What is Athlete's Foot?
Athlete's Foot is a common type of fungal infection that occurs on your feet. This manifests itself in the following symptoms: Itchy white patches between your toes, sore red patches on your feet, cracking of the skin with possible bleeding.
If left untreated, Athlete's foot can cause further problems. It can spread to your toenails and cause fungal nail infections. In some cases, your Athlete's Foot can cause fluid-filled blisters.
How do you get Athlete's Foot?
Athlete's Foot, also known as Tinea Pedis, can be caused by direct contact with someone already infected. It can also be contracted by touching a surface with the infection. It is commonly found in showers, changing rooms and around swimming pools as the fungus thrives in environments that are warm and moist.
How do you treat Athlete's Foot?
It is very unlikely Athlete's Foot will resolve itself, but you can use an antifungal medication to treat it. These are available in a variety of forms such as: Foot Creams, Foot Powders, Foot Sprays.
It is important to understand that some of these treatments are not suitable for everyone and you should always consult the descriptions and ingredients before use. If you are unsure a type of medication is right for you, speak with a pharmacist before using it.
Our Pharmacy team is available to help you with your treatment.