Athlete's Foot Specialist

Boca Raton Podiatry

Podiatrists located in Boca Raton, FL

Athlete’s foot, which often spreads in gym showers and locker rooms, leads to a painful rash and unbearably raw skin that can make it uncomfortable for you to slip on socks and shoes. If you’re suffering from a case of athlete’s foot, contact Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, and Jennifer Kazamias, DPM, at Boca Raton Podiatry for an evaluation right away. You can conveniently schedule an appointment at this Boca Raton, Florida-based podiatry clinic either online or over the phone.

Athlete's Foot

What are the symptoms of athlete’s foot?  

Athlete’s foot doesn’t just affect athletes. This common fungal infection gets its name because the fungal organisms that cause it tend to lurk in damp, moist, warm areas, like gym locker rooms or pool decks.

If you develop an athlete’s foot infection, you might start noticing that you have a red rash that develops along your forefoot and between your toes. As the fungal invaders continue to spread, you may experience:  

  • Flaky patches
  • Overly raw skin
  • Open or oozing sores

Your athlete’s foot infection can become so severe, it can start spreading up the sides of your feet, which leads to widespread foot pain. 

Do I need to see a podiatrist for athlete’s foot?

Yes. While athlete’s foot isn’t typically a serious medical condition, without proper treatment you risk ongoing outbreaks. 

It’s even possible to easily spread your athlete’s foot infection to others if you don’t get it under control. Your dedicated podiatrist at Boca Raton Podiatry could recommend treating your athlete’s foot with:

  • Foot drying powders
  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Prescription-strength topical antifungal cream

The top-rated podiatry team at Boca Raton Podiatry evaluates your fungal infection and helps you pinpoint how you may have contracted athlete’s foot, so they can design a personalized treatment and prevention plan for you. 

How can I prevent athlete’s foot?

Once your podiatrist at Boca Raton Podiatry gets your current case of athlete’s foot under control, they talk with you about preventive measures. To help lower your risk of a future athlete’s foot infection, your podiatrist is likely going to encourage you to:

  • Wash and dry your feet daily
  • Allow your gym shoes to air out overnight
  • Avoid sharing socks and shoes with others
  • Wear shower shoes in damp communal areas

Athlete’s foot increases your risk of fungal toenails, so proper toenail care is important, too. If you start noticing that your toenails are becoming discolored, brittle, or foul-smelling, schedule an evaluation at Boca Raton Podiatry as soon as possible. 

Boca Raton Podiatry provides effective athlete’s foot treatments, so you can expect fast relief. Find out more by booking an exam online or over the phone today.