Are there ways to prevent athlete’s foot?


Athlete’s foot comes with undesirable symptoms like burning or itching sensations, but fortunately there are ways to prevent this common fungal infection.

Many of them are centered on keeping the feet dry. The responsible fungus requires moisture to thrive, so a dry environment is less hospitable for it. This means taking measures like carefully drying your feet before putting on socks and changing out of damp footwear as soon as possible.

Because moisture is essential for the survival of the fungus, a frequent source of the infection is warm and damp environments like gym showering areas and indoor pool decks. In this case, you can reduce your risk of athlete’s foot by wearing clean sandals or shower shoes.

For more information on athlete’s foot prevention, do not hesitate to give The Kansas Foot Center a call at (316) 283-4330 and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members. If you wish to schedule an appointment, you can do so over the phone or take advantage of our online form to request one now.

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