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Athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis)

Athlete’s foot is a very common skin condition. However, patients often struggle to find effective treatments over-the-counter. We understand the frustration of dealing with athlete’s foot. At the Trillium Clinic, our solutions are designed to address athlete’s foot at its cause, helping your skin heal and giving you the clear, healthy itch-free skin you desire. Begin your advanced athlete’s foot treatment today, and say goodbye to the persistent itch of foot fungus.

What is Tinea Pedis

Tinea Pedis

Tinea pedis is contagious and can spread through direct contact with infected surfaces or by sharing personal items like towels or shoes.

What Causes Tinea Pedis

It is caused by various types of fungi, such as Trichophyton or Epidermophyton, which thrive in warm and moist environments.

How is Tinea Pedis treated

  1. Symptoms: Tinea pedis can cause itching, burning, redness, scaling, and peeling of the skin on the feet, particularly between the toes. In some cases, blisters or cracked skin may develop, leading to discomfort and pain.

  2. Good foot hygiene: Practicing good foot hygiene is essential in managing and preventing tinea pedis. This includes washing the feet daily with soap and water, thoroughly drying the feet, especially between the toes, and wearing clean socks made of breathable materials.

  3. Prevention: To prevent tinea pedis, it is important to keep the feet clean and dry, wear clean and breathable socks and shoes, avoid walking barefoot in public areas like locker rooms or pool decks, and change socks and shoes regularly.

  4. Avoiding sharing personal items: To prevent the spread of tinea pedis, it is important to avoid sharing towels, socks, shoes, or other personal items with others, especially if they have an active infection.

  5. Over-the-counter topical antifungal medications: Over-the-counter antifungal creams, sprays, or powders containing ingredients like clotrimazole, miconazole, or terbinafine can be used to treat tinea pedis. These medications work by killing the fungus or preventing its growth. It is important to follow the instructions on the product and continue treatment even after symptoms disappear to prevent recurrence.

  6. Prescription topical antifungal medications: If over-the-counter treatments are ineffective or the infection is severe, stronger antifungal medications may be prescribed.

  7. Systemic antifungal medications: These medications are typically used for a short duration and require careful monitoring.

Embark on your journey to radiant skin

If tinea pedis persists despite home remedies or over-the-counter treatments, or if the infection spreads or worsens, click here to schedule an appointment. Treatment plans may vary depending on the severity of your condition and your individual needs. We are currently accepting new patients from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Mebane, Durham, Burlington, Cary, and surrounding cities, who suffer from athlete’s foot. We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and explore the various treatment options in order to create a treatment plan that is best suited for your specific situation to manage the condition effectively. Schedule your appointment today.

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