Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection that can affect anyone, not just athletes. The good news is that it's easily treatable with over-the-counter creams, sprays, or powders.

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What are the symptoms of athlete’s foot?

The common symptoms of athlete’s foot are scaly, peeling, or cracked skin between the toes, itchiness, inflamed skin, burning or stinging sensation, blisters, and dry, scaly skin on your feet. It can affect one or both feet. 

What causes athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection which thrives in moist environments like sweaty shoes. You’re more likely to get athlete’s foot if you sweat heavily, always wear enclosed shoes, or walk barefoot in public areas like in gym changing rooms and showers.

Is athlete’s foot contagious?

Yes, you can catch athlete's foot from other people with the infection. Be cautious when walking barefoot in places like changing rooms and showers or touching the affected skin of someone with athlete's foot. Keep your feet dry and healthy to reduce the risk of contracting this common infection.

How to treat athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is unlikely to clear up on its own, but there are effective treatments available from our pharmacy. From creams to sprays to powders, there's something for everyone. Remember, it may take a few weeks to see results so be patient and persistent in finding the right solution for you.

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