Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot)
Watch the video above to learn about Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot), and how I approach treating this with my patients. There's also more information below. As always, when you're ready, fill out the form on this page to request a consultation.
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Tinea pedis is the term used to describe a fungal infection of the skin on the feet. This type of fungal infection is commonly referred to as athlete’s foot. There are 4 commonly described types of tinea pedis including acute vesicular, acute ulcerative, chronic papulosquamous, and interdigital.
- Dry and scaling skin
- Wetness or maceration
- Raw skin
Diagnosis is typically made by clinical exam of the skin by Dr. Stewart. Diagnostic studies including KOH, PAS stain, and fungal cultures are available when needed.
- Topical medications including and not limited econazole, Loprox, or Lamisil
- Medicated baby powder, Drysol, and in advanced cases Botox injections to control perspiration
- Soaks with Domeboro solution help to dry out the feet are useful when treating acute vesicular, acute ulcerative, and interdigital tinea pedis
- In advanced cases, oral medications including and not limited to Lamisil or Griseofulvin
- Avoidance of barefoot walking in public settings such as gym lockers or around swimming pools
- Proper foot hygiene including daily foot cleansing, daily sock changes, and disposal of old shoes
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