Fungal Infection Treatment
We understand the discomfort and inconvenience that foot fungal infections can bring. Our team of experienced podiatrists is here to provide you with comprehensive information and effective solutions to address these issues.
Common Types of Foot Fungal Infections
There are several types of fungal infections that can affect the feet. Some of the most common include:
This is a contagious fungal infection of the skin that often leads to itching, burning, and cracking of the skin between the toes and on the soles of the feet.
Fungal infection of the toenails can cause thickening, discoloration, and brittleness of the nails.
Despite its name, ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect the feet, causing red, itchy, and scaly patches on the skin. They have a very characteristic circular appearance.
How We Diagnose Fungal Infections
Our skilled podiatrists employ a combination of visual examination and diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose fungal infections. We will carefully assess your symptoms and may perform tests such as skin scrapings or nail clippings to identify the specific type of fungus causing the infection.
Our Fungal Treatment Options
Topical Antifungal Medications
These creams, lotions, nail paint, or sprays are applied directly to the affected area to eliminate the fungus at a local level. These work from the outside in.
Oral Antifungal Medications
In more severe cases, oral medication may be prescribed to target the infection from within.
Proper Foot Care
Our podiatrists will provide guidance on maintaining proper foot hygiene to prevent recurrence. It often focuses and reducing sweating and moisture build up inside of shoes.
Tips to Avoid Foot Fungus
- Keep your feet clean and dry, especially between your toes.
- Choose moisture-wicking socks and breathable footwear.
- Avoid walking barefoot in public areas, such as locker rooms and pools.
- Use antifungal powder or spray if you’re prone to sweating.
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