Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin. Fungi (plural of fungus) grow best in warm, wet places, such as the area between the toes. Patients with serious cases of athlete’s foot may develop a rash that covers the sole of the foot. Known as “moccasin foot,” this manifestation of athlete’s foot creates extremely scaly, thick and rough skin on the bottom of the foot. Signs and symptoms of athlete's foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning. Athlete's foot is contagious and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels or clothing.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of athlete’s foot, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. Early treatment will lessen the risk of exposure to others and alleviate the painful symptoms associated with this condition. To learn more about the services we provide, visit www.joaquindiazjrpodiatry.com. To schedule an appointment with Joaquin Diaz Jr, DPM in Elmhurst, NY, call 718-899-0900.