Athlete’s foot is a common foot problem. It is a contagious fungal infection that can be spread from surfaces like floors, towels, or clothes. Athlete’s foot can also spread to your other foot, your hands, nails and groin if you scratch and pick at the infection.
- Scaly, red rash
- Blisters and ulcers can also occur
People often treat athlete’s foot at home. You should book an appointment with us if your rash does not improve. If you have diabetes, it is recommended that you seek professional help, especially if you are experiencing more severe symptoms such as swelling, drainage or fever.
What can we do to help?
We can provide an accurate diagnosis. Ruling out other foot issues such as psoriasis is very important, as using the wrong treatment can worsen the symptoms and prolong the condition. If it is determined that the problem is athlete’s foot, you may need to use topical ointments or oral medication. Contact us to book an appointment today.