Athlet e s Foot tinea pedis Waukesha County Public Health Division Fact Sheet What is Athletes Foot Athletes Foot is a fungal inf ection of the feet that usually occurs between the toes
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Athlet e s Foot tinea pedis Waukesha County Public Health Division Fact Sheet What is Athletes Foot Athletes Foot is a fungal inf ection of the feet that usually occurs between the toes

Who gets Athletes Foot Athletes Foot is m st common a on g teen age and adult m les It is uncommon in wo n and in children under the age of 12 If a child ha s sy mptom of athle es f oot it is m st likely som other skin condition How is Athletes Foo

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Athlet e s Foot tinea pedis Waukesha County Public Health Division Fact Sheet What is Athletes Foot Athletes Foot is a fungal inf ection of the feet that usually occurs between the toes




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Athlet e s Foot (tinea pedis) Waukesha County Public Health Division Fact Sheet What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s Foot is a fungal inf ection of the feet that usually occurs between the toes. Who gets Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s Foot is m st common a on g teen age and adult m les. It is uncommon in wo n and in children under the age of 12. If a child ha s sy mptom of athle e’s f oot, it is m st likely som other skin condition. How is Athlete’s Foo s read? Athlete’s Foot is spread thr ough indirect or direct contact in public environ ents such as; contam inated floors, dressing

room s, shower stalls, swimm ng pool locker room s, etc. What are the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s Fo ot causes a flaking, s caling or cr acking of the skin that could som ti s be itchy and som ti s develop a red ra sh. Athlete’s Foot is m stly found between the toes, but it y spread to other parts of the foot. So pe ople find their skin on the foot becom s very sore and even bleeds a little, blisters m y also appear. How soon do symptoms appear? It is unknow n how soon sym to o ccur following an exposure. When and for how long is a person able to spread Athlete’s Foot? A person will

be ab le to spread Athlete’s Foot for as long as they have it them selves. Does past infection w th Athlet e’s Foot make a person immune? Past inf ectio ns with Athlete’s Foo do not m ke a person im mune to it. Is there a treatment for Athlete’s Foot? Over-the-counter powders or ointm nts contai ning an antifungal ingredient can be used. In severe cases, contact a physicia n. Expose feet to air as m ch as possible by wearing footwear such as sand als. What can a person or community do to prevent the sprea d of Athlete’s Foot? By practicing good foot hygiene, prevention of Athlete’s Foot can be

controlled. Daily washing with soap and water, carefully drying th e feet especially between toes and by changing socks and sh oes regularly will decrease m isture that aids in fungal growth. Regular use of a dusting pow der or spray containing an active fungici de on the feet and part icularly between the toes is helpf l. It is also im portant for a person with a fungal infect ion to thoroughly rinse the bath or sho er af ter us e, to wear ‘f lip-f lops when changing in comm una l places and to not wear other people’s shoes or slippers. W en an ep idem ic has occurred, floors of locker roo s

and shower areas should be disi nfected with a fungicidal agent such as cresol.