Athlete’s foot is an infection caused by microorganisms that directly attack the skin of the feet. It is found between the toes and also below the feet. It is recognized by its reddish appearance, sometimes with cracks and often causing itching. Athlete foot infection is triggered by moisture, heat and darkness.
Like the wart, the athlete’s foot is a contagious infection and is mainly transmitted in public places, such as gymnasiums, showers and swimming pools.
The athlete’s foot resembles several other conditions. It can eventually spread to toenail levels and thus become difficult to heal. For those at risk, this infection can cause complications and should not be taken lightly.
If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with one of our podiatrists.
WHILE WAITING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- Wash your feet properly and daily;
- Keep your feet dry and change your stockings if necessary;
- Dry your feet well after showering (don’t forget to target your toes).
If you suspect an infection, avoid walking barefoot in public places.