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An athlete’s foot, called  Tinea pedis, is a fungal skin condition that affects the skin between the toes. It is usually caused by excessive sweat and tightly fitted shoes. An athlete’s foot is contagious and gets transmitted through contaminated floors, towels, or clothing. It is spread via contact with infected skin scales or fungi in moist environments like showers and pools.

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What is an athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection caused by dermophytes living on the skin, hair, and nails. It usually affects the skin between the toes due to excessive sweat production in the feet. Sweat can be caused by tight-fitting shoes or socks, less air passing through, walking, running, or engaging in physical exercise. 

Usually, wiping it right after the sweat forms can help the fungal infection to form or spread. 

What are the symptoms of an athlete’s foot?

Some of the most common and prominent symptoms of athlete’s foot are: 

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Scaling or flaking skin
  • Blisters
  • Cracking or peeling skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Odor

What are the causes of an athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is caused due to moist and damp environment. Some of the most prominent causes of athlete’s foot are: 

  • Fungal infection (usually caused due to Trichophyton species)
  • Walking barefoot in damp public areas ( rooms, swimming pools)
  • Wearing tight, closed-toe shoes that cause excessive sweating
  • Sweaty feet due to genetics
  • Sharing shoes or socks with an infected person 
  • Poor foot hygiene and not giving enough time for sweat to dry.
  • Using contaminated towels or clothing after use by an infected individual. 
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What are the treatment options for an athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can only be treated by antifungal medications. There are also several ways to prevent athlete’s foot. Some of the most prescribed treatment options for athlete’s foot are: 

  1. Antifungal oral tablets: Fluconazole (Diflucan) and Itraconazole (Sporanox) are generally prescribed for treating fungal infections developed in the feet. The dose and frequency can only be determined by your healthcare provider per your age, nature and severity of an infection. 

  2. Antifungal creams: Healthcare providers also prescribe and recommend antifungal creams with tablets or alone to effectively treat fungal infections or athlete’s foot. Some of the most prescribed antifungal creams are Clotrimazole (Lotrimin) and Terbinafine (Lamisil). 
  3. Antifungal powders or sprays:  Miconazole (Desenex) and Tolnaftate (Tinactin) are among the best options for treating athlete’s foot or fungal infections. These powders and sprays control the sweat in the area of the fungal infection. 
  4. Antifungal soaps: Antifungal soaps made from antifungal agents or organic compounds with antifungal properties can also help treat fungal infections. Some of the most prominent examples of antifungal soaps are Ketoconazole soap and tea tree oil soap. 

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How to prevent athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot can be prevented by practicing good hygiene and keeping the feet clean after sweating. It’s also important not to wear tight-fitted shoes or socks, which can lead to excessive sweating. Using antifungal soaps to wash after sweating can also help decrease fungal growth.

FAQs about athlete's foot

How long does an athlete's foot last?

In mild cases, the infection lasts a few days, while in the case of severe infection, recovery may take up to 1-2 weeks. If not treated properly, chances of remission increase. Consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of antifungal medications for athlete’s foot.

Are over-the-counter treatments as effective as home remedies for an athlete's foot?

Some over-the-counter antifungals are suitable for treating mild fungal infections and home remedies. They help reduce the severity of symptoms. However, they are insufficient for severe fungal infections as they return without proper antifungal treatment to kill the fungus.

Are there any potential risks or side effects using home remedies for athletes' feet?

Some home remedies like tea tree oil can cause burning and itching and don’t work on everyone. In some people, they can trigger rash and itching, causing allergic reactions. Therefore, consult a doctor before applying anything directly on the damaged skin.

Can you get athlete's foot on your hands?

It usually affects the feet, but an athlete’s foot can also affect your hands. A fungal infection that affects not only the feet but the hands as well at the same time is called Majocchi's granuloma.

What antifungal treatment can I use during pregnancy?

Some oral antifungal medications can be used during the first trimester of pregnancy for mild fungal infections like terbinfine. However, some oral antifungals should be avoided like econazole. From topical antifungals, the safest options are terbinafine and azoles. Consult our doctor at Your Doctors Online for the safe antifungal treatment during pregnancy.

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