According to podiatrist Michael C. Saraydarian, DPM, “The first course of action when treating foot fungus is topical care. Try to control the moisture levels your feet are exposed to by choosing shoes that breathe well, changing your socks a few times throughout the day, and allowing as much exposed, fresh air time as possible out of shoes and socks at home."
|Dr. Michael Saraydarian
"Additionally, you may try using topical antifungal creams that can be purchased at any grocery or drug store. One of the most common foot fungi is tinea pedis, more widely known as 'athlete’s foot.' This form of foot fungus usually responds well to at-home treatments, but if you have exhausted the aforementioned options and your fungus hasn’t been resolved, you should call your primary care physician or speak with a podiatrist who can better diagnose your fungus and prescribe you a more aggressive oral antifungal medication,” says Dr. Saraydarian.
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.