Athlete's Foot Appointments in Baltimore, MD
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Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection that commonly affects the feet and hands. A close relative of ringworm, the infection can be spread easily through sheets, towels, shoes, and contaminated floor surfaces. The most common symptom of athlete's foot is a scaly red rash that usually starts between the toes and spreads to the rest of the foot. Scratching at the rash can cause the infection to spread to the fingers and hands.
Most cases of athlete's foot are easily treatable with antifungal medicaiton and self-care strategies. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame today to find the best treatment for you - no insurance needed.
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About athletes foot
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that causes an itchy rash between the toes and the rest of the foot. Athlete’s foot is closely related to ringworm or jock itch and can be spread easily through towels, clothing, and floors. It is most common in those whose feet have gotten extremely sweaty while wearing tight-fitting shoes.
A scaly red rash is the most common symptom of athlete's foot. The rash usually appears between the toes. The itching is usually worse when you take off your shoes and socks. Blisters or ulcers are common in several kinds of athlete's foot, as well as chronic dryness and cracking of the skin. Because of this, it's easy to confuse it with eczema or dry skin.
Athlete’s foot usually starts between the toes on one foot but can spread to both feet. If you pick or scratch at the infection, the disease may also infect your hands.
If you have a rash on your foot that has persisted for over two weeks, seek medical attention. Athlete’s foot can usually be treated with antifungal medication and preventative care. The condition is contagious and can be spread to other areas of the body including the hands and groin. Because of this, you should treat the infection as soon as possible to prevent it from recurring or infecting others.
Below are common treatment options for athlete’s foot. During your appointment, talk to your provider about the plan that’s best for you.