Taking care of your toddler’s feet and helping them maintain proper foot health is one of the most important things that a parent can do. Caring for your toddler’s feet ensures that they can support your child as the child grows older. One important foot affliction to be on the lookout for in your child is known as athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can cause a red rash on the feet. Athlete’s foot is often spread between children in damp, warm, public places where children may walk around barefoot. For example, you might encourage your children not to walk around barefoot in their school’s gymnasium. Often, a case of athlete’s foot may be spread on the sides of public pools. Children will demonstrate blisters and red skin when they are affected by athlete’s foot. If you care about maintaining the health of your children, start by protecting against athlete’s foot. See a podiatrist for more information.
Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from Kokomo Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story
Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.
Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal products
- Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop
Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning, and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, Athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speak to your podiatrist for a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as help in determining which treatment options are best for you.
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