Athlete’s foot is an unpleasant and unsightly condition that you do not need to be an athlete to get. If you’ve had this condition before, you probably remember it and would like to avoid ever getting it again. If you have it right now, the good news is it is quite treatable.
What Is Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection, similar to jock itch or ringworm. It presents as an itchy, red rash that causes stinging and burning. There may be blistering and scaly skin as well. The condition was given this name because it usually appears first between the toes and on people who have been sweating a lot in their socks.
What are the Causes?
Like ringworm and jock itch, athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus. It is quite contagious so one can easily spread it in locker rooms where people may be walking around in their bare feet together or sharing towels. In a dark, sweaty environment like the inside of an athlete’s sock, it can very quickly grow and spread. It can spread to your hand, as well as to your groin, where it becomes known as jock itch.
How Do We Treat Athlete’s Foot?
The best way to treat this condition is with antifungal medication. To keep it away, it’s important to keep your feet dry, change socks and shoes regularly, and to not walk around in public places with your bare feet. It’s important that you come into the clinic to have us diagnose your rash to make sure that it is athlete’s foot and not a different condition requiring different treatment.
BeWell Immediate Care for Athlete’s Foot Treatment Near Whittier, CA
Having us diagnose your rash at BeWell Immediate Care is easy. Just come in anytime during business hours without an appointment. A typical consultation is only $50, or $40 for a virtual consult, and you could be in and out in less than half an hour. Come see us at 12533 Washington Blvd., Suite B. in Whittier, or schedule a consultation.