Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that is also called tinea pedis. It is a very common type of fungal infection that grows best in warm, moist environments (like shoes, socks, swimming pools, locker rooms and the floors of public showers) in the summer and in warm, humid climates. There are at least four different types of microscopic fungi that cause athlete’s foot.
Classic symptoms of athlete’s foot include:
- Blisters and sores may not be as common
Not sure if you have athlete’s foot? Your doctor can help you identify it.
If you already have athlete’s foot, there are over-the-counter treatments that are affordable alternatives to prescription medicines such as Fungi-Nail® Toe & Foot® Ointment. Fungi-Nail Ointment has a unique, dual-angle brush applicator that conveniently treats both toe and athlete’s foot fungus. The narrow tip reaches infected areas cuticles, nail edges and under the tips of the nails while the wide angle delivers treatment for athlete’s foot to affected skin between and around toes. Fungi-Nail® Toe & Foot™ Ointment contains 20% Zinc Undecelynate and 5% Undecylenic Acid, and continues to be the #1 pharmacist recommended brand.
The best treatment for athlete’s foot is prevention. Try these tips:
- Wear socks and change them at least every 24 hours so your feet can “breathe.”
- Try not to wear the same pair of shoes every day so shoes have a chance to air out.
- Use an anti-fungal product as soon as you notice an infection to keep it from spreading.
- Select a well-known manicure and pedicure salon, and bring your own instruments.
- Don’t walk barefoot in public places such as pools, locker rooms and/or showers.