Athlete’s Foot | Ronkonkoma
More than half the population will at one time or another develop athlete’s foot, a fungal infection on the skin of the feet. It causes itching, burning or scaling of the skin, especially between the toes or on the soles. Also known as tinea pedis, it affects men more than women, and it becomes more common with older age. Excessive moisture and lack of airflow around the feet predispose people to infection with the fungus. To decrease your chances of contracting athlete’s foot, avoid walking barefoot in public locker rooms and showers, and keep feet clean, dry and in shoes that allow the feet to get air.
Dr. Taormino will diagnosis your athlete’s foot after conducting a physical examination of your feet. In some cases, a skin scraping is obtained to look for fungus under a microscope, or a culture is taken to grow and identify it.
Usually an anti-fungal cream or ointment applied to the affected area for 2 to 4 weeks will resolve the problem. Depending on the severity of the case, the medication will be available by prescription or over-the-counter. In certain cases, oral medications will be prescribed.
Although uncommon, athlete’s foot can lead to cellulitis, a more serious bacterial skin infection of the foot that can spread up the leg.
Patient Reviews: Athlete’s Foot Treatment
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Patient Testimonial by william R
What a super pleasant experience, staff and Doctor were outstanding, i wasnt rushed, i felt like the Doctor cared. He spent time with me, spoke with me clearly about my athletes foot, he was very easy to understand.
- william R
Patient Testimonial by Christine B
Office staff and the doctor were great. Would definitely recommend.
- Christine B