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Athlete’s Foot and Shower Floors

If you are a new college student or are the parent of one, it can be important for you to learn about the dangers of contracting athlete’s foot from shower floors. Many colleges and universities across the country provide students with communal showers. However, if a student uses one of these showers without wearing shower shoes, they may be making themselves more susceptible to developing athlete’s foot. Since the fungus that causes athlete’s foot thrives in environments that are warm and moist, communal shower floors are an ideal place for this fungus to live and spread. A student may consider wearing a kind of flip flops or water shoes while using communal showers to mitigate their risk of contracting athlete’s foot. To learn more about preventing athlete's foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today.

Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Ronald Pieroni, DPM from Bolingbrook Foot and Ankle Center.  Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning, and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, Athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speak to your podiatrist for a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as help in determining which treatment options are best for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Bolingbrook, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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