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Athlete's Foot

athletes footAthlete’s foot is an extremely contagious infection caused by a fungus that results in itchy, burning, dry, and flaking feet. The fungus that causes Athlete’s foot thrives in moist, dark environments such as shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, common areas, public changing areas, bathrooms, dormitory-style houses, locker rooms, and public swimming pools. Athlete’s foot can be difficult to treat due to its highly contagious and recurrent nature.

Athlete’s foot is spread by direct contact with an infected body part, contaminated clothing, or by touching other objects and body parts that have been exposed to the fungus. The fungus is known, however, to grow in other areas as well.

Due to the recurring nature of Athlete’s foot, practicing preventative measures is paramount. Sometimes people will not even know they have Athlete’s foot due to a lack of symptoms. Therefore, to receive the best options on prevention and treatment or if you suspect you have Athlete’s foot, immediately see Dr. Haluska to determine what treatment is best for you.

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