Athletes Foot and Fungus Problems
 
  • On the toe nail:
    • Change in color (yellow or brown)
    • Nail gets thicker
    • Bad odor
    • Debris collects beneath the nail
    • White marks on the nail
Treatment
Self-care treatments:
Bathe your feet at least once a day with soap and warm water. Dry thoroughly after bathing and keep your feet dry. Change socks frequently and buy socks that absorb moisture, such as cotton and wool. Expose your feet to the air for short periods of time throughout the day (do not walk barefoot, however). Wear sandals with open toes whenever possible.

There are a variety of over-the-counter products that can be used to treat the tinea pedis fungus, such as:
  • Gordochom Fungicide-Germicide
  • Tineacide Antifungal Cream for Foot Fungus
  • Tineacide® Antifungal Shoe Spray for Foot Fungus
  • Bromi-Lotion Antiperspirant
  • RESTORE AF - topical solution restores infected nails

After a period of time, if products used for athlete's foot and fungus fail, prescription topical or oral antifungal drugs, such as Sporonax or Lamisil, can be prescribed by your Podiatrist.

Prevention:
  • Wear sandals or shoes when walking on moist or wet floors
  • Don't share shoes or personal care items such as towels
  • Wear socks made of absorbent materials such as cotton or wool
  • Change socks frequently if you perspire heavily
  • Choose footwear that allows for the circulation of air
  • Keep the floors in shared facilities clean and dry
  • Keep your feet clean and dry by dusting Bromi-Talc Foot Powder in shoes and hose and feet
  • Clean athletic shoes frequently with a good athletic shoe cleaning product
 

 

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