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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

Symptoms of Athletes Foot

Athlete's Foot is the name given to a fungal infection of the skin.  The skin often appears red, raw and is accompanied by a constant need to scratch the affected areas.

Types of Athletes Foot

Treatments depend on what type of Athlete's Foot you have and this is where the Podiatrist can help you.

Athlete's Foot can appear over dry areas of the foot (the heel) or where the skin condition are warm and moist (in between the toes).  It can also appear more severely as pus filled lesions on the soles of your feet.

Athletes Foot Treatment

Sometimes in severe cases, an anti-fungal tablet may have to be prescribed. However, tablets are not suitable for everyone, so always check with your pharmacist and follow the instructions carefully.

You should also avoid using anti-fungal powders between the toes, they’re good for dusting inside shoes and trainers only.

It is very important to treat the athletes foot early on as if it is left untreated then it can progress to your toenails and cause them to become infected and very unsightly.  Another reason to treat athletes foot  is because if it is left then you are predisposing yourself to getting a deeper skin infection.

MLS Class IV Laser Therapy is an invaluable tool we have at Podiatry Station and can effectively be used to help clear up wounds or infections associated with athletes foot.  The light therapy works to increase the diameter of the surrounding blood vessels.  This means that a greater volume of blood can get to the affected areas and healing can occur much faster than it would normally.  Additionally due to the penetrating nature of the wavelengths Laser Therapy can also provide fast pain relief.  Laser Therapy is safe and has no side effects and can be used on the most fragile of skin without causing any further damage

The Podiatrist has the knowledge and tools to help you repair the skin and get you back on your feet.

Laser Therapy for Fungal Skin Infections

At Podiatry Station we strive to remain ahead of our competitors, by offering our patients the latest treatment options with the use of modern technology. Laser Therapy is used for a number of conditions, including management of fungal nails and fungal skin infections, such as Athlete's Foot.

Read more about Laser Therapy

Are you suffering from toenail or foot problems?

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