Athlete’s foot is quite common. It is a fungal infection that impacts the skin of the foot. It often develops where the individual is exposed to moisture, such as showers. It is also called tinea pedis. Trichophyton is the fungus that causes the problem. At District Foot & Ankle, we have tinea pedis treatment that can help.
The Perfect Conditions
Athlete’s foot only develops when the conditions are right for growth. A warm, moist environment and a shoe are often the right breeding ground. People who go barefoot a lot rarely develop a problem.
Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot
It typically begins between the toes. You may experience itching, stinging, redness, and burning. Flaking skin can be a sign too. It is contagious. It can be spread by direct contact or by indirect contact, such as touching clothing or towels the infected person has used.
If you think you have Athlete’s foot give us a call at District Foot & Ankle. We provide treatment for it as well as onychrocryptosis treatment. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and make you an appointment. Like anything else, if left untreated, it can become serious. Contact us at (703) 832-9013.