Do you suffer from redness, itching, and burning on the soles of your feet?
You very well might have athletes foot? Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin that if left untreated can spread to other parts of the body.
There are a few ways to get athletes foot. You can get it from walking barefoot in public place, in gym showers or having a moist foot that is in a shoe for long periods of time.
If you have athlete’s foot, over-the-counter anti fungal creams and sprays may solve the problem. Most mild cases of athlete’s foot usually clear up within a couple weeks, but it is common for the fungal infection to come back, so some people use medicated powders and sprays to prevent this from happening.
If an athlete’s foot infection is more serious, it can take longer than a couple of weeks to get better. In these cases, it’s a good idea to see a podiatrist, who may prescribe a stronger anti fungal cream, spray, or pill.