Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection affecting the skin between the toes and the skin on the bottom of the foot. Typically, the appearance is dry, flaking skin in a somewhat circular pattern. Symptoms typically include itching, burning, pain and scaling. You may have tried several moisturizers to help rid the dry skin without any success. People pick up these fungal infections when walking barefoot in public places (ex. the gym, salon, or beach). Other instances may be caused by contracting it from someone else living in the same home, or even pets.
Treatment is conservative, with use of a combination of anti-fungal creams or powers combined with some lifestyle modifications/tips. However, just because it looks like fungus, it doesn't necessarily mean it really is fungus. If initial treatments show little to no improvement, a superficial skin sample may need to be taken and sent to a lab for further evaluation.
If you think you have athlete's feet, come in for treatment and we'll help you feel better in no time.