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Athlete’s Foot and Work Boots

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Athlete’s foot is a pesky affliction of the foot spread by a fungus that may create a rash on your feet. If you wear work boots for your job all day, it is important to know that the fungus causing this infection can fester inside of your work boots. To prevent this from happening, you might consider alternating between different pairs of work boots from day to day. This is ultimately done to keep your work boots dry because when the boots are damp, this facilitates the growth of the fungus. Additionally, you may choose to wear work boots that provide some breathability for your feet in order to minimize the extent to which your feet are sweating and creating moisture. This same method also applies to socks that are worn. If you wear work boots throughout the workday, contact a podiatrist today for more tips and tricks.

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. Barbara Davis from Gilbert Podiatry.  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

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

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.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Gilbert, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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