Foot fungus is all too common and easily avoidable. Carey Williams, DPM, and the team at North Mississippi Foot Specialists in Oxford, Mississippi, can help provide tips on how to limit your risk of developing foot fungus and offer simple treatment options that get rid of common fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. Fungus on your foot may take the form of scaly flaky skin or a dry, red rash. If you notice these types of symptoms, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Foot fungus refers to fungal foot infections that typically lead to flaky skin and other annoying symptoms around your toenails.
One of the most common types is called athlete’s foot, which typically affects individuals who play sports or are very physically active. It generally causes red, scaly rashes and dry skin around your toes.
Fungus thrives in warm, moist environments. So, when you’re running around in tight-fitting shoes, the hot, sweaty confines of your shoe are practically ideal for the fungus to develop.
That’s why fungal infections that lead to red, scaly rashes and dry skin are common in athletes and people who are physically active. Fungal infections can also be transferred through direct contact, or via sharing contaminated clothes, towels, and shoes.
Don’t share towels or shoes, and try to be vigilant in certain public places that can present contamination problems. When you’re in places like showers, locker rooms, and swimming pools, it’s important to be very careful and hygienic.
If a fungal infection is proving to be debilitating and preventing you from being physically active, or if symptoms keep recurring and home remedies aren’t helping, it’s probably a good idea to see Dr. Williams.
The team at North Mississippi Foot Specialists has a variety of resources to help you, including its on-site pharmacy. A fungal infection on your foot isn’t anything too serious, so get the help you need from the professional team at the practice and get back your overall quality of life.
In most cases, foot fungus can be treated with antifungal medications, prescription medications, and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Williams can diagnose the specifics of your foot fungus and help you better understand ways to limit the recurrence of symptoms.
He may suggest things like wearing different shoes that provide better ventilation or switching up your footwear and socks more often to help keep your feet drier.
To learn more about preventing and treating foot fungus, call the office or book an appointment online with Dr. Williams at North Mississippi Foot Specialists today.