Posted: June 15, 2016 2:32 pm
Athlete’s foot is a very common infection. The fungus grows best in a warm, moist environment such as shoes, socks, swimming pools, locker rooms, and the floors of public showers. It is most common in the summer and in warm, humid climates. There are at least four kinds of fungus that can cause athlete’s foot. There are 3 different types of athlete’s foot which can be determined by where the infection arises. Steps to prevent athlete’s foot include wearing shower sandals in public showering areas, wearing shoes that allow the feet to breathe, daily washing of the feet with soap and water, and drying the feet thoroughly.
Onychomycosis, also called tinea unguium, is a fungal infection that affects the toenails. Fungal infections normally develop over time, so any immediate difference in the way your nail looks or feels may be too subtle to notice at first. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so this type of environment can cause them to naturally overpopulate. Tools, such as emery boards and nail clippers, can spread fungal infections from person-to-person if they’re not sanitized. Nail infections occur more often in men than in women, and the infections are found in adults more often than in children. Ways to prevent fungal infections of the nails include: using antifungal sprays, washing your hands after touching infected nails, drying your feet well especially between your toes, getting manicures or pedicures from trustworthy salons, using your own items for manicures or pedicures, wearing socks that minimize moisture, avoiding being barefoot in public places, reducing your use of artificial nails and nail polish.
We offer many products in our office for your convenience to treat and stop the spread of fungus, including: a spray for your shoes, antifungal cream for your skin, and antifungal solution for your nails.
During your visit you will experience a complete foot check that includes looking for skin melanomas which can occur due to sun exposure. We offer same day scheduling for your convenience. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.
« Back to News Page