Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Typically contracted in damp communal places, such as locker rooms or public pools, Athlete’s foot is contagious and can also occur in non-athletes. If you are experiencing a scaly rash that is consistently itching and burning, Dr. Mark Forman can help.
Athlete’s foot spreads easily. You can get it by touching the toes or feet of a person who has it. It is important to treat Athlete’s foot at the first sign of infection as the body can become vulnerable to other bacterial infections as large cracks occur in the skin. Common symptoms are peeling, cracking, and scaling of the feet. If left untreated, the skin may become highly sensitive to the touch and the condition can result in white, peeling skin and a milky discharge.
If you believe you are suffering from Athlete’s Foot, give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about the services Dr. Mark Forman provides, visit www.azfootpain.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Forman in Scottsdale, AZ, call 480-423-8400.