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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A BASKETBALL STAR TO CATCH ATHLETE'S FOOT, THE ITCHY AILMENT ALSO KNOWN AS TINEA PEDIS.  ATHLETE'S FOOT THRIVES IN WARM, MOIST PLACES, MAKING SUMMER PRIME TIME TO CONTRACT THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS FUNGUS.  "YOU CAN GET ATHLETE'S FFOT FROM SHARING A BATH MAT, WALKING BAREFOOT IN THE GYM, SWIMMING IN THE POOL, SHOWERING IN A PUBLIC PLACE OR VISITING A NAIL SALON," DR. JACQUELINE SUTERA, PODIATRIST SAID.  INSTEAD OF AVOIDING PUBLIC POOLS OR LEAVING TOENAILS UNKEPT, THE PODIATRIST, WHO HAS OFFICES IN NEW JERSEY AND MANHATTEN, RECOMMENDS WEARING WATER SHOES AND FLIP-FLOPS WHEN USING A PUBLIC POOL OR SHOWER (INCLUDING THOSE AT HOTELS) AND BRINGING YOUR OWN TOOLS TO THE NAIL SALON.  SPRAYING CLOSED SHOES, LIKE SNEAKERS, WITH AN ANTI-FUNGAL SPRAY CAN ALSO HELP GUARD AGAINT INFECTION AFTER A LONG DAY OF WALKING.  IF YOU SUSPECT YOU'VE CONTRACTED ATHLETE'S FOOT, SEE A PODIATRIST IMMEDIATELY FOR TREATMENT - AND DON'T ALWAYS RELY ON OVER-THE-COUNTER CREAMS, PODIATRIST SUTERA WARNED.

"THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE WITH ANTI-FUNGAL CREAMS IS THAT PEOPLE STOP USING THEM TOO EARLY," SHE SAID, EXPLAINING " SKIN HAS A LOT OF DIFFERENT LAYERS TO IT AND THOUGH THE TOP LAYER OF THE SKIN MAY IMPROVE RIGHT AWAY, ATHLETE'S FOOT CAN STILL LIVE UNDERNEATH."  PODIATRIST SUTERA ADVISES USING THE CREAM FOR AT LEAST SIX WEEKS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PODIATRIST AND NOTES THAT ORAL ANTI-FUNGAL MEDICATIONS MAY BE NECESSARY FOR TREATING STUBBORN CASES.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR DOWNTOWN TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTICS CLINICS.

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416-465-8737

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