Athlete’s Foot- Tinea Pedis

A fungal infection found on the feet and/ or in between the toes. Spread through contact with infected skin scales or contact of fungus in damp area such as pool, shower or locker room.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Itching
  • Rash or bumps
  • Inflamed skin
  • Skin fissures or scaling of skin

Prevention:

  • Wear shoes/sandals in public showers, pool areas and locker rooms
  • Don’t share shoes/sandals with an infected person

Treatment:

  • Wear open toed or loose fitting shoes to allow air to flow
  • Refrain from wearing tight or nylon socks
  • Topical anti-fungal powders and creams can be purchased over the counter to sooth itching and kill the fungus. Use these products as directed. Treatment may be needed for a couple of weeks to eliminate the fungus and the resulting symptoms.

See a healthcare provider as needed or if over the counter medications are not working. A stronger prescription anti-fungal medication may be needed.