Doctors for Athlete's Foot in C.R.R Puram, Kanchipuram
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This condition may be caused due to a fungal infection that sets in on the skin between the toes and other parts of the feet due to constant closed footwear that a sportsperson or athlete has to use. Also, going barefoot in locker rooms and other public places may cause this ailment, which can also spread to the hands and nails. Symptoms include burning, itching and stinging between the toes.
HOW IS ATHLETE'S FOOT DIAGNOSED?
A dermatologist usually diagnoses this by physical examination and symptoms. If the diagnosis is uncertain, direct microscopy of a potassium hydroxide preparation of a skin scraping can confirm the diagnosis of athlete's foot help rule out other diseases
HOW IS ATHLETE'S FOOT TREATED?
It resolves without medication in 30-40% cases. Topical antifungal treatments can be used. Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines can be used to treat the foot. Also oral medications of fluconazole and anti itching medicines can be given.
DID YOU KNOW?
The alternative names for Athlete’s foot are Tinea pedis; Fungal infection - feet; Tinea of the foot; Infection - fungal - feet; Ringworm – foot. Studies have demonstrated that men are infected 2–4 times more often than women. It responds effectively to self care at home however it may recur and come back. Long term medication and preventive methods may be required.