ATHLETE’S FOOT

CAUSES – Athlete’s foot is a common dermatitis of the webs of the toes and soles of the feet.  it is frequently caused by a fungal infection.

TREATMENT – Powders, especially medicated powders can help keep your feet dry.  Many medications are available, including miconazole, clotrimazole, and ketoconazole.

PREVENTION – Preventive measures include keeping your feet clean and dry, avoiding prolonged moist environments, using socks in airport security lines, removing shoes and allowing the feet skin to “breathe,” avoiding walking barefoot, especially in public areas like swimming pools and gyms, avoiding contact with known infected people.

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