Athlet’s foot is often developed by patients walking barefoot in public pools, hotels or locker rooms. Athlete’s foot treatments are performed by Dr. DeEtta Gray for patients from Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Seattle and throughout the Northwest.
Do you remember as a child your mother told you not to walk around swimming pools or gyms without shoes, to put on clean socks everyday… preferably cotton, and make sure that you exercise good foot hygiene and dry your feet properly? Years later this is still excellent advice. Ironically, these are just some of the tips doctors recommend to help prevent athlete’s foot.
How does someone get Athlete’s foot?
Fungi grow in moist and dark conditions. Most patients develop athlete’s foot by walking barefoot in public pools, hotels or locker rooms.
What are the symptoms of Athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot symptoms include anything from itchy blisters in some cases to scaling, red, dry, cracking skin. Dr. Gray performs examinations in our Bellevue office for patients who think they may have Athlete’s foot. Be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Gray to determine if you have athlete’s foot or some other condition.
How do I treat Athlete’s foot?
To relieve symptoms, Dr. Gray recommends OTC anti-fungal creams for mild cases and anti-fungal pills for more severe cases.
How do I avoid Athlete’s foot?
To avoid future Athlete’s foot symptoms, wear flip flops or sandals in public environments, use anti-fungal powder, wear porous shoes, change your socks more than once daily, and be sure you don’t borrow someone else’s shoes.