After analyzing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will examine your feet to assess the affected areas. If deemed necessary, they will perform a skin scraping to examine under the microscope and confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment usually consists of applying antifungal creams, powders, or sprays. If the infection continues weeks later, you'll need to take oral antifungals.
In addition to medical treatment, you can take the following steps to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of developing athlete’s foot, such as:
- Avoid walking barefoot in public areas.
- Keep your feet clean and dry.
- Wear clean socks every day and antifungal powder on your feet.
- Wear ventilated shoes.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.