HOW TO AVOID ATHLETES FOOT
Athletes foot can be difficult to cure as it can linger in sheets, bathmats, and carpets causing reinfection if you aren't careful. The best way to avoid athletes foot is to keep good foot hygiene including washing your feet every day, keeping your feet dry, and wearing shoes when walking in damp public places. If your feet are prone to sweating use talcum powder, wear open shoes, and change your socks often.
For the treatment of athletes foot, topical fungicidal drugs are usually the first options, but in severe cases when the fungus is in the thick external tissue oral antifungal drugs are used. The only way to completely cure athletes foot is to break the cycle of reinfection and deep clean or replace bathmats, sheets, and infected carpet. For more information and treatment, give us a call at Mid Nebraska Foot Clinic.