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CANADIAN PODIATRIST DISCUSSES ATHLETE'S FOOT

CANADIAN PODIATRIST, DR. JOSEPH STERN STATES, "THIS FOOT RASH IS THE MOST COMMON FUNGAL SKIN INFECTION.  IT'S CAUSED BY A FUNGUS THAT GROWS ON OR IN THE TOP LAYER OF SKIN.  FUNGI GROW BEST IN WARM WET PLACES, SUCH AS THE AREA BETWEEN THE TOES.  ATHLETE'S FOOT SPREADS EASILY, AND YOU CAN GET IT BY TOUCHING THE TOES OR FEET OF A PERSON WHO HAS IT."

 

PODIATRIST, DR. JOSEPH STERN ALSO STATES, "PEOPLE MOST OFTEN GET IT BY WALKING BAREFOOT ON CONTAMINATED SURFACES NEAR SWIMMING POOLS, ON POOL DECKS, OR IN LOCKER AND SHOWER ROOMS. THE FUNGI THEN GROW IN YOUR SHOES, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE SO TIGHT THAT AIR CAN'T CIRCULATE AROUND YOUR FEET.  

TREATMENT INCLUDES OVER-THE-COUNTER TOPICAL ANTI-FUNGAL MEDICATION OR A PRESCRIPTION FROM YOUR DOCTOR.  THE SKIN SHOULD CLEAR IN TWO TO SIX WEEKS.  TO PREVENT GETING ATHLETE'S FOOT, WEAR SOMETHING ON YOUR FEET TO AND FROM THE SWIMMING POOL.  IT ALSO HELPS TO WASH YOUR FEET WITH SOAP AND WATER DAILY, DRY THEM CAREFULLY AND WEAR MOISTURE-WICKING SOCKS IN RUNNING SHOES".

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TRATING ATHLETE'S FOOT FOR MANY YEARS.  PLEASE CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737 TO RECEIVE HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.

 

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