Are you wondering if the foot problems you are experiencing could be a fungal infection?
If you are someone who doesn’t sport those shower shoes at your gym locker room, you may just find yourself dealing with a nasty case of athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot is an itchy, unpleasant fungal infection that requires treatment to prevent it from spreading. Find out the common symptoms associated with athlete’s foot and how our Jackson and Brick, NJ, podiatrists, Dr. Keith Rosenthal and Dr. Sina Safar, can help.
When a fungal infection gets into the skin of the feet you’ll certainly know it. It’s actually pretty easy to catch a fungal infection since fungus is truly all around us. It loves to live in damp, warm areas like your local gym locker room, communal shower or swimming pool. If you have athlete’s foot then you may also be dealing with:
- Itching, burning and/or redness between your toes or on the soles
- Itching blisters on the feet
- Dry or cracked skin between the toes
- Discolored toenails
If you’ve never had athlete’s foot before then you may not know what to look for. Also, there are other conditions that could be causing your symptoms so, when in doubt, give our Jackson and Brick foot doctors a call. While athlete’s foot isn’t serious for the healthy individual and is treatable, it isn’t always that easy to treat.
Of course, if you are dealing with severe symptoms or if you don’t notice an improvement in your symptoms after at home care then it’s time to give us a call as soon as possible. We can prescribe a stronger antifungal medication (either topical or oral) that will be more effective at killing the fungus and giving you back those healthy feet once again.
If you ever have questions or concerns about the health of your feet, never hesitate to turn to the experts at Foot and Ankle Center with locations in Jackson and Brick, New Jersey. We are here to treat everything from minor problems like athlete’s foot to more serious issues like diabetic-related complications. Call us today! For the Jackson office, call 732 833 2800. For the Brick office, call 732 477 0441.