- Keep the feet dry
- Using cotton socks designed to remove moisture
- Change socks frequently
- Avoid tight, closed-toe shoes. Moisture and heat cause the athletes foot fungus to thrive.
- Wear sandals while walking through communal areas such as gym showers and locker rooms.
- Do not share shoes
- Wash your feet thoroughly with soap and water and dry the area carefully and completely. Try to do this at least twice a day.
- Choose sneakers that are well ventilated. some sneakers contain small ventilation holes that help to keep your feet dry.
- Round dry patches on the top of the foot
- Blisters or vesicles can appear in hands, chest, and arms
When to See DoctorConsult your doctor if you have:
- Cracks in the skin between the toes
- Swelling of the feet
- Pus formation in the affected areas
- Spread of the infection to the hands
- Infection worsens