Athlete’s Foot

Podiatrist in Nassau County

Athlete’s Foot

“Take your shoes off at the door, please” is the most dreaded thing to hear when visiting a friend if you are suffering from athlete’s foot. There may even be a brief, awkward moment in which you pause and think quietly to yourself of an excuse to quickly depart and abort the mission. But what if you don’t have to anymore? What if you can travel to and visit a friend’s home or apartment and not have to worry about being self-conscious about your foot troubles if they have carpeting or hardwood floors they wish to protect? The podiatrists at Cherrywood Foot Care have thirty years experience in making it possible for patients to be able to kick off their shoes without having to worry about that itchy, flaky skin, or bad odor that may emerge from their beneath their socks and expose others to the disease they are secretly battling.

Athlete’s foot is a bacterial infection and it is commonly contagious as it can be transmitted in places such as showers, locker room floors, and even public pools. If left untreated it can spread to other areas of the body and lead to further discomfort and irritation. The expert level staff at Cherrywood Foot Care is available and ready for consultation so that patients may decide what type of therapy they choose to pursue. Athlete’s foot can be treated by prescribed antifungal creams as well as foot soaks, although consulting with one of the experts at Cherrywood Foot Care about which route to take for treatment is your best option as each case of athlete’s foot differs depending on the individual. We at Cherrywood Foot Care are here to help cure your athlete’s foot, so kick off your shoes and make yourself at home!



Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete’s foot is often spread at locations where people walk barefoot, such as public showers or swimming pools. The condition ranges from mild scaling and itching to painful inflammation and blisters. It usually starts between the toes or on the arch and may spread to the bottom and sides of the foot.

General Treatments

Depending on the type of infection you have, various kinds of medication may be used in treating your fungal problem. Successful treatment usually involves a combination of medication and self-care.

If your condition is not serious, over-the-counter and prescription powders, lotions, or ointments can often help treat scaling, itching and inflammation. Consult Cherrywood Foot Care before taking any medication. Foot soaks may help dry excessive perspiration, but you should contact our office first. If your Athlete’s foot does not improve, we may prescribe stronger medication.



Athlete’s Foot

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A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete’s foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. The condition ranges from mild scaling and itching to painful inflammation and blisters. It usually starts between the toes or on the arch and may spread to the bottom and sides of the foot.

General Treatments

Depending on the type of infection you have, various kinds of medication may be used in treating your fungal problem. Successful treatment usually involves a combination of medication and self-care.

If your condition is not serious, over-the-counter and prescription powders, lotions, or ointments can often help treat scaling, itching, and inflammation. Consult us before taking any medication. Foot soaks may help dry excessive perspiration, but you should contact our office first. If your Athlete’s foot does not improve, we may prescribe stronger medication.