By Dr Arden Smith
November 07, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Athletes Foot  

Athletes Foot is probably the best known infection you can pick up at the gym. It’s an itchy rash that is usually red, inflamed, and scaly. It is highly contagious and can be caught anytime you are barefoot, in open toed shoes, while wearing wet or damp socks, or shoes. 

To avoid getting Athletes Foot, avoid going barefoot in common areas and keep your feet dry. The fungi, or bacteria that cause Athletes Foot thrive in warm, wet environments, so the expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth suggest washing and drying your feet regularly, changing your socks after exercise, wearing shoes in all common areas in the gym, allowing your training shoes time to dry before reuse, regularly cleaning your gym bag, and wearing flip-flops in a public shower. Drying your feet after a shower with the cool cycle from a blow dryer is often very helpful.
 
If you are concerned that you may have an Athletes Foot infection, please call one of our Advanced Podiatry offices. Once one of our expert podiatrists confirms the diagnosis; and diagnoses the specific cause, there are numerous products that can be either prescribed or directly dispensed to you from our Advanced Podiatry offices to successfully treat this contagious and annoying foot infection.

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