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According to an article on Healthzone, there are a number of different things you can do to help prevent athlete’s foot, a very common, contagious fungal infection. These tips include wearing well ventilated shoes, keeping feet dry, and avoiding contact with the floor in public showers.

Although athlete’s foot is not completely avoidable, taking these steps will seriously help in your prevention of this fungal infection. However, if you are suffering from athlete’s foot, or are experiencing burning and itching sensations that you might think is related to athlete’s foot, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can examine your feet and determine if you are suffering from athlete’s foot, and provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Athlete’s Foot

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?
- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
- Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.
- Although many people never experience athlete’s foot, around 70% of the population may suffer from tinea at some point.

People with a history of tinea or other skin infections are more likely to suffer from recurrent, or even additional, unrelated infections. Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, redness, and severe symptoms include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, tinea can cause blistering as well. It is best to see your podiatrist for the best treatment and relief from these symptoms.

If you have any questions about RA, please feel free to contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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