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2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652

201-986-1900

 

By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
March 07, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

Athlete’s foot is highly contagious and thrives in wet places like locker rooms, shared showers, and gyms. Athlete’s foot is a common skin problem that affects the areas between the toes and can spread further into the toenails and the feet. The condition, however, is simple to treat with over-the-counter medications like powders or topical creams. Treating athlete’s foot also involves taking care of your feet daily, keeping them clean, and allowing them to air out so that bacteria doesn’t grow further. It is recommended to see a podiatrist if at-home remedies are not effective.

For more information about how to treat and prevent Athlete’s foot, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Athlete’s Foot

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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
Paramus, NJ Location
2 Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
Affiliated With
Hackensack University Medical Center
The Valley Hospital
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
 

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