Why Do I Keep Getting Athlete’s Foot?

Podiatrist in Nassau County

Why Do I Keep Getting Athlete’s Foot?

The only thing worse than dealing with athlete’s foot is finding the condition returning soon after you thought it was gone. At Cherrywood Foot Care, our team is well equipped to help patients who find themselves in this exact position. Although athlete’s foot can be difficult to eliminate on your own, by working with expert podiatrists, you increase your chances of eradicating this problem. To learn why you keep getting this fungal infection, and how you can treat it, be sure to contact our team today.

What Is an Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that takes place on one’s feet. While the name may have you thinking otherwise, anyone can contract this condition, not just an athlete. It commonly affects people with overly sweaty feet, as this fungal infection thrives in warm, damp places. It also affects those who choose to go barefoot in areas such as pools, locker rooms, or public showers. Those who are affected by this condition tend to deal with the following symptoms:

  • Itchiness.
  • Redness.
  • Scaly skin.
  • Breaks or cracks in the skin.
  • Stinging or burning sensations.

Why Does an Athlete’s Foot Recur?

When it comes to athlete’s feet, some reasons can explain why it keeps recurring. By understanding what they are, you can find the one that applies to you, allowing yourself to stop it from happening. Below are a few examples that our team has found that causes athlete’s foot to reoccur in our patients:

  • Stopping treatment before eliminating the fungus.
  • Continuously expose your feet to warm, damp areas.
  • When your feet get wet, you allow them to stay wet instead of drying them off.
  • Improper care of your feet. 
  • You have hyperhidrosis of the feet.

How Can Cherrywood Foot Care Help?

If you’ve been dealing with an athlete’s foot alone this whole time, it’s no surprise you haven’t been able to beat it thoroughly. Fungal infections are notoriously hard to get rid of, which is why you should seek help from our team of expert podiatrists when an athlete’s foot becomes persistent. Treatments that are utilized here at Cherrywood Foot Care can include:

  • Instructions on how you properly care for your feet.
  • Prescription-strength fungal cream.
  • Prescription-strength oral medication.
  • Prescription-strength antiperspirant to eliminate the sweating problem.

Schedule An Appointment

Patients who are seemingly unable to rid themselves of athlete’s foot shouldn’t hesitate to find professional care. At Cherrywood Foot Care, we are well versed in treating this condition. To finally restore your feet to full health, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.