ATHLETE’S FOOT – DON’T FORGET THE SHOES.

Athlete’s foot is a common problem that can result in itching and burning of the feet, in addition to dryness on the sole or maceration between the toes. In addition, this can lead to infection of the nails that can be difficult to eradicate. Often one treats the skin, but does not eradicate the possible sources of re-infection. The fungus that causes this condition can reside in one’s shoes in persons affected by this condition. A study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology proved that a single application of Lamisil spray or powder eradicates the most common fungi that cause  Athlete’s foot.

hareFor all patients who suffer from Athlete’s foot, it is recommended that they treat/disinfect their shoes with Lamisil spray or powder after they have started treatment for their skin. This will likely result in a lower risk of re-infection. These products are readily available without a prescription in most pharmacies.

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Robert S. Bader, M.D., Dermatologist

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