
Schedule an appointment at our Brentwood dermatology office and let our board-certified dermatologists create a personalized treatment plan and prevent the spread of your athlete’s foot infection.